Archive for December, 2008

Raiders Drawings

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008


Here are a few of the drawings that were part of the original Nazi Crate for a Good Sculpture exhibition. One of the drawings not depicted here is in a private collection and a few others were not photographed well enough to put up on the blog.

You are About to Become a Permanent Addition to this Archeological Find

Belloq and the Nazi Troops Escape with the Ark

Nazi Troops Escape with the Ark

Belloq Takes Notice


Tuesday, December 9th, 2008



A hatchel in the museum at the Washington Headquarters in Morristown, NJ. I have been looking for examples of these for years but have found very few. I should have bought the one at the Columbus antique show when I had the chance.

Bantam + Mechanics

Sunday, December 7th, 2008


Bantam Roadster Cockpit


Here is an image of the centerpiece of the next De Pirro + Williams collaborative adventure. This is the cockpit of a 1938 Bantam Roadster that we will be restoring as part of a long-term performance installation.



Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Here is a teaser shot of the Taurobolium performance from October. Nick De Pirro + Ian Williams first public performance since Circumambulator. We put this together for the Hoboken Studio Tour to make a statement about the battle for the building that is currently going on at city hall. Of course, the usual De Pirro + Williams features were present, with the addition of a soundtrack by Brian Beard. We have some good 1080p and SD video of the performance that has yet to be edited. Stay tuned for a web stream. 

Update: I just posted the video: Taurobolium Video

Taurobolium De Pirro + Williams


The New New Studio

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008


I realize in my last substantive post that I was making references to a new studio space in Jersey City. Well, that deal never transpired, mainly because I could never get a straight answer from the building owners about anything. The price changed after I thought things were wrapped up, so I backed out.

The new new studio is on the ground floor of the Neumann Building directly under the 3rd floor studio spaces. I divested myself from my remaining 3rd floor space and sub-leased it to some new and interesting artists. Well, I guess they are not all artists, really. The bulk of the space was rented by some friends of mine who run a video studio with a podcasting focus. I am excited about having them around because I have big plans for a new long-term installation and performance with Ian Williams that I can get these guys involved in. They already taped the Taurobolium performance last month. I will be posting that video and photo set as soon as I get a chance.

I will give a breakdown of the list of artists that are currently working at Project Studios in the next post or two. Since I am officially out of that space, I can refer to Project Studios sort of in the third person, which is pretty cool. My new space is smaller, but ground floor conditions mean that I can once again play with hot metal and fire without burning the building down. The welding machines are not moved down yet, but that should occur this month. I think I am going to do a bit of large scale wood carving to break-in the space. I have some ideas after seeing a flax comb at George Washington’s headquarters in Morristown, NJ. This is also an excuse to buy some new tools.