Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shop the Season: Naughty & Nice

I was enchanted by the devilishly cute and irreverent pieces at Naughty & Nice in The Holiday Shops.

When artist Mauro Baioco named his shop Naughty & Nice, he wasn't talking about Santa's list. Baioco creates modern riffs on classic works of art by adding a bit of kitsch with cartoon animals, southwestern flare, and buttons.

Some are on the nicer side. Animal portraits with button eyes, mixed media street scenes, and one that looks like a depiction of The Last Supper meets Noah's Ark.

While other pieces on the naughty side are decidedly darker. A cartoon bear being abducted by an alien spaceship in a picturesque mountain landscape, or faux skull mounts with animal horns.

With varying scenes, animals, and price ranges ($10-$1200), there's something for a variety of budgets and styles at Naughty & Nice.  

Naughty & Nice
Booth F11 on the 42nd Street side of the park between The Tables and 'wichcraft (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park  Official hours*
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

*Look for special extended hours during the holidays. Some shops may be open on Christmas Day.

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