Pipe Cleaner Action Figures by Don Porcella

Don Porcella

New York artist Don Porcella creates action figures with commentary and pipe cleaners. His latest series,¬†Sticks and Stones will Break your Bones, but Words will Never Hurt Me, features a variety of characters based on the negative names we call each other.¬†Each piece in the Sticks and Stones… series “depicts a name that people call other people,” says Porcella. “The action figures and the labels work together to show just how silly names can be.”

Don Porcella

The figures are made entirely of pipe cleaners and sold in polybags with header cards. They measure about 11″ x 6″ and are limited to an edition of 5 per character, signed and numbered by Porcella available through Nowhere Limited Gallery. Here’s kinda the kicker though: The Sticks and Stones figures cost $500 each.

Don Porcella

Isn’t art pricing crazy? As mentioned in last week’s post about Luke Chueh and his critics, it’s all very subjective. I do enjoy these three art scene figures above — Dealer, Artist and Critic — that I found on Porcella’s site. If only they were available, you could add them to your Sucklord Critical Action Figures collection and form a miniature elite inner circle!

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