Aleppin Sane Bust by Jermaine Rogers

Aleppin Sane by Jermaine Rogers and Plastic City

I’ve got mixed feelings on Aleppin Sane. On the heavier-weighted positive side, I like the art of Jermaine Rogers, the people behind Plastic City, David Bowie and rabbits. Representing alone on the other side of the scale is the¬†inescapable¬†reality that this is a bust. Not a “bust” in the sense that this is a “fail,” but rather that it’s cut off below the shoulders so that it can ostensibly sit on a pedestal or mantle.

When I look at the piece, I want to see the other half. If I can’t see the other half, I want it to be made out of ceramic with an opening to put cookies (or rabbit food) inside…

David Bowie's Aladdin Sane

It’s nice to see new work from Rogers though, and I will definitely check these out in person next week. The 8-inch vinyl Aleppin Sane bust will debut at SDCC 2011 (see top graphic for specific booths). Expect to pay $70 for the standard edition and $80 for the 50-piece limited Virgin and Virgin Shadow editions. Reminding me of the good old days of Rogers’ STRANGEco vinyls, 1 in 10 of the busts will come with randomly inserted rare, signed and numbered prints.