New for the LA Art Book Fair, Ricky Swallow and Peter Shire have produced “HOT DOGG CLOCK” in an edition of 20 in two color ways (40 total).
The clock form has reoccurred in both artists work and it was signaled out as a form the artists thought would be worth the wrangle.
Motivated by both an economy of materials and wanting to make something utilizing existing and often over looked components- the clock is built around the structure of a classic oval BBQ or fast food basket, with it’s convenient webbed structure representing the days hours.
The main central graphic panel is cut from deadstock Memphis laminate in the “bacterio” pattern designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1978. The wooden balls, sprayed in gloss black push the objects design into further relief- with the over sized hands extending beyond their visual plane.
The edition is hand assembled in Shire’s LA studio and comes boxed with a signed stamped certificate on checkered “deli wrap” paper- in addition each clock has a hand etched metal tag which is signed and numbered on the reverse.
Battery not included folks.