Bask Returns With Because Art Should Kill Protestors Fresh Off Of Art Basel Miami 2013


1xRun Thru Interview
Because Art Should Kill Protestor by Bask
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was there an original piece created or were they made just for this RUN?
Bask: These pieces were made as a continuation of my Because Art Should Kill series. I made a set of 60 that were installed in the streets of Miami during Art Basel this month. After I returned, I decided to make another smaller set made specifically for a 1xRUN release. Each piece in this set will be sent in a custom hand-made and painted crate.


1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent  theme, series or show that you had? If so how does it fit into that given grouping?
Bask:  I’ve started the Because Art Should Kill series a few years back which has included street signs, paintings, murals, and now these cut-out men. The signature image is a face with white eyes wearing a bandana and the slogan Because Art Should Kill (BASK).

1xRUN: What materials was this piece created with?
These pieces are hand cut out of .5″ plywood and the signs each figure is carrying is cut out of .25″ plywood.

1xRun: When was the piece drawn and created?
The set available here on 1xRUN is fresh out of the oven and made earlier this month.


1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Each piece is hand-made, painted, assembled and clear-coated making each one unique and one of a kind. That goes for the crates that they will be shipped in. Each piece also includes a certificate of authenticity and 2 white screws for proper installation. The figures have pre – drilled holes through the eyes.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Each figure and crate has approximately 4 hours of work in it.

1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Bask: WebsiteFacebookTwitterTumblrFlickrInstagram @knownasbask