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Photo of Lion | © Benita Gingerella
Photo of Lion | © Benita Gingerella

The Top 8 Most Unusual Pieces Of Art Found At SOFA

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Updated: 24 April 2017
The Sculpture Objects Function Art and Design Expo, or SOFA for short, took place this past weekend at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The Expo is currently Chicago’s longest-running annual exhibit. Thousands of artists and galleries from around the world come to show their latest creations. Here are some of the more unusual and unique pieces of art that The Culture Trip found.
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Photo of stilettos | © Benita Gingerella

Apex Predator

These stilettos are the work of Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, two artists based out of East London. The stilettos, along with other shoes and sculptures, are part of their latest series entitled Darwinian Voodoo. Fantich and Young drew inspiration from the contradiction of mixing Darwin’s theory of evolution with voodoo and other supernatural practices.

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Photo of necklaces | © Benita Gingerella

Rubber Necklaces

From afar, these necklaces look as though they are made out of freshly picked flowers and leaves; however, they are actually made out of rubber. Dutch artist Annemieke Broenink has been creating these necklaces since 2004 and is heavily inspired by the traditional lace necklaces and neck pieces that were worn in the 17th century.

Photo of Lion
Photo of Lion | © Benita Gingerella


This taxidermy lion’s head is part of a series entitled Urban Heard. Chicago-based artist Courtney Timmermans made this and the rest of the taxidermy heads featured in the series entirely out of air rifle BB gun pellets. The use of this uncommon medium gives the heads a pixelated look when viewed up close.

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