New York based artist Daniel McDonald’s series “Bohemian Monsters” presents classic movie monsters (think Universal Studios, ie the Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, et al.) facing “stereotypical conditions of bohemian life in a rapidly gentrifying city” in tiny dollhouse-like fabrications. By connecting the role of the outsider (movie monster) with that of legitimate recession-style fears of artists today– McDonald is able to examine and draw parallels to our fears, anxieties, and whatever plagues our minds at night while we sleep.

So proud of myself for not writing “bump in the ni–“, whoops.

“Inadequate Studio Space (Frankenstein’s Monster) “, (2007)
Mixed media.
7 X 4.74 X 4.5 inches
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“Forced To Sell Works From A Private Collection In Order To Offset Living Expenses (Wicked Witch Of The West)”, (2008).
Mixed Media.
10.5 x 8 x 2.5 inches.


“Artists Under Consideration”, (2008).
Mixed Media.
18.5 x 12.5 x 10.6 inches
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“Constant Threat of Eviction (The Bride of Frankenstein) “, (2007).
Mixed media.
10 X 12 X 4.5 inches (overall)
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And just because 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”:

I can’t help myself. I got a sickness.

Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky, scary/
Boys becoming into men/Men becoming wolves
Werewolf bar mitvah, kooky, hairy

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