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Christopher Boffoli plays with food––but his food is meticulously conceived as moments of human endeavor, labor, humor and even some darker observations. He expresses what he finds through food items and miniaturized figures that populate this “Alice In Wonderland-land.” In Pasta Pipefitters (2011) Boffoli perhaps refers back to the famous image of ironworkers sitting on top of a steel beam of a skyscraper, very much a New York moment captured here with a bit of a wink.

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Northwest-based artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes. Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large. Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work.

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Pasta Pipefitters, 2011
Lot Number 6
Archival ink print with acrylic dibond mounting
30 x 40 in (76.2 x 101.6 cm) - Face mounted to Plexi
1 of 5
Courtesy of artist and Winston Wachter Fine Art
Signed on verso

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Christopher Boffoli
Pasta Pipefitters
  • Dimensions
    30 x 40 in (76.2 x 101.6 cm) - Face mounted to Plexi