24k Gold plated/ Silver, 2005.
Elliott Arkin began his career in New York designing windows for the Legendary director Gene Moore at Tiffany‚??s & Co. in the early 1980s. Moore was known for his ability in selecting young talents like Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns to hire for the storied flagship store at 57th and 5th Ave. Arkin also began sculpting for film and animation that further influenced his early career.
Elliott Arkin first gained wide recognition in the contemporary art world in the late 1990s as the original cartoonist-in-residence, along with Nicole Eisenman, for what was the preeminent art website Artnet.com. Arkin developed that series of satirical works into unique sculptural pieces whose metaphors and interpretations took on broader conceptual ideas and overtones and became popular among collectors. He has exhibited widely throughout the US and Europe is included in the permanent collections of museums such as the Louvre‚??s Mus√©e des Arts D√©coratifs in Paris, MAMAC museum in Nice, the New York Public Library and the New York Historical Society, The Flint Institute of the Arts in Michigan and Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.
In 2014, Arkin's work was the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) in Nice, France.