Designer Tools by Bruce Makowsky

Designer Tools by Bruce Makowsky

The Designer Tools Collection by Bruce Makowsky reissues construction tools as high quality luxury goods with ersatz labels and gold fittings, making builders the luxury consumers. There is the Coco Chanel jack hammer, a Hermes masonry wall saw, and a Coco Chanel nail gun. Each is rebuilt and cast with brass and gold fittings; they not only appear to be luxury goods, they actually are luxury goods. Moreover, fine artist Bruce Makowky, uses his familiarities in both the fashion and real estate world have given him a one-of-a-kind insight into luxury goods and the mechanics of luxury.

About Bruce Makowsky:

“True luxury is rebellious, above the status quo – it is lofty, it is life amplified by reverie, it is boundless beauty. But perhaps what makes luxury so unique is its rareness, its loftiness and its seductive unattainability.” – Bruce Makowsky

Over the last 25 years, Bruce Makowsky’s evolution as a fine artist stems from his experience in the fashion world – his designer accessories and handbags gave him an opportunity to experiment with materials, like leather and metals – and his experience in the world of property development has afforded him the opportunity to fully realize some of his artistic concepts and visions. Moreover, his familiarities in both the fashion and real estate world have given him a one-of-a-kind insight into luxury goods and the mechanics of luxury. As a property developer, alone, Makowsky is a complete anomaly. Unlike other property developers that merely stage a home, Makowsky looks at his properties like blank canvases where he can create permanent installation-based works that stay with the new buyer of the home. Not only does he build these homes from scratch – he also creates the artwork that lives inside. In the curation and creation of his property developments, Makowsky is hands on all along the way.

At Guy Hepner Gallery, Bruce Makowsky offers a compelling collection consisting of hand carved Honey Onyx Stone sculptures, Designer Tools, Addicted To Luxury prints, and the Luxury Explosion sculptures.

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