• The Sculpture and Weapons Artwork of Peter Gronquist

    by Q
    October 26, 2011

    Chanel Deer ($7,000)

    Peter Gronquist is an Oakland, CA based artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001, and then went on to make his mark with a unique combination of sculpture and weaponry. He recently held an exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Venice Beach, California titled “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous”, which featured mounted head and full body animal taxidermy attached with gold and silver assault rifles. For the taxidermy process, Peter normally finds the animal pieces on eBay, removes the antlers himself, and then adds the weapon sculpture.  He uses real guns for the blinged out faux designer weaponry, but fake guns for the taxidermy because they’re too heavy. The pieces from the “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous” exhibit range from ($500-$10,000). Check out the other pieces below.