Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Art of the Shiv

Just found this striking and frightening photography piece, Dangerous Beauty: The Art of the Shiv.
The shivs shown here, from the collection of designers Chris Kasabach and Vanessa Sica, were confiscated more than twenty years ago from New Jersey’s Rahway Prison (now East Jersey State Penitentiary), a maximum-security facility that houses more than 1,500 inmates serving sentences of twenty-five years to life.


  • At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    who doesn't appreciate a good shiv? especially when you and that fresh meat who's been giving you dirty looks lines up for chow ...

    I figured you had just heisted this link from some more popular blog, but no! I am _this_ close to subscribing to your feed, keep on keepin' on!

  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Ryan of the RSL blog said…

    in one sense this is macabre. these weapons were made to murder.

    in another way, there is a craftsman-drived ingenuity demonstrated here that really contradicts the fact that these people are on death row.

    this would make a crazy coffee table book.


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