Recap: Carrier Pigeon Fine Art Magazine Issue 4 Release and Art Exhibit
This past Saturday, Sacred Tattoo shop hosted a gallery exhibition featuring work from Carrier Pigeon: Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art Magazine. The exhibition celebrated the release of the fourth issue of the first volume, and featured pieces from artists who have contributed to the magazine.
Different from many other art publications, Carrier Pigeon gives full creative control to its contributing artists by allowing them complete artistic freedom. In addition to visual fine art, the magazine also includes short stories, poems, and screenplays. Carrier Pigeon states, “We believe that people are smart enough to understand art that is not packaged for the lowest common denominator but that those people have nowhere to go for such an outlet in the commercial print world. We hope to be that outlet.”
Each issue of the magazine includes original artwork. The fourth issue included iridescent insect wings, neatly folded into the middle of the magazine. There’s a video of the intensive folding process that went into making each one. The magazine is quarterly, and limited to only 1000 copies made of each issue—a pretty big bang for your buck at only $25 a pop.
Text and Photo: Caylee