Artist Jamie Eisenstein posted this image from Home Depot on her instagram a minute ago. She doesn’t say how she found it, but she did mention that she burned a few more hours looking –without success– for more.
Why this 1988 Guerrilla Girls poster turned up in a product shot is a mystery. All it’d take, though, is one woman artist doing styling or shooting non-garage furniture for a hardware megastore as one or two of her 4 free-lance jobs.
The original version, with the logo left on, is available from the Guerrilla Girls themselves for just $30. The sideboard offering dust-free storage is $400. This poster of a line drawing of a deer remains unidentified.
You’d think I’d expect this sort of thing now, but a reverse image search for the deer image took a wild turn. The Google results come back with the suggested text, “schwarz weiß bilder malen” [“paint white & black pictures”] and multiple thumbnails of furniture product shots that seem to include the deer, but clicking through invariably leads to a different assortment of images altogether. Oh wait, here’s one on Amazon, in a glamour shot for some apothecary bottles:
And then it shows up on a clothes rack from the German furniture company Woltu, whose product number doesn’t work on Amazon US.
Here is the deer on alibaba, making the Jiangsu Deper Door Control Technology Company, Ltd’s online showroom a home.
The deer also turned up over a daybed by a company called Latitude Run at Wayfair. Latitude Run turns out to be a Wayfair sock puppet brand, that all about “clean lines, urban attitude, and popping colors” from the loft to the living room. And it is the original source of the brand-free Home Depot sideboard. All these images seem digitally constructed-except, oddly, the Guerrilla Girls ones, which, even though they’re digitally altered, still feel uncannily physical.
The Decorative Accents category at Latitude Run has more than 25,000 items. I stopped a few pages in when I hit a Banksy with gallery wrap. It all makes me think our woman artist has more than 4 free-lance jobs.