The Mini Market

2012. El Porvenir Mini Market, N. Las Vegas, NV

"Justin Favela’s “The Mini Market,” an installation/performance inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 “The Store,” an installation on New York’s Lower East Side that drew art crowds to the neighborhood for a look at Oldenburg's crude and oversized renderings of hats, sandwiches, shirts, etc..

Favela’s “The Mini Market,” offers a twist by turning art objects into functional pieces—piñatas, Virgin Mary soaps, magnets, T-shirts and bottle openers—and takes place at his uncle’s market, El Porvenir, in a largely Hispanic North Las Vegas neighborhood."

-Kristen Peterson, Las Vegas Weekly

Photos: Mikayla Whitmore.