When we visited the Rubell collection in Miami a few years ago we saw Charles Ray’s installation Oh, Charley, Charley, Charley. Don Rubell told us that he had swapped the work for a boat with both collectors and artist getting what they thought was the best of the deal. So when an OTN reader (thanks P) sent in a picture from the bizarre outsider artist Veijo Rönkkönen’s sculpture garden in Parikkala, Finland we did a double take. Charles Ray and concrete sculptures. The best of both worlds.
You can see more of Rönkkönen’s concrete sculptures here.
Images: Top, Veijo Rönkkönen’s sculpture garden in Finland. Bottom Charles Ray’s Oh, Charley, Charley, Charley at the Rubell collection in Miami