'Corner Store' by Okay Mountain at PULSE at Art Basel Miami Beach

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

A rising star at Art Basel Miami Beach, Okay Mountain, a collective of eleven young Austin-based artists, presented "Corner Store." Featuring a vast assortment of hilariously odd treats including Wolf Meat, Kool Zesty Ranch Zest and Craps Candy, the packaging brought to mind Wacky Packages and Claes Oldenburg's "The Store," an abandoned store rented by the artist in Lower Manhattan in New York in 1961.

"Based on the eclectic and quirky independently-owned convenience marts found throughout Texas and the greater southwest region, the store offers fairgoers a variety of handmade products at 'convenient' prices," wrote the Wall Street Journal. The installation won this year's PULSE prize.

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

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"Corner Store" by Okay Mountain. Photograph: Elizabeth Jones / Eat Me Daily

—Elizabeth Jones

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  1. deitch teams

    barry mcgee , espo, and todd reas did this at deitch projects many years ago, and way better. look up street market show at deitch projects.

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