Sunday, October 08, 2006

Artwork #16:

Time to put another piece out in the yard ...
Here's another fine ceramic ear-piece - handcrafted and painted in the mid-90s.

Lowest bid, let's say 10,-

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Artwork #15: Planet+Phone by Oskar Fischer

Next piece is another drawing from 1985 by Vienna artist Oskar Fischer.

While Oskar's music has been publically consumable for decades, his works of fine art mostly only were shown in form of fantastic objects integrated in live-shows.

SHIFZ has vowed to change this - apart from auctioning some of his drawings here, there are also drawings on display and for sale in our online Fine Arts Gallery.
Additionally the Artasylum, our online gallery (for not-for-sale art) founded in 1995, has seen it's first accession in years - several drawings that were photoshopped by Oskar.

To own Planet+Phone bid 100,-, no less!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Artwork #14: Ceramic Brooch

This classic black and white ceramic brooch is another creation from the mid-90s by your obedient yard-keeper.

Lowest bid: € 19,-

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Artwork #13: Drawing by Oskar Fischer

Another drawing by Oskar Fischer, from 1983.

Küste + Objekt

Water color and marker on paper, dimensioned 42x30cm.

Start bidding at € 100,-

Monday, June 12, 2006

Artwork #12: Drawing by Oskar Fischer

The depicted spaceship is the prototype for later spaceships that were drawn - and built as large models for Oskar's Live-Shows.

The 42x30cm sized artwork was drawn on paper 1984/1985.
Erkundungsflug will be delivered glass-framed for anything above 125,-.

Oskar Fischer lives and works in Vienna.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Artwork #11: Painting "White Rabbit"

plus the damaged fotoframe it has spent the last years in.

Painted 1995 by Magnus Wurzer using oil and water color ... and a little blood.

Lowest bid: 230,-


Artwork #10: Ceramic Aroma Lamp & Candle Holder

Another work from the early 1990s, which has stayed surprisingly unharmed over the time ...

therefore I set the starting bid to 30,- for this convenient piece of art.

This might still be less, than what I sold similar ones for, at the time when I made them ...

... so I hope some wild bidding is going to happen, before it leaves my household.

Bidding Manual

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Artwork #9: Magnetic Ceramic Button

This ceramic button owes it's magnetism to a tiny goldplated supermagnet, which is hotglued to the back.

I'll provide an extra magnet, so you can attach the button easily on all clothes.

Actually a thin iron plate would also do through most fabrics.

But an extra magnet will make it hold on stronger and reduce the risk of losing the handpainted gem.

Start bidding at € 12,-!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

First piece sold: Artwork #3

"... Three. Sold!"
Artwork #3, a ceramic ashtray goes to Anita Eichinger for €7,-, her unchallenged opening bid!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Two days left for #3!

Artwork #3, the handpainted ashtray is ready to go ...
unless a higher bid comes in before friday midnight.

So i'm starting to count: "One, ... Two ... "

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Artwork #8: Plexi-Tryptichon

This work consists of three photographies off the TV screen. They capture three CNN-text stories from around 2002.
Printed on transparent foil, they were hotglued to A4-sized plexi-plates. Of course they are all signed.

Lottery went through media on the first anniversary of "9/11", when the numbers 9-1-1 won the New York lottery.
Statue tells of the covering of a 9/11 memorial statue of a falling woman.
Last but not least Offbeat reports of a suicide mistaken for art, when a class of children found the body of a women who had jumped out of Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin.

Bids to start at € 150,- (per comment or email)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Artwork #7: Techne 1957-1999

Crafted by Martin Reiter 1995, this work has been stranded in Vienna for quite a while ... (i've been storing it for 6 years now).

So, if we could find a fit new owner - who must be ready to bid 1.500,- or more - this would be great!

Martin Reiter is currently managing, or "chaospiloting" Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin. He's involved in "old and new media" art since the 1980s.

Place your bid for Techne 1957-1999 in a comment on this post or mail to

Friday, April 21, 2006

Artwork #6: Foto-Blowup on Acrylic Glass

This one's called Mondhof über Fünfhaus (Moon Halo over Fünfhaus) and was assembled 2003. The photo was shot a little sooner in Fünfhaus, the district of Vienna i previously lived in.

Like all my blow-ups on acrylic glass it looks beuatiful in front of a weak light-source.

I'll let it go for €10,- or more.

Bidding for Artwork #3 has started!

The opening bid for #3, the Ceramic Ashtray, has come in per email from Anita Eichinger: €7,-
To place a higher bid within the next two weeks, drop a comment or email me at

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Artwork #5: Kal's Mobile Scratcher

This piece of interactive art was thrown on the yard by Kal Spelletich, Artistic Director of SEEMEN:

"you open the suitcase and the claw starts scratchting, like fingernails on a chalkboard!"

The Mobile Scratcher was created 2001 and runs (scratches) with 120V power.
Opening bid: $ 1.250,-

The item is located in S.F., California.

Artwork #4: Ceramic Earpiece

A single earpiece will go for not under 1,- (€, $, whatever).

(metal part is silver)


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Artwork #3: Ceramic Ashtray

This fine handpainted ashtray was heavily used for more than a decade (and is still in one piece!).

Now i am ready to part with it.

For more than 7€. Your bid please!

Current bid: €7,- / April, 21st / Anita Eichinger

SOLD: May 6th for € 7,- to Anita Eichinger

Artwork #2: Foto Blow-Up on Acrylic Glass

Blow-Up on transparent sheet, hotglued to plate of acrylic glass, 2003.
Title of photograph: Teufels Küchengarten (Devil's Kitchen Garden)

Lowest bid: 20€/$ (my kind of overseas discount, delivery will be more costly anyway)

Artwork #1: Ceramic Twin Candle Holder

The first piece of art gets thrown on the yard ...
Manufactured in the early 1990s it shows some minor damages.

Bids starting at €5,- are accepted starting now!

(click images for larger fotos)


Welcome to SHIFZ Art Yard Sale!
The idea is to get some works of art sold online - but easygoing, not in a rush of 10 days as on eBay.
This is how it works: an item is posted and then we wait for the first bid.
Bidding can be done via comment or e-mail to
Each bid will be published and then we'll wait for two weeks.
If and when for two weeks no higher bid comes in, the artwork is sold.
Payments per paypal or bank transfer.
Sounds easy, nay?