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Nik Caesar Trades Me 'Kids With Guns Mug' in Exchange for the House Hat

Nicolas Caesar, A bARTer Sauce Trader

Nicolas Caesar runs scary-art.com and makes art that would seem at home in your most terrifying nightmares.
A few things happenend in my life that made it take about six-months to complete this trade.

Kids With Guns Mug

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce

Nik's Story that Came with the Kids With Guns Mug:

"I found this at Goodwill next to all the discarded wedding toast glasses, plastic A's cups, and granny shot glasses. I have no idea what the story is behind it but for 99cent - I rescued it. It's definitely someone's art project but the grim imagery raises a lot of questions. Even my most twisted friends don't want it. I'm sure it'll ruin people's feng shui. It'd make a great gag gift for creating uncomfortable silences."

Vampire Captain Bobblehead

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead

Nik's story submitted with the Vampire Captain Bobblehead trade offer: 

Two months ago my grandmother passed away. She was a hoarder of everything porceilain. For months I've been moving little Hummel statues, charming figurines, foofy tea pots, victorian dishes from one side of the house to the other. There were millions of them.

Nik Trades Me Vampire Captain Bobblehead for Dancing FIgures Painting

bARTer Sauce Trade with Nicolas Caesar: Remixed into I'm Full of Tapeworms
bARTer Sauce Trade with Nicolas Caesar: Remixed into I'm Full of Tapeworms
bARTer Sauce Trade with Nicolas Caesar: Remixed into I'm Full of Tapeworms

Nik has answered so many "interview" questions at this point I wasn't  sure there would be anything else we could learn about him. I've basically unzipped him, turned him inside-out and shaken him until all of his insides spilled out all over in previous interviews. I was fortunate that I saw him posting on Facebook about moving a lot recently. Finally. Something new to talk about! Also, I ended up mailing his package to the wrong address (still claim this is not my fault) so we cover that as well.

Porcelain Doll Sculpture

Original Owner: 
rebekah
Doll Head Sculpture, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Doll Head Sculpture, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Doll Head Sculpture, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Doll Head Sculpture, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Doll Head Sculpture, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Rebekah's Story That Came With the Ceramic Doll Sculpture

This may not be for anyone squeamish or any man at all. In 1997, I got to observe a really amazing event. The vasectomy of my now ex-husband. The doctor was all too willing to let me watch. H, as he shall be known, was invited to lay on the exam table, his junk exposed and properly shaved. The doctor chuckled as he taped his member to his lower (hair covered, I might add) abdomen. He was then given a shot of anesthetic.

Ceramic Necklace

Original Owner: 
rebekah
Ceramic Necklace, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ceramic Necklace, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ceramic Necklace, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ceramic Necklace, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ceramic Necklace, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Rebekah's Story That Came With Ceramic Necklace

I once went to an estate sale that was located at a home that was once owned by a family of zombies. I purchased three photos, one of the father zombie, one of the baby zombie, and one of their 3 pet brains.

bARTer Sauce Travels to Sacramento, CA

Some of you probably already know about bARTer Sauce. It's my experiment in trading for art and odd objects. Whatever I get -- I trade for something else -- and everyone I trade with has to tell me a story.
 
 
The project was supposed to last for one year, but it's been over four years at this point and it is still going strong. I have made hundreds of trades with people all over the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK. I've met some crazies and some people who have become friends for life.

Nik Trades Me Glitter Cats for Russian Book and Jar Grandma

Weird Nik in face mask with weird thing peering over his shoulder.

Normally I force Nik to write his own interview questions AND ANSWER THEM.

Nik Trades me Pee Wee for Fancy Mask and Accoutrements

Nik and a Dead Guy?

Nik and I have done so many trades that I've pretty much run out of stories to tell about them.

And I've run out of "interview" questions to ask him. And once, I've already made him make up his own "interview" questions and answer them. So we've pretty much come to the end of story telling about our trades especially since they happen through the mail. There's only so many times I can talk about that one lady at the post office who hates me.

She does though.

And she's really mean.

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