Dear Art World (2013 - 2014)
Salutation, term of endearment, price (monetary, psychological), exclamation.
Pictures of the contemporary art world in seven parts.
Her, 2014, acrylic on mylar, 72 x 42 inches
Five Women, 2014, acrylic on mylar, 72 x 42 inches
All Dressed Up, 2014, acrylic on mylar, 17 x 11 inches
Minnie, Not Minnie, 2014,acrylic on paper, 50 x 84 inches
Axe, 2013, acrylic on paper, 50 x 42 inches
Bald, 2014, acrylic on mylar, 8.5 x 11 inches
Man with a Blue Scarf II, 2015, acrylic on mylar, 11 x 8.5 inches
Conoisseur, 2014, acrylic on mylar, 11 x 8.5 inches
Collector with Strange Sculptures, 2011, acrylic on mylar, 11 x 8.5 inches
Hong Kong, 2014, acrylic on paper, 50 x 42 inches
CRITICS / WRITERS
Roberta Smith, Jerry Saltz, 2011, acrylic on mylar, 11 x 8.5 inches
Left: “Smith "When I look at new work, my image bank goes into action. I pay careful attention to the names of other artists that flash in my brain as I look at the work. How many other artists exactly come to mind? There’s nothing wrong with this up to a point... Obviously, the fewer names that come to mind, the greater the odds that you are looking at something fresh that you haven't quite seen before."
Right: Saltz. "Yeah, yeah. I'm not in Miami - but I am in Chelsea looking at art, blah, blah; but that means ... PIZZA! Way better than art fair."
Peter Sjcheldahl, 2011, acrylic on mylar, 11 x 8.5 inches
"An educated common sense of the last three decades holds that all art is rhetorical and thus a game of pretenses and/or of exposing pretenses. This view is basic to the gaming of art. In fact, all art can be seen that way, but not usefully, if anyone’s experience matters. It ignores the fact that good art happens to us in ways that knock us out of our educations. Good art evicts intelligence from its left-brain command centre into other parts of the brain, and of the body. It does this by some or another touch or twist of beauty, which can’t be conceptualized but only undergone, like a beneficent seizure."
Six Great Artists (Picasso, Matisse, Hockney, Klimt, Lautrec), 2013, acrylic and gouache on paper, 6 x 4 inches each