Sunday, May 4, 2014

SPEECH IMPEDIMENT

"speech impediment" acrylic on photo paper, painting and collage with vintage text book pages, 6 x 4 inches

I was able to complete this collage in time to show it in the 2014 National Collage Society's Annual Postcard Show. It opens June 2, online and will be up until December.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

ED KIENHOLZ REVISITED

"for $23.00 revisited" rubber stamp and yellow pastel on paper, 8 x 4.25 inches

After a lovely visit to the paper show at the Bentley Gallery/Projects downtown with Carole Hanks, I promised to recreate a wonderful work on paper we saw there using my antique rubber stamp set and send it to her. I wonder if Ed Kienholz had the same set?

For $87.00 by Edward KienholzOriginal Kienholz approx. value $5000 to $8000. 

According to Robert L. Pincus, Kienholz used these watercolors with rubber stamped values as a kind of currency, selling and trading them for the values listed, thus spoofing the value of the artist's name in the market place.