Are those print outs (6 in one image and 5 in the other) digital paintings they do in illustrator/photoshop to experiment and then recreate on canvas/panel by hand? Or are they simply paintings for the show that are already completed and have been photographed and printed out for reference?
Just wondering. Some of these pieces look pretty nice..and I tend to be hit or miss with their work. The last pieces that I recall they exhibited with Alix Sloan didn't do much for me.
The smaller framed works on paper are only $750 on the smaller canvases, mounted to the colored lumber coming out of the wall MIGHT BE $1,200 each (but there was the vibe today it will sell as the total install for around $70K or so)... we shall see. If not sold as the whole install, I've got my name on one - fingers crossed. Install is SO rad.
It's a shame they are breaking this up. The painted wood planks come with the painting, so the collectors who decided to purchase a couple of them will have a little installation in their home.
The Clayton's really put a lot of thought into this show. The colored planks of wood are featured in some of the enormous works in the West Gallery. When you walk into the East Gallery and see the installation it really brings the totality of the show to life. Just amazing work.
I spent about 2 hours at this show yesterday. IMO, it's by far one of the best shows of 2009 and is some of the brother's best work to date.
Most of these pieces were still available and at $750 are definitely accessible to a lot of collectors. They decided to break up the installation and those pieces are $1250. Most of those were still available as well.
There were only 2 pieces available for $6000 (they sold out opening night) and then the prices jumped to $37,000. A lot of people who wanted something in the lower range are buying several pieces of the installation.