yea his work is always quite compelling and at times disturbing. Love it. I really wonder what the pricing will be this time around. Still have a bad taste from the LA show.
I hear ya on the pricing. I was def taken aback when I was informed what the Rathbone inaugural show piece was priced at. But I guess they sell. The prices appear to be the same this go around. Not that I could ever afford anything with the exchange rate, but there are only a couple pieces that really do it for me, the above press image - Siren - being the most compelling for me. In all, it's way too dark for my liking..and I like his darker tendencies. However, I did also love his pop references that were apparent in his work a couple years back that made me pay attention originally. Wish there was a little of that going on. Too much of a Herakut vibe going on, who's work who I simply cannot stand and am baffled by the appeal for.
btw. The preview is already available and seems to have been for a little bit. When I requested it a couple days ago, I was informed that many of the pieces had sold and probably more by the time I received it.
I kinda see where you're going with the Herakut vibe, but I personally feel this work is far beyond Herakut. I was thinking Francis Bacon before I even noticed that they explicitly mention that as a tag line quote from some critic.
Overall I think there's a wide range in terms of quality, but I think there are stand out pieces in every price range. I think ultimately where he really succeeds is the same way that a truly good horror film or novel succeeds; showing just enough to allow the viewer's imagination to go wild and fill in the gaps with whatever terrifying thing it can come up with. If I had big money to throw around there are definitely a couple of the larger pieces I would have gone after.