This piece was originally published May 20th, 2013.
. “An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” — Andy Warhol
“Most people in America think Art is a man’s name.” — Andy Warhol
. You’ve heard of Night Gallery? The Rod Serling television seies that was his brilliant follow up to The Twilight Zone and featured a gallery of horrific and nightmarish paintings tied into each episodes’ plot that still resound with an eerie intensity with viewers decades after the show’s original airing.
Well this is more a case of welcome to a world of art that one might say is best viewed with the lights out at night…
John Currin’s 1991 painting Bea Arthur Naked recently sold for 1.9 million dollars at Christie’s auction house.