A neon and sheet metal sculpture that I made in 1989 is coming up for auction at Sotheby's New York in late February. The photo above shows the installation of three neon and sheet metal sculptures that were installed at the Soho Center for Visual Artists in 1990. The images below are of the piece up for auction,titled "Hatchet Head".
The seller are the Mallins, a couple that collected approximately 1000 pieces of art, much of it outdoor sculpture. Fortunately for me, they were friends of Larry Aldrich, best known for his own Museum, the Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He supported the non-profit Soho Center in order to offer emerging artists a place to exhibit in New York. Among the artists in their collection are Louise Bourgoise, Carl Andre, Sol Lewitt, Richard Serra, and Deborah Butterfield. Here is a link to their story: https://www.sothebys.com/en/series/a-life-in-art-the-mallin-collection-2.
40, 30, and current materials all in use these days. The screen print inks are 40 years old and have finally found a use, as weights. The wood box is the mother mold for a 30 year old urethane mold that contains a futre resin sculpture. The paints are alway in use.
Just completed three new paintings. Still in a square format as my recent work, but a completely different palette than my "Vibrant" pieces. Like those bright colored paintings and prints, these are initially designed in Photoshop. The difference is that they have multiple coats of paint giving each piece its own deep glow. Both these and the Vibrant pieces will be in my upcoming exhibit at Andrea Schwartz Gallery.