Select Work > 2015

This piece was created as part of the “Paintings In Trees” Show, in the People’s Garden in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. It was initially on display from May 2015-June 2015 and is now is a permanent part of the park's landscape. Perched in the crook of a tree within the garden, "High Art" can be seen from the East side of Broadway and while riding the ‘J’ Train to Manhattan.

“High Art” was created as a response to the increasingly high prices being elicited for works of art. Paul Gauguin’s painting “When Will You Marry”, painted in 1892, sold to a private collector for an estimated $300 million dollars in February 2015. By reprinting the coveted work on a commercial material in the shape of a kite, I hope to bring awareness to the increasing commodification of select artist’s works. The art market serves as a way for wealthy collectors to harbor large sums of money in purchased artworks often while removing highly coveted objects from public view.

“High Art”
“High Art”
Digital Print on Polyester, Wood, Hardware
80"x66"