Saturday, November 22, 2008
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not usually prone to hyperbole but having now glanced through the results on the rca website my attention was immediately drawn to the fact that Alex Katz contributed 6 pen and ink drawings of Obama.
I'm really not sure what has drawn artists in the US to feel the need to paint, print and draw images of Obama but there is no doubt they are doing it in droves. You can't fail to see the Shepard Fairey Obama image everywhere but it is not just him, or David Choe, or Ron English even Alex Katz gets in on the show.
Combine one of America's leading contemporary artists with an already iconic subject matter and you have something really quite special. Congratulations to those people who bought these cards.
Also pictured left is the one Anish Kapoor card in the sale. A little disappointing in the end.
Anyway congrats to the college on another hugely successful sale. Well done to all the hardy folk I queued with. Hello to everyone I chatted too and thanks for all your kind feedback about the blog. I'll post my experiences of the 2008 sale when I have got feeling back in the fingers. In the meantime I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on this sale, what you got, the one that got away etc.
Posted by pezlow at 8:29 PM