Monday, September 17, 2007

artoff

This morning I saw this piece up on the Art Market Watch and it made me think of a Detroit artist who did/does similar things. (Forgive my dark pic quality)

Steven Parrino
Scab Noggin
$433,000
Sotheby’s New York, Sept. 12, 2007
Ben Kiehl

Batter - 2007, Oil on linen, 24 x 18"

4 Comments:

Anonymous christine said...

ben's original. parrino simply ripped off malevich - with loose draping.

what did you think of the bourgeau retrospective and book? i thought it needed more labels and a less researched book.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Nolan said...

Parrino takes charge. Everyone's working after Malevich and Christine's comment seems obviously based on this one image. He's got a show opening at Gagosian next week should put him on the map in a serious way. maybe into the cannon take note.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous jef said...

I'm not one of those who cheers for success after the fact. Won't take him far, Nolan, if he's already dead.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Nolan said...

/////insider talk\\/////

Hey Jef,
Regardless of Parrino's accidental death, his work has a life that's just getting on the road...pun gruesomely intended. I'm sure even you crack your Palermo books every here and again and think about what his work has become. And, if what you're saying is, we should laud Ben because he's alive I'll whole-heartedly agree, but forget Parrino just because he's dead??

8:11 PM  

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