i went to three art shows on saturday. the first was vitche and mike giant at 5024 in sf's lower haight.
vitche, from sao paulo, brazil, mainly contributed painted sculptures.
this show includes nicely rendered small painted works.
some more complex than others.
folk. whimsy. romatic for some with the use of hearts.
the show includes three large paintings on canvas.
mike giant also stepped up with strong work.
"the body as home."
this show is great. vitche is a peer of os gemeos and herbert. deitch brought os gemeos to the international art markets (armory, art basel). this post gives background on this group. lost art has photos of their work, and others. i have a good os gemeos set&slideshow.
the work runs from $300 to $2200. my pick is the girl with the green shirt ($300) and the puppet with the birds ($1800).
mike moved from san francisco back to albuquerque in the past year or two, has a popular, and entertaining, blog on fecal face. mike is also highly sought after for tattoos. his line work is strong, confident.
his work was priced between $100 and $500. "mom" is "sharpie and pilot pen" for $500. "racer" is sharpie on wood for $200. "collision" is $150. this show has a variety of religious icons.
five birds. two men on bikes. if you like mike's work, this is a good show for collecting. my picks are shown above.
see the set or the slideshow?
info on the show is posted on fecal face.
check out vitche's suitcase stuffed with sculptures, from upper playground's blog.