Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week we’re profiling our ahhhhmazing works that you can 1) See on our Paddle8 auction page and 2) See in person at the Art F City Roast. What color are they? Why, the color of Paddle8, of course.
If you came to last year’s Wienerfest, chances are you ate one of Jay Batlle’s hot dogs shaped into a Jeff Koons balloon animal. While delicious, the dogs were stuck together with tiny toothpicks, so you had to be really careful about biting into them to avoid getting speared in the cheek. Intentional or not, there’s a certain brutality there and in his Art F City auction piece, which is reflected in this statement from his website:
The artist asks: What is the true meaning of art, getting to the top of the social economic ladder or having enough to eat?