With only two days left to bid on our Paddle8 auction, there’s no time to waste. This post exists to remind collectors and AFC supporters to get their bids in.
It is also an excuse to let everyone know that artist and well-known blogger Joshua Abelow has donated a massive painting to the cause. “Running Man” comes in at 60×45 inches, which, I’m not sure you understand, is 5 feet tall by 3.75 feet wide. Here’s what it looks like, hung over a fireplace. We like it.
We like it for the absurdity of painting a giant stickman with an erection to hang over the mantel, for the shadow man in the background, buff and seeking attention, and for the sheer painting skill. A close up of this work shows incredible textured detail. Studies for the body of work this painting comes from, appeared last month in The Believer.
And this isn’t the only quality work you could miss out on. Close-ups of Gianna Commito’s abstract painting reveal the textured mark making that results from taping the surface and layering translucent and opaque paints. It’s a piece to showcase. So, too, is Echo Eggebrecht’s highly detailed jewel-like painting of a toy elephant wearing an Islamic symbol on its back. It’s the smallest work we have available, and undoubtedly the most labor-intensive. We also have works by Ann Hirsch, Keith Mayerson, Aleksandra Domanovic, Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson. Each one of these works are fantastic.
Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons to head to the paddle8 site. And if you don’t bid on it in the next two days you’ll miss your chance.