Basquiat - Swedish Show KRINK drawing on paper
150 x 100cm
KRINK Ink on 400gsm Fabriano paper
Made in Sweden
These were all produced for my solo show in Gotland Sweden at the Korsbarsgarden Gallery. 2 weeks before the show I shipped all the artwork from London to Sweden on a 3-5 day service. My opening is today June 7th and the artwork STILL hasn’t shown up. At the beginning of the week I decided to make a completely new show from scratch using 3 bottles of KRINK that I brought with me. Hopefully one day DHL will deliver the original show artwork safely but I’m not stressing about that artwork anymore. It is what it is and I love the new show.
Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying ? “Its an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”