Some highlights….I loved loved this Mala Iqbal painting. Ever since I first saw her work a few years back in Williamsburg her technical skill and ability to fashion riveting scenes has been going up, up, up.
This one (from the PPOW gallery booth) was a great mix of volatile nature, zen moments of reflection (pardon the pun), and delicious colors…everything I like in her bag of painterly tricks. I really wanted to buy this with my non-existent budget but it was already sold for $14,000–wowza!
These old LPs cum sexy silhouettes were whimsical and fall into the “why didn’t I ever think of doing something like this” category. I overheard a South Asian-American couple talking about the work which they were obviously considering for their home:
“I like it, let’s get it,” he said with a thrill that little boys get when doing something nasty.
“Um, I don’t think it’ll work in Holmdel [New Jersey],” she responded. He grinned and walked away.
I was stuck by this painter who makes what I considered “difficult” paintings. There were a little tough to look at at first but slowly my eyes sunk deep into the garish colors, stark contrasts and hallucinatory line. Here are some more by the same artist.
This artwork at a Toronto gallery tripped everyone out at the fair. From the front it looked like some type of hologram that shifted when you walked past it. Only when you viewed it from the side did it reveal its little secret. Check it out.
Check out my complete Flickr slideshow from PULSE NY here.