Oliver Vernon, Crossfire II, 2007

Once again, this graffiti-inspired artwork does not look nearly as good on screen as it does in person. They never do, but I think this jpg does particular injustice to the work. It’s still hanging over at Irvine Contemporary for another week or two if you want to take a look. Did not buy this piece at artDC. In fact, got out of the fair with buying only one small thing. (Hello Goya from the Curator’s Office – a totally clever riff on the masterworks in which the artist recreates iconic scenes from art history and then inserts a little Hello Kitty drawing on top. Ha!) But that is not a reflection on the quality of the works there – only that the budget is reining me in. Although, don’t be surprised if a Massimo Vitali shows up on this blog soon . . .