The SF Fetish Ball Gallery show was great. I had to get a press pass to be able to take pictures in the show, but thanks to SFWeekly I was able to do that. I managed to pull off around 230 pictures, once I pruned them down though I ended up with 100.
The highlight of the show was being able to see Michael Hussar’s paintings in person. The paintings were amazing, and really show why viewing paintings on the internet and in print isn’t the best way to enjoy art. “Vasoline” in particular was huge and took up a majority of the stage area. “Gummer” along with “Saliva” were also huge in size. They were both being supported by soft benches. It was great to able to see all the brush strokes and details in each one of the paintings.
At 11 pm they had an auction. Prints were being auctioned off to help out Philip Warner who also had some work on view at the show. The “White Devil” print by Michael Hussar hit $900. I don’t think you can find that print at a cheap price anymore, but the “Hans Memling” print is still available as well as “Still Life with a Smile” both still around $350.
If you ever have a chance try to see Michael Hussar’s work in person. I like to see any work in person, but this was a great opportunity to see the work of an artist that isn’t flooding the market with hundreds of prints and paintings. These are highly skillful and meticulously created works of art. Modern day masterpieces really.
Check out pictures from the show on the Creep Machine flickr area: SF Fetish Ball Gallery Show
And if you want to grab some prints by Michael Hussar, head on over before the price gets too high. Micheal Hussar prints