Art Basel is now over and for those of us (me) that missed the even, artist Molly Crabapple wrote a recap of the event. Focusing specifically on the “lowbrow/pop surrealist” contributions to the festivities.
I love how she touches on the idea that this genre is looked at as just illustrative, something I have argued with quite a few professors. It just isn’t getting the respect it deserves, but as she wrote in the article: “If pop-surrealists don’t envy high art’s pretense, they covet their cash.” Very true, she references the painting that Mark Ryden sold for one million dollars. Just illustration huh?
Check out the article here: Blogging Basel with Molly Crabapple