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Post #1301 • February 24, 2009, 12:26 PM • 19 Comments

2009.Feb.12: Nude (K.G.) 1, 2009, ink on decorative paper, 15 x 10 inches, ©FE


2009.Feb.12: Nude (K.G.) 2, 2009, ink on decorative paper, 15 x 10 inches, ©FE


2009.Feb.12: Nude (K.G.) 3, 2009, ink on decorative paper, 10 x 10 inches, ©FE


2009.Feb.12: Nude (K.G.) 4, 2009, ink on decorative paper, 10 x 10 inches, ©FE

2009.Feb.12: Nude (K.G.) 5, 2009, ink on decorative paper, 10 x 10 inches, ©FE



J.T. Kirkland

February 24, 2009, 12:46 PM

I like the use of decorative paper. But then again, of course I would!



February 24, 2009, 12:48 PM

Thank you, J.T.! We're about to put your crate in the car, BTW.



February 24, 2009, 2:20 PM

My favorite is 4, though the red paper is very cool.



February 24, 2009, 4:44 PM

The crouched nude at the bottom is lovely. And agreed about the red paper.


Chris Rywalt

February 24, 2009, 6:26 PM

Enough people have chimed in positively for me to add my two cents. I don't like these very much. Maybe they work better in person, but I find the paper really distracting. It's kind of neat the way the patterns didn't take the ink, so it's as if you drew behind the pattern, but I think that fails the figures, which are naturally foreground objects.



February 24, 2009, 7:41 PM

i don't know if anyone else is tracking the YSL sale, but the eileen gray chair ended up selling for $28,000,000 this was over an est of $2.5 -$3.8 million. WOW!



February 24, 2009, 7:47 PM

I'd be willing to part with one of the above for noticeably less.


Chris Rywalt

February 24, 2009, 8:48 PM

At least a hundred times less, I'd imagine.



February 24, 2009, 10:28 PM

I suppose it's a moot point, but at least some of these auction prices are beyond insane. Obviously, there are still people with WAY too much money to throw away.


Chris Rywalt

February 24, 2009, 10:54 PM

But not, sadly, on Franklin. Or me. Or Steve.



February 24, 2009, 11:06 PM

Where can I find YSL sale results?



February 25, 2009, 7:19 AM

Those Steve LaRoses are really good.



February 25, 2009, 7:36 AM

David, I haven't tried to get the results but I suspect if you go to Christie's web site you will be able to navigate to it.



February 25, 2009, 10:08 AM

This sale is turning out like the one for the Duchess of Windsor's jewels. I can't believe the prices would be so outlandishly high if the collection had been formed by some reclusive and little known rich person that most people had never heard of. In other words, this is a variant of the autograph, as opposed to the actual work, being the main issue and main selling point.


Chris Rywalt

February 25, 2009, 10:11 AM

Not to hijack your blog to talk about Steve, but I'm going to hijack your blog to talk about Steve. Lately he's been turning out some really amazingly fantastic work. I'm worried he has a brain tumor or something. I own two LaRoses and a postcard sketch, so obviously I like his work, but he's gone through two or three series lately which are just some orders of magnitude better than what he had been doing. Like he snapped.

Check out End of the Year, 2008, Life Science and HMS Challenger Suite.


Steven LaRose

February 25, 2009, 10:14 AM

ok. I'll admit it. I occasionally check my stats. Not for any other reason than moments like this. I have to wonder, why are all these people coming from Now I see. Thanks for the link Jack. . . I mean Chris. And thank you Franklin for the compliment.

Personally, I am a sucker for the pattern. My favorite work of yours is the entire "The Moon Fell On Me"


Steven LaRose

February 25, 2009, 10:16 AM

That is enough. . .
but thanks.


Steven LaRose

February 25, 2009, 10:19 AM

hey, I can't delete comments from my end? oh well. sorry for the thread stumble and dribble.



February 25, 2009, 1:22 PM

These are nice, Franklin. I am glad to see that you are allowing more exaggeration and distortion - I think you could do it more, and some dry brush too. I'm not wild about the paper.

the la Rose pix aren't bad but I think a Flickr sit need more than 2 pictures



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