5/16/2007

John Bauer

17 comments:

Painter said...

John Bauer @
Bellwether Gallery
134 Tenth Avenue,
New York, NY 10011
between 18th and 19th Streets

Cooky Blaha said...

these were at least 16k each. Thats my contribution for the day.

hardpan said...

Abstraction as Visual Disturbance. Not disturbing just disturbance.
Like those "mirrors" in the bathrooms on the beach that are made out of stainless steel and have been scratched and graffitti-ed to hell- you're like, why bother? Do bathrooms require even a useless convention of a mirror?

The "look" seems dated- perhaps its the pervasive black/white checkerboard pattern.

Some of them are signed- seems to belie the statement and the titles.

Old Guy, speaking of VM, what about that Magritte show at LACMA...

poppy said...

Pathetic Fallacy,..I like this word by John Ruskin. He signs his paintings when the titles refer to a type of emotional distortion. When he decides they represent something objective, or whatever, he doesn't. I'm not sure if this explains his imagery but I guess he's saying what is happening outside is happening inside too.

closeuup said...

Just a thousand reflections
of my own sweet self, self, self...


Looks 80s. Quite design-ny. Also the silver thing is becoming as big as skulls. Ghenken, Humphries, David wots his name, with the pink and silver and the jeans. Andy. Classic silver.

16K is cheap, no?

seymourpansick said...
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seymourpansick said...

No Virginia, this isn't the other John Bauer. Please do not confuse the two. One was a great illustrator and the other was a Saatccheee creation. Buy 'em cheap...pump 'em...dump 'em .

Everybodies gotta pay the bills.
Do I hear 16,500 in the back...
18,000 on the side...
25,000 in the front...
50,000 on the phone(my mother)...
80,000 (what was her name?)...
100,000(expensive breasts)...
125,000 (face lift: Park Avenue)...
250,000 (Central Park: no view)...
500,000 (Centarl Park: View)...
115 million (Cohen)

hardpan said...

Poppy, thanks for the signature clarification.
I interpret the term as applying to the manner of depiction rather than to the subject being depicted -- with the pathetic fallacy the depiction would be torqued to reveal the emotional psychology or physicality of the maker and without it it would be more of a literal transcription of perceived/observed reality (problematic these days.)
The actual subject existing independently of either mode of representation.
Since he's generating his imagery/ subject I don't see how he can have it both ways. Seems like he's signing the ones he "feels" something about and not the others. So when we see a signature should we read it "subjectively" and when we don't see a signature read it "objectively?" I don't think so... I'd rather see the proof in the pudding than deliberate questions of intentionality

hardpan said...

I, too, still like the notion of the Pathetic Fallacy. It seems to come down to a question of ego vs. humility (but maybe I'm being too simplistic?)

arebours said...

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poppy said...

I personally don't really respond to this myself but was trying to figure out the point of him doing this. I just think its a little cheekiness on the side sort of thing.
This reminds me of Polke with the pixelation and the cutout stencil feel.

Martin said...

i'm not familiar with this artist at all, but am intrigued by this image. is this like a print plus paint, or something? i really liked that wade guyton show in nyc a year or so ago.

for me it is a bit like a rauschenberg here... and i'm imagining fire escapes, overlapping street stuff. also interested in the name-signing mentioned. is this one signed?

has anybody seen the nicholas krushenick show at boesky? i'd love to see that one.

David said...

it's a non-comic relief there are no googly eyes or mickey mouse ears.

surfkook said...

If you saw the show, all the paintings are signed. Also he's been showing in NY since 1998 so the Satchee reference is moot.

hardpan said...

I like the Chinese scrolls where the owners get to sign the artwork too--
wouldn't go over well in the west I guess-- even Bill Gates declined to re-name the Codex Hammer after himself, must be a humble guy.

zipthwung said...

its like a jungle out there

surfkook said...

Welcome to it!