Ryan McGinness work at The Lower East Side Printshop
Ryan McGinness, we've been watching his
art work for some time.. now he's got new work at the Lower Eastside Printshop... But is Ryan's work Graphic Design or Art ?? What do you think?
Ryan is one of those artists that we never really know how to categorize his work..
- Are his colorful whimsical works, fresh cutting edge painting or
- Just gee-whiz graphic design dressed up and packaged as contemporary art?
- or is he one of those revolutionary Graffiti/Beautiful Losers artist that everyone will be compared to for years to come?
- They maybe nice little pretty doodles.. but it's not art?
Well.. much to our surprise, there are several of Ryan's newest works available for only $3,000 to $4,000. And even better... we think it may also count as a donation to the great not-for-profit, The Lower East Side Printshop.
(photo #1, Ryan McGinness 2007, "Untitled, Multi-colored Barbed Wire on White," screenprint, 48" x 36" image and sheet. Price: $4,000)
FYI, The Printshop is a true learning/teaching institution. Some very impressive artists have done some of their earliest work at The printshop. Over the years they've included Kiki Smith, Leon Golub, Philip Taaffe, Robert Longo, Barbara Kruger, and even Kara Walker.
These prints by Ryan are all listed as unique one-of-a kind prints.. printed on a variety of different types of papers. Pretty cool. Right?
Ryan also has his own website if you'd like to see more of his work.
FYI.. The Printshop also has a limited edition print portfolio from the
over-hyped super hot hot painter Amy Sillman.