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Winning Bid:
$1,948.30 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00:00 PM)
Time Left:
Auction #226 - Part 2
Value Code:
L - $2,000 to $5,000 Help Icon
Item Description
29.75x30.5" mat w/22-5/8x24.5" opening contains pastel original art by Christopher Edward "Chris" Mars, an artist and musician, formerly the drummer for seminal alternative rock band The Replacements before launching a solo career. Mars has more or less left music behind to concentrate on his artwork. His painting style (examples of which graced all of his album covers) is marked by nightmarish landscapes and grotesque, distorted figures. He draws inspiration from his older brother's struggle w/schizophrenia. Generally using oils or pastels, he sometimes ventures into other media like acrylic and scratchboard. This painting, "Witch Hazel Swayzee" is a pastel painting completed c. 2000. Art features monstrous man and woman w/child, standing before a snarling dog w/a human skull-like face that appears to guard the path to factory-like hospital. One smoke stack has cloud of smoke w/handwritten nonsensical text that includes the painting's title. Mars has signed his last name at lower right corner. Exc. A truly eerie and fantastical painting.
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