The Question MARK Show
Echos of the punk renaissance, for better or worse. Controversial and intriguing, mysterious and wondrous dream objects once lost, now found and on rare display. Experience the slow-motion dazzle designed to stimulate the air-conditioned mind. This visual circus is for the invited few and for a limited-time only.
This show is part of an anonymous collection recently uncovered in the desert, a snapshot of the prolific downtown NYC 80s art scene. The show takes its name from the fact that some pieces on display have never received authentication papers. Curator Kai Eric made the choice to show them despite that fact. The eccentric collector had documentation for many, but not for others. The odds of getting authentication are slim as many committees have disbanded and the art universe is a suspicious one rife with deception. This show is a mix of the unquestionably real interspersed with pieces that exist in a purgatory outside the universe of authenticated works. Enjoy.
TO OUR ART LOVING GUESTS
We thank you for the privilege of being able to share with you here today a selection of art works which have been part of a collection of Urban and Contemporary Art.The owner has devoted the better part of his life to painting, the study, writing and teaching of art history and the collecting of paintings, drawings, sculptures.His passion for Urban and Contemporary Art was kindled by his friendship and association with a number of the artists and dealers responsible for the evolution and wide-spread acceptance of this art movement, and by the fact that his own painting and conception of Art was much influenced by what he observed first hand.
The owner collected for the pleasure these artworks brought him and because they kept vibrant and fresh the memories of friends and colleagues during his own formative years as an artist and art historian. It is his desire to impart to you some sense of the unique and wonderfully provocative kinds of expression and technique adopted by artists who were a part of this utterly unconventional, highly democratic and still very controversial movement.
Please bear in mind therefore, that what is shown here has not been lab-tested, scrutinized, studied, vetted, poked, prodded or certified by any art foundation, academic, auction house, dealer or member of an artist’s family or estate to establish provenance, authenticity or marketability. No representation of any kind is being made by the owner, by curator Kai Eric, or by the Pidgin Palace Arts Gallery as to whether any of the artworks shown are the bona fide creation of the artist to whose or in whose name the artwork is ascribed.
These artworks are not being shown for sale!
We hope that seeing these works of art give you as much pleasure as the pleasure the owner has had in being able to show them. \
Kai Eric & Pidgin Palace Arts