Friday, November 14, 2008
Enamel On Board
Having delivered nearly 7,000 words of a sample chapter to the publishers, yesterday, an effort that was a lot more exhausting than I'd expected, I was up before dawn this morning to organise the packing and delivery of more Dangerous Career Babes. The process is going slower than expected. Because of the size and fragility of the works, they require specialist packing: the first company I used was useless while the second had scheduling conflicts that prevented their handlers getting around to my consignment until today. With luck, another four works will be on their way to their owners by the middle of next week. In addition to the large works being delivered, there's also a small one: a 46-inch skateboard deck based on one I did three years ago (above) for Style Sessions, a nine-day exhibition and auction at Milk Gallery in New York, curated by artist William Quigley, to raise money for the charity, Boarding For Breast Cancer. Among the artists who contributed a board were William Wegman, Julian Schnabel, Peter Beard and Shelter Serra as well as legendary Dogtown Z-Boys, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. Mine was chosen as the 'defining' image of the show and featured in all the press coverage. It eventually attracted some of the highest bids and was sold for well over $US3,000 to a local collector.I love doing these boards. In some ways, they are the rarest, most sought after and per-square-centimetre, the most expensive of all my work – and there are only three of them in existence.