LA///SNEEK PEEK: MARK DEAN VECA’S “PHANTASMAGORIA” PAYS HOMAGE TO KAWS, HIRST, KOONS, AND MORE

October 8, 2008  |  art, LA, News, Sneek Peek

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MDV's homage to Hirst's Diamond Skull is ready for installation...

Working tirelessly in the gallery at SoCal's BEN MALTZ GALLERY at OTIS COLLEGE for the better part of a month now is painter MARK DEAN VECA, whose epic "Phantasmagoria" installation opens this Saturday, October 11th. Armed with an arsenal of paintbrushes and indentured servants, Mr. Veca's been coating the interior with an ocean of day-glo orange paint and his trademark hyper-detailed paintings that fit into the elaborate filigree of the wall treatments. Focusing on subjects like Damien Hirst's notorious Diamond Skull, KAWS' indelible XX-eyed Companions, Buddha, David, Abe Lincoln, and even Jeff Koons' chrome bunny rabbit, the artist has created a deeply psychedelic view of Postmodern Pop Culture as viewed through his unique graphic kaleidoscope. Don't miss out. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK:

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You've been warned...

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Veca's high-tech room model...

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A man and his spray gun...

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When you're as made as Mr. Veca, you've always got one guy on staff whose sole job is just to do this...

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The spread in progress...

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Floor demons...

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Uncle Abe x Jeff Koons x Homies...

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Ganesa x KAWS x The Thinker...

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Hirst's diamond skull gets a bit of subtle rounding...

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If you buy this painting...

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...this guy will deliver it to you, free of charge.

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Popeye x Charile Tuna x Jesus...

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After putting on the final touches, MDV heads out for a massage...

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What, you never got this colorway?

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Don't sleep!...

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