MUST-SEE | MARK FLOOD’S “INSIDER ART FAIR” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC

May 14, 2014  |  art

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Set smack dab in the week when blue chip art pieces by artists like Barnett Newman ($84M), Basquiat ($35M), Andy Warhol ($63M), and Mark Rothko ($66M) brought in outrageous & record-setting sums at auctions in NYC by Christies and Sothebys, artist Mark Flood opened his own tribute to the phenomenon on Tuesday with his Insider Art Fair at the Zach Feuer gallery annex, directly adjacent to his current main show on now with Feuer, Available Nasdaq Symbol.

An intentionally sloppy & haphazard affair (brilliantly so), the show expands the social critique inherent to his Nasdaq show but with more pointed and acid criticism (and more live strippers and fake $100 bills). Of course the show is inherently ironic and even hypocritical as Flood is a well-established artist whose work sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars on the international market to well-heeled collectors, but the phenomenon of a well-placed artist directly assaulting his own industry and indulging in high-level self-mockery at the height of his own success always makes for an irresistible spectacle. On top of that, the work is some of the best Flood has ever produced, heightening the irony of it all by whipping his collectors into an even bigger frenzy to obtain it—from the show critiquing their greed and his own success. Fun times in the art world for sure...

Download Mark Flood's personal Insider Art Fair manifesto here

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No expenses spared on produciton...

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American Boy: Mark Flood

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Mr Flood crashes his own exhibit

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Mr Flood on a quick fame break

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