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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Lowbrow Art Sale: Amy Sol, Vincent Castiglia & Apricot Mantle

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Amy Sol "Flying Fish"

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I can't really remember the last time Amy released a print, but this weekend you will have the opportunity to grab one. This piece is 17" x 20", signed and numbered with an embossed watermark in an edition of 50; it comes on the always-beautiful hahnemühle paper. He prints sell out quite fast, so if you're interested, mark your schedule: it goes on sale this Saturday at 6pm. Get It Here.

Vincent Catliglia "Stings of the Lash"

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A fine artist cum tattoo artist out of New York, Vincent has a distinct style. Anyone into such artists as H.R. Giger, Ernst Fuchs and even Paul Booth for that matter would most likely enjoy his art. Vincent has had his work in a few of the past shows at the Last Rites Gallery, and even has some prints up on the site. The original works were created using his own blood as the "ink." That's dedication. I'm dedicated to my own art but my blood gives me the heebie jeebies...well, my blood leaving my body does. Anyway, the print is 24" x 34" and is limited to an edition of 66. This is such a killer image, and it helps that I am a fan of skeletons as well. Get It Here.

Apricot Mantle "Lady Enmity"

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You might recognize this lady from the Grudge movies, brought to you by the amazing Los Angeles-based artist Apricot Mantle. He creates all of his works using colored pencils, in a way that gives the pieces the same intense depth and feel that oils have. I absolutely love this print, the colors are unreal and the whole layout is stunning. A definite conversation piece. Head on over to his site and let him know you want one of the prints; they are first come first servedand will be printed in small numbers. Get It Here.

Mike Dringenberg "Bridge of Dreams"

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Best known for his work on the Sandman comics, Mike was one of the many artists that were in a recent show at he Gallery Nucleus that was dedicated to the Sandman. There was some brilliant work in that show, and some of the work that really stood out belonged to Mike. As you can see by the print, he's fond of watercolors; not a medium that I see people use for figurative works much anymore, and it's nice to see it used like this. The print is 16.5" x 30" and is limited to 25, signed and numbered. Get It Here.

Brian Despain "The Dream"

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For our super affordable print of the week, we have another $30 print from the folks over at Gela Skins. These prints are open edition, and are printed on bamboo paper. This one comes from a favorite of mine, and one that has been in the articles previously, Brian Despain. It's a great image, and if you look closely, you'll see that the little teeth have eyeballs. That is sketching me out. Get It Here.

--Josh Creep

(LOWBROW runs every Tuesday on All Shook Down. Till then, check out the LOWBROW archive.)

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