PICTURE THIS: Filthy Gorgeous at De Buck Gallery

The work of Tom Martin for his show (Filthy) Lucre
The work of Tom Martin for his show (Filthy) Lucre
O Come All Ye Faithful to Art Night in Chelsea
O Come All Ye Faithful to Art Night in Chelsea
De Buck Gallery presents Tom Martin
De Buck Gallery presents Tom Martin
Close up detail of a painting of world currencies by Tom Martin
Close up detail of a painting of world currencies by Tom Martin

Money is the root of all evil. Yeah right but it’s awesome to have boat loads of it. Imagine what you can do – buy the red hot Ferrari to park in your restored mid-century designed house in the Hollywood Hills, jet off on your private plane to anywhere in the world on a whim, make your closet Gucci, :Prada, Docle & Gabbana, oh how wicked! The latest work from Tom Martin for his show (Filthy) Lucre, which opened last November 13th takes a very focused and unwavering look at our love – hate relationship with money. The very layered and masterful hyper-realism paintings left your mouth agape and with his three dimensional work utilizing coins from various countries that money talks indeed. In the art world, it is tedious to talk about money. Don’t say it – just pay it you filthy beast!

 

Tom Martin: (Filthy) Lucre / On View: Nov. 13 – Dec. 20, 2014

Gallery Schedule: Tue – Friday (10 am to 6 pm), Saturday (11 am to 6 pm)

DE BUCK GALLERY. 545 West 23rd Street. NYC, NY 10011

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin

Money makes the world go round
Money makes the world go round
Money is not filthy at all in the art world
Money is not filthy at all in the art world
Close up detail of work by Tom Martin
Close up detail of work by Tom Martin
Tom Martin Opening at De Buck Gallery
Tom Martin Opening at De Buck Gallery
The art crowd out for Tom Martin at De Buck Gallery
The art crowd out for Tom Martin at De Buck Gallery
Artist Tom Martin (center) with guests at his opening
Artist Tom Martin (center) with guests at his opening
Dressed for Fall on Thursday Art Night
Dressed for Fall on Thursday Art Night

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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