• 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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