Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This is another fine mess you’ve got me into

Art + Object makes a very funny (and possibly wise) commentary on the current troubles in its latest newsletter. From their next auction it features a Madame Tussauds wax bust of Depression hero President Roosevelt (lot 125 Trevor and Pam Plumbly collection) along with one of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn screen prints (lot 33 New collectors art).

”The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Roosevelt

“What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.” - Warhol

For more locally focussed readers they have also included Peter Peryer’s Farm study (lot 91 – New Collectors art) as a kicker.

Images: Left Roosevelt in wax. Right, Warhol's Marilyn