Diamond encrusted skull? Embalmed shark? I think his art capitalizes today’s obsession with the shocking and vulgar, anything loud and ostentatious is considered progressive and so is the artist.
What a waste of bling
If anything, I view him as a businessman, no different from any other entrepreneur in other industries. With a slew of assistants, he produces these dot paintings that are as common as any commodity or manufactured product. I have no problem with an artist trying to make a living but I do have an issue with someone who leverages his name as a brand and takes advantage of an unregulated market.
Courtesy of New York Times, one of the bajillion dot paintings worldwide
He’s smart and opportunistic, I’ll give him that, but to call him an artist? Businessman is more apt.