Twitter Tips for $4500:
“#Drunk artist isn’t a hashtag, it’s a warning.” That’s but one instruction that artist and professional gadfly William Powhida puts in his 2012 drawing Twitter Notes, rendered in his distinctive obsessive multi-fonted faux-naif style. Also: never post jpegs of dinner.
The work is being offered for $4500 by his gallery, Postmasters, at the VIP art fair, an online showcase, up from February 3 to 8, that lets you peruse offerings from some 130 galleries without leaving your screen. (If you spring for $50 elite access you can chat in real time with the dealers.)
The idea of a labor-intensive drawing about a social network being sold online to eventually hang on a wall is appealing, but the process would only go full circle if the purchaser tweets as much to Powhida. Whoever buys it, though, will have to decide how far to follow another one of his directives: “Be Abrasive!”
Courtesy Postmasters Gallery, New York, and VIP Art Fair.