Thrush Holmes: Royal Fucking Painting, 2018

Excerpts from an Interview with the Artist

#
THRUSH HOLMES

ROYAL FUCKING PAINTING, 2018

signed with initials
overall 84 ins x 96 ins; cms x cms


October 31, 2019

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $9,000

 

What message do you wish to communicate with your art?
Don’t know if there is a central message.  I try not to assert any lessons.  Each piece has its own set of communicative characteristics.

When do you consider an art piece is finished?
They usually let me know when they’re through tormenting me.  At a certain point the piece succumbs and there is a marked shift in our relationship.  The room becomes brighter.

How long does it typically take you to complete a finished work?
Somewhere between 10 minutes and 10 months.

How has your art evolved in the past years?
Radically.  I’m always in the act of becoming.  I think the most considerable change is in responsibility.  When I was younger I would release everything, and now I edit in an effort to have a leaner catalogue of work.

Excerpts from an interview with Thrush Holmes in “1968 Magazine”, an upscale fashion and art magazine published four times a year, featuring high quality photography, dedicated to provide original, different, unique and creative fashion editorial content.

Read the full interview.

Concrete Contemporary Art

Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects was created in 2012 to develop the secondary market for Canadian contemporary art. Since inception we have established creditable auction prices for dozens of important artists. Leveraging our extensive networks of collectors, gallerists, curators and artists, Concrete Contemporary’s auctions and events merge the traditional worlds of commercial auctions and galleries. The primary focus is on work produced since 1980 by mid to late career artists with exhibition history in the private and public sphere.

Start Collecting

Everything You need to know to get you started bidding on Auctions at Waddington’s.

Learn More

How to Sell

Find out why selecting Waddington’s is the right choice for consigning your works of art, wine or specialty items.

Learn More

Become a Member

Sign-up for your Waddington’s account today to gain access to special member’s benefits and more.

Sign Up