Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gilles Manero, Outsider Artist of record

Gilles Manero was discovered by the curator of the Musee de la Creation Franche a Begles France, which he frequently visited. When the curator saw Gilles's alternative world, painted on old vinyl classical music records, he was given his first show. Recently, at the Outsider Art Fair in NY City, these records were fetching $2200. His style is flawless and his color choices are reminiscent of fine Renaissance paintings. He also makes collage and mixed media works. The pieces here, "Queen at the Bonfire" and "Untitled" are each $1650.

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