Silent Auction: 2012
Analogue Tweet #5 (Can't Stop Thinking Other People's Thoughts), 2011
Gouache on paper
9 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Estimated retail value: $600
Starting bid at auction: $300
About the artist:
Mike Estabrook is an animator, drawer, and painter who also does installations. He has been active in New York City since the mid 1990s. Estabrook frequently exhibits at galleries, museums, and festivals. Institutions he has worked with include the Queens Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, PPOW Fine Arts, the Krannert Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Art in Odd Places 2010, and many more. He has participated in several artist residencies including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program, The Artist's Alliance Rotating Studio Program, The LMCC Swing Space program on Governors Island, Elsewhere Collaborative Projects, and NY Arts Beijing.
LMCC residency: Workspace, 200 Hudson Street, 2007-2008
About the work:
The most basic source of my work is the compulsion to draw. I’ve developed a linear drawing style that functions as a foundation for all my work, including animations, installations, and paintings. My usual tactic is to attack my subjects, scrawling graffiti on whatever materials I can find that evoke something worthy of destruction. Lately I've been focusing on myself as my subject, creating stop motion animations in which I get killed over and over again by my own creations. I've also been making "analogue tweets", gouache paintings of pathetic Twitter entries that run through my mind. I find these self-centered exercises to be liberating.