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Scary greetings ArtWeLove collectors,
It's that time of year again when we celebrate change and the impermanent nature of life (also the move into deep freeze for those of us in New York at least.)
Halloween's fun is all about tricking the eye, and with Dirk's amazing work it's all about treating them too.
In his second exclusive edition from the dessert series, Dirk continues his love affair with how common everyday products are manipulated into attractiveness through application of color and texture.
Furthermore, he recognizes that there’s a slightly darker side to it, in that, what’s attractive isn’t necessarily good for us. Cool Peppermint Fresh Stripe V2.0 isn't just about toothpaste afterall, Little Debbie Frosted Fudge Recycle isn't really about chocolate, just as Dolly Madison Zebra Stripe Death isn't really about cookie dough, or is it?
Got it? Chew on that one for a while....
Happy Halloween, and happy collecting!
ABOUT DIRK WESTPHAL
Dirk received his Masters in Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts. His photographs have been shown throughout the United States and abroad at such galleries and institutions as the Tim Olsen Gallery (Sydney), the CatStreet Gallery (Hong Kong), Baldwin Gallery (Aspen), DesignWithinReach (Los Angeles), the New York Historical Society, Art in General (New York), Exit Art (New York), Glenn Horowitz (East Hampton), and Mixed Greens (New York). His artworks are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute (New York), the Progressive Collection (Cleveland, OH), the New York Times Photo Archives (New York), Pfizer, Corel, and Sir Elton John.
Dirk’s images have appeared in a wide array of publications and books including The New York Times and New York Sunday Times magazine, V magazine, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Marie Claire, and der Spiegel.