The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch White Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
We are excited to welcome back 1xRUN regular BASK
. About this time last year BASK was approached by the team putting together Iron Man III
for creating a body of work that was installed into Tony Starks' (Iron Man for the uninitiated) house in the film!
We are extremely happy to showcase this edition of When It Rains It Pours
a massive piece which was featured in Iron Man Tony Stark's home in the film, as well as a custom Iron Man 3 Limited Edition Print - Available HERE
that created by BASK during the set design and filming of the movie.
"Last June, my friend Susie Pilzninski called me saying that Robert Downey Jr. and the production team wanted to use a painting that I did in the next Iron Man film. This was the piece, my Morton Salt girl with a massive bomb falling down on her. The original had been sold for a while-- and was much too small anyways-- so I recreated it to their size specification of 5ft wide and 13ft tall.
"Bask quickly began to notice similarities between the communistic iconic propaganda from his youth and the consumer advertising of his teens. He soon discovered that they were simply, two sides of the same coin. Each vying for our short-lived attention spans, all the while selling us (or telling us?) anything and everything from Marxism to McDonalds. Seeking conspiracies -and finding them embedded in the popular iconography of the mass media, Bask began painting bold, media critical broadsides to assuage his fear of being manipulated. A fear cultivated in a repressive regime, had now returned, but to the most unlikely and safest of places- The American living room.
Along with this piece they asked me if I’d be interested in doing more work for the Mandarin’s lair a few months later when they were shooting in Miami. I of course said yes and ended up doing 13 more massive paintings and some set design for them." - BASK
The artist’s richly textural work imbue his “anti-iconic,” sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. His canvases are the city’s flotsam and jetsam of industrial and consumer decay. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image. “My art is a type of deconstruction,” says Bask, “I try to focus on the imperfection of things, rather then their unachievable perfection.” - via KnownasBASK.com
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from BASK and 1xRUN.