Suicide Girl (WTF Series)
Medium: Mixed media on board, signed by the artist
Good To Know: Removed from bespoke frame, professionally packed and stored in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request
Arty-Fact: What The %$#@? (WTF) was the title of a solo exhibition held in 2010 showcasing the artist’s Dark Doings series, both inside the venue (White Walls Gallery) as well as on the streets of San Francisco. Known for his mastery of the visual deception of trompe-l’oeil and photorealistic painting techniques to create conceptual visual pranks, Suicide Girl is a visually brilliant example where shockingly unnoticeable art is placed on a city wall.
“I’m trying to exploit our collective tendency towards sleepwalking by inserting outrageous things right out there in plain view that are also practically invisible. My goal is to make obvious in your face art that 99% of the people who walk by won’t notice. Eventually when they stumble upon one or find out about it I’m hoping they’ll start wondering what else they’ve been missing.” Dan Witz