What are Eli Broad and Larry Gagosian really going to do if you want to sit in your room and draw pictures of flowers and naked ladies?
Mark Mulroney’s work is a reflection on the man himself: a student of cereal boxes, nude centerfolds, boners, baseball cards, flowers, and the childhood cartoons that his generation grew up with. The Syracuse-based artist is visibly obsessed with this stuff, and he could probably mine the greatness of Batman forever. His creative mind is freewheeling and that affords him complete self-rule. The guy once told us: “What are Eli Broad and Larry Gagosian really going to do if you want to sit in your room and draw pictures of flowers and naked ladies?” This is 100% accurate.
On April 30, Mixed Greens in New York City launched Mulroney’s latest solo exhibition, Yellow Bikini. Needless to say, we were already huge fans of his work and our eyes turned into pinwheels seeing everything up close like that—drawings, paintings, sculpture, sketchbooks and pamphlets—with the man generously talking us through some select pieces. The show’s up until June 6, but you should probably run over there, pronto. If you’re still feeling unconvinced, we also took some candids of the evening, which you can scroll through in the gallery above.
April 30 – June 6, 2015
531 West 26th Street, 1st Floor
New York NY 10001
More flowers, Batman, boners, and other doodahs from Mark Mulroney after the jump.]