Captive Rose


Original work

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Captive Rose original is available for art lovers looking at add unique works to their collections.

Artists Description

“In ‘Captive Rose,’ Diana Vanstone presents a scathing critique of the art world’ s fascination with novelty and shock value. Inspired by the infamous 2019 Art Basel Miami Beach piece featuring a duct-taped banana. ¬†Vanstone creates a satirical masterpiece that pokes fun at the very notion of conceptual art.

The painting’s grey canvas seems innocuous enough, but upon closer inspection, it reveals itself to be a masterful subversion of expectations. The artist’ s use of negative space and subtle brushstrokes creates a sense of tension and anticipation, as if something profound is about to unfold.

And yet, nothing does. No banana, no clever installation, just the same dull grey wall that has been staring us in the face for centuries. It’s a clever commentary on our own complicity in perpetuating the art world’ s obsession with novelty and shock value.

Vanstone asks us to confront our own desires for control and mastery. ¬†Considering the lengths to which we’ll go to create something new and innovative. Is this not also a reflection of our own creative potential being stifled by the expectations and conventions of the art world?

As we gaze upon this thought-provoking painting, we are reminded that art can be both a reflection of our society’ s values and a catalyst for change. ‘Captive Rose’ is a powerful call to arms, urging us to reexamine what we value in art and why.”

Technical Details

  • Size: 45.7 x 61 cm
  • Oil on canvas
  • Each print comes with a is tag, and accompanying certificate of authenticity signed by Diana.
  • The Captive Rose original is ships as a rolled canvas ready for you to mount.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg