Chris Mars Bug People 1991 Signed Contemporary Pastel Drawing Framed

Sale price$3,800.00


A surreal soul-stirring pastel drawing on paper titled "Bug People" by American musician and painter Chris Mars. Hand signed on the bottom right. Mars was the drummer for the seminal Minneapolis based alternative-rock band The Replacements from 1979 to 1990, and later joined the informal supergroup Golden Smog before beginning a solo career. His painting style, examples of which grace all of his album covers, is marked by nightmarish landscapes and grotesque, distorted figures. He draws inspiration from his older brother's struggle with schizophrenia. He generally likes to use oils or pastels, although he ventures into other media, like acrylic and scratchboard. He created a 13-minute animated film about his work titled The Severed Stream. His work, which has fetched prices of more than $30,000, has been shown throughout the United States and Canada. He has had solo exhibitions at Billy Shire Fine Arts, The Erie Art Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Steensland Museum, Coker Bell Gallery and the Mesa Arts Center. This artwork can be found on the artist's website. Dimensions: 45.5"w x 1.5"d x 33.75"h (framed). In very good condition. 

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