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TULIP MANIA SERIES  
TulipMania-I TulipMania-II TulipMania-III TulipMania-IV
Tulip Mania I
2001
Tulip Mania II
2003
Tulip Mania III
2004
Tulip Mania IV
2007
TulipMania-V TulipMania-VI TulipMania-VII Salome-III
Tulip Mania V
2008
Tulip Mania VI
2009
Tulip Mania VII
2009
Salome III
1996
BurningBooks-I
BurningBooks-II
BurningBooks-III
WacoSeige
Burning Books I
2003
Burning Books II
2007
Burning Books III
2008
Waco Seige
1996
       
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Tulip Mania series comments on modern and historical economic bubbles and draws parallels between excessive values placed on tulip bulbs in 17th Century Holland and recent reckless speculation. Tulip Mania VI portrays a closed society which lives by its own rules and has lost touch with reality.

The series begun in 2001 predates the current financial crisis.

The process of refining ideas through drawings is central to the work. Committing the design to canvas involves drawing and reworking so that the marks become part of the painting’s patina and history.

 
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