Nathan Taylor exhibition sells out prior to opening - Art Collector

Nathan Taylor, Turn a blind eye, 2010. Acrylic on board, 50 x 10cm. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

25 October 2010 | An exhibition of eight paintings by Tasmanian Nathan Taylor has sold out almost two weeks ahead of opening.

Titled Dead to the World, the exhibition continues Taylor’s interest in hyperrealistic depictions of everyday trash and the refuse of modern day life. Set to open on 3 November at Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, the eight works in the exhibition have all sold at $12,500 into a waiting list of 27 collectors according to gallery director Michael Reid. “The email to collectors on the waiting list went out at 11am sharp and all paintings were sold by 11.59am,” he says.

Reid also expects that his final exhibition of the year – drawings by the young South Australian artist Kim Buck – will also sell out with “well well over 40 people on the waiting list”. He adds: “Some collectors are becoming quite carnivorous.”

Jane O'Sullivan

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