Bulls and Roosters
Biki in petelini



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What is a saleable painting? John Baldessari suggests that the motif is important. Paintings of cows and hens supposedly gather dust while paintings of bulls and rooster sell well. A gallerist whom Mark Kostabi used to work with was convinced that red paintings sell best. To get to exhibit at the gallery, Nina Slejko was encouraged to paint big and colourful paintings for the exhibition even though she presented a portfolio with smaller scale works in which she was examining the properties of the colour white. The chosen motif, while obviously playing with Baldessari’s statement, also refers to two Slovene male painters who have painted themselves into local art history with more or less mediocre paintings of bulls and roosters, respectively.