Eric Shiner’s Artist to Watch in 2014: Alex Da Corte

We asked several of our friends and contributors for the artists they’ll be paying close attention to in the new year. Eric Shiner picked a 32-year-old Venezuelan-American who’s been called “an heir to the American school of Pop” and deemed the “anthropologist of the immediate past.”

Alex Da Corte: “This young Philadelphia-based artist is constantly challenging the status quo of the art world through his equal-parts humor- and terror-infused sculptures, installations, and photographs. He infuses his work with his love of Halloween and its attendant costuming and decorations, creating installations akin to a party, and sculptures that become the oddball guests … in other words, a really great bash that we as visitors want to jump into and never leave.”

Eric Shiner is the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, P.A.

Explore the rest of our 2013 highlights and discover more artists to watch in 2014!

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