People associate disco with the 70s, but I think it is only a small part, says Alphen, who makes colorful collages featuring retro radios and 8-track players superimposed on the heads of hip couples in polyester rags.
Catch van Alphens latest montages during a Third Friday reception for his Welcome to Netherland exhibit at Perihelion Arts. Viewers adore the funky images van Alphen hand-cuts from old Playboy magazine ads, but theyre equally attracted to his vintage prices. Id rather sell everything for a little less than raise the price and only sell a few, he says. In the end, you end up making around the same amount, but you have your artwork in twice as many homes.