Comments/Context: Ruud van Empel's small show provides two new bodies of work to contemplate, both in his now-signature style of flawlessly stitched together, composite imagery. At this point, van Empel's digital collages of meticulously rendered but somehow surreal children are immediately identifiable, and these new projects don't stray too far from his proven visual formula.
Collector's POV: The works in this show are priced as follows. The smaller 28x20 prints are $24000 and the larger 59x41 prints are $32000. Van Empel's prints have become more consistently available in the secondary markets in recent years. Prices at auction have ranged between roughly $15000 and $120000.