As of this writing the DLG has placed 450 Donald Topp art works in the hands of collectors in 4 years and 2 months and 2 weeks. That is one work every 2.82 days when I’m at the DLG, Chicago for the whole time. No artist I know of can say the same about their art works. Donald Topp is on fire and his work is clearly reaching a wide range of collectors. My advice is to get these now as they will clearly be going up in value!– DL,March 25, 2019
Donald Topp’s work questions the effect of pop culture through the deconstruction of cultural icons, story-book characters, and super heroes we are all familiar with from our childhood. He successfully challenges how these icons are shaping our understanding of gender-roles and the pressure being put onto women through these ubiquitous and mass-produced images.
His pop art imagery is visually striking and humorous, often invoking a wonderful sense of nostalgia in the viewer. Only upon closer inspection does his powerful critical view on pop culture become apparent.
Donald Topp draws all of his images by hand before creating his colorful and unique art works by combining various materials and approaches with his clean silk screen work.
In Topp’s popular “Cartoon Tattoo Hipster Girl” series the artist says that the background images are the pressures on women. Having a wife and two daughters gives insight to Topp’s fascination with these empowered female icons and the pressures his own daughters will face going through life.
Cartoon Tattoo Hipster Girls
Donald Topp paints and silkscreens these in limited editions of 6-10. Here at the DLG we receive 4 from each edition and offer the first 3 at $750 each to the public. I personally buy the last one from each edition. If you want that last one, the price is available upon request.-DL