New York artist bleeds for his work
Many artists claim to put their blood, sweat and tears into their work, but Vincent Castiglia means it: he paints with his own blood.
The New York painter has a new exhibit, entitled "Resurrection," in Manhattan's Soho neighbourhood that opened on Thursday and is due to run through October. It features a number of his paintings from the past 10 years, all of which were created with his own blood.
Castiglia (30) said in an interview that his first experiments with this medium were prompted by a "need to connect with my work on the most intimate level."
One of his larger, more detailed paintings can take more than three months to complete. His paintings range in price from $950 (€728) to $26,000 (€19,950). Rock and blues musician Gregg Allman recently acquired a 2006 painting by Castiglia called 'Gravity'.