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Time Out New York

September 5, 2013

More than 15 years ago, Bickerton decamped from New York to live and work in Bali, Indonesia. Since then, the art he's produced—paintings, mixed-media assemblages and sculptures—suggests a strange mix of Paul Gauguin, Raymond Chandler and Colonel Kurtz. In a style that's equal parts cartoonish and hyperreal, Bickerton depicts paradise as a globalist Gomorrah populated by Thai prostitutes, lei-garlanded hula beauties and his own bad self, all presented as a vision that's simultaneously alluring and monstrous.