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post #1141 of 1579
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I emailed and asked a gallery if a piece is available, they said yes and can deliver it for 500 pounds or so. What is the most tactful way to ask for a better price? Should I offer what I want to pay? I feel I should handle this differently then SF B&S.

Ask for a better price on the piece, not the shipping. They'll take it or they won't. For one piece and your first purchase though, asking for a discount is tacky and more than 10% is very tacky IMO.
post #1142 of 1579

JIM LAMBIE - Circa 2005

 

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JIL SANDER - Spring 2011

 

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Inspiration or rip-off?

post #1143 of 1579
Pardon my ignorance but who's the artist of that last supper piece?
post #1144 of 1579
Pontius Pilate, an early performance artist. He was like the Yves Klein of Judea. They're still making sense of his work.
post #1145 of 1579
Anyone have a favorite website for art price/auction results? There are so many and each claims to offer the most comprehensive results.
post #1146 of 1579
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Anyone have a favorite website for art price/auction results? There are so many and each claims to offer the most comprehensive results.

I have used artnet.com in the past and liked the interface a lot
post #1147 of 1579
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Anyone have a favorite website for art price/auction results? There are so many and each claims to offer the most comprehensive results.

Are you in acquiring mode?
post #1148 of 1579
I second Artnet. Seems to be what most pros use. I own Benezit Dict. of Artists and can generally get by with the records it contains, even if they're a few years old. My maxim though has been, If it looks good, it is good, irrespective of who the creator was and what their track record is.
post #1149 of 1579
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JIM LAMBIE - Circa 2005

 

GMA%204420.jpg

 

JIL SANDER - Spring 2011

 

jil-sander-ss11-geometric-stripes-tee-main.jpeg

 

Inspiration or rip-off?


Inspiration - Raf Simons has some Lambie pieces in his home. Likewise he has a collection of Pol Chambost pottery that inspired a Jil Sander women's collection and the Foujitas that were the theme of the SS10 men's collection.
post #1150 of 1579
Call it inspiration if you want, but IMO that sort of direct reference to a trendy artist make the art of clothesmaking seem shallow.
post #1151 of 1579
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Call it inspiration if you want, but IMO that sort of direct reference to a trendy artist make the art of clothesmaking seem shallow.

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post #1152 of 1579
Fuuma gave me the YSL example too. When YSL did it it was during a period of artistic experiments with appropriation and creation/ownership and was such a well known artist that it fit in well with that movement. It was an older work, so its use was really more about those then-current artistic experiments, not just stealing the image because YSL thought it looked cool on a dress. Op Art was also emerging as an exploration of artistic mediums and artists like Bridget Riley and Yayoi Kusama were working with fashion designers to experiment.

When Raf does it 50 years later with current art stars it seems like he just wants to prove how cultured he is and how he knows about relevant but obscure artists. There are designers I know of who use Uta Barth and Thomas Ruff photographs on their inspiration walls, but that isn't exactly the same thing as just printing one of their photographs on a piece of clothing.
post #1153 of 1579
Hey let me know what you think of my new collection. It is mildly influenced by Duchamp and the Dada movement (you've probably never even heard of it).

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post #1154 of 1579
I went to the "The Steins Collect" exhibit at SFMOMA over the weekend, and it was mind blowing. Although I've read some of her work, I don't really know that much about Gertrude Stein and her family. I've mostly associated her with the literary scene in Paris in the 20s, but she and her family (especially her brothers Michael and Leo) were prominent art collectors starting in the early years of the 20th century. As hosts of weekly salons, they brought a great deal of exposure to new artists. They're given much credit for discovering and promoting the work of a number of major artists, including both Picasso and Matisse, and later Le Courbousier. Following the Salon d'Atomne in 1905, they bought Matisse's "Woman with a Hat", lending him their financial and artistic support at a critical moment when he was receiving a lot of criticism for his outrageous palette.

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It's about to close in SF, but will be opening in NY soon. Definitely recommended (moreso than the Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso exhibit that is currently at the De Young).

NYT on the collection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/arts/design/the-steins-collect-at-san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art.html?pagewanted=all

Best quote of the visit came when my wife was looking at Villa Stein, the house that Le Courbousier designed for Michael Stein: "Look at that cantilevered front door awning - it looks so modern!"

Yes dear, Le Courbousier certainly could be considered "modern".
post #1155 of 1579
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I have used artnet.com in the past and liked the interface a lot
Thanks. It does seem to be near the top of just about every art search.

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Are you in acquiring mode?
I'm always in 'acquiring' mode if the right piece comes along. But this interest is more for 'relinquishing' mode. I really need to fine-tune a period or two and want to ensure that I relinquish at the right price.
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