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post #31 of 1578
I like photography: Diane Arbus Hiroshi Sugimoto Ralph Eugene Meatyard Lee Friedlander William Eggleston Garry Winogrand Stephen Shore Martin Parr I also like Chinese art. Here are some paintings that I have or once had: These two were sold at Sothebys in Hong Kong last year. A Zhang Daqian:
post #32 of 1578
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They may be valuable or personal...

Apparently to the degree that via pvt message warrants me being called a pain in the ass.
post #33 of 1578
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I like photography:

Martin Parr

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I love the pink pig face cupcakes and the skull sugar candies with flies on them. Running to the airport soon or I'd dig up pics.
post #34 of 1578
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Apparently to the degree that via pvt message warrants me being called a pain in the ass.
Well it's understandable, he doesn't want to post pictures, that's the end of it. People don't have to explain themselves to you, I'm sorry if you don't like that.
post #35 of 1578
Yaay an art thread. Artists who inspire me: Evelyn Rosenberg (inventor of detonography, had dinner with her a few months ago). Caracci Vermeer Chuck Close Anselm Keifer Dada artists Bernini Caravaggio Theres more to that list, just cant think at the moment. And my own. Some old, but the paintings are fairly recent, and wholly unfinished. It takes a lot more time when you're trying to excecute cohesive metaphors and instill specific allusions. Some of my work between 15-18 years old: My work from 18-now: "To Sea the Rhodes" Oil on canvas. "Swollen Apathy" Oil on canvas. "Reproduction" Oil on canvas. I'm definitely still learning.
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I'm definitely still learning.

One imagines it would get boring if you weren't.

As I think I said a couple of days ago, some very cool stuff.
post #37 of 1578
If I was buying today, and seriously looking at stuff that doesn't hammer in at Van Gogh and Damien Hirst price ranges..
And these didn't make my initial list, $$$
1.Fred Tomaselli
2. Mel Ramos, for fun and to pair with some Baroque furniture
3. Christo drawing /collage

a couple of photographers that intrigue me:
Andreas Gursky
Greg Crewdson

again, all out of my reach, but not impossible high like the first post.
post #38 of 1578
most of my friends have hardons (and some own prints and even originals) for artists like Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, etc.....all the "hipster"-approved lobrow/hibrow artists

I used to be really into that stuff when I was in art school eons ago, before any of it was accepted the way it is today, but nowadays it all leaves me cold/bored and if I see another artist depict sad/scary looking little girls riding on giant caterpillars with crucifixes coming out its anus, I will break it over his head.
post #39 of 1578
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most of my friends have hardons (and some own prints and even originals) for artists like Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, etc.....all the "hipster"-approved lobrow/hibrow artists

I used to be really into that stuff when I was in art school eons ago, before any of it was accepted the way it is today, but nowadays it all leaves me cold/bored and if I see another artist depict sad/scary looking little girls riding on giant caterpillars with crucifixes coming out its anus, I will break it over his head.

I like some as well, but i'm like you, if i see another doe -eyed doll face girl with bunny ears and a hatchet...I grew up copying Frazetta and Ed Roth so the I have a softspot for the lowbrow stuff. I'm glad its getting it time in the spotlight.
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An extract from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin DSO who was
among the first British soldiers to liberate Bergen-Belsen in 1945

I can give no adequate description of the Horror Camp in which my men and myself were to spend the next month of our lives. It was just a barren wilderness, as bare as a chicken run. Corpses lay everywhere, some in huge piles, sometimes they lay singly or in pairs where they had fallen. It took a little time to get used to seeing men women and children collapse as you walked by them and to restrain oneself from going to their assistance. One had to get used early to the idea that the individual just did not count. One knew that five hundred a day were dying and that five hundred a day were going on dying for weeks before anything we could do would have the slightest effect. It was, however, not easy to watch a child choking to death from diptheria when you knew a tracheotomy and nursing would save it, one saw women drowning in their own vomit because they were too weak to turn over, and men eating worms as they clutched a half loaf of bread purely because they had to eat worms to live and now could scarcely tell the difference. Piles of corpses, naked and obscene, with a woman too weak to stand proping herself against them as she cooked the food we had given her over an open fire; men and women crouching down just anywhere in the open relieving themselves of the dysentary which was scouring their bowels, a woman standing stark naked washing herself with some issue soap in water from a tank in which the remains of a child floated. It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived. This was not at all what we men wanted, we were screaming for hundreds and thousands of other things and I don't know who asked for lipstick. I wish so much that I could discover who did it, it was the action of genius, sheer unadulterated brilliance. I believe nothing did more for these internees than the lipstick. Women lay in bed with no sheets and no nightie but with scarlet red lips, you saw them wandering about with nothing but a blanket over their shoulders, but with scarlet red lips. I saw a woman dead on the post mortem table and clutched in her hand was a piece of lipstick. At last someone had done something to make them individuals again, they were someone, no longer merely the number tatooed on the arm. At last they could take an interest in their appearance. That lipstick started to give them back their humanity.

Source: Imperial War museum

That's rather sublime.
post #41 of 1578
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If you have art worth stealing you should be able to afford a security system.

Some people just leave their expensive artworks hanging about or stuffed somewhere.
post #42 of 1578
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Some people just leave their expensive artworks hanging about or stuffed somewhere.

True story(as opposed to my usual lies):

During my recent shameless campaign to get my parents new next door neighbor to buy their old house, I pretended to be fascinated with the details of her adjacent newly constructed self designed abode. During the guided tour, since there were artworks all over the place, (including above the bathtubs) I singled out one that caught my attention for special praise, both in an effort to be polite, just on general grounds, and because I hoped that in some small way this minor courtesy and implicit affirmation of her good taste would help lubricate the digits in her check signing hand. My understanding and appreciation for the visual arts is probably a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 so I was running the risk of praising the thermostat or something. Anyway, it was a big rectangular slab of what I think was bronze. Turns out it was by Roy Lichtenstein. Even I have heard of that guy! It was hanging up on a wall in the Foyer no more than 10 feet from the front door. I said to her, "arent you concerned someone could walk off with that?" She said, "I wouldnt worry about it, it weighs over 300 pounds." So some stuff you can leave just lying around.
post #43 of 1578
Here's some of the paintings that I own:


http://www.larsonweb.com/art/art.htm
post #44 of 1578
This is one of the first paintings my wife and I ever bought together. Signed "Ray," it's probably from the 1960s. Picked it up at a vintage design store in San Francisco 10 or 12 years ago for about $100. It's still one of my favorite pieces.

post #45 of 1578
I like Mumbleboy. He did the graphics on a guitar amp I was considering. More Mumbleboy.
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