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  1. Please Respond

    Please Respond Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of wall space in my house and quickly realized I didn't have the $$$ to adorn it with expensive art.

    I found a solution that I love.

    Every time I go to NYC, I buy inexpensive street art. Most of it is really cool, creative, interpretations of Brooklyn or NYC skyline or Flat Irons Building, etc.

    I bring it back to LA, frame it and throw it up on the wall.

    Am constantly asked.. "Where did you get that amazing piece?"

    My response: "New York City, $100"
     


  2. mordecai

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    sad news. louise bourgeois died

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  3. StephenHero

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    I like this painter.

    Tomory Dodge

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  4. mordecai

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    I like this painter.

    Tomory Dodge


    Nice. Most of the artists at ACME are pretty solid.
     


  5. StephenHero

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    Nice. Most of the artists at ACME are pretty solid.

    Do you have any idea what his stuff goes for?
     


  6. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    Not sure, but Acme is kind of up there among the young galleries in LA. My guess would be around 15k - 20k for the larger works, and maybe between 2k-6k for the smaller ones. I haven't asked about prices there in a while and also don't know much at all about this artist, so I could be way off. I would just send them an email if there's a specific piece you're thinking about. You can probably assume that it will be pretty much the same for other pieces about that size.
     


  7. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Does anyone have good advice for photographing artwork for print? I'm updating my portfolio with charcoal sketches and watercolors and can't seem to get quality reproductions. I'm using translucent glass-filtered daylight and an indirect fluorescent light. It may be my shitty camera. Anyone done this?
     


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    chrisb0109 Senior member

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    You shouldn't use day light and fluorescent. The color temperatures are not the same.
     


  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    The fluorescent light might be your problem. but, if it is evenly mixed with daylight, you can just adjust the color temp.

    I am assuming you are shooting with a tripod. You want to use a longish lens from a bit further away (don't try to fill the frame on the widest setting)...even, soft light is your friend as well as a mid-range aperture setting--shoot wherever your lens is the sharpest and adjust the shutter time and lighting (its not like your subject is moving)
     


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  11. JacobJacob

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    UHHHG... that turned out rather ... big,
    Sorry for that.
     


  12. mordecai

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    For those in Los Angeles, my girlfriend and her partner are having their first gallery opening today. It's in the old China Art Objects space in Chinatown, and is curated by Drew Heitzler (owner of Mandrake Bar in Culver City and represented by Blum & Poe). The show looks great. Come by and check it out and have a free Tecate. Here is the link:

    http://www.pepinmoore.com/Pepin_Moor...s_release.html
     


  13. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Anyone seen the Matisse show at MoMA?
     


  14. insomb

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    Anyone seen the Matisse show at MoMA?

    No but I saw one at the Art Institute a couple months ago, not a big fan though.

    Here's another artist, I might have already mentioned him, if so I apologize... anyway: http://www.karimhamid.com/
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    Been buying alot of oil paintings lately. I love the older stuff. Really not into the contemporary stuff at all. But still trying to find my own taste.
     


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