1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Replica modern art on the cheap

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Kent Wang, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    22,946
    Likes Received:
    8,227
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Could be a good idea. I mean if galleries in NY and London
    promote and cherry pick recent grads, no reason you couldn't give it a go. Perhaps even consulting /agent where you get a cut - but no show room. I would be more than happy to send some of my grads your way[​IMG]

    Possibly. One of the difficulties in selling the work of emerging artists is that until they are "established" it is difficult to command prices high enough to meet the overhead, etc. You have to sell a lot of $500 paintings to start breaking even once you pay the artists, the landlord, the utility companies, etc. And once an artist begins to attract notice, more established galleries will start trying to cherry-pick - much as happens with sports agents, literary agents, etc.
     


  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    22,946
    Likes Received:
    8,227
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Could be a good idea. I mean if galleries in NY and London
    promote and cherry pick recent grads, no reason you couldn't give it a go. Perhaps even consulting /agent where you get a cut - but no show room. I would be more than happy to send some of my grads your way[​IMG]

    Possibly. One of the difficulties in selling the work of emerging artists is that until they are "established" it is difficult to command prices high enough to meet the overhead, etc. You have to sell a lot of $500 paintings to start breaking even once you pay the artists, the landlord, the utility companies, etc. And once an artist begins to attract notice, more established galleries will start trying to cherry-pick - much as happens with sports agents, literary agents, etc.
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    The art world is a vicious place. It makes the stock/banking industry look almost sedate in comparison.
     


  4. Violinist

    Violinist Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    I've only found a couple of online galleries with stuff for sale. I wish they would have more.
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    Then why pay for canvas, which is relatively expensive? I mean, do what you like - it'll be hanging on your wall. But to me, it's a bit odd. I fail to see the advantage of a cheap imitation on canvas over a reproduction of an original.

    This is what I don't understand. Insisting a reproduction look like "real" art seems awfully similar to wearing fake Hermes ties. Why not get a print and be happy with it?
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    242
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    You can get some nice etchings by well-known artists fairly cheaply.
     


  7. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    16,749
    Likes Received:
    493
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    artoferotica on ebay has some cool art
     


  8. skalogre

    skalogre Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006


  9. radibus

    radibus New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    "There's an amazing website that makes oil painting from photo:
    www.paintyourlife.com

    It turns your picture to painting. There are beautiful samples online.

    You only need to pay a 20% down payment and after a week you can see your own oil portrait online.

    You can then ask for modifications if you want. I''ve ordered a painting for my wife for our anniversary and she just loved it."
     


  10. Huntsman

    Huntsman Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    470
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004


  11. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    14,509
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    Go try this: http://www.jacksonpollock.org/
    That was a nice nine-minute, 22-second diversion! Thanks, Huntsman.
     


  12. designprofessor

    designprofessor Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    tornado alley


  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    470
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Glad you guys enjoyed it. Everyone seems to like that site -- so nice to find something worthwhile and not senseless on the Web. BTW, dp, a Prof. originally sent it to me -- and in a discipline about as far from art as you can get (not the sciences, which I feel are very close to art, or ought to be).

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  14. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,764
    Likes Received:
    1,274
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    I'm thinking of getting three or four blank canvases and painting each a single solid color. The easiest way to achieve a smooth, untextured result is with spraypaint, right?
     


  15. Huntsman

    Huntsman Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    470
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Proverbial friend of a friend has huge (by huge, I mean huge) canvasses of a single color each. They paid a fortune for them. But yes, spraypaint. Better out of a gun than a can, though this probably won't matter as much as , say, a car.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by