i really dig Camille's work but don't see owning a piece at the prices she's asking. Anyone want to take a stab at explaining why her work is priced so high? My only reference was her solo at JL last year and I was completely floored.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2009 11:16:02 GMT -8 by meatbag
i really dig Camille's work but don't see owning a piece at the prices she's asking. Any take a stab at explaining why her work is priced so high? My only reference was her solo at JL last year and I was completely floored.
Haha, I was opposite after seeing her prices at that show since I expected her to be much higher. That question is always hard to answer but she has been around for a while, maybe that has something to do with it?
Post by thinkspace on Sept 4, 2009 12:46:34 GMT -8
Yeah, she's one of the main foundation artists of this whole movement that's been going strong now for 15 years plus (way more if you count Robert Williams and his crew of Zap maniacs). Dig into the history of this movement, as Camille has been rocking things and selling out solos for many years now and even has a museum show under her belt. Her work has also made it into a museum or two by now as well (would have to check with MK Gallery to be sure which ones). Only a handful of artists in this movement can say that. Back at her first solo show, you could get some amazing works for under $1,000, so she has more than paid her dues and came up just like everyone else who is out there sluggin' it out for attention and sales right now. Some of your heads would spin off if you could go back to some of the shows around the late '90s and earlier part of the this decade. The last few years have seen an impressive and well deserved incline in the price points of many of the big names that helped to blow this movement up and now help to validate it via their increased stature, much of that due to their increased demand and higher pricing. The crazy thing to me is how much some folks are going for now that have only been rockin' things for say the past 3-5 years, when compared to how much the works of some of these tried and true artists are going for who have been at it 2-4 times as long (and then some). It's one things to rock it for a few years, a whole other to keep it going for a decade strong and then some like Camille and her contemporaries have been able to. She's up there with Ryden, Schorr, Baseman, Biskup, Sorren, etc. A piece from Camille is a high point in any collection I feel. STOKED to see this new body of work.
Stopped by to visit with Camille as she was getting ready for the show this weekend. More pics here. Looking forward to seeing what she paints on the walls... She will have some canvas prints (hand-finished) that almost look like the real thing.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2009 8:08:39 GMT -8 by sleepboy