Nice additional V. I've enjoyed watching your collection grow and tastes change over the years. You've introduced me to artists I would not have otherwise paid much attention to. My love still lies in gritty/street works, but have enjoyed seeing your Palladino, Wackers, etc. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well.
Thanks JB. I've got 5 pieces at the framers, 3 pieces awaiting delivery, 4 purchases lined up and a commission that I've been waiting for nearly 2 years for, all coming my way soon, and just in the last hour I've had to stop myself twice from buying something. I really really need to slow down!
By the way did you get your 'Our Exquisite Corpse' skull? Here's mine:
You can buy them from her website now. Those cow skulls are very tempting, and check out the giraffe:
I'm ready to see this commission, i think i might be as excited as anyone to finally see it. i know it will be well worth the wait. i waited to years for my parla canvas, it was tough, but when it finally arrived it didnt matter as the quality was superb.
I seem to be buying everything in pairs these days! The Auerbachs were delivered by my framer yesterday. They hadn't left their packaging before I sent them to be framed so I hadn't seen them. They are beyond my expectations - truly exquisite.
The colours are far more refined than photos suggest and the workmanship is incredible. They look truly hand made with every human intervention clearly apparent from the finished result, including variations in the thickness of the paint and just a general sense that they've been painted by hand. In fact they look more like water colour paintings. Up close you can see all these beautiful imperfections but when you stand back, the colours have been so expertly put together so as to make the surface look three dimensional, with certain colours jumping forward and others set right back. The blue, red and yellow one ripples with vertical movement whilst the green, blue and cream one is more kaleidoscopic.
If anyone is considering buying either of these then don't hesitate.
This Francesco Deiana also arrived this week. Again, blown away by the workmanship and insane detail in this guy's ballpoint work. You can just stare at it for hours tracking every detail with your eyes.
Those etchings look nice. Was underwhelmed with all these from the jump, especially the Plate Distortions, that I didn't consider the Fold/Slice works seriously enough. But these do look good all framed up. Just so turned off by Paulson's tier pricing, not to mention the fact that there are 10! APs for these editions of 35 (not worth discussing here ..and I get they were a lot of work to produce..but WTF..make the edition larger and do a proper 10% AP run so as to not mask the true edition size and withhold the number publicly available), or I'd consider them. They look great. I'm sure you're pleased. Congrats.
nice acquisition on this deiana's work and auerbach's slice/fold etchings. i'd considered pulling the trigger on the deiana's work when i saw it in the flesh and had to resist my impulse for it. later on, jamie mentioned that a couple of artchival members were interested in it so glad that it went to one of the artchival collections. quite amazing technical stuff going on there!