Even though this would easily warrant a thread unto it's own if it's was his entire collection, it probably fits better here. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen all these images.
The Eric White might very well be the coolest thing I see in these images.
Wonder if that Creatrix is an fully fleshed study or something, as the painting itself is like 10x the size of that? And wonder if that's a shot of the actual Sputnik or a canvas edition?
Hey walt -
Thats correct regarding his "office" Creatrix - its damn near a perfect miniature of the original that hangs in his house. I don't think thats the original Princess Sputnik - unless he bought it from Leonardo Dicaprio...?
There certainly can be all types of "high profile" collectors out there. As influential as "general" celebrities can be (and they can have a KABOOM effect on an artist for sure)... I think big time, high profile art collectors really drive the bus if you will.
The one that comes to my mind is Debi Jacobson, the owner of L'Imagerie Gallery in North Hollywood, California. She has the most unbelievable collection of art I've seen in person. Her tastes and collection are just amazingly comprehensive. And not only original paintings and prints but rock posters and movie posters as well. She's been in the game for a long, long time - her mother was a huge collector back in the day.
And Debi is an extremely nice person as well. On my first visit to see her, she treated me like an old friend and gave me a personal tour of her gallery and her collection. Without talking down to me she helped educate me and expand my horizons in contemporary, pop surrealism and lowbrow art. Her collection of Robert Williams is astounding.
She told me at one point that what she lists in her online catalog is merely 2%-5% of what she actually has! Un-freakin-believable!
Here's a link to merely the smallest taste of her space:
terrible. just terrible. first comment on the page was great though...
"Create a foundation to build schools, parks, create scholarship funds and fund agricultural start-ups. Bring technology to basic education. Start an industry, perhaps automobiles. Sponsor the planting of a billion trees, and plant 10 of your own (that pays for all the CO2 your body creates in your lifetime). Oh, you can even join Bill and Melinda Gates' commitment to give away half your wealth in your lifetime.
Then after all that, spend your millions on your home, self-portraits and Maseratis... many will even think of you as the youngest billionaire philanthropist and a local hero of sorts."
My reaction to the pictures (described in random order) ugly,amazing,ridiculous,stunning,what's that?,jealous,reallyyy?,,,!!!! I love even the ugly ones! what a cool article.. I love people's collections. Thanks for sharing!