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Postby alittle on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:28 pm

Pretty lame.
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Postby treweman on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:35 pm

shredkeenan wrote:Any of you guys put museum/gallery-style labels on your walls with the art? It's something I've been thinking about doing.

What do y'all think - Is it pretentious? Fun? Interesting?

I think I'd go for something small and unobtrusive, like 1"x3" size.

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Title, Year
Media and Substrate
Size

I think it is pretentious. On the other hand, if you have guests in your house and want to share with them, why not make a guide to the art on the walls that they can reference. This would ideally include much more information than just artist, title, and medium. Maybe personal history of the artist, background information on the piece you own, and maybe photos of other pieces by the artist that you don't own. I have thought about this often, and have every intention of doing this for my own art.
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Postby alittle on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:36 pm

That is assuming people actually give a fudge.

Spoiler alert: they don't.
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Postby Codeblue on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:44 pm

If you're lucky, they might say "that's pretty cool".
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Postby HairyHood on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:49 pm

"Neat picture"
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Postby partpat on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Look at my art god damnit !! Now listen as i explain all this nerdy fudge you don't care about and probably are tuning out anyhow.
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Postby fallstaff on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:55 pm

Agree. At home, once in a while someone might have a genuine interest in your art, but generally people are just being polite.
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Postby shredkeenan on Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback, I had a feeling that might be the case. I like Treweman's idea.
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Postby mfaith on Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:44 pm

Codeblue wrote:If you're lucky, they might say "that's pretty cool".

Yeah, and if you do have someone come over that takes a genuine interest, they'll likely ask about it. And then that becomes a conversation starter, which is good too. So yeah, I'd definitely leave those labels off. And I wouldn't even do the guide thing. Have a conversation with them about it. Discuss it, share your enthusiasm with them. It's a lot more engaging and infectious when you actually have a discussion about it, rather than handing them a packet of reading material. It's a nice idea, but I'd much rather say those things in words to their face. :D
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Postby tweetick on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 pm

All my art is labeled. I introduce all visitors to my abode with a grand, sweeping gesture of my arm and the statement, "You are welcome to view and enjoy my gallery!" I also serve Mr. Pibb and smoked salmon on tiny bits of toast.
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Postby mfaith on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm

tweetick wrote:All my art is labeled. I introduce all visitors to my abode with a grand, sweeping gesture of my arm and the statement, "You are welcome to view and enjoy my gallery!" I also serve Mr. Pibb and smoked salmon on tiny bits of toast.

Can I RSVP for the next showing? And/or sign up for the collector preview?
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Postby tweetick on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:47 pm

Only if you're fancy like me. Oh, and promise to bring Hot Pockets for the soirée.
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Postby mfaith on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:48 pm

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Postby tweetick on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:52 pm

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Postby gorkie on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:28 pm

shredkeenan wrote:Any of you guys put museum/gallery-style labels on your walls with the art? It's something I've been thinking about doing.

What do y'all think - Is it pretentious? Fun? Interesting?

I think I'd go for something small and unobtrusive, like 1"x3" size.

Artist
Title, Year
Media and Substrate
Size


In all seriousness, just don't.
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