Totem II 08 Keyes

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sebreg
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:53 pm

Very nice!!!
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:38 pm

Origo wrote:And this is how it looks like in person. 8)

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if you were able to grab that piece congrats. i'll trade all my obama prints for it. :D
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:33 am

Origo wrote:And this is how it looks like in person. 8)

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Congrats!

That was THE piece to get from the show. Well done!
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Origo
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:13 pm

Thanks guys, wrote Josh about the piece and the story behind it.

He´s a really cool guy, so dedicated and takes his time to answer fans like myself.

Here´s what he had to say about the piece:

"The painting was inspired by a well known Native American story called "Raven steals the light", basically the raven steals the sun from an old man and while flying away he drops it on the world, giving it light.

My spin on this was the raven stealing the light away from humans, notice the bulb is an old fashioned non environmentally friendly bulb. Though the painting could be interpreted in many ways that is the kernel of the idea. The rising waters are a result from using inefficient technology. It was also an excuse to get a bear, octopus, and a raccoon in the same painting. I also wanted to punch up the color in this painting so I repainted the blue of the water about four times until I got it right.

This is also the first panting where I decided to paint the water line , (thin turquoise line) I also wanted to increase the painterly brushwork I had so much fun painting the bear's fur under the water giving it motion.

Here is a link to a version of the story.

http://www.northwest-art.com/NorthwestA ... eLight.htm"
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Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:08 pm

I have a handbill of this from the OKOK Gallery show. Measures 5.5"W X 8.5"H.
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Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:26 am

LAG.....Please make a print of this of original.
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:41 am

Nice. Tiny Showcase release.

Next week Tiny Showcase will be releasing an edition of prints by Josh Keyes (http://www.joshkeyes.net/).

Unlike our traditional limited edition prints, this print will be available for one week, from Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30pm EST to Tuesday, February 2nd at the same time. $15 of each print sold ($30 each) will be donated to Partners in Health Haitian relief efforts (http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti).

The prints will be 8x10, which is about double the traditional size of a TS print.


http://tinyshowcase.com/
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:22 am

^ Excellent! Thanks for the heads up!
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:28 am

came in here, saw the image and thought that it was absolutely awesome, and bummer that I'd most likely never get to have it.
Now, not only can i, but for a great cause. Awesome news.
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odiojoe
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:35 am

This is my favorite one from Keyes! I cant wait to get it. tinyshowcas is a whole lot of awesome
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:36 am

:clap: this is a great print to start my Keyes collection...
sixstringer wrote: I don't care how they look...I just want to pop off the top and huff the tube!
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:02 am

I am all over this. And going to see his exhibition in NY this week. Love his work, but still too expensive for my budget. This is a good way to start.
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:09 am

jjbehren wrote:Nice. Tiny Showcase release.

Next week Tiny Showcase will be releasing an edition of prints by Josh Keyes (http://www.joshkeyes.net/).

Unlike our traditional limited edition prints, this print will be available for one week, from Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30pm EST to Tuesday, February 2nd at the same time. $15 of each print sold ($30 each) will be donated to Partners in Health Haitian relief efforts (http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti).

The prints will be 8x10, which is about double the traditional size of a TS print.


http://tinyshowcase.com/
will it be the 'Totem' image?
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:10 am

it's for this image.. i got an email about it..
sixstringer wrote: I don't care how they look...I just want to pop off the top and huff the tube!
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:15 am

cant wait for this tomorrow!
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