The Josh Keyes Thread

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aibohphobia
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Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:08 pm

From FB:

Hey folks, I am looking for the following original paintings. Something exciting is in the works. If you happen to own one or know of a collector who does, please have them get in touch with me. http://www.joshkeyes.net/contact.htm

Thank you!

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Totem II
Scorch
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Shedding
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:17 pm

Torn was a bargain at $11000. Someone did well!!
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:38 pm

certainly a lovely piece, and large. might be a benchmark for future sales, like that Envelop #4 that has been sitting on the bay for some time. If torn is say slightly undervalued at that auction price, envelop is certainly way overpriced at that ask.
spenie wrote:Torn was a bargain at $11000. Someone did well!!
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:08 pm

I think Torn was held back a bit by the aggressive subject matter and the fact that it's part of a sequential story. That whole series made more sense in the gallery setting where you could see the whole narrative unfold. IMO, a solid piece from one of his LeVine shows would smoke that price.

Then again, ebay is kind of a crapshoot for 5 figure art, so maybe not.
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:13 pm

spenie wrote:Torn was a bargain at $11000. Someone did well!!

The seller did well 8)
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pvecchi wrote:
spenie wrote:Torn was a bargain at $11000. Someone did well!!

The seller did well 8)
Not really, cost was $12000..
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:56 pm

For me personally, Torn was one of the least favorite Keyes images I have ever seen. Technically great as always from Josh, but the subject matter/image was of absolutely no interest at all.
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:47 pm

unrelated, but i was in Rotofugi a few weeks back and saw the lifted sculpture in person for the first time. for those on the fence, my personal view was that i was glad i ended up opting out on it. it is nice, but has a certain unfinished quality to it that i thought made it less then buying a print form JK for similar money.

it may be my frame of reference, but it just did not have the finished polish i would want in an art piece, and a to be honest did not stand up to some of the high end premium toys that you might see from sideshow, 3a or hot toys. It certainly did not come close to the finished look of a piece of fine porcelain like a Lladro figurine. for those that bought one, im sure it is great, i am glad i spent the loot getting the lifted print framed and up.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:36 pm

sixstringer wrote:eBay 271520891015
What? :?
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:38 pm

ouch, so is that the seller reneged or the seller was shill bidding it up and got stuck with it

sixstringer wrote:eBay 271520891015
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:39 pm

probably shill bid it up to keep it from going under cost.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:09 pm

:rolling:

failip of the week
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i work in sales. w2 last year was +150K, this year, at 87% of year goal to date and on pace for +200K

want to compare bank accounts, wives, and art portfolios?
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:10 pm

Definitely got stuck shilling. Like I said before, I don't trust any listing with private bidding.
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sixstringer wrote:probably shill bid it up to keep it from going under cost.
Of course it was. That's why I commented earlier that the seller did good; because it sold for way more than it should have. Apparently it was too good to be true lol
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