Top 5 Pick-Ups of 2016

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GiantBoyDective
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:49 pm

last years thread

http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 2&t=162876

2016 sucked hopefully you guys got some cool art









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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:59 pm

^^ just a bunch of OG's and a large cloisters....

here's mine
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:22 pm

OP is a show-off.
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:41 pm

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After locking my unsuccessful ISO thread for Hanuka's 'The Perfect Storm', I started one for this Ortiz set. Bumping it regularly, I received a lot of offers from other members to help with adding funds to my offer. Fortunately, I didn't have to take anyone up on it and was able to lock the thread for the right reasons a year to the day after opening it. (Set counts as 1 pickup.)

Speaking of 'The Perfect Storm', here's a quote from last year's 'Top 5' thread:
jmagee87 wrote:What? No Hanuka Perfect Storm? Slacker
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It was no secret that I had been after this piece for some time. My ISO thread had caught a lot of attention without many promising leads. There was one brief glimmer of hope, but it was quickly squashed which still stings even now. Multiple people telling me to buy the magazine off eBay, or the expensive open-edition through The New Yorker with the title covering part of the art did little to help. Suddenly, murmurs started popping up in the Bottleneck thread about an alternate color-way of this possibly being produced, but it seemed like bullshit. Joe, on the other hand, began posting certain details that made it seem like something was in the works. Suddenly, everything became very real when Joe revealed that an AP run would finally be made available. The price-tag was steep, but as Rambosremodeler posted, everyone was about to find out how bad I wanted this.

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I've been a fan of Matthew Woodson for a while, so when I realized he would have a few originals available for Mondo's 'House Party' show, I set my sights on them very early on. Photographing all of the pieces for the show was quite a daunting task, but it allowed me the opportunity to see all of the pieces up close and have enough time to whittle my decision down between two pieces. After camping out for my first show in a while, I was thrilled to have my choice of his five pieces from the show.

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Vanessa's star definitely shined a bit brighter this year, making this pickup all the more special. She's continuing to evolve and get better with each passing day. This little guy is currently with Corey and the Furthur Frames crew getting settled in his new nest and will be on his way back to me soon.

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One of my favorite pieces I've ever received. Has a lot of personal significance and is absolutely perfect, to me. (Edit: This one might not be from 2016, but who cares?)
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:06 am

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Only picked up 7 things this year, so to narrow down to 5 was not that hard...
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:10 am

Yooooo wotta.... dem Pejac's!
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:29 am

how do you get picture links to work now? ones that used to work now are broken!
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:47 am

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Took a flyer on this one, after seeing the JPEG it just stuck with me. Lovely piece in person.

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This one took some doing.

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Didn't wake up early enough to snag this on the drop, it sat in my ISO's while I watched the asking price go up and up and up. Luckily snagged a good deal from a good member here.

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One I never thought I'd see pop up available, but was able to make a trade. Glad to keep the set intact (so far).

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I plan to pick up more OG's next year, and DEFINITELY more Erica Williams OG's.

Honorable Mentions:

Vanessa Foley - 'North Star Ornithology' (Portfolio Set)
James Jean - Akira
Tomer Hanuka - You're not Boring Anymore
Ise Ananphada - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Laurent Durieux - A Charlie Brown Christmas Variant
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 am

TFW you realize your top 5 pick-ups are all timed editions.

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Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:09 am

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And if I'm allowed an honorable mention:

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Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:05 am

Beautiful.. I don't know why I like it so much
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 am

Dem honorable mentions, its was only a matter of posts...
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:37 am

Bikejoh wrote:Beautiful.. I don't know why I like it so much
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