General art-related discussion.
Seriously, I want to know. There’s never any discussion of his art around here, no one anticipates releases, nothing. Is there a reason for this? Is his work not relevant anymore? I’ve been into Josh's work for 7-8 years, long before I knew anything about art prints (even though I don’t own any of his work — too expensive). So what’s the deal?
i don't typically care for his work but I would be interested in getting the ltd edition haunted mansion lantern he did for disney about 2 years ago if anyone has one for sale.
ISO Horkey Stacy Lowery Paleo Deck. $$$$$$$ (or trade)
Not enough people here can afford it, so they don't talk about it. Too many don't care about the art unless they can own a copy.
Take this man at his word:electrachrome, mostly kidding wrote:mr smith, EB's poet laureate.
misterx wrote:Don't enter into discourse with me.
Mention wrote:I appreciate Shag's work, but none of it ever screams at me. Kind of has that intro to "I dream of Jeannie" feel.
Well, that's just it. Either you dig that crazy vibe, or you don't. Even though I'm sure the 60s weren't really like that for most people, it makes me long for that swingin' rat pack, 3 martini lunch era.
mistersmith wrote:Not enough people here can afford it, so they don't talk about it. Too many don't care about the art unless they can own a copy.
That's exactly right. If an artist is selling prints for more than a few hundred dollars here, and/or didn't come from a gig poster or street art background, they are not respected. Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.
But, with that said, Shag is also a bit too "low-brow" (if anyone still uses that term) for the contemporary market. Seems like the artists who shifted into "pop-surrealism" 4-5 years ago have remained popular... Artists like Ron English, Becca, Camille Rose Garcia, etc... Whereas Ausgang, Coop, Pizz, and others have languished in the popular market recently. Robert Williams can do no wrong and will always be at the top of the "alternative" art pyramid.
I for one, am a huge Shag fan, have been buying his prints up until about 3 years ago when I started to get priced out of the market and my tastes shifted. His retro flavor isn't really my taste anymore, but I look back on his work with fondness and admiration as a part of my collection.
HotRodTikiGod wrote:Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
Codeblue wrote:HotRodTikiGod wrote:Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.
Are you saying I am a new art buyer with swollen nuts, or that I buy for the big potential to flip?