Martin Wittfooth - News/Discussion

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sixstringer
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:21 am

I've been watching this guy for a while and I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger on some of his prints. I remember watching all those Geddes prints just sit there for months and months... while I waited. Then all of the sudden the hype train started rolling and it was too late. I get the same vibe here...this work is just too amazing to go unnoticed. They are a little pricey but the edition size of 30 is quite small.

My question is: Anybody have any of these? How do they look in person?


http://martinwittfooth.com/

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Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:41 am

he's certainly getting more recognition but I wouldn't expect the hype to take off on him like it did for geddes. However, if/when these prints sell out I also wouldn't expect to see them come back up for resale very often.

Can't answer your question about quality but he also has a few prints available through virtu art gallery.

http://www.virtuartgallery.com/
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:51 am

Damn you. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't click threads like this. Seriously though, thanks for sharing. That is some amazing stuff. Must resist.
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:59 am

I've seen a couple framed and they are incredible & like greenhorn mentioned , Virtu Gallery ! (some beautiful exclusive prints)
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:06 am

alteridiom wrote:Damn you. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't click threads like this. Seriously though, thanks for sharing. That is some amazing stuff. Must resist.
+1

Literally just spaffed a load on a long time Keyes ISO a couple of hours ago… must cut the wallet some slack. :lol:

Really cool work though! :clap:
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:49 am

I really enjoy Martin's work a lot. I've seen some of his originals at Copro in Santa Monica, CA and they are mind blowing - especially considering the sheer physical size of many of his pieces. Dude's got mad skills.... and people are certainly becoming more aware of him by the day. Doesn't hurt he's gotten the cover of Hi Fructose and just put together his "Dark Waters" group show and had Josh Keyes involved.
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:55 am

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Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:02 pm

Found his most recent print here.

http://lyonswiergallery.com/martin_witt ... e_wop.html
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The Sacrifice
2011, Giclee print
32 x 25 in / 81.3 x 63.5 cm (unframed)
Edition size: 20
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:22 pm

Love the elephants

The eyeballs creep me out
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sixstringer
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:34 pm

Yeah I would own the Peacock if it weren't for the eyeballs for sure!
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:18 pm

Dem eyeballs. Actually makes me wanna score one
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:33 pm

Two of my faves of his:

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:10 am

That polar bear is great, with all of the global warming symbolism. Funny that you mention Geddes as a comparison.

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:50 am

who's got better paint brush skills, geddes or wittfooth?
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:51 am

quietstorm wrote:who's got better paint brush skills, geddes or wittfooth?
Jem's style is rougher strokes but from a distance the image still has amazing detail
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Martin seems to use finer brush strokes but I don't have any OG close-ups for comparison
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However, you can't have a contest without bringing Aaron Horkey into the running. When you see the insane level of detail he achieves at such a small scale it's nothing short of mind-blowing.
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