Brett Amory: discuss

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ianpotter
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:10 am

Congrats Brett. :clap:
It would be City Lights for me, with Doughnuts as a close second.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:48 am

i guess bob donuts would be the obvious choice. Hyde & geary would be nice too, as said earlier, a more unusual work. I also like City books a lot, but not sure it would sell easily.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:32 pm

bob's doughnuts for me.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:38 pm

Congrats on the write up, Brett!

Bob's Donuts gets my vote for next print subject, with Golden Gate a close second. And City Lights a close third.

It seems weird discussing Amory canvases without reference numbers. :)
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Seems to me that it would be:
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:43 pm

ananda wrote: I also like City books a lot, but not sure it would sell easily.
Sandra from the SL Gallery told me everyone was coming in asking about City LIghts Bookstore (for wneff waiting 149). I think the history involved with City Lights, helps it's popularity.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:06 pm

cktbreaker wrote:
Sandra from the SL Gallery told me everyone was coming in asking about City LIghts Bookstore (for wneff waiting 149). I think the history involved with City Lights, helps it's popularity.
Makes sense. It's a landmark in a very literate city. Also a bit unusual for Brett's work, it's anchored in a specific time and place, as are Bob's Donuts and GG tollbooth. Usually his work is stripped of identifiers, lending it a more timeless, non-specific quality that I've always loved -- most of his paintings could be set at any place and at any time during the last century or so. I love The City, though, so I'm not complaining. :D
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:25 pm

finneganm wrote:Seems to me that it would be:
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Funny you would recommend that one. Earlier this year Spoke did an event at the Castro Theatre, I think it was to celebrate the release of our Tim Doyle Robocop print / 35mm screening. After the film, I leave the theatre and lo and behold there's Brett. He had been standing across the street for a couple hours with a camera and tripod taking hundreds of photos to use as reference material for what would eventually become that painting :D
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:23 am

Cool story, Ken. Thanks for sharing.
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:53 am

Was picking up BBQ the other night and while waiting, looked over and saw a Woodford Reserve/Kentucky Derby framed poster by Brett Amory. Pretty cool. Can't find a picture though...

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Here's his 2010 and 2011 bottles respectively. The print I saw was from the 2011 art.
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 am

tehhippy wrote:Was picking up BBQ the other night and while waiting, looked over and saw a Woodford Reserve/Kentucky Derby framed poster by Brett Amory. Pretty cool.
I really like both of those, and haven't seen anything like that from Brett before. By framed poster, do you mean advertisement for Woodford or just the art from the label?
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:32 am

Those are fantastic. I want one.
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:34 am

They are. Just found this video:
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:37 am

ceevee wrote:
tehhippy wrote:Was picking up BBQ the other night and while waiting, looked over and saw a Woodford Reserve/Kentucky Derby framed poster by Brett Amory. Pretty cool.
I really like both of those, and haven't seen anything like that from Brett before. By framed poster, do you mean advertisement for Woodford or just the art from the label?
This was a full-size litho print of the label art from 2011. Had some text for Woodford and the Derby on it. Can't find anything about it online, maybe promo only?
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Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:41 am

Yea, totally dig those and I'm not even a horse guy. The bottom one is crackin'.
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