Mike Mitchell's Thread of Amazing Things

General art-related discussion.
User avatar
BENYOUNG20
Art Expert
Posts: 1740
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: STL
Contact:

Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:40 pm

fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.
High Demand + Low Stock = High Prices
User avatar
EgoDeath
Art Connoisseur
Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:16 am

Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm

fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.
Lots of reasons, scarcity, unlicensed characters that are under-represented, age, etc etc etc.

Prices were up last year but have since crashed big time.

Mr. Pink sold on eBay a couple of weeks ago for under $200. Butcher for $500. Most SW portraits can be had at cost now and there are tons of unlicensed Marvel portrait proofs that are evergreen listings on eBay that can be sniped at under cost if you play the waiting game.

I imagine the crash now is because the portrait series is dead. Doesn't seem like Mike wants to do them anymore and who could blame him when we could cut out the middle man and sell birds directly to his fans and not worry about approvals and Mondo.
Image
User avatar
BENYOUNG20
Art Expert
Posts: 1740
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: STL
Contact:

Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm

EgoDeath wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm
I imagine the crash now is because the portrait series is dead. Doesn't seem like Mike wants to do them anymore and who could blame him when we could cut out the middle man and sell birds directly to his fans and not worry about approvals and Mondo.
Portraits aren't dead.....new one coming VERY SOON. Get the ones you want now before those prices jump back up!
User avatar
EgoDeath
Art Connoisseur
Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:16 am

Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:55 pm

BENYOUNG20 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm
skskskskskskskskskskskskkskskskskskskskksksksksksksksksk
Image
User avatar
fantasticninja
Art Connoisseur
Posts: 375
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:10 pm
Location: Virgina

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
User avatar
BENYOUNG20
Art Expert
Posts: 1740
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: STL
Contact:

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:12 pm

fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
Don't expect that any time soon. He is aiming for smaller runs. Tired of spending days just signing all the copies of the giant timed edition portraits!
User avatar
35mmpaul
Art Expert
Posts: 8296
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: NYC

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:33 pm

the burden of popularity. think of the hand cramps.

he should just get a stamp then and stamp them on the back.
jkw3000 - Nobody ever really wins in this hobby.
Olly - I'm a hack asshole unable to provide you with what you want.
Gonzo's Mom- And some of you are the demons!
User avatar
aldobishalini
Art Connoisseur
Posts: 803
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:59 am
Location: Ventura, California
Contact:

Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm

35mmpaul wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:33 pm
the burden of popularity. think of the hand cramps.

he should just get a stamp then and stamp them on the back.
Like a fingerprint.... ? :roll:
BISHALINI.com (My Collection) Image

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.”
User avatar
35mmpaul
Art Expert
Posts: 8296
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: NYC

Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:01 am

Those are already there. you just gotta look close enough
jkw3000 - Nobody ever really wins in this hobby.
Olly - I'm a hack asshole unable to provide you with what you want.
Gonzo's Mom- And some of you are the demons!
User avatar
wonkabars7
Art Expert
Posts: 7000
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 2:13 pm

Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:15 am

BENYOUNG20 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:12 pm
fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
Don't expect that any time soon. He is aiming for smaller runs. Tired of spending days just signing all the copies of the giant timed edition portraits!
but how does he like his eggs?
User avatar
GoBluePanic
Art Expert
Posts: 2424
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:42 am

Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:11 pm

EgoDeath wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm
fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.

I imagine the crash now is because the poster scene is dead.

Many, many, many artists and prints are way down from just a year or 2 ago.
I'm not someone else.
Post Reply