Layaway Days: Art collecting on a Budget
Sjaak Kooij has created a series of panels, using oil, acrylic, and spray paints. The panels measure 12" x 8" and are exploding with color, often in contrast with their haunting narratives. They are extremely reasonably priced, when you consider the work that went into creating each piece. To purchase, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The wonderful thing about following artists on social media, is when you get exposed to new-to-you artists. I follow (and have purchased from) Dessie Jackson, who will be participating in the upcoming group exhibition entitled 'One Year Of Resistance' at Untitled Space Gallery. On January 16th, the 80 person exhibition opens with an emphasis on the artists responses to the current political climate, since Donald Trump took office.
One of the artists whose work is featured on the promotional materials, is Alison Jackson. Alison's work is complex and varied, but what really got me was her series of Donald Trump photographs, in which she uses lookalikes. Her book is available for 14.99 GBP (PURCHASE HERE). While on her site, take a look at her other stuff - it's worth the visit!
If you're looking to find that sold out print on the secondary market, there are two main places to look. The first is a web-forum called 'Expressobeans' (second is Ebay). I was able to place a want ad for a few pieces, that my wife wanted for the house. She had admired 'Cerberus' by Josh Keyes for the last five years and when a collector offered it for a good price, I had to pounce (tiger reference).
Philadelphia-based artist Yis 'Nosego' Goodwin, has uploaded several affordable originals to his online shop. The pieces vary in price from $150-$550 and I've included some of my favorites below! Click HERE to purchase.
Spanish artist Jafet Blanch is making prints available from his 2017 'Durbec' series. Prints are limited edition, signed giclees and are available in two different sizes. The 60€ print measures 16.5" in length, at it's longest point, while the 100€ print measures 24" in length, at its longest point. DM him through his website, which is located HERE.
You might recognize Scott Scheidly from his 'Pink' series, where he transforms celebrities (often politicians) into hyperbolic caricatures, residing within the confines of a hot pink frame. His latest 'New Art' series, takes his work in an entirely different direction. I love the symbolism detailed within the depicted human/wildlife/environmental interactions.
House of Roulx are releasing 'Natura' on January 2nd. Save some of your Christmas/Holiday cash, as you'll need $120 to purchase (details below).
I wanted to post Sheidly's website bio, as it's one of the funniest out there.
"Ohio Born. At age four I attempted my first art project by devouring a 10 pack of crayons thus turning my diaper into a Jackson Pollack. At age six I was introduced to the sweet nectar of school paste. At around this same time period I began producing turkey drawings by tracing my hand. At age seven I lost my thumb in an unfortunate Big Wheel accident ending my successful "Hand Turkey Period". At age ten I ate more paste, however at age eleven I switched to water based paints & modeling clay. Between age twelve to sixteen I was in a daze from the paints I had eaten which I found out to be oil based. I did not produce much art during this time which we will call the "Your Sons Not Quite Right Period". At age seventeen I had kicked my habits and refined my skills and began to earn money with art for the first time by doing fellow students art projects for lunch money. At age twenty I apparently graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and moved to Florida unbeknownst to me. I still live in Florida where I enjoy floundering about and painting pretty pictures, and I still eat paste now and again just to remind myself of my roots and how I ended up like this. Some day I hope not to be famous.
"The truth will set you confused".
Scott Scheidly - "Natura"
Edition of 20
18 x 24"
Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper
Release: Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon, EST
Prints can be purchased HERE
Art isn't purchased at big-box stores. This blog is for collectors like me, who collect on a budget.