Layaway Days: Art collecting on a Budget
Tonight, the sun sets on the 2017 Seattle Art Fair. As an art enthusiast, collector, and unpaid hobby blogger, it was a treasured experience. I went into the fair looking for an acquisition. The acquisition I was after, was not a painting or a print, but rather an opportunity to discover 'new-to-me' artists.
Kevin Earl Taylor had a piece on display, depicting a shark, mounted in front of a painting. My initial thought was that it was a take on Damien Hirst's "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living." I have doubts on the accuracy of my interpretation, however, that doesn't change my appreciation for the piece.
I returned home after the fair and searched for Taylor. I came upon his website and a few interviews, until ultimately arriving at 'Poster Child Prints'. Kevin has three prints (Coda, Corsage, & Silent Song) that are available for $150 each or $400 for the set. If you sign up for PCP's mailing list, you'll receive 10% off of your first purchase.
As I write, I found 'The Southern'. Taylor has a print 'Untitled (Down and Dirty)' available for $75. There are also a few studies available, starting at $375. He has made his work available to collectors, at an extremely reasonable price.
Kevin is originally from South Carolina, but currently resides in San Francisco. In 1995, he received a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Savanna College of Art and Design. The following statement is taken from his website,
"The objects I produce are interrogations. They exist as curious inquiries into the ostensible dichotomy between the human animal and mutating partitions of nature. Using painting as a language, I propose mysterious, abstract narratives which are simultaneously given ground by familiar, objective imagery. Amalgamating scientific, genetic and anthropological source material, I survey and ultimately depict hybrid landscapes where diverse aspects of human physiology mesh with the origins of species. Through the merger of these methods, my exploration into the creative process develops."
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Art isn't purchased at big-box stores. This blog is for collectors like me, who collect on a budget.