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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

5x7 Subway Marker Paintings

I've begun a new series of small 5x7 marker subway paintings on Canson board. Very affordable at $30 each which includes domestic shipping.

https://michaelpennphotography.com/ink.html



















Tuesday, November 19, 2019

"The Photo Man": Intimate Portrait of a Found Photo Collector

"The Photo Man" is a short documentary featurette detailing the livelihood of Mark Kologi, a found photo collector and salesman. Over the years, Mark estimates that he has collected and sold millions of forgotten personal photos of strangers to strangers.

http://photowings.org/the-photo-man-intimate-portrait-of-a-found-photo-collector/


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Painting Myself into a Corner.... I Mean a Box

When I don't have canvas or for that matter anything flat to paint on I've been using empty boxes from Amazon. They're like little theatrical performances.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

$$$$$ Flexibility $$$$$

 There has always been some flexibility when it comes to an artist pricing his work and you have to look no further than prices at the big auction houses. There is also a taboo attached to an artist selling their work for below their current pricing, that they're devaluing their art by doing so. That's complete BULLSHIT ! Go to any gallery and there's wiggle room in the prices listed. It doesn't matter if the price is $200 or $20,000,000 any gallery worth a damn will try to make the sale happen for both the sake of the gallery and the artist. But speaking of galleries rarely does an artist charge one who shows up to their studio the same as what their galley rep is selling for, after all the gallery is taking 50% or more from a sale. Yes of course there are artists who refuse to budge and take it as an insult if you ask but I doubt those artists sell much.

                               

Breaking The Connection

 Apparently two years off of facebook and a year off of Instagram still isn't enough of a pull-back for me. I've deleted all my foru...