Yesterday morning my bf brought home these two pieces of cardboard for me, that he had cut out of some shipment boxes from Japan. He said the other guys laughed but I couldn’t help but feel it was a sweet gesture.
Some good art.
It’s really interesting to see the kinds of artwork that comes through the frame shop. I mean all kinds of memorabilia, to original art by kids/friends/, famous cliche prints, and personal photography.
The funny thing is that people seem to spend a 300% markup more on their frames than the art. I’ve seen it too many times. People go on vacation to Europe and buy cheap prints or canvas art from local vendors and come back to the states to pay $350 to frame the thing. Somehow that doesn’t seem right to me, but whatever.
Today, a buyer/reseller of art came in with an original Joan Miro lithograph. A breath of fresh air although it wasn’t my favorite of his. Apparently, it could fetch $30k.
You shouldn’t mess with graffiti writers.
student in the toilets of his college at Changsha, China
in 1915. It consisted of over 4000 characters criticising
his teachers and the state of Chinese society.
After completing this masterpiece the student handed
himself in and was paraded in front of the school and
threatened with expulsion. The student was a 22 year
old Chairman Mao. A graffiti artist who later founded
the People’s Republic of China and was responsible
for the deaths of over 30 million people.