Had to carpool to work today. #gnome
Italian copies (forgeries?) of Marion Peck and Carollyne Yardley’s artwork. Good, bad, or flattered?
Occasionally, I Google my name to see if people who love my artwork talk about it, or post images online. It gives me a chance to reblog, or retweet, and share the love.
A couple of days ago, I was searching online, and found there’s an Italian guy named Giuseppe Zappalà. He appears to be offering his original copy of Green Bun Squirrel, and at least three Marion Peck paintings, among others.
Text from the website under the heading Copie d’autore describes his offerings: http://gizah81.wix.com//restart#!copiedautore/ca4p
Riproduzione fedele di dipinti ad olio su tela e su tavola dal XVI sec. ai giorni nostri.
Faithful reproduction oil paintings on canvas and wood from the sixteenth century. the present day.
I can’t quite tell if this is a test website, or if it’s for real? Was it a school project? Or? It does appear, however, that he has painted his own version of Green Bun Squirrel, seen posted here.
He’s given me credit for the original painting, which was nice. I’m quite flattered to be copied alongside the great pop surrealist Marion Peck, who has god-like status in my mind. It makes such a discovery even more surreal.
Another perfect example of the importance of a registered trademark, and keeping documentation on paintings done from my studio.
FAKES ARE NOW OUT THERE, YOU”VE BEEN WARNED.
I’ve done a round up of original artworks available for purchase. I don’t have a whole lot, as most sells, and is compounded by the fact that they take a long time to paint, and there’s only 12 months to a calendar year.
Please message me through my contact form if you’d like to purchase (inquire about price and shipping), and take one of these home.
– Archival Print Moab Entrada Bright 300gsm 100% cotton fine art paper.
– Printed with Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks.
– Paper Size: 13 x 19 inches.
– Image Size: 11 x 16.5 inches.
– Signed limited edition of 125.
– Includes certificate of authenticity.
(Prints come without a frame.)
FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM:
Please note this print must be flat-packed for safe shipping; shipping and handling fees are included with print cost. Shipped free anywhere in the world.
Not sure who got the better gig, Yayoi Kusama dressing George Clooney, or Carollyne Yardley squirrelling Yayoi Kusama.
Not sure who got the better gig, Yayoi Kusama dressing George Clooney, or Carollyne Yardley squirrelling Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi might not have known who George Clooney was, but I sure as heck know who Yayoi Kusama is. She is awesomesauce.
Photographed by Emma Summerton, Clooney is decked out in a Giorgio Armani suit, shirt, bow tie, and shoes that are all customized by the artist Yayoi Kusama. According to the accompanying W article, the Japanese artist admitted to not being familiar with who the Hollywood star was…Read Article.
Yayoi Kusama Squirrel is complete. Here is a post when it was in progress to see underpainting, and more about Yayoi Kusama.
#Strangelings – Paintings by Pixel Wizards.
Featuring works by:
Carollyne Yardley, co-owner and former Creative Director, Star Global Advanced IT Corp.
Jose Brand, Lead Concept Artist, KANO/APPS.
Paul Dowd, former Art Director, Farmville, Zynga.
Today I finished Murakami Squirrel. You can see the underpainting for this piece here. This is part of a series I’m doing about the top internationally prolific contemporary artists of our day, and there will be some artists thrown in that I just think are Superad. Which of course is a play on words from Murakami’s self coined art term, superflat. I wonder if Murakami knows about my self coined term, Squirrealism? Ah well, I’ll ponder that another day.
I utilized this piece called, Flowerball Pink (below) to create the shirt design. If Murakami wants to start a t-shirt company, he can use this for his sample line, and perhaps buy himself a Superad Squirrel painting too.
Takashi Murakami (Murakami Takashi, born in Tokyo on February 1 1962) is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —fashion, merchandise, and animation— and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term superflat, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society. Superflat is also used as a moniker to describe Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.
Squirrealism: Carollyne Yardley, Artist.
This beautifully printed 45 page book contains 35 colour images of Carollyne Yardley’s squirrel paintings. Soft cover, perfect bound, 11.5″ x 8″ with a gloss laminate cover, pages printed on 80# gloss. Printed and bound in Canada.
Great for gift giving, art collector or supporter.
Now you too can get in on my cultural art movement called, “Squirrealism”, with this awesomesauce coffee table book.
Image is showing front cover and example of inside page.
Surprise photo on the back.
$30 + $5 shipping/handling