Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More Numbers.....

Seems like the "paint a number - make a sale" business model is being pursued by more than one artist. Anthony White also has a number series. I'm not overly excited by Anthony's artwork - looks like the daubings of a chimpanzee on crack, however you can buy it in varying currencies and it is multi-colored. The fact that he's created his own "secondary market" is quite impressive - even though it appears that he's buying back his own artwork for more than for which he sold it. Smart move there Anthony.

Update: 17 August. Seems like Anthony White is a little tetchy. At least I didn't liken his artwork to that which is created by elephants in Thailand - but wait, maybe I should look again? I'm working on my own wonderful business opportunity to sell plastic and metal scuptures of numbers based on some wacko bit of 2nd grade math. Get those credit cards ready..!

Update: 18 August. I had a call this morning from the legal representatives of the Elephant Sri-Siam, currently in residence at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. They cautioned me about comparing the primitive splotchings of Anthony White to the elegantly executed paintings of their clients, especially Sri-Siam. Below is an original elephant painting created by Sri-Siam on elephant dung paper. It's entitled "Daawk Sunng" ("Tall Flowers") (actually 'Daawk Sunng' translates on Babel fish as "bean sprouts, pad thai and rice", so I'm not really sure). I'll leave the decision regarding which artist is the better, elephant or Anthony, to the reader....


4 comments:

Anthony White said...

"looks like the daubings of a chimpanzee on crack" Fuck You! ,Did you even see when I started The Money Series or are you still wanking. I bought one piece of my artwork back becouse it is a good investment.

Boomzilla said...

"becouse" - sorry, not familar with that word. Hope you bring more skill to your art than you bring to your spelling...

Boomzilla said...

Note the name of the on-line store from which I shall buy my raw materials for my new business venture. I'm sure that the store is named in Anthony's honor: "MyKnobs"... ;-)

Accused Cousin said...

If it were titled "Poppies" it'd be a real hit.

The artists problem isn't lack of painting talent - it's lack of titling imagination.

Well they look like poppies to ME!

Or is that the Vimto speaking?