Saturday, February 15, 2014

This has been going on for a while

Even while I was in Art School we were aware of the "painting factories" in Asia - mostly in China - where assembly line painting has been pumping millions of paintings on canvas to the rest of the world for decades.

It was only a matter of time before the power of the new technologies introduced a new angle and offer a "painting" on the cheap.
Instapainting, a YC-backed company launching this morning, turns any photo into a hand-painted piece on canvas for under $100 bucks.

If you’ve ever tried to have something like this done before, you probably know: this exists. A few companies have been doing the whole photo-into-art thing for years. Where Instapainting thinks they have them beat, however, is in pricing and speed.
Details here...

Art Wynwood report

On VIP night on Thursday I am told that the fair brought in about 7000 people, which is what many fairs get in total!

Then, Audrey Wilson not only broke the ice by selling one of her wonderful works, but then she sold two of my drawings.... I'm dying to be there!

Friday saw multiple sales of sculptures by Elissa Farrow-Savos, and also multiple sales of video pieces by Tim Tate and sales of two of my drawings!