WHAT PRICE ART? THE FURTHER EXPLORATION – FOR THIS WEEKEND THE ANSWER IS £10
These notions are something that has been addressed here before. The notion of a painting or a piece of art being worth anything more to you than that CD you love, in terms of monetary value that is. Of course you love that CD, you love the music, you love the band, but in terms of monetary value it isn’t a precious object, not something financially invested in, you don’t talk about the CD in terms of the price it is worth. “I bought this painting last week, I don’t really like the artist but his prices are going up, so I wanted to have one” said someone who came in to Cultivate last week. “Is that really why you bought it, is that why you buy art?” I asked him, he looked a little dumbfounded.
The continuing question that is the what price art question. A question that has been posed several times in various forms at Cultivate, and at other shows of mine, over the last couple of years – What Price Art shows where the buyer names their price and we don’t have a say and such, all previously documented….
For this weekend only, to tie in with the notions and the questioning, all my recent canvas pieces, the new layers and such painted this year, all pieces will be on sale for just £10 at Cultivate, £10 is pretty much the same price you’d expect to pay for that new CD you’re going to get so much out of without ever telling anyone how much it cost or how much it is going to be worth next year. I will paint hundred of paintings of this nature over the rest of the year, there will not be any resale value, Enjoy them is you wish to, buy them if you’d like to, for this weekend only, all canvas pieces from 2014 (besides the collaborations with other artists) will be on sale at £10. Yes, I know a CD is a mass produced item, I know all my paintings are one of hand produced pieces, and yes, I normally offer them for sale at a little more that £10 but for this weekend, I am questioning the value of art, the way we painters price our work, and the way we all seem to pay more attention the price tag and the excitement of the rising value than the actual emotional value on the painting itself…..
CULTIVATE EVOLVED will be open from 10am until late in the evening as part of the First Vyner Street FIRST SATURDAYS event this Saturday March 1st.