Tunnels, leaves, art dropping, a painting a day, what price art?

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#43ArtDrop, part 12/43 (Dec 2016)

Six days in and the new years resolution is holding, no more “dropping” of art. Such a silly term anyway. nothing was ever dropped, it was all carefully placed, deliberately hung on walls, agonised over, carefully considered in a very considered spot. That was last year though, art drops are so last year. There’s been complaints, of course there has, but what price art? “I only followed you on Facebook so I could get one, not fair that you say you’re not going to drop any more”. I think there’s been something like six of seven hundred so called art drops in the last few years (including 2015’s #365ArtDrop piece) What Price Art?

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Cultivate on-line shop, Jan 6th 2017.

And there’s been a painting a day brought to a finished state in 2017 so far, although a painting is never actually “finished” until someone takes it away, everything here in the studio evolves, fresh layers, new growth. Yesterday’s finished painting has already been sold, tHe piece is off to Yorkshire today, painted on a piece of unwanted hardboard picked up off the Hackney street, recycled and now liberated, sold and off to hang on a wall in Yorkshire, Hebdon Bridge actually, never been there myself, my art travels far more then I get to. A painting finished everyday, not started on the same day though, just finished and then added to the Cultivate on-line shop like yesterday’s was. Paintings are started and go on for months, this year one will be finished every day.

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“Growth on a Floorboard” Jan 5th 2017. Fresh leaf growth on a found unwanted hardwood floorboard. (Acrylic, spray paint on recycled hardwood, 29cmx20cm) SOLD

The What Price Art? question was something we have asked via several gallery shows. Art placed on gallery walls and viewers invited to pay whatever they want, or whatever they see fit, no debate no saying no, whatever the view said went. it made for all kinds of interesting conversation. .

What price art? A return to the ongoing question for the new year.  A piece of art will be posted on e.bay weekly throughout 2017, a piece of art posted once a week via an on-line auction site, each piece with an opening bid price of £0.01, one piece a week for 52 weeks.  What price art?  A weekly piece of art there to be bid on. The first piece went up on the auction site last Wednesday evening with an opening bid price of 1p, view it here on ebay. The second piece will go up for an opening bid price of 1p next week

on with the leaf growing, lots to be cultivated this year, art can’t slow down.

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