Affordable Art Sale + pretty exciting news about me = I’M HAVING A BLAST! So should you.

Hmm. Is it tacky to begin an art post with a picture of a beautiful, handmade shoe? (Isn't this how Andy got his start???) Ahem: Dragan Mrdja Beamer Ice Blue Patent Leather Oxford at Specific Merchandise, located in the shop at the bottom of the stairs before you go up to the Affordable Art Sale. Um, if Brooks sells enough (any?) of my drawings you may see me sporting these puppies. Or maybe the olive green pair. Wow.

Hmm. Is it tacky to begin an art post with a picture of a beautiful, handmade shoe? (Isn’t this how Andy got his start???) Ahem: Dragan Mrdja Beamer Ice Blue Patent Leather Oxford at Specific Merchandise, located in the shop at the bottom of the stairs before you go up to the Affordable Art Sale. Um, if Brooks sells enough (any?) of my drawings you may see me sporting these puppies. Or maybe the olive green pair. Wow.

Dear friends of NoL,

Specific Merchandise and Brooks Hudson Thomas are hosting an art sale this coming Saturday, December 4th with all of the spectacular art on offer priced under $301. The event will be held at the home of their operations, Specific Merchandise, 7374 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90036, tele. 323-930-0220.

Let me turn up the heat a little on this offer.

I visited Brooks et Cie on Saturday and dropped off thirteen of my own drawings. Yes, you read that correctly. May I shyly tell you that I’ve wanted to show you my work for a decade? When I’m not writing, when I’m done working for the architects, after I’m done going all over town and talking with dealers and curators and writers and other artists – I go home and….. work some more.

Some of you (many of you?) will know this because I’ve mailed you a drawing as a thank you or a greeting or as a congratulatory work of art when your show has particularly moved me. For those of you who aren’t aware – I’ve had a decade long practice of mailing a drawing (or several) to artists that I admire. I’m up to some 250 art correspondences. Maybe more – beyond knowing that I’ve sent something to each artist D and I’ve bought work from over the years I haven’t kept track.

Having said all that, I’ll say more: I’m proud of these drawings I’m showing and I’d love for you to see them. I hope you’ll stop by Specific on Beverly and take a look.  (Did I mention that everything is for sale?)

Now I’ll fan the flames.

More and more are the amazing artists participating. Among the dozens are:

Steven Bankhead – soon to be featured at the NADA Fair by Country Club. (Go John Knuth!!! The Bankhead images online are GREAT!)

STEVEN BANKHEAD, Untitled (Compilation: October 8, 2010), 2010 Glue, pencil, ink, and charcoal on paper with mat 38.5 x 31.5 inches. THIS WORK WILL BE SHOWN AT NADA IN MIAMI AND SERVES HERE AS AN EXAMPLE OF BANKHEAD'S WORK.

STEVEN BANKHEAD, Untitled (Compilation: October 8, 2010), 2010 Glue, pencil, ink, and charcoal on paper with mat 38.5 x 31.5 inches. THIS WORK WILL BE SHOWN AT NADA IN MIAMI AND SERVES HERE AS AN EXAMPLE OF BANKHEAD’S WORK.

STEVEN BANKHEAD, Untitled (Red, Yellow and Blue Bleed #6), 2010 Acrylic on raw canvas 48 x 56 inches. Same story as the above image, these both are simply too beautiful for me not to post. Wow, yay Bankhead. Yay, indeed.

STEVEN BANKHEAD, Untitled (Red, Yellow and Blue Bleed #6), 2010 Acrylic on raw canvas 48 x 56 inches. Same story as the above image, these both are simply too beautiful for me not to post. Wow, yay Bankhead. Yay, indeed.

Cindy Bernard – currently has work in the “Artist’s Museum” show at MOCA Grand Avenue.

Delia Brown – Get out! Who knew that in 2009 Delia Brown briefly kept a blog?

Heather Brown – recent David Pagel / LA Times review of Heather Brown’s great show at Parker Jones.

Heather Brown, You May Lie, 2010 oil on canvas, 72x72" Of course this painting won't be in the Specific Merchandise Affordable Art Sale, as if! Come see what is! Brown's show at Parker Jones is up thru Dec 4 so make sure to stop by some time this week!

Heather Brown, You May Lie, 2010 oil on canvas, 72×72″ Of course this painting won’t be in the Specific Merchandise Affordable Art Sale, as if! Come see what is! Brown’s show at Parker Jones is up thru Dec 4 so make sure to stop by some time this week!

Roy Dowell – Dowell also has work in the current Artist’s Museum show at MOCA Grand Ave.

Christopher Haun – in addition to the Specific show, Haun is showing collages in the Standard Deviation show at See Line Gallery, PDC

Joseph Imhauser – recently participated in the NYU MFA Open Studios

You’ll understand there are more than 50 artists with work in the show and I’ve only gotten partway through my own abbreviated list of artists that I can find news about. I’ll be back later with more info and actual images. Meanwhile have a nice Sunday night and Monday morning. But first:

Now that you’re burning hot let me clinch the deal:

GREAT ART BY ARTISTS YOU KNOW.

GREAT PRICES.

GO TO SPECIFIC AND SPLURGE!!!

YOU’RE WORTH IT BABY.

Yeah.


XXXOOO

Geoff

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