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Monday, July 27, 2015

Reds new conflict, Tex Crawfish Fued

Yeap , i wanted to jump in bad on this one , but it seems Red is real serious about all this. There are three video that explain it (by Red) this one is the last,. , About a year ago my mind about exploded watching this one video, that popped up called "the outsiders" basically a promo or trailer for a reality based TV show featuring Sam-Kip-Eric these popular festival to folk artists around Georgia. This video because it evoked the long tortured word of folk/outsider  raises the bar on what an southern folk artist might be?,an outcast? poor? eccentric?,the whole Blues suffrage deal, but what we get is this singsong  bad crafters, "bad art" (maybe) zone more in tune with music festival art fan art?.  ok so what! , whats the big deal  who cares its for a Lifetime channel its suppose to be "Feel good art entertainment", well for me i tried to explain it in a set of videos called "outside the craft"  which i tried to figure out why this was so profoundly funny and the trouble this video (the outsider) promo trailer might have or get into., One was if they think people are going to sympathize and feel for the artist's  daily lives they will, but! there is something far more dubiously funny at hand that i had a gut feeling about. The "honey booboo " syndrome in which they are going to be made fun of, for being pathetic, pityful, silly, (evoking all these folk art sterotypes) as such. . for some reason i am thinking of that song "Shiny happy people"thats a folk art song. i don't know what the hell you call it by, or  why i would have issues with it there has to be a term i am missing  about why i want to vomit so much! an stop myself from obsessing over this level of silly children's kitch or @$%$$#@ made by adults, help me out folks.!, Well this video Red made basically is the summery of what he feels about it. i warned him years ago don't do it, its like your in happy town and your mister Grinch here. One of the side note to that Outsiders vid promo  revealed was this fellow called "Tex", this Georgia folk artist who you got to see his work in the both he was standing in at some fair, i noticed two things in it right off . two Red inspired works and some of Chubbs, obviously he was a fan of their work. So i pointed it out to Red, "now this chap right there has it in him" But me and Red see things differently,  If i put myself in his shoes , and if i was in an exhibit , group and i found a dude or dudee basically  making stylistic copys of my work , i would buy this guy a beer and invite him over and train them right,  i own their soul or, they look up to me and who would be stupid enough to put a copy of a painting i did in a group show if not as a parody, or if serious then they have some maturing to do  basically.  but none the less its their bad, they will own it down the line. like i told Red never do an in the "in the manor of" .. or stylistic copy  unless you want to live it down, you better love it cause it reviles the center of what one does as an artist maybe something to out grow.
Me and Red like Frances Bacon, i don't mind living down my inspired look a likes of him,  actually i am proud of that cuase i love Bacon,. 
my 1992 homage to the passing of F.Bacon, there is a whole mess of these paintings made Bad!

I have written about crafterism why its  not art with a capitol A in it, its flee market stuff Etzy stuff created to meet a gerna, that when for some fucked up reason a "crafter" does manage to make Art out of it, there is something more to the story.  i told  Red many times over that you cannt be hanging out in cat house lecturing people on what real love is,  while getting fucked,but then again if you like sex get paid or not it dont mater.
some thing goes with art, Crafterism is trinket stuff,   
by Sam G, now i cannt hate a guy at all for makeing this kinda painting, bravo!

So I guess a bigger question is why are we so invested in some grown up hairy fat guy who would be makeing  cartoon kitty cats(or whatever) paintings to sell to funky old ladys with to much pazaz on there hands at a craft fair so important??? maybe we are the assholes here for careing?lol . I always saw this  as art drama, things that have a soap opera to it, but  this is the wacked out world of crafter to folk art to bad art to this net crap to the storys and sagas that go along with it, the "downer cow" is a prime example.  Just think some 25 years from now  if any of this work survives  and is hanging on the wall of a trailer in Alabama or in an antique store maul some old  picker lady will be telling the twisted and angry stories of the souths most pissed off artists, and why they fought to unfuck themselves from sentimentalism and hippyism and crafterism that beset their paranoid soul of being carpetbagged.

So as the folk dual between me and Red   sorta trails off  its had its moments of comedy but its a joke that is told over and over plus just how nasty stupid and debasing of our art do we  really want to be about it, ebay is dead and the script might have to move on to something else at least for me.
check out the video, it might be Reds last.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

two Black Roosters, fenceline painting read more Rebuilding the chicken Fence

For those of you who don't know i have a house in San Marcos Texas, with these Rooster heads
on this fence it was made in 2000 its been up a while , well the street is being widened and i am losing about 5 feet off the front which means the fence is being moved back
so, i am trying to raise some funds to rebuild it, so....
oil on canvas , made out in 2010 , Redford Texas, when i had a studio, ts framed
asking $225, free shipping,
who ever wants it email me

 the moving of the street around here , is crazy its hot and dusty the whole fence is messed up
the money will go to klitz and alot of cedar pickets plus all the extras to rebuild the fence

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

folk dual over??? Red Mud vs Chicken G

Well folks this is less about auctions but more about this artistic relationship i have had with Red Mud Chandler over the years  , he wants to be done with it kaput finished move on out of folk, and
sense ebay is sucking ass , which has been like that for how long? , the hay day of ebay was about maybe seven years ago for me, but things do move from time to time.

the hay day is over basiclly , on to something else, well at least for him, i think its just a good habit i like , like some addiction, of posting and blogging , i actually don't know where i would be, , my CDC site, or is there but frozen up with old software,
Red has been many topic entrys and folk dual has been a big subject, .  so he has a painting up
which is an uncanny summery of the folk dual here, auction
So , i always thought  folk dual will go on forever , until the net crashes  or we grow up, one thing about post work here its like fishing, with current topics, there is so much fucked up shit on the net it writes itself , or paints itself, . i always saw it like painter journalism and drama satire to a degree.  but its been like 10 years, 2004 was the start of all this, i ask myself has this fucked up my art production hummm, what is it? one thing i do know i don't know many other other than Red who keeps posting,  or can keep up with it.
the show will go on.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Burn Barrels of the D.E.A." oil on canavs framed 47x35

Own this painting, only $1200, its a classic  (night chicken fence) one  made a while back. read about it
here is the auction link
Between 1996-2003, i made a set of on going semi abstract fence painting.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Straight jacket and broke neck jolly chimp

this is more folk dual stuff, based on some messages i left ol Red,
read about it on the auctions
yeap this pic is loosly based on one of red figures he painted a while back cross armed
man.  Boy the summer heat is kicking up here hot as hell , basicly  drinking red diamond tea and nattie lites , ,

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Texas hot tube & Hog Head BBQ with jolly chimps

I am on a roll folks!,  you see this i how it works and why i hate and love the auction deal, its like feeding a wood chipper, you cut down more you feed the machine, (but the machine needs some gass) what i like to do is get a beer buzz and walk out there and sketch out 3-4 painting in markers on wood, for the moment i think they are great, and well its like a promise to make the painting its endless, literally.  like a painting like this its the many  versions based on the same idea, or pictorial look i like,. maybe i am just playing with symbols.
here is the auction link,--Two jolly chimps get drunk and eat a hog head
this painting , was almost destroyed, was going to be part of the 13th sale deal but got scrapped, its based on that "outsider" art video promo with Sam Kip and Eric,  that video is art , well there is a 
line in the video where Eric L said i bet the Devil lives in Texas, with a hot tub ,. so i made a painting of them three in there, but now i transformed them into tranny women i guess,. It amazingly looks good as a found piece of f-up art?
auction link here
Also things are heating up with Redmud and the folk dual bs, check his latest vid

Monday, June 15, 2015

"you just found the darkside of my wine" oil on wood, starting bid 99bucks!

"you just found the darkside of my wine," oil on wood shingles. I think alot of my folk art could be 
these one liner for county songs,. There is something about the way that sounds like  when i am hanging out a bar, and i get the willies, about seeing some dude who looks like  my exes boyfriend and i start getting all freaked out etc, . ahhh but the poetics, make paintings .

buy this painting and ill make ribs for my new dog Ramey!, a stray i picked up out in Marathon Tx and brought back here she is part ? greyhound healer? i cant figure it out., here is the auction link