Warning! Spring Art Sale!

Hello all,

One thing that is ever constant is that I always try my best to stay fresh, ever producing, and more importantly, flush. 

I would love to share an opportunity to purchase some of my last series Mechanical Love Stories of work at a steep discount. I love all these pieces but I would love to have them adopted for a reasonable cost to art lovers, collectors of my work. I am selling my "Warning Signs" series at a great price. 

The work is 4 archival photo prints on linen paper, framed in custom metal frames i designed and welded and covered in high quality plexiglass. They measure 30"x5"x32" weigh 58#  

They have been listed at $1500 each and I am now offering them at $900 each! (not including shipping)

You can purchase them here on my website on the Work For Sale tab or at this link http://www.glennhsmith.com/new-products/


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The Art World Sucks* *As much as any other job if that's how look at things

As a working artist, I am always trying to navigate my way into the "art scene" and the right crowd. Truly, I'm good at it. My frustration is, I love the game, I hate the world.  

What I mean by that is, most of the art out there sucks, or really sucks, but that is what the buyer wants: bad art that fits a spot, matches the rug... that is not me. My art matches the decor of most people garages; hard, cold, mechanical, unlike most people's furniture. This is not a good business plan for a guy who wants to make a living doing art.  

So what do you do?  

My thoughts on this are base, I can't or shall I say, won't, do street fairs or anything that involves a 10' x 10' tent. Trust me, I'm guilty of public 1/2 second critique of artist that make watercolors of beach scenes or sculpture of a bear swatting a butterfly out of vertigreed bronze, it kills me. But it sells. 

Question is, do I sell out and make marketable art that sells or stick to my guns and make what I feel is notable art that may only be worth something when I die? I choose sticking to my guns.

What I must do first and foremost, is more power to the street fair artist and all that I hate. They understand what's important, eating, providing, surviving. Fact is, If I were in the wild and making a sustainable life by hunting and gathering art buyers, I'd be dead in a week. On the other hand, at least I would die knowing that I left a small but interesting mark, not wealthy, but memorable. 

My ambitions are simple: I only want to show in places that bring people that want to be there (and not for the free cheap wine and cheese cubes), whom believe art is more than something pretty and will support art instead of decorating with it. 




Blamo Minky Show / #BlamoMinkyShow In Aspen

It has been a whirlwind around my studio lately, I could not be more pleased. There is plenty going on, new shows, new works, exciting times. 

One show I am very excited about is taking place this week at Birds Nest Gallery and the BLKMKT Aspen in the space formally known as Boogies, in downtown Aspen. It is the Blamo Minky Show which will feature 40 or so different artist using the exact same "toy" named Minky for that amazing artist and culture magnets, Blamo Toys, for us to do what we do. All the works will be shown in mass on the 20th of this month. (and dear god will we need a diversion that day)..

So here is the Minky I am showing. Please share your thoughts and spread the word everywhere if you think this is cool.