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Offline erik1925

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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #175 on: April 19, 2019, 01:41:55 PM »
I agree. A green Devil doesnt suit, and I would have gone with the red version, too.



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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #176 on: April 19, 2019, 06:46:27 PM »
I found this hobby much too late in life. And then I found there were a few prints that I missed by years - prints I really, really wanted. After finding the original prices for these prints, and discovering the flippers' outrageous markup, it hurt to buy from them. A lot. But I'm always looking, and now and then I find a seller who's willing to negotiate. And here's where T swears he'll never buy from them - and I understand. But dammit, there are those few images I can't get out of my head. This is one of them. It's over five years old, but new to my collection. And yeah, I paid too much. And I don't care.


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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #177 on: April 20, 2019, 01:10:52 PM »
Well, if you canít avoid it...

Posters are one thing, they belong to studios, corporations, and if people want to make a profit out of selling extras, more power to them.  Like with everything else in this world, there will always be a few individuals/dealers who just rape the system by outrageously increasing their profit margin.  They will never get my business.

But prints are very limited, and they really belong to the few boutiques and artists who make them.  I hate seeing a print go on for sale, a bunch of true collectors miss it, and half of the prints suddenly pop up on eBay so that a bunch of greaseballs can make a few extra bucks.  I own more than 600 prints now, and I have only purchased a dozen on EBay.  Iím proud of that.

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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #178 on: April 20, 2019, 01:37:51 PM »
I've let a lot of them go - I mean the idea that I have to own them. There only a few more that I'm obsessed with - the Horkey/Zouravliov Dracula, Kurtz's Ex Machina foil, and his Clockwork Orange variant (which I've finally added). Of course there are lots of Durieux prints I'd like but will never have, but every now and then I see one at a price I can't pass up.

I'm just now learning about the various galleries and private artists, and how to get alerts when the drops occur. Finding and following EB is really putting a hole on my pocket, but at least I'm buying at original cost - and the money goes to the artist.

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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #179 on: April 20, 2019, 03:52:36 PM »
There are so many prints out there, if I miss one, I move on to the next one.  They are not that important to me, which is also why I donít go to EB.  People freak out over a little piece of paper and it freaks me out.

There are about 10 prints Iíd like to add to my little collection, but all are in the $1000s and I refuse to pay the mark up.  Like I said, I move on.

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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #180 on: April 23, 2019, 09:43:15 AM »
I've bought <15 from secondary market too...I also prefer to get them at source or move on to the next one.

Being in the UK, I miss out on the drops that happen at gallery shows/conventions, so sometimes that stings a bit (a kind friend does help me out when he can). There are a few I'd like, maybe one day I'll trade for them one day.

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Re: Your Latest Graphic and Fine Art Buys
« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2019, 10:59:42 AM »
I have a great friend who is extremely connected and knows everyone.  That helps a lot.  I don't follow the market at all, so he's the one who informs me of upcoming drops or private commissions I might be interested in.  He also goes to galleries and buys extras for me.  I probably bought at least 100 prints with his help.  He never asks for anything in return, so I buy him lunches when we get together and I've gifted him a few extras over the years.

But yes, I agree, trading is the only way to go.  No money exchange.

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