Everyone's doing one huh? Giclee, lithograph whatever way you spin it, it's a print. But I think we may have reached a new level here with the upcoming Micallef show in London's Lazarides Gallery.
He's got 4, yep count 'em, 4 new lithos coming out, limited to 400 each and priced at...............Â£1,175 each. Yep over a grand for a single print. Fuck me sideways even Obey doesn't try pulling that shit. Originals for Â£20k I totally understand cos it's a one off...but 1/400 for over Â£1k. Oh sorry, yeah and they're signed...bloody better be done in blood considering how he's bleeding fans dry.
Don't get me wrong now, Micallef is a brilliant, brilliant artist well deserving of the awards and hype. I freakin' love his work. But I can't help but feel a movement that started so firmly rooted in anti-capitalist sentiment has now been eaten by the cultural machine. Yeah destory the evil machinations of cultural imperialism by breaking down the traditional constructs of laissez faire economics.....oh, can I have my enourmous cheque now?
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 12:19pmIf you have not heard the heavyhearted news, the art community recently lost an amazing member. The lovely Los Angeles painter, T.S.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:06pmYou're probably familiar with JPK's Woodsman character by now, but now it's time to meet the Blacksmith, who is making his debut in this new A3 print.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:10amLondon-based designer Fabrice Le Nézet has created this groovy-cute animation as an homage to the humble pump.