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liz harris

i love a bright shock of hot pink against most neutrals. there's something about the color that feels so modern but reminds me of being thirteen and collecting fluorescent colored slap wraps. this particular piece was created by artist liz harris and is available for $350 at motel gallery in portland. [via spiralbound_]



Blogger miff said...

this is yummy. looks like pink spaghetti

1:34 PM  
Anonymous joy said...

oh, slap wraps! i completely forgot about those..

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um. i've drawn similar things while paying half attention to lectures. i guess i'm missing something with this one.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is so hard to respect artists and the art industry when some girl draws spirals on notebook paper with a hot pink pen and has the nerve to sell it for $350. I guess she'll say that she uses a special ink imported from east asia and only uses vintage notebook paper.

gimme a break...

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What on earth is going on in blog-land???

Have you never heard the saying 'if you don't have anything nice to say - don't say anything at all'....!!

..lovely piece, so fun!!

- Abigail

10:17 AM  
Anonymous LaVictoria said...

Yeah, I had actually held off reading the comments on this one, ´cause I couldn't bear to read all the "OMIGOD this is so wonderful" remarks.

Imagine my relief when I saw that a few had actually ventured contrary opinions! They weren´t nasty, and they did have valid points...

I think it the piece is cool, I like that it´s found paper (albeit 4"x6"!?) and I'm happy to see that the artist has sold a few other pieces.

But I have to agree with the other posters. $350, at first glance seems like a bit much.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt know my drawing was on this website, and my mother sent me the link as she likes to troll around googling my name. I thought 350$ was a lot too, but you should know, often an artist has very little to do with pricing if they choose to show in a professional gallery. It was decided in relation to some of the larger pieces, which were much more intricate and on nicer paper, and took me several months to do. Plus, when a gallery prices art, they have to consider what they charge for the other art they sell, and in this case, Motel usually has prices around the several hundred dollar mark. I originally suggested way way lower prices for this art, and definitely felt forced to question my own ethics when Motel and I priced them. I believe I suggested 30$ for the piece in question. I dont like the way galleries jack up prices and make art such a money game. But I know Motel charges what it does just so it can exist in downtown Portland, as rent is expensive there. The most I had ever charged for a piece like the one on this blog before was about 20$.

4:52 PM  

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