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    Michael A. Smith in color

    I was surprised when I came across some new work by Michael A. Smith - he is doing big color portraits.

    http://www.contemporaryworks.net/art...mgs.php/1/6804

    Read the link to the "biography". It says he's using 8x10 and has a bit of backstory on the series. Doesn't say if they are contact prints or if they are Type C or Ilfochrome or something else.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Two questions...

    1. Who has $15,000?

    2. Who has enough wall space for a 72 X 58" print?!

    (Answers: (so no one burns me) 1: Museums, hardcore collectors 2: Museums, hardcore collectors)

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    interesting ... not the same as this Mike Smith
    http://www.kochgallery.com/artists/c...ith/index.html
    who does some of my favorite contemporary landscapes.
    also l.f.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Just to add to the fun, the 11x14 contact size (that's paper size) are "pigment prints." Does this mean inkjet?

    Prints are available in three editions. Sizes refer to paper size and the image size is smaller and allows for a substantial white border. In the 14 x 11 in. contact size, the edition is 10, plus 4 APs and starts at $1,500 and is a pigment print. In the 40 x 30 in. size, the edition is 6, plus 2 APs and starts at $6,000. In the 72 x 58 inch size, the edition is only 3, plus 1 AP and starts at $15,000.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore View Post
    the 11x14 contact size (that's paper size) are "pigment prints." Does this mean inkjet?
    i assume so.

    money aside, i'd be more comfortable with a 14" convict hanging above the couch than a 72" convict.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Interesting that not only he departed from his life-long work methods, but he also adopts more common (for the art world) edition models and subject matter.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    The "11x14s" are 8x10s.

    The 8x10s are inkjet prints.

    The larger prints are digital c-prints.

    What is the world coming to?

    I am still working mostly in black and white and making contact prints.

    Michael A. Smith
    www.michaelandpaula.com

    (not MIke Smith from Tennessee)

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Quote Originally Posted by paulr View Post
    i assume so.

    money aside, i'd be more comfortable with a 14" convict hanging above the couch than a 72" convict.
    ...as long as they're hung.. (bad joke).
    Maybe the convicts will buy them...put a photo of their boyfriend on the cell wall..

    Nothing special with these other than the fact he did them, put in the effort. I can see a book out of it or a sale to some artsy ass gallery, but the public? Why would they want to hang one of these artless images of a convict?
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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    the "public" doesn't buy most of the art; art collectors do.

    i'll leave it to those people who devote themselves to collecting and curating art to decide for themselves what's artless or artful. i don't see the point in passing judgement on someone's work after peeping a few jpegs online.

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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Quote Originally Posted by amilne View Post
    Two questions...

    1. Who has $15,000?

    2. Who has enough wall space for a 72 X 58" print?!

    (Answers: (so no one burns me) 1: Museums, hardcore collectors 2: Museums, hardcore collectors)
    I have the wall space.
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