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    I just returned from the Mc Nay Museum of contemporary Art (San Antonio), where I went to view the George Rickey exhibit of amazing stainless steel floating mobiles and sculptures. While there, I took a picture of a piece by another artist with my cell phone. This piece was not for sale, but I would estimate it to be worth about $65,000.00...NOW...go out and look in your junk piles, and get to work!!

    Last edited by Hotfoot; 11-08-2008, 03:57 PM.
    "Good Enough Never Is"

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    OK, $65,000. divided by 11 (welds) ... must require Unobtanium rod, which is pricey.
    --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

    Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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    • #3
      Someone Would Be Crazy To Pay Any More For That Than What It Is Worth In Scrap,but Someone Would!
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      • #4
        HF,

        Looks OK, but almost looks like even I could do it. If I can do it,k probably not art.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by metalmeltr View Post
          Someone Would Be Crazy To Pay Any More For That Than What It Is Worth In Scrap,but Someone Would!
          You guys miss the point. Think of it this way...there is no difference between a Ford Pinto and a Lamborgini right ? Do some research on sculpture and see what you find. Checkout Calder, Smith, Chamberlan, Serra......
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          • #6
            Originally posted by arcdawg View Post
            You guys miss the point. Think of it this way...there is no difference between a Ford Pinto and a Lamborgini right ? Do some research on sculpture and see what you find. Checkout Calder, Smith, Chamberlan, Serra......
            Hey Barker, how's the homefront doing for your work?
            Miller 251, Lincoln PrecisionTig 275, Miller DialArc 250 AC/DC, Hypertherm 900, Bridgeport J-head, Jet 14" lathe, South Bend 9" lathe, Hossfeld bender with a collection of dies driving me to the poorhouse, Logan shaper, Ellis 3000 bandsaw, Royersford drill press and a Victor Journeyman O/A.

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            • #7
              Hey Roy,

              Its been going pretty well. I left the one studio and im lining up some space at a very nice welding shop in my city. The economy took the wind out of any "sales" of late but thats the way it goes. Had some good luck getting into some good exhibits so that will help down the road. My website will be going through an update in the next few weeks too.

              Whats new in the train biz ?
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              • #8
                Both arcdawg and Hotfoot are right,,,,, artwork more than anything else depends on who made it, makes it collectable. Nothing Picasso did, or Jackson Pollack did, was anything really technically special, any of us could've duplicated their stuff. Same here, but with the man's (or woman's) name signed on it, with the background and following he or she has,,,,, instantly worth thousands. This here, yes, we could all make hundreds of them, best to hope for is $5 or $25 at the local street fair or flea market.
                *** Disclaimer ***

                As I have no wish to toy with anybody's life, I suggest you take this and all other posts with a certain amount of skepticism. Carefully evaluate, and if necessary, research on your own any suggestions or advice you might pick up here, especially those from my posts, as I obviously haven't the skill and experience exhibited by some of the more illustrious and more successful members of this forum. I'm not responsible for anything I say, as I drank toxic water when young.

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                • #9
                  Well said Cal,

                  I had always been creative but never found my medium till I started welding. I look at the creations that Hotfoot makes and im amazed at how his mind works.Never would I be able to make a race car out of a BBQ grill. Its really amazing to see how the human mind works.

                  I took a trip out to DIA Beacon in Beacon Ny today and to be able to see some of John Chamberlan or Richard Serras work is inspiring to say the least. There stuff is often copied but you just cannot compare to the orginal stuff.


                  Art is only a three letter word but it has to be one of the most difficult words to define.
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                  • #10
                    Art-work ? Here's a work of art !





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                    Last edited by vicegrip; 11-09-2008, 10:33 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Vicegrip, That's a piece of work not work of art!!!
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                      • #12
                        I like the hook and clevis sculpture.

                        There are about 500 pictures of various metal art here:

                        http://www.artmetal.com/image/tid/109
                        --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

                        Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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                        • #13
                          It was a revolutionary, work-saving invention

                          Originally posted by Wyoming View Post
                          Vicegrip, That's a piece of work not work of art!!!
                          To the contrary, in their heyday the Linotype machines drastically reduced the work printers had to do to type set a page of print. Before the invention of this machine printers had to assemble a line of print by arranging the individual lead type characters in correct order to form the words, spaces and punctuation marks - much like Gutenberg did. After Linotype machines came into use, printers just typed on their keyboards and the machines cast the lines in lead. Linotype machines made available a wealth of inexpensive printed knowledge - in much the same way that the computer and Internet have made available a wealth of electronic knowledge.

                          Vice, those pictures really revived some long lost memories of mine. My great grandfather had a small printing shop in Honolulu during the 40s. When my father and I would stop in there, he'd always talk to me about the marvelous Linotype machine my great grandfather used in the shop. I often watched a 3rd or 4th cousin of mine operate the machine, but, I was too young to appreciate the impact it had made on the printing world. I should have been impressed by the way in which the lines of lead type mysteriously slid out of the machine after he typed the lines on the keyboard. Or, how the machine had its own foundry that melted lead bars and used lines of type and produced new lines from the molten lead. Instead, what impressed me the most was the filthiness of my cousin's ink-stained hands - the black ink stains even penetrated deep underneath his fingernails. That turned me off on Linotype machines forever. That was a shame because I was really interested in mechanical objects and they could have taught me a lot about this intricate machine.
                          LarryL

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                          • #14
                            here is a price list of "known" artist

                            garrison art center Garrison NY

                            COLD SPRING WATERFRONT PARK



                            Leila Bandar

                            “Pipe Organ” Steel Pipe 1,200



                            Gilbert Boro

                            “Tres Gatos” Stainless steel 34,000



                            Connee Mayeron and Fuller Cowles

                            “Stone Chairs” Bi-color granite mosaic 41,000



                            Jerome Harris Parmet

                            “C-Squared” Welded steel 15,000



                            Lydia Musco

                            “Story of Light” Concrete 8,000





                            BOSCOBEL



                            Alejandro Dron

                            “Aleph” Welded and painted steel 95,000

                            “Raca” Welded and painted steel 95,000



                            Mark Gibian

                            “Arc” Galvanized steel and wired glass 13,500



                            Tom Holmes

                            “Crosscut” Steel and bluestone 2,950



                            Grace Knowlton

                            “Twist #1 ‘07“ Steel 85,000



                            Stephen Fabrico

                            “Catskill Raven Totem” Stoneware 4,600

                            “River Raven Totem” Stoneware 3,600



                            Lydia Musco

                            “Stack B and D” Concrete 6,500

                            “Stack E” Concrete 7,000

                            “Stack A” Concrete 6,500



                            Connee Mayeron and Fuller Cowles

                            “Nesting Jardiniers” Granite mosaic 19,000/pair



                            Arden Scott

                            “Infinite Pacifics” Bronze, stones and lead 28,000

                            “Withheld of Oeans” Welded steel and copper 22,000











                            DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY



                            Lori Nozick

                            “Lighthouses” Steel, screening, polymer, solar LED 3,000 ea.



                            Sarah Sedgwick Coble

                            “Sonando” Ceramic and steel 2,600

                            “Lamentar” Ceramic and steel 2,600



                            Matthew Zappala

                            “Crows in a Meadow” Treated and painted wood 200 ea.



                            Leila Bandar

                            “Constructions in Wood” Wood with burned/aged patina 250 ea.



                            Bradford Graves

                            “Self Portrait” Limestone 17,500

                            Tom Holmes

                            “Starburst” Painted wood 1,500

                            “Cantilever Construction” Painted wood, stone 3,000



                            MANITOGA



                            Bradford Graves

                            “Ravages of Silent Agencies” Limestone 12,000

                            “Magnus II” Limestone 15,000

                            “Sun of the East” Limestone 15,000



                            Leila Bandar

                            “Pipe Organ Series” Steel pipe 300 ea.



                            Charles Fuller Cowles

                            “Black Spots” Tinted cement, granite mosaic, marble 12,000



                            James Murray

                            “Riverdrift” Timber, steel and slate 4,000



                            GARRISON’S LANDING





                            Gilbert Boro

                            “ATR II/Electric Blue” Welded and painted steel 38,400



                            Sarah Sedgwick Coble

                            “Meditando” Steel 2,600

                            “Desear” Steel 2,600



                            Bradford Graves (estate)

                            “Gonaive” Limestone 9,000



                            David Henderson

                            “Skylark” Fiberglass, steel, pigments 28,000



                            James Murray

                            “Rising” Steel and stone 4,000



                            Chanthou Oeur

                            “The Snarm # I” Black granite 6,800



                            Ann Johnston Miller

                            “Bed” Welded steel and ceramic 1,800



                            Kaete Brittin Shaw

                            “Aerial Tendrils” Porcelain and coated wire 4,500



                            Stephen Fabrico

                            “Welcome Gazing Globe” Stoneware 980
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                            • #15
                              Here is the gallery



                              CURRENT 08
                              Price List
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                              Leila Bandar
                              Gilbert Boro
                              Sarah Sedgwick Coble
                              Mayeron / Cowles
                              Alejandro Dron
                              Stephen Fabrico
                              Mark Gibian
                              Bradford Graves
                              David Henderson
                              Tom Holmes
                              Grace Knowlton
                              Ann Johnston Miller
                              James Murray
                              Lydia Musco
                              Lori Nozick
                              Chanthou Oeur
                              Jerome Harris Parmet
                              Arden Scott
                              Kaete Brittin Shaw
                              Matthew Zappala

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