Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Recently there has been lot of bootleg art instruction DVD's sold on ebay. This seller or sellers are making money off of the hard work of many artists including me, Richard Schmid, Greg Kreutz, Burton Silverman and Scott Christensen. Surprisingly some of these DVDs listed as "Like New" are selling for close to retail price. If you purchased one of these you probably wouldn't even know it was a bootleg copy because it looks pretty close to the real thing. The easiest way to know it is an illegal copy is to look at the back . The legal DVD's are silver like a regular movie dvd and the bootlegs are purple on a DVDR.
Here is a list of the known ebay sellers of bootleg DVDs, it is most likely they are different accounts set up by one person. If anyone knows who this douche-bag is and kicks his ass, I'll give you a Free drawing.... and an "official" DVD too.
PO Box 344
Burley WA 98322-0344
For more about this same subject, check out the article on Clint Watsons Fine Art Views blog.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I have to mention this, one of the coolest underground art/music events happening in Los Angeles right now are the monthly concerts at my good friend Alexey Steele's studio. Every month some of the top classical musicians in LA get together in Alexey's 7500 sq ft Grand Atelier to perform chamber music, sometimes until early morning. Last night David Chernyavsky and Serge Oskotsky played Martinu, and the very sexy Yana Reznik played alone on piano a very sexy Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue.
An interesting Vanity Fair article about Kinkade's movie, and his list of instructions for the production crew on how to make the movie look like his paintings. The article is amusing but still not as amusing as this LA Times article.