The sale will be on Saturday 14th December from 12 - 9pm. At Gone Fishing, Lütznerstr 61 in Leipzig
So I came, by myself, to this tiny white place.
Artists and people alike were to bring art for sale: anything goes as long as priced under 50 EUR.
I couldn’t decide what to put on sale so I actually came in with nothing but an old piece of cardboard, postcard size, some pens and a 58 cent german stamp. And the desire to improvise.
I thought on copying something. It was early and the walls were still white with nothing, a table covered with stacks of works waiting to be hanged.
I picked up the first piece of paper on a stack: a black and white photograph of a girl in a sofa. It is night time and she is turning away from the camera, an anti-pose. I imagine the scene to take place somewhere in Leipzig but I’m not sure what is happening. Anyways it is good enough for my plan.
When I finish my copy I ask how much is the artist asking for the photograph: 35 EUR I’m told. So I price my copy at 34 EUR, a show of respect. Then change to 33 EUR because I like it better. On the back of the cardboard I drew lines suggesting it to be a postcard.
Then I paint over the stamp I brought, this will be my second work: blue and white waves painted over red flowers. I spare the country and face value neatly adjusting the paint to the original frame - I guess one might use the stamp for real. I priced it at 6 EUR and to be truthful, I would have missed it more than the postcard - if they were sold.
But I sold none of my items and just brought them back home. I’ll try to sell the stamp in ebay, for at least 6 EUR. You can see it as a tiny blue square on the right of the right picture.
The rest was nice and happy.
Keep it wise and see the most succesful works on the left picture: nihilistic, lazy trash-pop dopey drawings like the ‘Hobo Sapiens’ and big manic, clean-pop stylized acid Mickey Mouse and Goofy, art you can love.