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Jaclyn Conley

the current exhibition over at Buy Some Damn Art features work by canadian artist Jaclyn Conley. whenever i’m faced with the “what would you do if you had a million dollars?” question i always fantasise about investing in a lot of great art. but, you and i can do that right now – that’s where Buy Some Damn Art comes in. i love these pieces by Jaclyn, i think they would be a fine addition to my imaginary collection. you can read an interview with here.

These paintings are the result of broad paring down in my studio and practice. I’ve challenged myself to present only what it essential in terms of material, image, rendering and scale. Paintings are worked and reworked with a great deal of erasure and reductive building. As I’m painting I’m distilling an image down to a very small moment. This way of working is in some ways more responsive, slow and less predetermined than I’ve done in the past.

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autumn classics

i got so excited when i saw bukowski’s is having a new auction soon. let’s pretend i’m the kind of person who’d attend an auction and that i had a billion rand. i would buy these, then i’d frame them & put them on my walls.

(the prices should include frames though, let’s be serious)

Eduard Wiiralt – “La petite Gisèle” - est. R10,000-12,000 ($1,500 -1,700)

“Rosersberg” Balloon ascension at Rosersbers Castleest R8,000-10,000 ($1,200-$1,400)

Eduard Wiiralt – “Reclining tiger” - est. R20,000-25,000 ($2,800-3,500)

Anshelm Schultzberg – “Midwinter evening by a forest road” – est. R40,000-50,000 ($5,700-7,000)

Helene Schjerfbeck – “Study in brown”est. R1,4-1,6m ($200,000-230,000)

Vilhelm Hammershöi – “A writing table and a young woman in an interior” - est. R3-3,5m ($430,000-500,000)

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