Tuesday, September 9, 2008

jesse irwin chainsawing a painting by steve smith of ben bernanke (study)


Here's something I did in about 2 hours. It's just a quick study of a subject I plan on doing a large scale painting of once certain details are worked out. It depicts Jesse Irwin chainsawing a painting from an event last year called Art Attack held at the South Athletic Broadway Club. Last year was the first time this event was held as a fund raiser for SCOSAG and KDHX. The idea is for artists to submit paintings for a drunk, rowdy crowd to judge and if the crowd doesn't like the painting then it gets destroyed. The painting that's getting destroyed here was by Steven Smith and I suspect he wanted it destroyed because it's a picture of Ben Bernanke. It appears Art Attack is happening again this year and this study was done in preparation for what I'll submit once we receive our canvas. If a painting doesn't get destroyed then it's auctioned off to the highest bidder. Last year the painting I submitted was auctioned for 90 bucks. I spent a month painting it. I won't spend that much time on this year's painting.


now listening to - Radiohead - "In Rainbows"






5 comments:

Tony Renner said...

cool painting, dana...

Thomas Crone said...

Last year's went for $90 US? Oh!

Dana Smith said...

thanks Tony and yes Thomas but i get a fuzzy warm feeling when i think about it...

Jesse Sparkles said...

Dana,

I would like to buy this from you or barter for it in some interesting way. Also, to have drinks with you and talk about the Federal Reserve System. I will give you a call soon. You rule.

Dana Smith said...

hi Jesse,

thank you for the offer, however this piece is now the property of the very person who inspired it, Steven Fitzpatrick Smith...perhaps we can work something else out...