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Fashion The Pan - Part IV

Written by: Brandon Fisher

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Art is expensive. I was at Artomatic in Arlington last night and saw quite a few unnecessary commas and decimal points in the wrong places on price tags. It’s hard to put a price on your time and your vision – but I will help – take whatever you think its worth and divide it by ten. Looking through Artomatic you could easily tell who was a professional artist (sells work for a living) and who is delusional (the rest.) There were lots of great exhibits, but sometimes a needle isn’t worth sifting through an entire haystack.

Graffiti – at least in a traditional sense – is an art form removed from commerce. You can’t typically buy an entire wall and hang it up (unless you buy four walls and a roof piece, which could make a nice new home). People can be commissioned to do graffiti, at a profit, in a controlled environment, but that is not graffiti to me. That’s art in the style of graffiti. This is why I got upset when Marc Jacobs sold a shirt using graffiti that French artist Kidult painted on his SoHo store. Not just that – it was almost $700. I understand this is a joke and tongue-in-cheek, but it shouldn’t be money-in-pocket. A real joke is when Wilfry sold a $35 meta-tee with the shirt printed on a shirt.

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