It’s really simple to make “1 Million Bucks” in metal embossing. Start with a 1 1/2″ circle of metal, on which you make an outer circle about four to five millimeters from the edge, then a close-by inner circle to create a thin one to two millimeter “barrier strip” between the outer band and the inner band, which become your “capture bands” for the interior illustration.
Then in the inside circle, draw “1 Million Bucks”, with the standard Gorby Balloon Lettering you learned from my book, “The Art of Fine-Art Scrapbooking”, which is now available as a full-color electronic version you can download and print out for your lettering and compositional guidance. Continue reading →
Read it and weep — we’re going to wade through a bit of negative news first, but I assure you that there’s GOOD NEWS at the end of the trail — here is a list of the top 14 eBay searchwords for ART, listed in the order of their relative importance, most-popular searchword in the first place, least popular searchword in last place, thus:
Antique Oil Painting
Original Oil Painting
Metal Wall Art
WPA (Work Progress Administration — Depression Era Art)
The list is long, but I’ll give you a brief history of my art exhibits over the years. I’ve left out hundreds of shows with the same galleries to avoid a boring list. I seem to have anywhere from five to fifteen shows a year every year, with the exception of my “vacation times”, short intervals between painting and sculpting and music and theater and dance and ceramic arts, paper arts, you know — exploration and application. I know you’ll want this for your eBay and other art listings, so here’s the SHORT list — the whole list can be found in the Linda Corriveau photobiography, “More Color, Less Soul”.Continue reading →
If you’re reading this, there’s still a chance to jump on board. I’m planning a full-frontal economic surge this spring, just to illustrate how it can be done with no money and just a little of your time. My goal is to raise an unspecified amount of funds — which means I haven’t got a specific target or a specific amount as a money-goal. The money is irrelevant. I’m just doing this to prove it can be done and, if you took the time and spent the energy, YOU could be doing it just as easily as I. Continue reading →
Here is a list of the items or collections we are offering today:
Jerry Hodges Jurassic Paleontology Collection — $35,000-$50,000
Ancient Gold Collection — Sumerian, Greek, Roman — $100,000-$120,000
Renoir Collection Works on Paper Including 1 Unique — $50,000-$85,000
Ancient Faces Collection — $35,000-$50,000
Mummies, Myth & Magic TAP Tour Show & Licensed Program Script — $25,000
American & German Abstract Expressionists Works on Paper — $6,000-$12,000
Schwaderer Collection — $6,000-$8,000
Hudson Valley Painters Collection — $5,500-$8,500
Cedar Bar Celebrities 1950s Vintage Paintings by E.J. Gold — $110,000-$175,000
Chagall Litho Collection — $10,000-$12,000
Miro Litho Collection — $10,000-$12,000
Picasso Litho Collection — $8,000-$10,000
Dali Collection — $18,000-$22,000
Matisse Collection — $14,000-$18,000
Rembrandt Collection — open to discussion
van Ostade — open to discussion
Durer — open to discussion
Old Masters — open to discussion
Ancient Reconstructed Jewelry in Solid 24k Gold Granulation from $35,000-$450,000 — These are made with ancient glass or stone, dated about 3,500-4,500 years ago. They were made for Isis Gallery on Wilshire & Rodeo Drive, and are worn by very famous women, some of them Royals in Europe and the Middle East. The collection numbers some 150 pieces, literally Crown Jewels, these unique and incredibly rare works of personal adornment cannot be obtained elsewhere for any price.
Golden Age Comic H.L. Gold Collection w/Jor-El Story & MADs — $5,000-$8,000
Theodora van Runkle Islamic Gold Collection — $110,000-$125,000
Mosaic Pottery from the Captivity & Exodus UNIQUE — $110,000-$300,000
Large C-6 Chondrite Meteorites — $8,000-$12,000
The Donner Unpublished Private Letters, Photos & Artifacts — $1,000,000 — Absolutely unique collection of Donner Party Memorabilia from a descendant of the Donner family.
The Spencerian Handwriting & Photo Collection — $8,000-$20,000 — Unique historical documents from Platt Rogers Spencer, inventor of handwriting penmanship technique taught in schools for almost 100 years. His handwritten documents appear in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building.
Gurdjieff Library — $5,000-$8,000 — Includes 1st Publication “All & Everything” in MINT with original Prospectus & Completely Intact Dustjacket, plus a very vintage copy of the 1941 prepublication manuscript, plus many rare Gurdjieffian publications not seen in many years.
Legacy Lincoln Collections with Keys Complete 4 Sets, $4,500-$8,500 each.
Legacy Ancient Jewish Coins — Mint Error Coins Very Rare — $5,000-$8,000
Ultra-Rare Greek Miniature Terra-Cotta Theater Masks & Statuettes of Actors, one as Socrates — $35,000-$50,000.
Werkman Holocaust Museum Exhibit with Original Works on Paper — $5,000-$8,000
Claude Needham Stone Sculpture Garden — $45,000-$65,000.
EJ Gold Bronze Sculpture Collection — $200,000-$450,000.
EJ Gold 11-Foot Tall Lightweight Metal-Clad Architectural Sculpture — $22,000-$28,000 — Needs no special engineering or floor supports, can be installed in New York apartment or loft without problems.
EJ Gold Architectural Mural Installation — Price will vary depending on size & shipping weight, installation issues, etc. range: $50,000-$350,000.
Miniature Z-Scale Briefcase Train Set created for Bill Clinton by White House Artist E.J. Gold. — $5,000-$12,000 — Absolutely Unique Marklin set, handmade and fully weathered and populated, with an original watercolor backdrop.
EJ Gold Handpainted Original Terrarium Backdrop — $5,000-$8,000.
EJ Gold Handpainted Original Doggie Jacket — $5,000-$8,000.
EJ Gold Handpainted Reunion Blues Leather Gig Bags, All Instruments, estimates will vary from $5,000-$22,000 for the double-bass bag. Many famous jazz musicians have an EJ Gold Reunion Blues gig bag.
EJ Gold Designed Tiny House Furnished w/Artwork built on your property, all codes and permits included, from $110,000 to $1,450,000 — Your Tiny House is specially designed and fully engineer-architected to be environmentally friendly with all the amenities but none of the hassle of a full-sized house. The Tiny House is built on your property, to your written approval. Special non-offgassing flooring, wallboards, paints and carpeting are used.
Domain Names — hundreds of fabulous domain names, many very short, prices vary, NO ownership, copyright or trademark violations, guaranteed, all sites are up and working, many gathering very good traffic and interest, from s3xx.com all the way to paganwebsite.com — we bought when you could still buy. Realistically and competitively priced from $5,000 to $1,500,000.
Those are just a few of the collections that I can put together for an auction or presentation. There’s everything from baseball cards and celebrity photos to rare perfumes and celebrity costumes seen in films and television.
JOAN MIRO — Original Mourlot Hand-Pulled Stone Lithograph printed on wove paper, it is the back cover of ” XXe Siecle #4″, published in 1954; edition size about 5,000, probably a few hundred circulating around nowadays, or far less, as a result of many of them falling into a permanent collection of a library, university or museum. A very rare original print with lots of early primitivism and strong paint strokes. The double “X” signifies the “twentieth century” aspect of the famous high-grade French art “magazine” of the Golden Age of Art. Condition is Extra-Fine.
Bidding Range: $950 – $1500
SIDE-NOTES: This is hard to find, and expensive to buy, with no hope of “fast turnover”. It may take years to sell a print in a gallery. There are some XXe Siecle originals on eBay, and a lot of things that people THINK are XXe Siecle that are also there. Some prints are as low as $30 bucks or so, when the seller is unaware of the value of the print, and when the artist is not as well-collected, highly valued or among the “Big Name Artists” like Rembrandt, Renoir, Chagall, Miro, Picasso, and Matisse. It’s not a good idea to seek out bargains in the art market. You pay for what you get, and you get what you pay for.Continue reading →
The Easter “Sweat Yer Butt Off” Workshop is only days away!!! Wake up & live!!! We will do all sorts of unusual things at this Weekend Festive Spring Celebration and new and interesting work tools will be introduced and demonstrated, along with accelerated power-prayer & more.
I have several museum-grade collections just sitting in three bank vaults — important art historical art and literature collections that would be highly appreciated by any public institution that received them. They are of the highest caliber and significance. You might want to purchase one or more of them and donate them to your favorite museum, university or library or build a space to house one or more of these collections. All the collections are legal to own, and have been on public display in the United States for more than half a century.
Typically, museums don’t buy things — they expect them to be donated, and many people enjoy tax benefits from buying collections and then donating them to a museum, library or university, as well as other venues such as jazz schools, jazz clubs, jazz and art academies and even malls and shops, medical waiting rooms and hospital hallways, where the weight limitations are very important and easily met by our display team technologies, and several folks have donated their collections to local Elks clubs and other public benefit organizations.
There are many other benefits that might accrue for you or someone you know, resulting from the donation of an important art or history collection, not the least of which is the sheer pleasure you get from sharing with thousands of people the beauty that you have discovered in your life, possibly bringing love, joy and beauty to theirs as well.
In addition, if your gift is important enough, you might have a Hall or a Wing named after yourself, or a loved one in memoriam, or you might elect to donate anonymously or posthumously or both. I’d discuss Living Trusts and other instruments with my accountant and attorney before making any decisions, though — you never really know what your options are until you check with the professionals for professional advice that they can guarantee and for which they take responsibility. Continue reading →
I think I just invented enamel granulation, at least in the New Age Material I’ve been using with what amounts to a cheese fondue dish combined with a professional hair dryer and a few common kitchen utensils — clearly, that’s where the paper enameling technology that I buy and use must have first spawned, and if you look at the products typical of the art form, you’ll be disappointed in the very ordinary kind of products — things that amount to “VANILLA” in any language, meaning that there is absolutely no exploitation of the Fine Art effects that can be brought out of the medium. Continue reading →
2006-005 Gallery Tag: $3,500
Artist: Y. Helman
Medium: ORIGINAL Oil on canvas
Title: “Cape Pleasant, 1965”
Signature: Lower right hand corner of the image
Size: 20” x 28”
Frame: Original Vintage Handmade Custom Wood Frame
Condition: Excellent Continue reading →