Anthony Lister Sells Out

Let me just say this first off, I love Anthony Lister’s work. I have been waiting to get one of his superman prints for a long time. The prices are just getting to where they should be right now and I can’t wait to put it up on the wall. I have met him a few times, and he is friends of friends.

This latest piece on the Melrose Barracuda wall is an advertisement for the release of “Rise of the the Planet of the Apes”, done by Anthony Lister.

I have never seen Lister do anything like this, But I am not following him like crazy. But this is called selling out. Now I don’t think that selling out is a bad thing at all. It is smart, If I could sell out, I would sell out faster than Mr. Lister. This chance will never happen to me, Or I hope that it will one day. But there is no real chance that it ever will. I am not an artist and my work isn’t related to selling out ever (which I find sad, and will work on figuring out a way to sell out). Anyways, the idea of selling out if funny to me. What are the levels of selling out? And if one “underground” artist sells out, is it still selling out? I wouldn’t put Lister in the list of underground artists in anyway, his work is amazing and he often sell’s out his shows anyways. But if for say some higher level artist Sells out, he gets lambasted on the web.

The ultimate trump card in selling out and copying and fair use is the artist Andy Warhol. How long did it take for Andy Warhol to sell out? Was he considered a sell out, even during his time? I am really just sick of hearing the words sell out really. It is just a jealous term. I think it is a great way for artists to get there name out. I want more people to know about Anthony Lister, I just don’t want his art prices to go up. They are still to expensive for me!

Photo credit: Daily Dujour


New Favorite Print Shop: Steady Print Co.

I buy a lot of art, The most I have ever spent on art was about 100 dollars. If I see something that I like I will buy it. It is sort of a terrible impulse that I have. And most art on the internet is sold through paypal, and I know my paypal login and password. So without even having to go get my wallet, type in some Credit Card numbers. I can enter in my login and password and boom, a month later, art is at my doorstep. This happens a lot also, I will receive a package and have no idea what it is.

Anyways, I just came across these kids, Steady Print Co.. They are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is cool, I guess.

I don’t normally like text on my art, or words actually. They have some really good word based art. Two of my favorites are:

You can get both of those prints for only $30 dollars, I think thats a steal. One critique of the site, is that I would like to view all of the posters. I wouldn’t normally click on each poster to see it, but because I would looking for the top one, I had to click through them all. Prices at the top also.

Buy em here.