I HOPE YOU’RE KIDDING
Personally, I’m hoping against HopE.
And the dumbest of these is HopE.
Someone’s been watching “Exit Through the Giftshop” I see.
I’ve watched Exit Through the Giftshop three times and have had no urge to create a poster paint popcan stamp banal piece of work like this.
It looks more like “Hop€” than “HopE”. Although associating “€” with the word hope also ssems a bit ambitious these days…
seems, sorry (again)
Hop Euro? Perhaps it’s code.
Or maybe it’s something like “jumping the shark.” That means something in economic speak, right? I only pretend to know what to do with money. Or with being an adult.
I am a being who seeks creative outlets to a newly found awareness within. In recent years I have begun to create art that promotes not only beauty for its owner as it displays on a wall, but that makes a difference in people’s lives. The price I assign to any of my works is in part a love offering from you and I to the life of someone else. I uphold the love for humanity and mother earth who provides us with the means to carry out this beautiful journey called life.
In gratitude for your generosity and love for art,
What a tool.
Translation: “I’m on pills and disability”
So am I. Should I be selling paintings with coffee rings on them for exorbitant prices?
No, make prints and number them…and offer the lowest numbers at the highest prices because they’re “collectible.”
So long as you do it in the name of ‘art’ and ‘freedom’. Gotta keep it real.
Coffee rings are so yesterday. Menstrual blood rings, now…
That actually was a Dilbert cartoon. Ratbert came up with a new company logo and called it the “brown ring of quality.” He was ahead of his time.
I am going to promote beauty in everyone’s bank account by recreating this for the low, low price of $7.95. That is what it’s worth.
“The price I assign to any of my works is in part a love offering from you and I to the life of someone else”
So are they claiming they don’t keep the money for themselves? I’d be happy to take that “love offering” of $30K off their hands.
The wording is vague enough that I don’t believe any charity is involved at all.
Looking at that “art” I feel even our comments are charitable.
I’m sure they mean Etsy and the fees.
“How do you know something is art?” the instructor asks.
“Look at the price tag,” says the student.
I’m not seein’ the beauty here. Perhaps you are an alien being with completely different standards than human beings?
I’m hoping for some primo butthurt from this one.
“this pie e represents one of the ideals humanity is to hold onto.”
Apparently one of the other ideals being displayed here is greed.
At least the artist is aware of the upcoming trek back to reality.
Clearly this artist is VERY hopeful. In this case, hopeful means disillusioned.
Or he just hopes some idiot with no taste and an extra $30k lying around will see this painting and buy it.
“Abandon all loose hope ye who enter here.”
The sad thing is, I’ve seen “loose” so often, I have to stop and think, because whichever word I use looks wrong now.
I end up reading it in the “loose the hounds” sort of way.
Loose the hope! Get ‘em, hope! Chase ‘em down!
It’s like Evil Pandora!
“May you never loose hope…” because it’s sure to come back and bite you? Especially if you’re a slapdash painter.
What is up with the pop can rings everywhere?
Painting makes her thirsty.
Hoping for more beer money.
Did the artist originally create this on DrawSomething?
I highly doubt it, since EVERY SINGLE THING I’ve seen on DrawSomething has been way more aesthetically pleasing than this thing.
It’s that ugly concrete grey… she should have stuck to the red, white and blue and added “patriotic” to the tag. Or perhaps even she choked on that thought.
Ugh! Everyone’s a fucking artist!
Not me! I freely admit that I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler!
You mean “ar-tiste.“
Hey artist, you got a dollar?
I’m sorry, my musical theater nerd is showing.
Oh, do “fucking artists” do “performance art”?
I’m so old, I remember when they just called them “prostitutes” and “turning tricks”…
No, that is a “sex entrepreneur”.
Would a brothel be considered a collective?
Apparently so, since Ecologica Malibu defines a collective as “four people who work with wood”.
An artist that fucks?
Yeah. I wish they were. Sorry, bad timing for reading this comment.
The top of my coffee table looks exactly the same with all those cup rings, maybe that is where she got the idea!
I am not a user of Etsy, but do people put on these ridiculous prices because you can sort things by ‘highest price’ first, like ebay, so they think they will get more views? Just a thought!
That’s exactly why they do it. I suspect they don’t list at a lower price because the longer it’s in their shop, the more used to the price that they get and they begin to believe that is really IS that much money.
Huh. Whenever I’m shopping online I always sort things by the lowest price first. Call me frugal.
Hope is very expensive…hopefully change will be less costly.
Did anyone notice that this is the least expensive “painting” thing in her store
I put painting in quotes because I’m not clever enough to make the words with a line through them
Also I’m lazy and a little intoxicated
I’m just help enough to drunk you with that.
I’ve got some change in my purse if you want it.
As long as it’s loose.
Well it was all rubbing up on each other…
Huh. My coffee table has those rings on it too. Who knew I was setting my daily supply of vodka and pills on a 30,000 dollar piece of art?
My mom could have had a fortune by now if she had never yelled at me to use a coaster.
Yeah, I’m going to stop yelling at my husband. We need a nestegg.
30 000$ for 16 X 21 inches?
Disposable tablecloths are getting ridiculously exepensive these days.
“May we never LOOSE hope” because hope is a fierce beast that will kill us all.
“Loose hope”? I prefer mine tight.
Yup, that’s what he said…
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Just sold so the joke is on you…
Yeah… that didn’t happen.
Man, why did I throw away all the paintings I made in my middle school art classes? I could have made a fortune!
My mother saved the prize piece from my middle school art classes, a ghastly blue vase that I made with no talent and less technique. At these prices for work of equal skill, I should be able to retire tomorrow if I can get my hands back on it and sell it as an undiscovered artistic genius!
I actually do have a piece from middle school, framed and everything. My grandmom had it on her wall for a couple decades. But it doesn’t have any cool cup stains on it… it looks like real art!
I knew a girl in high school called “Loose Hope”. She had some “external circumstances” of her own to deal with
That trumps a friend’s classmate’s classic name, Magic Angel.
Did you see her other pieces? This one is a STEAL at only $100k: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96301178/listen-insight
Oh, and I think it’s really nice of her to include shipping. How generous! Namaste!
I actually like that one…ummm but not 100K worth of like. More like $100-200 worth of like. She could have been a couple hundred dollars richer if it wasn’t for the medications!
I’m guilty of liking it as well, but the pricing is asinine.
It’s freaking *HUGE* — 5′ x 8′ if you hang it with all panels touching — so realistic pricing is probably more in the $1000 range, maybe even $2000-3000. I have seen things of similar size that I liked less, in that range, in galleries and at shows.
$100k is, of course, crazypants.
I like it. And I could see it decorating a business lobby or something. But I can’t imagine even the most spendthrift of companies paying $100k for it.
I like all of them except for the one HK featured. I don’t get the price tags, though.
But… it’s got papier mache!
So all those end tables my dad ruined by not using a coaster, I could have sold them as some philosophical piece of “art?”
At minimum, I expect BärnE WôdE for my $30,000.
Yes, her titles have a strong IKEA influence.
I always loose hope, I just never lose it!
I HopE I don’t lose my lunch. If I aim for the painting will it be worth more?
A modern poem about this painting:
I thought pictures were supposed to say a thousand words.
This one only says one.
For 30 grand I need 999 more.
Hope is also, apparently not good when it is “loose”
Quick, capture it!
Blue for Cripps, Red for Bloods.
Black for the blackest pit of despair.
Gray because I only have red, blue, black and white in my Crayola Paint Set.
I mixed it all by myself.
My external circumstances mix feverishly with
The Unexplained Obstacle of Life’s ambitions.
My Dog paints better than this.
HOLY SHIT. My uncle owns an art gallery, and even with well known local artists, many of whom have shown all over the US and the world, I’ve never seen anything priced that high. Even things I think are crap aren’t 30 freaking thousand dollars. Especially for some coffee cup marks and a cliche saying.
Yeah, but “a portion” is going to some unnamed charity.
The “Send A Poor Artist Laughing To The Bank” charity, at a guess.
I prefer my art to be more honest with me.
I’m sorry… but seriously, is this a joke?
Yes, but not on us…
Yeah, but free shipping! What a bargain!
How much can I sell Faith and Dream for?
From her “about me” (edited by me)
I am a being who seeks moneymaking outlets to a newly found awareness of my love of cold hard cash. In recent years I have begun to create “art” that promotes not only good aim for its owner as it displays on a urinal wall, but that makes a difference in people’s wallets. The price I assign to any of my works is in part a love of money from me and stupidity from you . I uphold the love for money and unlimited supplies of patchouli that provides us with the means to carry out this beautiful journey called my full bank account.
In gratitude for your gullibility and love for crap,
You fixed it!
I’d like to fix those “paintings” with fire!
“I hope that if I cut the legs off the coffee table and get $30K for it, my parents won’t be mad about the beer can rings.”
You’re giving me an idea for a work of art that would be better than this one.
Who the fuck is going to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a fucking acrylic painting on an unframed canvas? brb going to Michael’s craft store so I can sell my mediocre paintings on Etsy!!!
I already have a bunch of half-used bottles of cheap acrylic paint from Michael’s, in such lovely colors as off-beige and fresh-blood red. We should go into business together.
If that’s what HopE has to offer, I’m not BuyinG.
Don’t these people know my name is copyrighted? I should totally sue them. Besides, my colors aren’t red white and blue, they’re purple and turquoise. Duh.
It’s nice, but Hope is no Goat by SpiNaLgRaVity’s own Brendan Balen.
In addition to everything else wrong here, I’m pretty sure she’s confused the words “conscious” and “conscience” in the extended description.
Sorry, but she actually got that one right.
“Conscious” is an adjective, so it’s correctly used, especially because “conscious art” is a thing.
“Conscience” is a noun and would make no sense in that context.
Change the H to a D…
It’s the Where’s Waldo of swastikas.
At first, I was shocked by the swastika in the background, then I noticed that it was random slashes that only happened to look like a swastika. Now I am just shocked by the chutzpah.
Is there some way to pronounce “Disenee” that sounds like something other than the last name of Walt, creator of an iconic mouse??
I’m pronouncing it like Desiree: Desinay. That way, I don’t insult Walt.
And I was mentally pronouncing it to match her painting titles:
Call me an optimist, but I can see the artistic merit here; price tag aside.
If it were double the size and done on properly prepped canvas, the seller could easily get a couple hundred bucks for it. Hell, in that case, I’d probably buy it.
Boy, MoMA has really gone downhill.
I think that this is actually from MoBA.
Behold, the Museum of Bad Art.
For that kinda money? She better kiss ya first.
This is the one I can’t fathom.
You’re asking $50,000 for a painting and can’t be bothered to set up proper lighting to take a picture of it?
I’m afraid this is because the artist does not know how to properly light a piece for photography, which means they have yet to take a class on art in community college.
BUT CLEARLY EDUCATION IS BENEATH THEIR MAGNIFICENCE
is it weird that what bothers me the most is the use of “loose” instead of “lose” people who do that make me want to slit their throat with a sharpened stick then pour glitter in the mess and sell it at high prices marked as “art”
Hey, it’s not that pricey. I mean, Bob Hope’s corpse should be worth at least 30 grand. I just don’t understand why it’s all splattered with black and blue swastikas like this.
Then again, I never understood that about Disney’s severed head, either.
SHIT, THE HopE IS LOOSE.
It’s weird, some of this guy’s stuff is not THAT bad. Okay, well one of the pieces isn’t that bad, but the prices he is asking for them is so out there insane that I’m thinking this may be a foreign person with a severe misunderstanding of the value of the dollar. Maybe he thinks that it’s like Japanese money, where you need like a thousand of them to buy a sandwich.
I don’t understand, why did Hope tag over someone’s graffiti – did they run out of building?
The title of this piece should be, “DElusioN”
My mom needed something for over the couch so I recently did a decent-enough 48×30 canvas in acrylic paint. It took $170 at Michael’s and 5 hours of paint time. Based on that experience, I’m guessing it took this person about $25 and 1 hour of paint time max. That’s 8.33333333333e-4 profit. Nice.
I guess that’s the value one attributes to the rarely mastered art of using a sponge brush.
To me the “painting” says one of the following…
Hop on some large breasts
Hop on a large plumbers crack.
The seller hopes it will sell.
Fingerpaintng grows up, by someone who never mastered the art of the decimal in describing money. Brilliant. I’m going to pour some nontoxic poster paint in roller trays, put sox on my livestock and let them wander between the paint and the wall that fell off of an old shed, SprayFix it, call it “Ferality” and sell it for $300,000.
Don’t forget to add a poem or a small story about how the painting is important. Bonus points if it has something to do with being a woman.
WOMBYN … please. What the heck is the plural of wombyn, anyway. Wombyns? Wombyni? Wombynfolk?
If you don’t want to “loose hope”, maybe you should grab a wrench and tighten it down a bit.
This isn’t so bad, aesthetically, but the price is worse….. Makes my lame-ass attempts with oil paints back in high school look fucking fantastic in comparison.
May our hope show us the way back to reality: love …
… of money, I’m assuming with that price tag. I hope.
Born too loose and now I’m loosing hope.
holy hope! what a piece
Judging from the actual piece itself, the artists’ only hope is to find a set of coasters…
OUCH…looks like Disenee tried to make friends with the cupcakes & got frosted…HARD!
Hmmm… No feedback. Really? I wonder why.
Oh the huge price tag is ok, as it’s for a good cause! Honest!
All of my collections are what I call “Conscious Art”. A portion of the price for my work will go to a scholarship fund for young individuals whose dream is to attend a university and seek the financial means to do it.
How much is college in the USA out of interest??
It varies tremendously. I paid somewhere between $10-12,000 for my 4-year degree, but that was at a state university in my home state (lower rates for residents) and I lived at home instead of the dorms. So I paid quite a bit less than most. And that was also around 15 years ago, so it’ll be higher now.
I went to a private university for one year, which was $32,000. I then went to a state university for 3 years and paid about $16,000 a year for that.
Hmm.. Hoping she finds someone that has $30,000.00 worth of love to donate. (rolls eyes). I’m delusional, but even I’M not THAT crazy!
Is loose hope anything like loose stools? Because they make pills for that now.
I’m surprised etsy isn’t “featuring” this artiste. Even thought he/she doesn’t appear to be a reseller, etsy would make a huge chunk o’ change off this sale, having provien with their actions that that’s how they roll.
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