So this painter was a student of my mothers good friend. the picture made it from my mother to her friend to the artist, then onto the canvas. I was never contacted or asked if it was OK.
and he is selling it for $2700
I am the photographer... I am a photographer... it is how I pay my bills... I just find the painters behaviour in this matter offensive. do you reckon I should be upset?
oh this is the artist statement...
My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.