please note the following important peice of information:
BelMar Lab painted peices of comic covers weren't giveaways... please call the number in the article to return them!
I didn't think that they were, and I said to F, I don't think these are free... and good thinkin'. They just seemed way too nice a thing to give away for free. Plus to me it was just too obvious that it was not something an artist would just do for free and give away. I will admit that I picked the remaining ones out of the spinner and read the back of them, it was nice, he dedicated each piece to someone or something momentous. I didn't want to say to anyone... uh... yeah... this is an installation I think... I said it to F (of course) but no one else. It is hard to police that kind of thing in a full gallery.
No judgment on the folks that I saw with multiples in your hands... seriously it WAS tempting for sure... those peices were totally amazing....but do the right thing and return them to the gallery please. I know that they would be totally pysched to get them back. And um... I don't want to gloat, but see F? Although he knew too.
I wish I had gotten one of the free rocks mentioned in the article though. Oh well, maybe I can find a rock that I like when I am out and about and pretend!
NOW... if you have not attended the space, seriously you should go. There are vintage Brenda Starr sheets, pieces by contemporary comic writers that are amazing, some line drawn and some that just graphically are amazing. There is humor and political commentary and satire all around. Take the time to read each panel. It was very very interesting. I do want to go back and see when the show closes if I can buy one of the panels. This is pointed out as a reminder to me more than anything else. I don't know if they are even going to do that, but it is always an option if they aren't archiving the show.
ALSO : for a completely overwhelmingly wonderful stretch into imagination and wonderment... see Andrew's portion of the show... its merely a inkling of his collection of collections. And because it was so crowded I couldn't really tell what what what. But it was really funny because when I talked with him for a mere moment he showed me a bag of teeth that someone gave him. Comic teeth, not comic teeth, it was awesome. And he was excited. That is so dear you know?
Here is a link to the show site: The Lab Belmar