17 February 2013
Dixie has emailed me in some of her thoughts about my artwork and I thought it would be a shame if I was the only one to read her comments. So I have posted them below.
You certainly are gusty and quite the pioneer in the art world.
The more I read about your art, the more I thought about Pop Art (but then on reflection I don't mean to narrow it down; each new art movement/concept redefines and challenges existing views). Are you the only artist stripping art back in such a way?
I admire how you've challenged the romance attached to art and stripped it down to what you see it as. I think your art work holds up because of the your philosophies.
What you are doing is very interesting; you are holding up a mirror to the art world and proving a really valid point. It is very clever of you to only paint the next in a series after one is sold.
What a conundrum you pose: your social commentary of "its not art unless someone buys it" is extremely appealing to a collector while also being kind of insulting.
I have to respectfully disagree with "it's not art unless someone buys it"
I agree that your past career gives great credibility
to your work and has enabled you to challenge the notion of art for arts
sake and stripped it back to a philosophy. That's the part I find
most impressive about your work . . . it's not just about ascending
monetary symbols on canvas, there is truth behind your series; your
concept. I think art history will acknowledge that, astute
collectors will see that.
25 June 2012
I am putting up the art exchange page after a long absence. Finally some single digit paintings at realistic prices.
28 April 2012
Rex sent this in. Thought it was pretty cool.
4 March 2012
Reserved for Jason Tomasino (NASDAQ Exchange)
Eloqua is about to hit the Nasdaq Exchange but Jason is not allowed to buy the painting until listing day. Eloqua is a company that specializes in automated internet marketing. I am sure I could use their services since I have to do this entire web site manually using Frontpage which is very out of date and I have an emailing list that I hardly ever use except to let people know that I am going overseas and I am looking for a place to stay :)
Incidentally Dwight McWethy has gotten in early to reserve the stock code painting for Facebook. I am sure the CEO will be pissed off. Dwight sells some pretty cool stuff on his web site related to Chairman Mao and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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15 February 2012
Late last year I read a book about how to price goods and services. As a result I changed the price of the Stock Code Paintings from $US 200 to $US 199. After selling a Stock Code Painting for $199 I had to change the price back to $200. It just did not seem right. I realize that I do try to apply business principals to my artwork but this seemed a bit pathetic when I think about the people who buy my artwork.
Since October I have been trading currencies quite successfully using MT4. If this results in selling "Currency Pairs" Paintings it would not surprise me.
5 February 2012
For the sake of world peace I begged Jean-Francois to mix the Bunderburg Rum before drinking it.
(Australians know what I am talking about)
My highlight for 2011 was meeting Jean-Francois Groff and staying at his house for a couple of nights in Switzerland. I was lucky to experience some great hospitality and conversation from himself and his family. Jean-Francois owns three of my paintings and it was great to see them again. Switzerland is also my favorite country in the world and if it wasn't for the lack of beaches I would be an illegal immigrant like the thousands of others.
Jean-Francois did say that I had a good lifestyle of selling paintings around the world to people I don't know and then later staying at people's places who have bought my artwork. That has never been my intention but it has worked out that way on occasions. It was the internet that has made it possible and it has also broken down the traditional art gallery/dealer/ collector relationship.
This was a really bizarre interview as part of the "Greedy Bastarts" exhibit in Paris last year. Questions in French and answers in English.
31 November 2011
Ok at the risk of offending everyone the Anthony White's Guide to Conceptual Art is just getting the final touches.
Go Here to read the Beta edition. Let me know what you think.
2 November 2011
I am currently "Artist of the Month" on www.welikeartists.com
18 August 2011
Spoke today at Yeppoon State High School about modern art, conceptual art and appropriation. The students were terrific and some even had the guts to tell me that my art is not art. One even called me a con artist. I would have loved to have failed these students and only give A+'s to the students who love my work. It did make me think that learning about my artwork should be on the agenda for all high schools around the world.
28 June 2011
I only paint to make money.
8 April 2011
The Paris exhibit is going really well and unfortunately is coming down to the last couple of days. The entire exhibit is almost all sold out.
I would like to thank the French Government for providing such great gallery space and also to the people of 59 Rue de Rivoli who run the best art gallery in Paris.
I would also like to thank the people I exhibited with. I could not ask for a better group. I'll post more details of the other artists when I get back to Australia.
20 February 2011
The Paris exhibit is definitely going ahead at 59 Rivoli from 29 March 2011 to 17 April 2011which is just down the road from the Louvre. I've booked my flights and I should definitely be there on opening night on the 31 March. I would love to catch up with you.
24 December 2010
I have had a great year. Thank you to the people who have bought my art who make it all possible and thank you to the people reading this.
23 December 2010
The latest Stockcode Paintings
Purchased by Nick Lawler 11 December 2010 as a Chinese NYE present for the Founder and Chairman of YOKU Cheung Koo Wing. (www.youku.com)
Purchased by Martin Biggs 8 November 2010
The only real story is that I love the hypocrisy surrounding Starbucks in the UK, everyone criticizes it before spending their money there.
12 November 2010
Art prices is propelled by what is known as a ratchet effect. A ratchet turns in only one direction, and then locks into place. Don Thompson
The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark The Curious Economics
of Contemporary Art
29 October 2010
Monopoly Board Poster. Currently on display at Frank Mckenzie-Hunt Art Space (Yeppoon)
15 October 2010
17 September 2010
My first Bar Code Boxes has sold on eBay today for $US 282 ($AU 301).
12 September 2010
Spent way too much time in this bar in Queenstown New Zealand.
31 August 2010
Just sold the $AU 172 Painting and a couple of hours later the $173 Painting. It has been a while since I have sold one of the Australian series so it is good to see it moving along. What creates the sales? Good economic times? Good promotion? Word of mouth or dare I say "visual beauty"? One day I am sure an economics or visual arts doctorate student will do a research paper on The Money Series. I've tried various forms of paid advertising and for some reason it never works. I wish it did because it would make the sales process very easy.
3 August 2010
I only buy products that have bar codes on them.
15 July 2010
Most recent Stock Code Painting to be sold.
I loved driving around San Jose seeing all the company headquarters such as Google, Yahoo, Adobe, eBay and Apple. It kind of felt like seeing the Great Pyramids for the first time. Without companies like these I think it would be possible for me to live in a small town like Yeppoon.
29 June 2010
New Years Resolution
Still playing around with perfecting the Bar Code Paintings. The financial year in Australia goes from 1 July to 30 June. For this entire year I will not buy any product that does not have a bar code on it in order to support bar code culture. Any product that does not have a bar code on it is not worth buying anyway.
23 June 2010
I've had this idea for a TV show for quite some time.
of Big Brother or American Idol then think…….
seven artists in a house together getting them to produce art on a very
regular basis. The artwork, prints, t-shirts etc can be sold on eBay, the
official web site, an art gallery (near the house) or any other art
gallery around the country. You could have an art opening every Friday
night for ten weeks.
goal is to see which artist can bring in the most amount of sales/
can be derived from people who phone up to vote for their favourite
artist/artwork, sell tickets to the art openings, percentage of the art
sales, selling the TV show to a network.
is created by watching the artists interact, do their artwork and
market/sell their work.
the end of the show the artists auction off two of their best pieces and
the winner is the one who got the best prices.
I feel that the power of being on TV on a regular basis will make all seven quite famous in a very short space of time. Just like Charles Saatchi made many artists famous with clever press releases and Jay Joplin made many artists famous by exhibiting in “White Cube” the creator of this show may be seen as the next great art promoter and make the artists more famous and richer in an even shorter space of time. (At the same time making themselves a lot of money)
show could be done annually and it can also be done in different countries
around the world.
12 June 2010
Working on some new art at the moment which will be launched later this year. Essentially they will be big and small multi-colored Bar Code Paintings. You could call the one above an early "study". It is quite rare for me to put my art on something other than canvas. Essentially I don't believe that "art should be everywhere". I am a traditionalist and only believe that art is created by applying paint to canvas.
The Australian wine industry is extremely innovative. Plastic corks, four liter casks, three liter bottles, one liter bottles, plastic bottles, screw top bottles etc. Essentially anything to upset the good people of France. (What I hate is that the French wine I drink in France is excellent and the wine they export to Australia tastes like Kangaroo piss.) Another Australian innovation is the "Clean Skin". I love "Clean Skins" because essentially you are judging the wine on it's taste and not intangibles such as name or artwork on the label. Anyway it's always good fun making your own labels for clean skins.
17 May 2010
Getting a bit frustrated by the Coal Sculptures. I've pre sold a few Coal Sculptures but I am not happy with the presentation to send then out into the world.
29 April 2010
I often get accused of applying business principals to my artwork and supposedly business and art should not mix. Anyway I don't care.
If you have bought one of my paintings previously to the 29 of April and for some reason you are not happy with it. Please feel free to return it to me and I will refund your purchase price plus your postage costs. Customer satisfaction is important to me.
28 April 2010
For those people who ask me where my creativity comes from it really comes from my parents. Both of them where accountants.
Currently working on painting more Dump Trucks. Ultimately I would like to be painting life size dump trucks that sell for the same price as the real ones. I love driving dump trucks as much as I loved being a stockbroker and an international artist.
I am spending more time experimenting with making coal sculptures. Coal really is beautiful and something that should be admired and not burnt.
26 January 2010
This email was sent to me late last year. I bought ten of the paintings for January. I really love the pricing.
26 November 2009
200cm x 150cm acrylic on canvas
The Dump Truck Painting is currently being auctioned on eBay. I have held this painting for too long and I think it is time to move on. You become an artists by selling art. I would much rather the painting to be hung up on your wall rather than my wall. The painting will come with a lifetime (my lifetime) money back return policy. If you return the painting to me in good condition any time after one year then I will refund 100% of your purchase price. A lot of artists don't like me applying business principals to my artwork but I don't care. I don't see myself as a typical artist. Why should any artist not have a lifetime return policy on their artwork?
3 November 2009
Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, ridden by Corey Brown
I was a bit desperate for inspiration this year to find a horse to bet on for the Melbourne Cup. Usually I go for names, astrology, the tea leaf tip or numerology to pick a winner. Nothing was working until I saw the colors and really loved this orange and black combination.
29 October 2009
Should be heading over to Heiden Switzerland on April 23 for the
launch of some new public artwork by H.R.Fricker
in honor of the founder of the Red Cross who lived not far from
where Fricker lives.
12 September 2009
With time moving on the Salathe and White Art Bonds are becoming better value as the days progress. Even I am tempted to buy one just as a short term investment. www.salatheandwhite.com
21 August 2009
Earlier this year I bought the domain name anthonywhite.com after years of trying. It was not a cheap purchase but I am a long term believer in my artwork so I thought it might come in handy later on. Currently if you go to www.anthonywhite.com it will redirect you to www.anthonywhite.net
9 August 2009
Good art inspires you to reach for your wallet.
31 March 2009
If you have been wondering why the ramblings page has not
been updated often it is basically due to computer problems that some how
has cost me thousands of dollars. I am not a real expert at web page
design and basically I do the site myself even though I am not good at it.
11 February 2009
I am only happy when I am making money.
14 December 2008
Last year I was at the Tate Modern and I walked into one of the rooms and they had a Duchump, Warhol, Koons and another artist who had some caned shit on display. This was the first time I have seen a Koon’s work in person. I was really struck with just how perfect the presentation was and how perfect the art was. (basket balls floating in a tank of something). Until I saw this work I always thought Koon’s was over rated.
One thing I don’t understand in a lot of public galleries is the policy of not being able to take photographs inside and not being able to take photographs of the artwork. I had to wait about 20 minutes for the security guard to leave to get this photograph of me with Duchamp’s Urinal at the Tate Modern. As an artist I think it’s great that someone would want to take a photograph of your work and pathetic that someone would try and stop you.
21 November 2008
I'm displaying my artwork in my home town of Yeppoon for the first time in over 3 years.
The Vault Art
Exhibit 1 hour only
2008 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM
Mackenzie Hunt Art Space
Upstairs Tabone's Corner Shop 2 Yeppoon
6 October 2008
It’s my Birthday today and I guess it is a good time to
reflect on the last twelve months.
28 September 2008
Last week I had a mini launch of The Gallery Series. The first painting has been sold and I am just working on the second painting at the moment.
25 September 2008
I mailed my first painting to Belgium today. I love selling my art all around the world. It really is a magical feeling.
24 September 2008
I wrote on the 22 June and the 16 May that I am working on the new Moon Franchise Agreement. I am just putting the finishing touches on it now.
I came across this this artist last week. Maybe the "last painting sold" + $1 is going to be the pricing method of the future.
17 August 2008
I don’t understand why the Olympic Games organizers even bother with drug testing. I’ve had to compete against artists who take performance enhancing drugs for years.
8 August 2008Enjoying my last day in San Jose at the Museum of Art.
As expected working with Sala was very challenging but I do think that it was worthwhile in that we produced our best work to date. I've had a great time in Silicon Valley and I hope that the taxman can appreciate this trip as much as I have. It's cool seeing the factories like Apple, Adobe & Paypal that make my art business possible. I really enjoyed hanging out at Mountain View, Sunny Vale & Palo Alto. I sell so much artwork to these three cities I feel that I should go door to door selling my artwork. Thankfully because of the good people of Silicon Valley I don't need to do this.
Once again it was great catching up with some people who have bought my artwork.
Currently I have some art on display at Leslies's Artgallery 66-68 rue de Luxembourg, L-6140 Bridel, Luxembourg.
21 July 2008
Moti Hooper who owns Gnomes Resturant wrote;
The painting is fantastic and sits above my cash register where it is bringing me luck. This week was much more viable than the previous weeks and I think it is due to the painting, and the feng shui colours. It also inspired much mirth amongst my staff and landlord, who then took it upon themselves to write a dollar amount on everything yellow that we have in the cafe - so we now have yellow buckets, chopping boards and fly swatters with dollar amounts scrawled across them in red nikko. Customers have been asking if we really want $154 for the yellow bucket...
29 June 2008
Over the last six months I've lost over thirty kilograms. I basically gave up drinking, smoking and almost became a vegetarian. I'm in the running to be Yeppoon's Weight Watcher of the year. Why am I sharing this with you?
I wish I got some video footage of me painting in the early days. I would start painting at about 9am. I would drink Classic Dry White (The French don't let us call it something else anymore) and smoke all day while working on about eight paintings at the same time. I would paint on my balcony which over looked Keppel Bay. It was a great way to spend a day. I had tried painting without the wine and it did not make any difference to the production which I found quite amazing.
28 June 2008
About a year ago I started this website which is dedicated to the artwork in the movie Wall Street. I found it hard to believe that there are other people who do Google searches to find out more about this artwork. When most people watch Wall Street they think about the stockbroking and inside trading etc. Art was a prominent feature in the Wall Street movie which is often over looked.. In particular I always liked the artwork that was in Gordon Gecko’s office. Gordon Gecko, Bud Fox and Darien all made some really interesting comments regarding the value of art and the modern art market.
On another topic I can not wait for this financial year to be over (30 June in Australia).
22 June 2008
Still working on the new Moon Franchise Agreement. The canvas is huge so I am taking my time getting used to the size. I am wanting this to be the piece that gets me from selling work in the low hundreds to selling work in the thousands.
I'll be in San Jose from 29 July to the 9th of August. I'll have a couple of nights in Tokyo before then.
31 May 2008
I seem to be developing a pile of art next to my front door that I bought and can not be bothered taking out of the packaging. As well as selling art on the internet I also like buying art as well.
Just getting the plans together now for San Jose and it looks like I will have a two night stop over in Tokyo which sounds great because I have always wanted to go there and I love Japanese food. Yeppoon could really do with a Japanese takeaway. However despite selling art to people all over the world I am yet to sell one to someone in Japan. I'll try and rectify this before I go.
24 May 2008
I'm just starting to get the details together for
visiting Sala from “Salathé
& White” in
Lately I’ve been reading about the muti million
dollar art sales in
16 May 2008
I’m just getting ready for the tenth anniversary of the Moon Franchise Agreement which was the first piece of art that I was very satisfied with. The Moon Franchise was the first piece of art I did that may be described as “conceptual art”. Up until that time I was painting still life. I had no idea what the term conceptual art meant. The work really was a reflection of the environment that I was in. What I really like about this piece is that it is just as relevant today as it was ten years ago. Something that many people don’t pick up on is that part of the art makes fun of limited edition prints which I don't tend to like. I’ve bought a huge canvas which is 72 by 48 inches to hand paint one of the agreements. The territory will be starting from where longitude and latitude cross at zero degrees. Due to the size the painting it is designed to end up in a gallery like the Tate Modern or MOMA so I hope that the person who buys it is a good custodian of the work.
18 April 2008
No Longer driving a dump truck at Blackwater which is a hard core coal mining town. The six weeks I spent at Blackwater was a rather strange experience for me. About two thousand people live in Blackwater which is not really close to anywhere. Some people may call it the “outback”. I did see kangaroo’s just about everyday on the way to work. Blackwater is a town that you would only live there if you had a high paying job. All over town are signs that say “Safety is our number one priority.” Safe thing tend to be boring. Most of my friends in Yeppoon all seem to have pretend jobs or pretend businesses that don’t involve a lot of time or work and don’t ever seem to actually produce anything. The contrast has been interesting.
14 April 2008
this is how the stock market works I hate to imagine how the art market
Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the
villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the
villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish the
villagers stopped their effort.
then announced that he would buy at $20.This renewed the efforts of the
villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little
that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it.
since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now
buy on his behalf.
will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you
can sell them to him for $50 each."
12 April 2008
Bond Nr. 3 is being auctioned on eBay latter this month. You can learn more about the painting at www.salatheandwhite.com
10 April 2008
A big announcement today. "The Money Series" will be part of a group art exhibit at Sherry Frunkin Gallery in Santa Monica. I sell more paintings to people living in California than anywhere else so I expect the exhibit should do quite well. I will not be attending the opening or the exhibit at this stage. If you do go could you please take some photo's and email me a few comments. I would really appreciate it.
Opening Reception - Sat 26 April 6-8 PM
SHERRY FRUMKIN GALLERY
8 April 2008
who works for JPMorgan Chase who would like to buy the Bear Stearns Stock
Code Painting for $US 2 please let me know.
31 March 2008
Jeff reserved the $US 928 Painting and he was kind enough to send me his inspiration.
30 March 2008
Bond Nr.2 has been sold. I expect Bond Nr. 3 will go on sale next month. This is the last Bond Painting that I painted with Sala while I was in Switzerland. What this means is that I am expecting another trip to Zurich in the near future to paint some more. Really looking forward to this. (Dear Tax Man this is a legitimate business trip.)
This is a photo of me driving the dump truck.
You often read about actors who research a roll by actually playing it out in real life. Method acting. Artists are often renowned for exploring the good side of life such as fine food, good wines, painting in exotic locations etc. I think I have gone overboard with my latest artistic endeavors by exploring the unglamorous side of life and have taken things too far. This has been the first time in my life that I have actually worked on producing something that has some intrinsic value apart from art. However I will say that the people I work with do look like successful rock stars. At the moment I am driving a Caterpillar dump truck in the coal mining town of Blackwater which is about three hours drive west of Yeppoon where I live. The artistic message I am getting from this is "think big".
If I can ever get my video camera working this should be the location of my first attempt at video art. Rather than getting a new camera I am getting a new computer. Mac lap top with wireless broadband.
29 March 2008
Got this from Matt.
Just stumbled across your website today. Pitch perfect! Your cynicism about the art industry and your open effort to manipulate demand are brilliant. (In high school I dreamed of creating t-shirts with logos showing the price paid for the shirt). Because I'm also an entrepreneur and investor, I'd like to reserve these numbers for your US money series:
303 (Chicago area code)
310 (LA area code)
1600 (White House address)
1913 (US Federal Reserve established)
1960 (Kennedy election)
1968 (year of turmoil)
1969 (moon landing, Woodstock)
1980 (Reagan election)
1991 (collapse of anti-capitalist USSR)
2001 (new millennium)
Best of success,
7 March 2008
I have spent half of today cleaning out my art studio and the other half trying to get to know my new computer.
10 February 2008
It has been a long time between updates. I have still been selling art over the last couple of months. My computer has been at the repair shop the last couple of weeks and still is. This has been a real pain to an internet junkie like myself.
Probably the big news is that I will most likely be moving from Yeppoon early this year. I have started giving away a lot of the junk that I have acquired to make the move easier. I do not intend on taking anything with me from Yeppoon except some clothes and my art collection. I have also given notice to move out of my art studio in downtown Yeppoon.
Sala and myself have started communicating in regards to our next bond auction at www.salatheandwhite.com We are both very committed to this project and what we are trying to convey.
Yesterday I got an email from an art gallery in California regarding the possibility of an art exhibit in April. We have swapped a couple of emails and this is looking promising. Will keep you posted.
6 December 2007
The £6 Painting is now up for sale on eBay.
4 December 2007
In less than a day the three single digit paintings have sold for $US 600 each. Maybe they were priced too cheaply. Leanne is now willing to buy any single digit painting for $US 500. She must have had a good stockbroker to think like this.
3 December 2007
Quite a few paintings are now for re-sale on The Art Exchange including three single digits.
23 November 2007
The first Salathé and White Bond Painting has just been sold on eBay for $US 1286.
12 November 2007
Mailed my first painting to Luxembourg today. (€130 Painting)
8 November 2007
To see the new artwork and to read about my partnership with Swiss artist Marcel Salathé go to http://www.salatheandwhite.com
7 November 2007
Here are some various photos taken on my recent trip to London and Switzerland. I think that the highlight of my trip was seeing so many of my paintings hanging up in people's homes. I guess traditionally you exhibit your artwork in a gallery and chances are you will never meet the people who buy your work. I guess the gallery owners like it this way.
Having lunch with H.R.Fricker
Catching up with Thomas & Ursula Bänziger in their home.
Fricker took me to Karlheinz Pichler's home in Austria for dinner. Karlheinz has the best modern art collection I have ever seen in someone's home. You could spend an hour on the toilet just looking at the art! I can also recommend his poetry book, Die Ohren So Blau.
Karl Kronig who is in charge of the collection at The Museum of Communication in Bern gave me an excellent guided tour of the Museum. This is a photo of Karl showing me part of the extensive mail art collection in the vault. This was the biggest vault I have ever seen. We spent some time talking about the growth of "internet art" and the rise of artists who are only exhibiting and selling their artwork on the internet.
Before entering the Museum I felt quite at home. eBay European headquarters is across the road and a post office is next door.
I spent a couple of days at this Cafe/Restaurant in Bern working on some new artwork. Architecturally I loved the mix of indoor and outdoor dinning. It was a great place to get some work done.
This was my favorite piece of artwork in the Kunsthaus.
I had an excellent dinner at Teresa Critien's place just outside of London. I also enjoyed seeing these paintings again.
22 October 2007
Currently in London.
The last few days with Sala in Zurich has been quite exhausting both mentally and physically. However I am pleased with the results of the artwork we produced together.
12 October 2007
Things have been going exceptionally well in Switzerland. H.R. Fricker picked me up from Zurich Airport. Went back to his place in Trogen for Fondue and Swiss wine. We also made some mail art together. I left four days later. Have caught up with some of my art collectors. I will show you the photos when I get a chance to download them. Switzerland is my third biggest market for art sales so I feel that the trip here has been very important. (Get the hint tax man)
Spent three nights in Bern which is the capital of Switzerland. Had lunch at this cafe/restaurant which had a river flowing under it. I was so intrigued by this place I had to eat there (twice) regardless of the price. In particular I spoke to Karl Kronig who is the curator of the Communication Musem in Bern about the potential for an art exhibit in the future. He seems to be following closely the internet art scene.
I am currently staying with Sala in Zurich. We are working on a new art project together which is quite exciting. Particularly since it could mean a trip to California early next year to work on the production of the art.
27 September 2007
I've been getting a few sales from the Saatchi Online Gallery lately. Was not sure why until I found this. It is quite touching to be someone's favorite.
The Have Fun in Europe Fund is coming on nicely. A few more hundred added today.
26 September 2007
Something I did not expect is that I will be delivering one of my painting to Switzerland myself! I am sure the tax man will understand why the trip is a tax deduction.
24 September 2007
Mailed my first painting to Ireland today. The $US 168 Painting.
18 September 2007
The Have Fun in Europe Fund is coming on well with over $1000 in the kitty.
18 September 2007
Went sailing on the weekend and had lunch just off this Island which is about a three hour sail from Yeppoon.
13 September 2007
Some people have worked it out that I will be catching up with artists H.R. Fricker and Sala in Switzerland. However I am also catching up with some of my collectors as well Thea and Wanda Fricker, Thomas and Ursula Baenziger, Hanspeter Schiess, Hannes Eggli, Stef & Roman Studer. I'll also be doing a boarder crossing to Austria to see Karl Pichler.
Nothing better I love seeing than my artwork hanging up in someone else's home.
12 September 2007
The revenue from all paintings sold between now and the 27th of October will be going into the Have Fun in Europe Fund. I will spend all the proceeds while overseas and I'll write how the money got spent here.
When I'm not traveling overseas or buying shares I do like to buy art. You will be able to read about it shortly on "The Portfolio" page which I am working on at the moment.
Went surfing this morning and got a few small waves. Where did all the people go?
11 September 2007
Have just booked my flights. I fly into Zurich on the 4th of October and fly out of London on the 27 October. At this time I think I'll only be spending a couple of days in London to see White Cube, Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern. If you want to catch up with me to do the gallery tour just send me an email.
7 September 2007
Sold a painting recently to somebody who found me on this web site. I find it hard to believe that the web site is still up from May 2001.
4 September 2007
Sold some more Money Series Paintings and I am still enjoying the new wine bar in Yeppoon.
Currently investigating a trip to Switzerland in October. Would like to catch up with a couple of my collectors.
25 August 2007
An all round excellent week. Sold three paintings, went surfing a couple of times, found a new orchid that needs picking, been spending heaps of time at a new wine bar that opened in Yeppoon and found time to do some painting.
21 August 2007
Just sold CHRW which is listed on NASDAQ.
20 August 2007
Must be bonus time at Goldman Sachs Group Inc as well because I just sold this stock codes.
19 August 2007
Just sold the JPMorgan Chase stock code (JPM) to C.A. who works as an analyst at JPMorgan. I got this message from C.A. just received my bonus, and I am a huge fan of irony.
7 August 2007
I've been away on an island for the last week so I can not read or watch the financial markets. It reminds me of the story about a tree that falls in the forest......
21 July 2007
Is this any surprise that this Stock Code Painting sold to a jeweller? Just finished the painting today. Glass of wine in one hand and paint brush in the other.
13 July 2007
Something I never told ABN AMRO
I started The Money Series in April 2004 and at the time I was working as a stockbroker. It was fun painting my artwork on the weekends and stockbroking during the week. I felt like I had some balance even if I was making money seven days a week.
After a while I found myself missing some fun things on the weekend in order to keep up with demand for my artwork. To me having fun with the process is just as important as the outcome when it comes to making art. However I was not finding the painting process fun when I felt like I was missing out on something else.
To combat this I started painting at work. I would shut my door and pretend that I was with a client. I would ask my assistant to put all my calls on hold. I would write the fake appointments in my diary. Then I would spend an hour or two on my artwork. I was painting numbers on canvas while watching numbers on my screen so I was in the right environment to produce my art.
This was a great system.
12 July 2007
Have just come back from a four day sailing trip from Yeppoon to the Sunshine Coast. The first photo is of a bow surfing dolphin. These are majestic creatures and it really is amazing seeing them up close.
When I was working as a stockbroker I went sailing for the first time with some friends for four days about four years ago without telecommunications or going near a newsagent. I could not believe that I could survive without checking share prices or having access to the financial media.
It is interesting to see where the year has gone for The Money Series. I did this painting as a special commission for Dick Shave last year. The painting has four signatures on it because it is really is four paintings on one canvas. The 1 July was chosen the date to commemorate where The Money Series is up to on the 1st day of the financial year in Australia and many other countries. Dick has purchased The Art Exchange painting for 2007. If you are wanting to order The Art Exchange painting for the 1st of July 2008 please let me know.
10 June 2007
This is a one year anniversary from being deleted from Wikipedia. Over three hundred paintings have been sold in the last year. If anyone can improve on my write up it would be appreciated.
2 June 2007
Breaking news. I have just been told that The Money Series have appeared on Swiss TV. This is Thomas Banziger being interviewed about something else with his paintings in the background. ($AU 155 & £110 Paintings)
30 May 2007
Here are some scenes in Wall Street regarding art.
Bud - So what do you see in this.
Darien - Purity. Innocence.
Bud - $2000 down the drain if you ask me.
Darien - So I guess you can kiss your career as an art appraiser down the drain because we paid over $400 000 for it at the contemporary picture sale last June.
Bud - It's nice if you're on mushrooms. He sure has taken a bath on that one. I thought Gordon was an astute businessman.
This is Darien & Gordon at an art auction just after he paid $2 100 000 for a piece of modern art. It is hard to know what he bought. It seems that Gordon and Bud don't like art but they both use it to get closer to Darien.
Gordon - You're as beautiful as the painting I just bought.
This is my favorite painting in the movie.
If you know anything about it can you please email me.
Gordon - This painting here. I bought it ten years ago for $60 000. I could sell it today for $600 000. The illusion has become real and the more real it becomes the more desperate they want it. Capitalism at it's finest.
21 May 2007
Long after I am gone I know that my artwork will still be remembered. I don't really care about this. What I would like to be known for saying is that
The artist of tomorrow are the one's that are creating an internet presences today.
18 May 2007
(You may want to see the new web site
on Wall Street Art)
2 May 2007
I spent the day helping set up the artwork for the Yeppoon Rotary Art Competition. This was the competition that started my artwork on the world tour. I will also be helping out tomorrow and I have volunteered to work on opening night this Saturday. I just feel that it is time that I put something back. I have always had a lot of respect for the Yeppoon Rotary Club. I have been to a few of their meeting and they are always talking about how to make the world a better place.
24 April 2007
Tod from Art Socket had this to say.
Whoa. Your new work is brilliant. As good as the money series is, this is significantly better. It's an exchange of an exchange - a symbol of a symbol of an entire ideology that is also tangible, cultural and socio-economic - a representation of the very fabric of western material existence.
This is some of the best conceptual work I've ever seen.
21 April 2007
Shanna Trenholm sent me this photo of her two paintings. She is Californian born and breed so I am not sure why she went for the European influence. Anyway the part I noticed was the clever table with the wine glasses that would have cost a lot more that my paintings. I have been to California and I have a soft spot for their wine.
20 April 2007
Over Easter I have been working on the launch of some new artwork. I have had the idea for a while and I think the timing is better now than in the past. You can have a preview at http://www.anthonywhite.net/stockcodes.html please write to me and let me know what you think. It should take a while to fine tune the site and your input would be appreciated. Please remember that I am not a wiz at creating web pages. I do this site myself and I prefer it that way even if it does look like something from the 70's.
30 March 2007
I find it interesting that the US Dollar Series has overtaken the Australian Dollar Series. I am not sure if this means anything or not. The Pounds Series seems low at 108 GBP but it is still the most expensive painting currently for sale.
Over the last ten days I've painted and uploaded a few more Euro's, Pounds and US Dollar Paintings. Since the paintings have gone into triple digits I have noticed more people buying my art on the basis of visual beauty and want to see the painting first before ordering. I really feel that the concept of the series is more important than the actual style of any individual painting.
15 March 2007
Can not seem to get a good photo of the 120 Euro Painting. The background is a light green. I used glow in the dark paint which I have been experimenting with in my artwork for quite some time. If you have the right room for it this is a terrific painting.
12 March 2007
For an emerging artist I think that I have more secondary sales than any other artist I know about. Starting out I knew that I had to cultivate a strong secondary market to have a strong primary market but I think I may have taken it too far. After this action ($US 5 Painting) the painting will have had three different owners in less than 3 months and four different owners in the last 15 months since I sold the painting. All four owners have made a profit from owning and selling my artwork.
I think that I am going to start promoting my artwork on the basis of visual beauty rather than investment potential.
5 March 2007
Got this email from Pepe last week.
I was at a bit of a loose end this morning so I thought I'd work out what year Riiko Sakkinen could expect to take delivery of his $1000000 painting. The only data I have to work with is the number of paintings sold to date and the date you started. Using that I've worked out that that it should be done by the year 20837. Probably April 23rd at about dinner time.
15 February 2007
Myself, Melinda and the $61 & $67 Paintings.
I got a write up in today's local newspaper - The Morning Bulletin. This photo was taken inside the Rockhampton Art gallery with the journalist Melinda Siegmeier. Melinda was a finalist in the Miss Indy Competition on the Gold Coast last year. She looks tiny beside me. These two paintings are part of the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection. This was a good reminder as to how my art has changed over the last couple of years.
13 February 2007
First painting off to Portugal today. £107 Painting.
9 February 2007
I really feel that the artists of tomorrow are the ones that are getting a web presence today. I also feel that most artists that died before the internet took off are going to be forgotten a lot sooner if they don't have someone plugging them on the internet. I say this because I see a lot of my arty friends using Google & the internet to research artists.
5 February 2007
Just got this email from Alex.
Hi Anthony - Just wanted to update you on my 53-54-55 euro set. In a complicated and late-night card tournament I wagered my 54 euro painting and lost. Peter and Christina Mack are now the owners. No money was exchanged. There is a double or nothing clause so I will have a chance to win it back. Alex
19 January 2007
Hi Anthony and Happy New Year. I thought I'd send you a photo of your work on my walls so you can see where they're living at the moment.
Thanks Pepe. I love seeing my paintings hanging up.
Pepe bought the £6 Painting in December for $US 170. In January three single digit paintings have sold for $US 500 each.
Record price for Anthony White Artwork.
Not long after yesterdays post the €8 Painting and the $US 8 have both sold for $US 500 each to two different buyers. There are still two single digit paintings for sale. Frank who is selling the paintings have now raised the price to $US 600 because the first two sold so quickly.
Some single digit paintings are for sale on The Art Exchange. (update all sold)
This would be one of the funniest write-ups I have read about my artwork in a long time. I really love that Wikipedia have archived a page about me that can not be edited or deleted. Don't I get a say in this? No one asked me.
6 January 2007
My New Year's Eve goal was not to eat any deep fried chips for 2007. This is really difficult in Yeppoon because when you eat out, every meal comes with chips.
I am spending all January at Agnes Water. I own a house here and it is nice to enjoy it.
Last year I sold over 300 paintings. This is very humbling when I think that most artists would be lucky to sell 300 paintings in a life time. This year I will work hard at producing the best artwork I can because another goal of mine is to sell at least 300 paintings this year.
14 December 06
When I was a stockbroker the goal was always to make the client money or to put it another way to make rich people richer. This tended to be the best form of advertising.
I am still not entirely comfortable with the recent secondary market sales on eBay.com of my work where some people make more money out of my art work than I do.
6 December 06
All the double digit painting have now been sold thanks to William Holt who bought the £97 Pound Painting. The £98 & £99 Pound Paintings have been reserved in advance. Also sent my first painting to South Africa which is also my first painting to Africa.
21 November 06
This is me with the Socialist Youth at the G20 protest march in Melbourne. I wonder what they would think of me starting an art production business with the sole intention of making money by creating art which is a good investments.
In order for artwork to be truly beautiful then their must be an element of investment as well.
12 November 06
I no longer exhibit any of my artwork in Yeppoon despite having three galleries. I would rather stay focused on selling art on the internet.
31 October 06
I love sending my artwork to different countries around the world. However sending my first painting ($US 111 ) to the Googleplex really made my day.
28 August 06
Phil Jenkins who bought the $AU 5,6,7,8,24 $US 5,6,7,8,24 & £ 5,6,7,8,24 has recently sold these paintings to Yeppoon art dealer Frank Mackenzie-Hunt for an undisclosed sum. I think Phil was a bit upset that I didn't tell him about the launch of the €'s series. Incidentally I have a few people upset that I didn't tell them about the launch of the Euros as this has broken up a few sets. It will be interesting to see what Frank does with these paintings. Ideally I hope they get sold to different people around the world. I don't think that keeping so many low numbers with the one buyer was good for the series.
26 August 06
Mailed my first painting to Slovenia today. I didn't know much about this country but I spent a bit of time on the internet doing some basic research. It's a great looking country with good architecture and a love of arts and culture.
I love sending my artwork around the world and I hope that this sort of global interaction makes the world a better place.
11 August 06
This piece is a commission from Dick Shave of New York. We swapped a few emails and a few ideas. Essentially Dick wanted three different currencies all on the one canvas. This got expanded to four currencies due to the Euro being launched. I really love the way this captures where the series was at on one particular day. The 1st of July was chosen because it is the start of the financial year in Australia. It was also the official launch date of the Euro. The US Dollars was launched 1 January 2006 and the pounds was launched 1 July 2005. I look forward to the 1st of July 2007 because it will be easy to see what I have done in the previous year. The painting has four signatures on it. The reason for this is because I feel that it is four paintings on the one canvas.
I have mentioned before that I consider the process just as important as the outcome. I did this painting and a few others while staying at a friends place near Montville Queensland. (below) It takes me a day to drive there and a day to drive back but without distractions such as the internet I find I get a lot done.
22 July 06
Had to close the guest book down. I love reading peoples comments about my art but it was becoming a spam factory. I have no idea why someone would want to send the same spam to my guest book three times a day! Thanks for nothing.
6 July 2006
I remember how excited I used to get sending my artwork to different states in Australia. Now I seem to get the same excitement from sending my artwork to different countries around the world. UK, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, NZ, France, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Norway.
$130 & £53 & $US45
Went to the Rockhampton Art Gallery last night to be one of the main speakers on "Conceptual Art". Talk went really well.
$130 & £52 & $US44
I finished work last week as a stockbroker. After seven years in the industry I was glad to see the end of it but also glad to be a part of it. September 11 was probably the most remembered day due to the challenges it created. If I knew how hard the next two years were going to be I would have quit that day. The Courier Mail business pages gave me a write up on my last day as a broker who was leaving to focus on my artwork. What was strange is that not one of my three hundred work colleagues commented on the article. 28 Feb 2006
$127 & £52
I’m sorry that I haven’t put much here on the ramblings. What I am discovering is that I don’t really have much that I would like to share. I have had a few requests for a CV but I would prefer not to bother with these sorts of details even if it means missing the occasional sale. I have started working on the US series. Still plenty of low numbers available. It is also about time that I bought a video camera as well. I want to start recording some short movies and documentaries.
Selling the second 50 was a lot easier than the first 50. Thank you. It has been satisfying to see a couple of the single digit paintings sell for $AU500. I am sure this will work out to be an astute investment. Really happy with the way the pounds are working out. Can not wait to start selling them on eBay.co.uk
After four months of various negotiations I finally got to buy one of my paintings back. I bought the $9 painting off Leanne Adams for $300. I also offered $300 to everybody with a single digit painting. (ie less than $10) Phil Jenkins would accept $2500 for the $2 painting.
This is some feedback that I got from Cameron who bought the $59 painting on ebay.com.au
"This is the stupidest idea that I've heard since breakfast, so I figured I might as well slap my hard earned bucks in to it too. At least it's a talking point." (19 April 2005)
During the week Phil Jenkins bought the $2 Painting from Sean Kehoe for $50. Apparently Phil passed Sean in a Yeppoon supermarket and asked how much he would sell the painting for. Sean is going to Ireland for a wedding this month and apparently he really needed some money. Even though I am pleased that Sean made a 2500% profit on the painting that he bought less than a year ago I really felt that if he spoke to me first he could have got a better price. (25 January 2005)
$32 Been a good year
What I really hate is that now I don’t have any financial problems my artwork is selling quite well.
I moved houses just before Christmas. In the move I threw out a lot of my own artwork that I have been unable to sell over the last ten years. The clean out has also made me more focused on continuing with the $ Series. In the next twelve months I don’t think I will be doing any other artwork. (2 Jan 05)
$20 - $23 Creating the For Sale Page
On this site I am also willing to display any of the $ Series that people have bought in the past and is now currently for sale. Just email me the details. I believe that in order to have a strong primary market for my artwork I must also create a strong secondary market as well. I have been in contact with the people who have bought my artwork in the past and currently nobody wants to sell. (6 September 2004)
$18 & $19
Both paintings sold on ebay.com.au. Rather pleased with ebay as it takes my artwork to a much larger audience than just my home town Yeppoon (population 8 000). When I listed the $5 painting for sale on ebay.com.au it did not sell so I am glad I had another go. (5 September 2004)
It has been a little bit hard catching up to the demand. $4 to $12 have been sold before they were even painted. I am really impressed that I have sold so many painting as a result of the one exhibition. What is really amazing is that I have started selling some of the numbers in advance. I did not expect this to happen. I still basically paint the numbers in order so the people will have to wait until I get to their number before I paint it. (30 July 2004)
Went to Lyn McClelland’s art opening at the Mill Gallery (5th June 2004). Her husband Andrew asked me how the $2 & $3 paintings went at the art competition. When I told him that they had both sold he asked how much the $4 painting was to buy. Strange question. It was a great feeling selling a painting at someone else’s opening to their partner.
The Economics of a $2 Painting
The hanging wire and backing is $5. To enter the painting into the Capricorn Coast Art Competition was $15. The canvas cost $12. The $1.50 I received from the sale (less $.50 commission) I donated to the Rotary Club that put on the competition. Seems that I am $32 worse off. So much for printing my own money.
The Money Series started April 2004 in Australian Dollars when I entered the $AU 2 & $AU 3 into the local Yeppoon Rotary Art Competition. I decided that if I didn't sell these paintings at the show I would never paint again. I was really feed up with years of minimal art sales. Both paintings sold on opening night. A few people went to the show the next day to buy the paintings but discovered they had sold. My artwork has been selling well ever since.
In order for art to be truly beautiful there must be an element of investment as well