Monday, September 29, 2008

the sun shines in september

In a span of a month, I had my second highest number of artworks sold in my gallery by the Passage (the most would be in April this year). Normally, September is a very quite month here, but just last week, a man walked into my gallery with his wife and decided right then and there to shop for art. That man turned out to be the owner of Formula 1, and apparently, one of the wealthiest men in the universe.



He bought a total of 10 artworks - six of them from my Khmao or black series



Four of them were from my Saffron Spirit and My Asia series. They found me through my friend Don (www.fuchsiaboy.blogspot.com) who happens to be the curator / artist extraordinaire of Hotel de la Paix where they were staying. I hurriedly packed the ten artworks in time for them to stuff them into their private jet the next day. They also commissioned ten paintings from Khmer artist Em Riem who was exhibiting at Hotel de la Paix's Arts Lounge.




I also sold a diptych to a couple from Venice, Italy a couple of weeks ago from my new series - Faith of Our Fathers.




Two nights ago, I also sold a bigger print (100cm x 100 cm) to a lovely American couple from San Francisco. This one is from the same series that I brought to Beijing.

Just last night, I was also able to sell another print from my Linga Bar exhibition to a couple from New Zealand who are now based in Singapore.

The unprecedented sales from my artworks and the amount of connection I have made to different people from all walks of life through my art has been truly amazing, especially during the time that you would least expect it - and I am so much thankful for this gift!

The sun really shines in September!

24 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Those art works are beautiful

alex said...

ako naman "just wake me up when september ends" hehe

ang ganda ng artworks i love the monks pic and the one before that.

KRIS JASPER said...

congratulations! just in case, dont forget us when you're already very, very, very, very famous.

You made them, right? Isnt it true that their values increase once the artist who made them dies?

hmmm........

hmmm.......

blagadag said...

Your photographs speak so much. I am not surprised that the messages went across for the moneyed to relay them to their circles. Well done. Way to go, Love. Mabruk!

kouji said...

congratulations, man. :)

the spool artist said...

@borneo falcon: thanks!

@alex: hahaha, that green day song was actually my reference din for the title... thanks!

@kris jasper: yup, they're my works. well, wish ko lang magaya ako kay damien hirst who sold his recent works for 70 million pounds in an auction sa sotheby's london! hahahaha... don't even think about it... if you're planning to murder me soon, remember na may CSI Cambodia na! lol.

@blagadag: Thank you. The best fulfillment for an artist is really to be able to conjure a message through art and for it to be given life in the eyes of other people... thanks for dropping by again.

the spool artist said...

@kouji: thank you! :-)

fuchsiaboy said...

balenciaga! lv! marc jacobs!

come to me please!!!!!

lol!

chezza said...

Wow! as in wow! Ganda ng photographs mo no wonder they're selling like hotcakes! Dami mo ng moolah! ;)
Thanks for visiting my "humble" site. Add kita,oks lang?

elaine said...

halu labentot! huwow! im so happy for u love. see what i told u before i know u will go far and its starting already. God has truly blessed u with so much talents, and i know that He is very much satisfied on how u are using them.

yehey! now u are the one who's going to treat us in london. right karl? (wink wink) hehe!

may God continue to work in ur life love. God bless u, ping and coochie! im so PROUD of u. may also God continue to bless our friendship. FRIENDS FOREVER!

(and exit 1..2..3..(doing the theater dance) hahaha!)

*mUahUgZ*

the spool artist said...

@fuchsiaboy: grabe naman kasi ang presyo ng balenciaga na gusto mo eh! lol... don;t worry, it willcome really soon!

@chezza: hey, thanks for adding me up... i'm enjoying reading about your adventures so i'll definitely drop by again!

@elaine: til our next adventure naman... we will be praying for your US trip! hahaha, pray that i can sell more artworks so i can treat you out again in london! cheers!

Jake said...

i'm new to your blog! ang ganda ng mga photos at mga artwork mo.

Looking For The Source said...

i loved the black and white ones...

congrats!

pa-cheeseburger ka nmn!

Tintin said...

Hi Love! Grabe! Love your artwork gd ya. Hope one day kon may balay na kami, i can still afford one of your artworks para ma display ko sa living room namon. hahahahahahha. . .

We miss you all. Na miss namon kamo sg pag F1 diri. Di bale, damo pa man nga chance. Ang mga migo mo diri ay sus! grabe nga adventure pag F1. Gina kadlawan namon sila ni Ailene.

Give our regards and hugs to Faith and Freedom.

Gibo said...

nice work.

good news.

...and this is all happening in the middle of the so called global financial crisis when people are supposed to be holding on to their money....

..it only means they can't resist your art!

RONeiluke, RN said...

that was bloody wicked. kung sobrang yaman ko lang bibilihin kolahat ng artworks mo... hehehe! but seriously, you have the talent... and now, THE MONEY! wohooo! paburger ka naman...

congratulations to you. and to the success of your art gallery. ang lupit :)

continue your art...

bloody brillian, mate :)

Anonymous said...

hmmmm birthday ko na sa Oct 9.. LV LV LV LV LV LV
bwahahahahaha

A_lien:.::..: said...

You're the man!!! I lovee those works and i admire your skills.

the spool artist said...

@jake: thanks pare. i saw your blog as well... you've got some interesting journeys as well... i'll link you up if you don't mind!

@looking for the source: pesco-vegetarian ako, so fillet-o-fish ok lang? hehehehe.

@tintin: kanugon gid gani kay alang alang gid ko! i'll definitely be there before the year ends! see you guys soon!

@gibo: thanks... you've been a topic of pur conversations for several days na dito... if you see don's blog you'll know why! lol!

@roneiluke: thanks... sige, punta ka dito sa cambodia at i-treat kita hindi lang burger, pati all your meals pa! hehehe... seriously, bisita kayo dito ni anton!

@anonymous (aka my wife): hhhmmmm.... be careful of what you wish for...

@a_lien: thanks!

Valerie said...

hey Loven. congratulations! i miss you guys!

The Zen Bitch said...

congrats!

the spool artist said...

@valerie: ey val!!! musta ka na? we miss you as well... kelan ka babalik ng cambodia?

@the zen bitch: thanks! :-)

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