Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Monday, November 18, 2013



the more things change, the more nothing changes.

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Friday, November 15, 2013


Buy Art

The easiest way to tell the difference between a Frat Boy and a Man who has his shit together are the pictures on the wall... (trust me, ladies notice).
Art not filler.
We’ve all seen that generic “art” in every hotel room.  Stay away.
Matter of fact, block from your web browser.
Buying REAL ART is a lot like buying a car.  If you buy one that costs $1,000, it will end up in the dump when you’re done.  If you buy one that costs $10,000, odds are you’ll be able to sell it for just as much.  It’s counter intuitive but in the long run you’ll save more by spending more.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I gotta shout out from Madonna.

Madonna did a live curation of the Art for Freedom Project.
I got a mention.

"samthor - the truth is when you march to your own beat and wake people up sometimes they run away from you, they dont come to you. prepare yourself for rejection and dont give up."

The right ones will come. I have faith. 
Wake Up Call. Acrylic. 18x24" 

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Do our social skills have as much impact on our career as our ability to make art?

Socializing is necessary.

Step one: Make art
Step two: Go to shows. 

Get out there.

People want to work with someone they know.
People want to work with someone they like.
People want to work with someone they trust.

Never solicit someone blind. Know who you are dealing with.

Don't be fake.
Don't be smarmy or superficial.
We can tell when you are being fake.
Be polite. Be yourself. Be professional.

Someone else's business model is not going to work.
You have to find your niche, your audience, your people.
And you have to keep going.
The Gatekeepers are dinosaurs. You have the keys.
The Artists have all the power.
Never hand it over to anyone else.
The best, coolest, hippest gallery is yours.
Stop being scared. Stop listening to experts.
Slay your heroes. Make your idols your rivals.
Do what you  can. Do everything you can.
You have nothing to lose.

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Ok here is the link to watch the Art Battle on YouTube.
A few technical difficulties but the finished work turned out well. 

Head over to the Art Battles page on Google+ and vote for your favorite. 
The winner will be announced Monday. Thank you.

Here's the link to vote.

Thank you. 

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