This is it. Magazine Drawing #100 by Alex Diamond has just been published. This will be the final Magazine Drawing that will be available through etsy.com, along with the remaining drawings on that site. At the end of the week, this shop on etsy will be closed, and the Magazine Drawings will return to the Galleries working with the artist.
There's only a few Magazine Drawings left in the shop, make sure to check it our before the weekend:
Alex Diamond Magazine Drawings (link).
November will see the first new series of Magazine Drawings outside of the internet, at bloom / artfair21 in Cologne, where Alex Diamond will be represented by ,Die Kunstagentin‘.
When starting again with the magazine drawings in may this year after a 5-year break, we saw an outburst of the raw simplicity and directness in creating this part of Alex Diamond's work - the instinctive, rough drawings over magazine pages or photographs, which use just a tiny fraction of the tools and styles Alex Diamond has been applying in his work these past years, and probably in the simplest and purest form.
The response to this project was overwhelming. Selling exclusively at low prices through etsy.com (approx. 5 times below Alex Diamond‘s market standards), the Magazine Drawings went very fast from day one. This project, running completely outside of any gallery‘s reach (or jurisdiction ;), was planned to be capped once the 100th drawing was online, after which the Magazine Drawings will be sold at their standard value through galleries again.
However, there is already a new idea for an internet based art project in the tank, and that will most likely also happen on etsy (and in the real world) early next year, so stay tuned, either here or on alexdiamond.net!