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Winner of Paul Richmond Cher Print

A couple of weeks ago I saw an online contest that artist, Paul Richmond, was having on facebook. Paul was giving away a signed and numbered print to the winner. I’ve been a huge fan of Paul’s since the first day I saw his work on a book cover. His book covers blow me away; they always entice me to buy the book; I’m never disappointed.

I followed the links to Paul’s newsletter, entered the information that was required, and entered the contest. I never thought I’d win. I figured so many people would be entering I’d never have a shot (he has tons of fans). And then later, I opened an e-mail informing me that I had, in fact, won and that I’d be receiving a signed, numbered Paul Richmond print. I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Though I’ve always been in publishing, working as a writer or editor, I also owned an art gallery for ten years and represented hundreds of artists. Over the years I learned how to spot talent and what would attract my best Amex card-carrying clients. If I’d seen Paul’s work while I had the gallery, I would have stalked him to get him into my gallery. So winning this print from Paul, for me, was twice as exciting. I miss the gallery days and I miss working with artists and being surrounded by great art all the time.

The photo above is the actual print that just came in the mail today. It’s not the best photo, and I had to keep it from rolling up with two candle stick holders on my dining room table. But I wanted to show the actual print. If you click the image, you can see it better. And when I take it to a good frame shop to have it framed this week, I’ll post a much better photo.

Thanks, Paul. I love it!! I have this feeling we’re all going to be seeing a great deal more of your work.

Paul Richmond: I’m Addicted to his Art Now!!!

The photos I uploaded for this post have been going around the web for at least a month. They are my all time favorite pop culture pieces this year. I owned an art gallery for ten years in a very tony place, and I always prided myself on having a good eye for great art. And I was in business for ten years, so I must have been doing something right.

When I first saw these pictures, I had to research them. Then I checked out the artist, Paul Richmond, and I linked to his blog. http://paulrichmondstudio.blogspot.com/

Well.

Today I discovered that Paul has an online store where he sells his work. And at very affordable prices, too. This was another thing I always did with my own gallery. I sold great artwork, from twenty dollar prints to ten thousand dollar originals. And I always had return clients.

So if you are gay, or love gay culture, please take the time to check out Paul’s online store. It’s definitely worth seeing, because I predict we’re going to be seeing a lot more of his work in the future. http://www.etsy.com/shop/paulypants