“Is that the one I want?”

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David Briker on deck (literally) waiting for Beth and Bob to make their final selection. Photo: Bob Hanham

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“No Hat #124” (acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14”) SOLD

 

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Girls Dominated the Landlines aka The Phone

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“No Hat #138″ (acrylic on canvas panel 11 x 14”) SOLD

 

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“Girls Dominated the Landlines aka The Phone” (acrylic on canvas panel 11 x 14″) SOLD

Both sold to Tom Anselmi, former singer in Slow.

 

 

 

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Girls Dominated the Landlines

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The Phone

“The Phone” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) is one of a handful of anomalies in my ongoing series of $100 USD paintings.

A recently created slide show of paintings currently available represents the two main themes in the series: “The Hat” and “No Hat”. Other anomalies include a handful of animals and a few landscapes.

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Razorcake Magazine #95

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photo by Jean Smith
Razorcake #95 available now!
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Great SEVEN PAGE interview with me by author and educator David Ensminger about continuing on as culture-maker in a youth-driven society. The piece is based on my longstanding underground rock duo Mecca Normal, but I had a lot to say about my current success painting.

“Since 2000, I’ve spent most of my time writing novels while working part time. I was fortunate to have several businesses I worked at close and so, I was eligible for unemployment insurance. That was perfect. I got a lot of writing done. I have a literary agent working on selling one of my novels to publishers and I’ve just started another one. In April, I quit my job to paint full time.”

Razorcake is the first and only official non-profit punk music magazine in America primarily dedicated to supporting independent music culture.

Print edition $3.00

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Slide Show

UPDATED: MARCH 23, 2017

CLICK any image to launch SLIDE SHOW

Larger images and purchasing details: $100 USD Paintings Currently Available 

“The $100 painting series all started with The Hat in January, 2016. I posted the first one on my FaceBook page and it sold that same day. Hours later, someone was offering me money in advance for the next one! Since then, paintings in this series have been purchased by instructors from the Yale School of Art, the University of British Columbia and the Art Institute of Chicago, painters whose work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Biennial, 2014 in New York City, and by art critics for Artfourm Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press – as well as a few indie rock luminaries.” – Jean Smith, August, 2016

11 x 14″ acrylics, $100 USD plus shipping ($10 USD to USA and Canada, $15 USD to Europe). Please contact me for shipping cost to other locations.

From most recent to oldest (February, 2016)

Email to confirm availability.

 

All content on this website (C) Jean Smith, 2017

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Discovering Utopia, 2010

20 Questions: Calvin Johnson of K Records, Verbicide Magazine, October, 2016

Verbicide: What song really hits you in the feels and makes you cry?

Calvin: “Malachi” by Mecca Normal.

One painting in the series “Discovering Utopia” (cover art for the Mecca Normal 7″) is still available.

The 7″ cover was included in an exhibit about Malachi Ritscher in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

 

 

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“Malachi” 7″ on K Records


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“Discovering Utopia #3″ by Jean Smith (12 x 16” acrylic on canvas) 2010. SOLD

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“Discovering Utopia #4″ by Jean Smith (12 x 16” acrylic on canvas) 2010. SOLD

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“Discovering Utopia #5″ by Jean Smith (12 x 16” acrylic on canvas) 2010. SOLD

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“Discovering Utopia #6″ by Jean Smith (12 x 16” acrylic on canvas) 2010. $250 USD plus shipping.

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aka Shanny McIntosh

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“No Hat #116 aka Shanny McIntosh” SOLD to Courtney Jaxon

Mecca Normal “I Walk Alone” at Courtney Jaxon’s house in Arcata, CA

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“No Hat #117 aka Shanny McIntosh #2” SOLD to Mack McFarland, Director of Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

“Essentially you have a culture of peoples who have often been neglected to the background of the history books but through sheer perseverance and talent have altered the ways in which we participate with each other in these cultural places and ultimately it comes down to being a part of a communal atmosphere and the inherent joys and hardships of being in a community.” – Shanny McIntosh

This post relates to Vol. 408 of my weekly column, January 14, 2017, in Magnet Magazine

 

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Mecca Normal Song Debut

VIDEO: $100 USD portrait paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on paper and canvas panels) currently available.

Debut of “Critical” by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester) produced by KRAMER in 2012, featuring our recording engineer Frank Falestra (aka Rat Bastard) on guitar near the end.

“Between Livermore and Tracy” (at 5:50) by Mecca Normal , from the album Empathy for the Evil (2014, M’lady’s Records). Produced by KRAMER who also plays bass on both tracks.

 

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