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How to recognize an Art Scam.. It all started with this message on my web site:

“Hello There, 
My name is Jackson Banks from Washington DC. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I’m also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase Two of your Artworks “NOCTURNE #6 & 12”, as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept Check as mode of Payment. “

Thanks and best regards 
Jackson. 

jacksonbanks79@yahoo.com .   (or jacksonbanks1302@gmail.com )

Hi Jackson!
These are large works and two of my favorites. Give me your number and let’s talk about it.

Thomas Brummett


Dear Thomas,

“Thanks for the message, For now i can Only be reach
 via Email, My computer will alert me as soon as i have an
 incoming emails.. I must tell you I intend to give my wife a
 surprise with the immediate purchase of the two piece. Also
 If you’d like to know, I’m relocating to Canada soon
 and our wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I’m
 trying to gather some good stuff to make this event a
 surprise one. I am buying those piece as part of gifts to
 her (quickly before someone else grabs it). Kindly email me
 the asking price for both piece asap. I’ll be sending a
 check. As regarding shipping, you don’t have to worry
 about that in order not to leave any clue to my wife for the
 surprise. as soon as you receive and cash the check, my
 shipping agent (who is also moving my Truck and Properties)
 will contact you to arrange for the pick-up. I would have
 handled this much differently if I’d been at home but at
 the moment, am on training voyage to the North Atlantic
 Ocean, (I’m a Civil Marine Engineer) with new hires who
 are fresh from graduate school and won’t be back for
 another couple of weeks.”

 Regards,

 Jackson Banks.

So this was the big tip off… Can’t talk on the phone ( always get a phone number) Further email showed the shipping guy would be paid by artist via an overpayment from the check. ( How they make money)

Long Story short…. I engaged the guy and let him spend money to send me a check.. ( I made him overnight it) When I got the check I had to laugh as this guy is apparently a complete Moron. (Don’t ever deposit these checks as its a federal offense). I just called the company (or the bank) to confirm funds.

Maybe this guy needs to move to a country where he can spell?

Honored to to have my work in a lovely group exhibition with some amazing artists titled: “Embodied Landscape”

at GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE PARIS CÔTÉ RUE showing Gideon Rubin, Georgia Russell, Sergio Vega, Lawrence Carroll, Ma Jun and Thomas Brummett
January 26 – February 27. 2019

https://www.galerie-karsten-greve.com/en

4 works available in the Exhibition can be seen here:

https://www.studio-4a.com/-/ttrdp/fine-art-prints/the-murmur-of-a-thousand-suns

Mille Solis #1

Edition 1/3, Signature on Recto (bottom and in white oil paint)
New Work
38.36 x 26.36 in. // 97,4 x 66.95 cm (photograph only)
Frame : 130,25 x 99 cm
Silver Gelatin Print
Also 35 X52.5″ / 89x133cm


Detail

Installation study for Untitled #11.  Zen meets Zen in this installation study for my Untitled #11 photograph from the Nature Morte Series. Thanks to #studiobrentlee for the gorgeous interior design.

 

https://www.instagram.com/thomasbrummettart/

My favorite shows at the Met have been when the curators mix the old and new, the classical and the modern and the high and the low.  The Met sculpture exhibition Is astounding and for this exhibition it takes a village of curators.  Run don’t walk to see this show:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and The Body (1300–Now)  is one of the best shows this year and every piece is a knock out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Credits:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) is curated by Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Met, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the assistance of Elyse Nelson, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met.

https://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2018/like-life

This is the first known painting by Michelangelo, described by his earliest biographers and believed to have been painted when he was twelve or thirteen years old!!!

https://www.kimbellart.org/collection-object/torment-saint-anthony

 
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Italian (1475–1564)
15th century
1487 / Tempera on panel
18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (47 x 34.9 cm) Framed: 27 x 22 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (68.6 x 56.8 x 5.7 cm)

 

Michelangelo’s First Painting at age 13