Arthur Comings
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  • Fairfax, CA
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What kind of art do you do?
I work primarily with found objects and metal, although I seem to get my pieces together without a lot of welding. I like the patinas that old metal gets. My stuff, which is usually medium-size and generally doesn't hang on the wall, has the feel of early Rauschenberg, with hints of Duchamp. I do some outdoor stuff, but not a lot.
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What is the guiding principle in your art?
Being true to my own junk-loving aesthetic, and avoiding anything that might please the crowd.

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Kienholtz at B&B auction

My son and I just went over to San Francisco to catch the preview of Bonham and Butterfield's latest auction, coming up on May 3. Some interesting collages and assemblages there, including one by Kienholtz that's almost five feet wide. Here's the link to the online catalog, which is very nice:… Continue

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


At Urban Ore someone has thrown away a bunch of big gourds that they had started to make thumb pianos out of. There were gourds with just one side cut off, and ones that also had a 3/4" wooden face glued onto them, with a hole in it and a wooden bar across the face like a guitar has to hold the ends of the strings. Plenty good-looking. People were snapping them up -- some were planning to make a birdhouse out of theirs, and a woman was going to make masks out of hers, although she had ones with… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 4:03pm

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At 2:23am on May 4, 2014, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

The first international exhibition of "collage art" in Ukraine
Welcome to show your vision Art Collage & Assemblage (newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers,
portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas).
Only original works will be accepted, works will not be returned.
The exhibition is online All works will also be exhibited in the gallery "Tymutopiyapres"
a non-commercial gallery located in Lviv, Ukraine:
Deadline: 1 september 2014.
Size: 14.8 X 21 cm (A5).
Documentation (hand made) for all participants.
send to:
"collage art"
A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1,
79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 8:50pm on September 27, 2010, Michael Wilson said…
Interested if may know Arthur any places in the bay area for finding sculptural assemblage junk, shops, yards, restoration hardware places. I have researched a little and haven't come up with much, thought perhaps to ask you. Thanks, Michael
At 4:54pm on February 20, 2010, Mary Bogdan said…
hi fellow glaneur, love your work and what you write about avoiding the crowd pleasing... YES!



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