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Welcome to the auction room. I am busy putting the final touches to an album of music: Wild Service.

 

I am auctioning a collection of my original paintings - on canvas, to pay for the album masters, musicians & some of the costs. Each piece relates to music in some way. Some are tools for creativity for the studio/music room wall. There are also some posters and the like available in the merch store, alongside prints of my digitally created artwork. But this is a one time opportunity to purchase the original canvas's of a bit of my physical artwork..

 

There will NOT be NFTs of any of my work at this time, they destroy the planet.

 

Winning bidders are welcome to collect their works from my home, or will need to factor in a reasonable delivery cost.If you would like to bid on these original paintings, please email me with the painting name and bid. I will manually update bids. The auction will end at 9pm 15th Sept 2021. Bids: info@staceycohenmusic.com or dm @staceycohenmusic on ig. 

 

Title: Spectrum
Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
60.5cm x 91cm x  3.5cm


This piece is visual representation of how I see music &  creativity. It's an alternative  musical landscape in a sense. In part it relates to synaesthesia, and a-typical approaches to music creation. 

Reserve: £350

Current Bid:  £

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Title: In Heaven Sitting Down

(Open G Tuning Fret Board Diagram)


Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Gloss finish.
81cm x 101.5cm x 1.5cm


This is a portrait of the ghost of an imagined younger Mississippi Fred McDowell pulling a magical guitar from the Mississippi river at night. It's also a fretboard diagram for the tuning of OpenG, part of a wider collection of fretboard pictures that are at once pieces of art, and something to hang on the music room wall as a tool for guitarists.

Reserve: £350

Current Bid:  £

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Title: DADGAD

(DADGAD Tuning Fret Board Diagram)


Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
40cm x 50cm x 1.5cm


This is a portrait of the guitarist, singer-songwriter and luthier Nathan Ball. It's also a fretboard diagram for the tuning of DADGAD, a warm, earthy tuning that is sometimes seen as the singer's tuning. It's part of a wider collection of fretboard pictures that are at once pieces of art, and something to hang on the music room wall as a tool for guitarists.

Reserve: £250

Current Bid:  £

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Title: Folksy Naive 60s Geetar

(Standard Fret Board Diagram)


Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
40.5cm x 51cm x 1.5cm


This fun and vibrant piece of naive, folk art, is a fretboard diagram for standard tuning. It intended to be a little light hearted & child like, but a serious tool for building your fretboard knowledge.  It's part of a wider collection of fretboard pictures that are at once pieces of art, and something to hang on the music room wall as a tool for guitarists.

Reserve: £150

Current Bid:  £

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Title: Caged Heart (Naive)


Acrylic on vintage canvas. Satin finish.
39.5cm x 45.5cm x 2cm


A heart hides behind bars, notes, theory, a musical prison. However there is further hidden meaning that relates to the paintings underneath, a journey which started somewhere between 1930-1975. I will provide a letter of authenticity explaining the secret story to the buyer. But for very personal reasons for now the story behind this painting remains a mystery. 

Reserve: £150

Current Bid:  £

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Title: Wild Swimming

Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
30.5cm x 30.5cm x 2cm


I created this smaller piece as artwork for a music single: Wild Swimming, for the album Wild Service. It relates to early February, Imbolc, & the Night of Yemanja. Hence the snowdrops and waters. Wild Swimming is about diving into the murky waters of life, about how the external world mirrors in the inner, its inspired by Psychogeography, Dada, Semiotics & the exploration of emotional landscape that happens when we put ourselves "out there". It's about the opening & awakening of the land of our psyche that happens with the awakening of the land after the long winters sleep, and the accompanying emotional fall out. 

Reserve: £150

Current Bid:  £250

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Title: Live! 

Acrylic, felt tip & collage, stencil, on canvas. Satin finish.
23cm x 30cm x 1.5cm


Many moons ago, I created this as the deliberately naive artwork for a drawing event/music night that I organised near to my home on the edge of Snowdonia. We had 3 drawing stations, one with circus performers, one with musicians playing, and one with a multimedia artist creating from wire, and the audience were invited to move around and draw the happenings at each station. It was a brilliant night.  I think the youngest participant was about 6, and the oldest about 90.  This is another fun vibrant naive little piece. The collage at the bottom is of the mountains.

B/W photo from the event by artist/musician Paul Williams, N.Wales. 

Reserve: £75

Current Bid:  £

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Title: Wheel Art

Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
61cm x 61cm x 4cm


This wheel is part of the Wild Service album artwork. It is essentially  a mood board that I created to make the artwork for the track listing, and the front cover from. There is no fixed beginning or end, but the tracks follow the wheel of the year.

 

The imagined tree wheel of our native trees formed the original concept. Each spoke of the wheel is made from textures that I created from cartoon sketches of zoomed in upon small parts of each tree. It's a lot less peach in real life!

On white canvas.

Reserve: £75

Current Bid:  £100

Title: Night Vision

Acrylic & collage, on canvas. Satin finish.
40cm x 30cm x 1.5cm


I created this as the foundation for the artwork for the track Night Vision, the first single for the Wild Service album. It relates to the time of year around Samhein/Halloween, which in earth based spirituality represents the new year,  & the coming of the dark half of the year. I released it at that time of year, between Halloween and Winter Solstice 2020.

 

It celebrates the death life death cycle. The owl (flying away to the otherworld in the image, and sampled in the track) represents a metaphorical death, of old parts of our emotional world. It's about healing fundamentally. Life's dependancy upon death, for example cells must die or cancers can form. Our existence relies upon the constant ebb and flow and cycle of death and rebirth at a micro and macro level. The seed pod is a combination of a Wych Elm seed pod, and the 'fruits of night time"  mentioned in the track.  Part pear, part body part, part seed pod. 

Reserve: £75

Current Bid:  £

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Well there we go, a few of my paintings. The 2 digital pieces that form part of this collection, are available as posters or prints in the merch shop.

 

I hope you enjoy these paintings as much as I enjoy creating things. Much love, and I hope to see you soon, Stace x