‘Kayso, you know those stories about someone who finds a Jackson Pollock painting in a thrift store? And it turns out to be worth bazillions and that person gets to be on the news and sometimes they even make documentary films about their attempts to get the thing authenticated? Well this isn’t quite like that, in fact it isn’t much like that at all, but someone in NYC just found one of my old Devil Babe paintings in a thrift shop and picked it up for one dollah!
He emailed with a picture to see if it was, in fact, An Actual Real Live Samaras Devil Babe Painting, and I had the great pleasure of telling him yes it really, truly was.
I used to do a lot of these little Devil Babes on wood plaques, they were mostly based on imagery from my book “Devil Babe’s Big Book of Fun!” and they used to sell in galleries for between $200 and $500, so yeah, pretty good score right? (I like this story so much that it makes me want to whip out a bunch of quick little paintings and start leaving them in thrift stores all across the country, just to see if anyone notices.)
And if this painting could talk, I’d dearly love to ask it how the hell it got all the way from San Francisco to NYC and ended up in a thrift store…