Arthur Comings
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  • Fairfax, CA
  • United States
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Arthur Comings commented on Michael Wilson's event Beat Gallery Artists Michael Wilson & Susan Spencer at Mosswood Cafe'
"Was the opening reception tonight? I just got this."
Nov 9, 2014
Arthur Comings might attend Michael Wilson's event
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Beat Gallery Artists Michael Wilson & Susan Spencer at Mosswood Cafe' at Mosswood Cafe' & Bakery

November 9, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Art Assemblage Exhibit by husband and wife team Michael and Susan of Mendocino County and years of established found object art in Boonville CAlifornia at Mosswood Cafe' & Bakery.
Nov 9, 2014
Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for Arthur Comings
"The first international exhibition of "collage art" in UkraineWelcome to show your vision Art Collage & Assemblage (newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and…"
May 4, 2014
Michael Wilson commented on Arthur Comings's photo
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Kienholtz Assemblage

"Liking this one too, he really was an original and thought out of the mainstream."
Feb 11, 2014
Michael Wilson commented on Arthur Comings's photo
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Park Bench

"Love this, repurposed and functionality as an artpiece. Wonderful. I had forgotten about how good this was."
Feb 11, 2014
Arthur Comings updated their profile
Sep 18, 2013
Michael Wilson left a comment for Arthur Comings
"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"
Sep 27, 2010
Arthur Comings and Michael Wilson are now friends
Sep 23, 2010
Michael Wilson commented on Arthur Comings's photo
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Kienholtz Assemblage

"Wow, impressive..."
Sep 23, 2010
Michael Wilson commented on Arthur Comings's blog post Kienholtz at B&B auction
"My friend John Reed lived at the Ferus Gallery as an in house artist when Kienholz and Wally Hopps were there in the 50's. I did a tribute website to them at www.ferusgallery.com and they were major influences on me as a young artist. John…"
Sep 23, 2010
Arthur Comings and Lady Willow are now friends
May 28, 2010
Arthur Comings posted blog posts
Apr 25, 2010
Arthur Comings posted a photo

Kienholtz Assemblage

This guy is great. We just got to check this piece, which is, like 2' high and almost 5' wide, at a Bonham's auction preview which I mention in a blog I just posted. It's got a link to the catalog which has other collages and assemblages.
Apr 25, 2010
Arthur Comings posted a blog post

Gourds

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…See More
Feb 23, 2010
Janice McDonald and Arthur Comings are now friends
Feb 23, 2010
Arthur Comings is now friends with Ira Mency and Mary Bogdan
Feb 21, 2010

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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.
What is your website address?
arthurcomings.com
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

Gourds

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 http://collage--art.blogspot.com. All works will also be exhibited in the gallery "Tymutopiyapres"
a non-commercial gallery located in Lviv, Ukraine:
http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com
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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