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New Matissee, Dan Parfait

 
 
JenCoo
 
Reply Fri 25 May, 2012 02:44 pm
Among some art circles I associate with, a Seattle artist named Dan Parfait has been called a (if not THE) new Matisse. Important critics and collectors are looking closely at his work. Where did he train?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 May, 2012 03:00 pm
@JenCoo,
Why don't you ask those in the know (those persons who actually heard of) Dan Parfait's work?

Or is this just a really not so sophisticated paid public relations based thread as it seems to be?
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 25 May, 2012 04:48 pm
There was (and is) only one Matisse. Some astroturfing dickhead from Seattle notwithstanding. An astroturfing dickhead who posed for nude pictures in Playgirl.

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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 25 May, 2012 06:27 pm
@JenCoo,
Well let's just take a look at some of his work...

http://sites.google.com/site/gallerycestparfait/home/Addison.jpg

OH MY GOD! BURN IT! BURN IT WITH FIRE!!!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 May, 2012 06:51 pm
@joefromchicago,
Eeeegads! That needs to be sent straight away to MOBA:
http://www.museumofbadart.org/

That bizarre tea cup for starters. That freakish forehead.

Those alien cat eyes! The horror! The horror!
JenCoo
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Too bad your critique is so tragically ironic, it was of a little girl that DIED in a fire. Mr. Parfait donated the $5K painting to them. It was from a photo taken a few scant weeks before her death.
sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:35 pm
@JenCoo,
It can be a great cause and a terrible painting.

That's a really terrible painting. (Who decided it was worth $5K?)
JenCoo
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
I know where Mr. Parfait trained, my hope was to help you discover something interesting but not much chance of that. His paintings sell quickly and for THOUSANDS now so he doesn't need (and actually shuns) publicity, refusing every interview. Which MAY be why someone made up the rumor about him posing nude which he has NEVER done for anyone.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:36 pm
@JenCoo,
why does it look like shes drinking ferom the spout of a creamer? I think the praise of mr parfait was probably orchestrated by mr prfait.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:40 pm
@JenCoo,

Horrible works of art, no matter if they're created with the greatest intentions in mind, are still horrible works of arts.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 May, 2012 01:59 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
I think the praise of mr parfait was probably orchestrated by mr prfait.


That's what "astroturfing" means. Placed messages pretending to be genuine "grass roots" opinions. Astroturf is a brand of fake grass made of plastic used in some stadiums.
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JenCoo
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jun, 2012 09:07 pm
I'm dropping this with you people, you are all sadly mistaken. Mr. Parfait paints wonderfully, he draws political satire, he sings as a tenor in musicals and opera in many venue, has sang for fundraisers, has studied and taught foreign languages, and a l;ot more. What have you done? I am simply trying to nudge him to be more open, to get out there and be known. He has since made it clear to me that he does not wish to. He prefers his privacy. I will drop it and trust you will do the same.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 05:24 am
@JenCoo,
art is, of course, governed by a few rules of quality and many rules of preference. Seems that weve got a compilation of folks whove expressed their opinions re: the second set.

Im a pretty good painter and I cant sing for **** but Im a hell of a gardener and play a pedal string guitar. Whats the point of disussing Parfaits talents as a tenor??

Are you a friend or relative?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 05:27 am
@JenCoo,
Matisse already did Matisse quite convincingly. Im not sure we need a "New Matisse" or that such a role is even valid in todays art climate. Weve come another 100 years since MAtisse and we see things differently .

Where has Parfait helped to take us in our artistic journeys? I dont see any originality in his view, do you?
Yoku
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 12:07 pm
@JenCoo,
My dear, I am afraid thay you are an addle-pated twit. I have never met the object of your apparent "crush" but I do know OF him. I must agree that he in an incredible man (his nature watercolors are my favorite) but YOU have thrust him into a harsh light which he would not enjoy. I know that he is a very private man and enjoys neith er praise nor ridicule. He won't even attend his own showings from what I read). People like you, that try to for ce others to do what they do not wish make me ill. It was you that created the "so-called" gallery which you have since removed. Mr. Parfait has always shunned publicity and is a borderline recluse. If anything, you have damaged his ability to create his art in peace. You and your friends should just slink back under the rocks from whence you came
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meshol
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 01:16 pm
@JenCoo,
Right on Yoku, she's just a wack-job groupie trying to get his attention, a moth about to get her wings burned. If I read the same article as you about him, he"s a devoted family man and she hasn't a snowball's chance of even meeting him. Find another target sister, this one is a religious fanatic and your crush may only crush you.
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JenCoo
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 06:04 pm
@farmerman,
The point, my impetuous friend, was to demonstrate that whatever Dan touches, turns to gold. He does not intend it it to. He is like Midas, and as it seems to be discovered by now, I love him. But as I said earlier, I am done here, you are my last contact. And if you ARE an artist, then you understand. Dan does so much and neer expects a return. He is better than you or I. We are like leaves that stir about his tree, waiting to be raked by a "farmermam."
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 06:10 pm
Yeah, Farmermam, so there . . . (wouldn't farmermam be your wife?)
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2012 08:08 pm
This is getting kinda' creepy. The last time we had a third-rate artist develop this kind of cult-like following, the world was plunged into a global conflagration.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hL7HogamDVc/TFExDmMGNzI/AAAAAAAAB5o/_L_YsJdDq2k/s400/11140-15298.gif

"Hitler, there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! Two coats!"
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JenCoo
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jun, 2012 03:57 pm
@sozobe,
I SAID it was a $5K painting because he has sold many of similar themes, sizes and detail for that amount. In addition, whether commissioned or otherwise, once he finishes a piece, they are snatched up quickly. In fairness to you however, I will say that the photo you saw barely does the painting justice. You cannot see the detail, the brushstrokes or any of their vibrant colors. Your loss I'm afraid.
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