whatever. people sell art to pay the bills. times can be tough. we all know how that goes.
Yep. Poor "Appalled" is gonna suffer multiple heart attacks if things don't turn around financially for me by the time "The Devil & Daniel Johnston" hits general release. I mean, those pieces were nice enough, but they're of recent vintage and not even particularly inspired (in a relative sense, of course). They're probably not even going to sell for the price the fellow is asking, though by this time next year they might.
I'm broke NOW, but I'm holding my TRULY rare and precious Daniel stuff 'till at least then , so it doesn't quadruple in value right after I sell it and make me pull all my hair out. (FYI: a large price hike is being predicted by folks in the know to coincide with the national/international release of the film & its soundtrack CD, along with the planned box set of recordings planned to follow, plus the already steadily continuing growth of public interest in Daniel).
In fact, I just packaged the hand-recorded tapes (w/hand-drawn covers), original watercolor paintings and assorted other early-to-mid 1980s DJ memorabilia together into one tidy package for my parents to hold onto, partially as collateral for all the dough I've had to borrow from them and the added cash I'll no doubt beg offa them in the future.
(For those who have seen "Devil...", I invited my brother to a showing, and was very surprised he didn't make some comment afterwards regarding Daniel's & his father's statements about the future. They struck pretty close to home ovah heah!)
- Not Daniel
BTW: All that fantastic DJ artwork that suddenly started showing up recently (and will continue to do so) at the Museum of Love comes from me. Y'see, I cherry-picked 50 or 60 of the absolute most tip-top, mind-blowing works from Daniel's art stash many years ago, back when he would just give away anything to whoever showed up at his place. I never felt that I really OWNED the stuff, though (even though I simultaneously was giving him things like a copy of Strange Tales #114; 1st Silver Age Captain America [prototype] by Jack Kirby, now valued at $450.00 in NM).
My justification for snagging the pile of priceless art, at the time, was that I intended to show it around and maybe help Dan get some art gigs or showings or whatever. Nothing came out of that, at least directly, but on the other hand I prevented the pages from ending up in more unscrupulous hands.
Anyway then, last year once my cash supply totally bottomed out (due to the combination of underemployment, chronic illness, no insurance & ludicrously high-priced prescription drugs required to keep me alive) I passed 95% of the drawings on to the Museum so that Daniel would get (most of) the money for their sale, as it should be. I charged a token amount per drawing as a "storage fee" so, just out of the sheer volume of pages of art involved, I was able to pocket a pretty sweet pile of green paper, while assuring that DJ will still bring in five to ten grand from the works in question.