Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Commissions

We've had some pretty weird commission requests in the past, and if I had a dollar for every time we were asked if an artist can do a portrait of a dog, I would be laughing at the recession. (P.S. not making fun of dog obsession. It's my dog Benjamin's 2nd birthday today and I'm getting him a cake. So, glass houses over here). But while checking out the items in an upcoming Michael Jackson estate auction, I couldn't help but think of the conversation the King of Pop had with the commissioned artist.

MJ: OK, so do you know the sunglasses I'm known for wearing?

Artist: Yes, the aviator style ones?

MJ: Yes! Well, I'd like to be in those and I'd like to be wearing my signature white sequence glove.

Artist: Oh, no problem, Mr. Jackson.

MJ: And I'd like to be surrounded by people.

Artist: Sure, Mr. Jackson. Would you like it to be fans?

MJ: No, I'd like it to be historical figures.

Artist: Hm?

MJ: Yes, historical figures. And they should be wearing the glasses and glove also.

Artist: What do you mean by historical figures?

MJ: Well, the obvious choices. Abe Lincoln, Albert Einstein, George Washington...

Artist: In the glasses and glove? This just sounds insane, sir. I'm not sure I can do something like this. It's not in my styl...

MJ: ...and E.T. And I'm willing to pay you $20,000.

Artist: It'll be ready in 3 weeks.


Jensen
G1988: LA

1 comment:

*daisy said...

wait... seriously? is that.. is that a real painting? (smacks head on table)