War paint....

d gray

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#3
boy the paint is heavy on some of those.

i'd be worried about it cracking if the page bends at all.

any of you see that on the ones you own?
 

d gray

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yeah the red one's great.

that's alot of crackage. yes, it's pretty much guaranteed to happen using those mediums - oil and acrylic - on a flexible surface.

we talked about mediums before but he used watercolor sometimes for the book paintings? did he ever use that cheap poster paint or
tempera? if that's put on thick enough it will crack too.

ever see any paint actually fall off the surface?

i'm sure i already asked but the paintings are bound with rest of the book? not easy to remove i would guess.
 

mjp

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ever see any paint actually fall off the surface?
Seems like that might be happening to these two, but it's hard to tell for sure. It could have been an effect Bukowski was going for. But they look flaked.




i'm sure i already asked but the paintings are bound with rest of the book?
They are glued between two pages. I don't know if you can see what's going on in these pictures, but this is how every one I've ever seen was done.

war3.jpg


war4.jpg


war1.jpg


war2.jpg


The thickness of the paint also kind of embosses the page(s) on top of it...

war5.jpg


And makes a ghost image in the wax paper that they cover the paintings with...

war6.jpg


not easy to remove i would guess.
I think about doing that sometimes, and I think you could get one of the paintings out intact without too much damage to the book (or the painting). But "damage" is in the eye of the beholder I guess, since the value of the book itself, with the painting removed, would probably be $0 to a collector.
 

d gray

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#10
yeah i figured it would kill the book to remove them.

they could've used mounting corners but that would've been too much trouble and work i guess.

thanks for all those images and info.