David Baptiste Chirot: “Hidden in Plain Sight”: Found visual/sound poetries of feeling eyes & seeing hands - [Himself on the cusp between “outside” & “inside” poetry & art, Chirot, whose work, both verbal & visual, is a great too often hidden resource, writes fro...
Friday, January 30, 2009
Dana Smith completes N. Nomurai portrait from Experiential Auction
This is satisfying. This is St. Louis artist Dana Smith's painting of St. Louis experimental rock band N. Nomurai. Poetry Scores made this thing happen.
We asked Dana if he would donate the experience of having your band painted by him. He said sure. We put it up on auction at the 2008 Experiential Auction, held at Atomic Cowboy.
Eric Hall, the leader of N. Nomurai, wanted the experience, but he was in the studio that night, mastering the Fred Friction solo record. He staked us a proxy bet. Then he went a step further and asked to be contacted from the auction if somebody beat his proxy.
Somebody beat his proxy. Eric was contacted. Eric raised his proxy bid - and won.
Dana went and took pictures of the band, and after months of painting, here it is. I totally dig it. Contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to see more of his work or commission him to do his thing for you.
N. Nomurai is best tracked at that there MySpace page.
Hopefully Dana will be back for a repeat performance on Experiential Auction 2009!