Only In Dreams
Jeff Mitchell, 2012
I don’t even remember the moment when I decided I needed to paint Sigmund Freud. I’m not a student of Freud, but I know just enough about him to make him compelling. I thought his championing of Cocaine use as a tool for exploration of the mind was interesting. I like that he was brave and pioneering, like the old guys who broke speed records on motorcycles when people believed that you’d rip apart going faster than 55 mph.
I’d say the likelihood of Freud becoming a finished piece has increased to 80%.
For Tulsans, don’t forget my art show at Joe Momma’s tomorrow. I’m going to give away a bunch of postcards to people who show up.
Yes, there will be a new print released soon. Some time between Thursday and Monday, excluding the weekend. It’s music-themed.
We will be having a print giveaway on Facebook, soon. Follow for details.
Andre the Giant’s “Villain” Limited Edition print is selling well. If you’re down with wrestling or the 80s, definitely worth checking out. There are only a handful left!
I decided today to work on a sketch that has a 50/50 shot at becoming an actual painting. I’m sure there is a subset of person out there who would love nothing more than to hang a Sigmund Freud painting on the wall. It has been my experience that there is a sub-subset that probably collects Freud art.
What a strange character. Makes a name developing theories on psychoanalysis that are largely fueled by cocaine use. Develops cancer from smoking, which he believes helps him maintain focus. Convinces friend to euthanize him with morphine.
The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud.