Hoist the Funny Stick
posted: January 26, 2012
Hoist the Funny Stick...

I’ll let you in on a little secret. What I really aspire to is that when I die, one of my paintings will turn up on Antiques Roadshow and the expert will explain that Hal Mayforth was a humorous illustrator who appeared in many publications during the late 20th century and the early 21st century, but upon his death, his paintings have become extremely popular with collectors. This example at auction would be expected, conservatively to go for 50k. Hey, one can dream can’t one? Anyway, here are 350k worth of watercolors.
Burning Off the Weekend Fog - this painting inspired the print I featured in my last post....


Stacking Celestial Bodies...



Big Step...

Alan Witschonke January 26, 2012
All excellent, Hal. I want to buy Snakesmoke, but you're gonna have to knock the price down to 49k. Before you die.
Joe Ciardiello January 26, 2012
Love your watercolors, Hal.
Mark Fisher January 27, 2012
I wouldn't sell my Mayforth for a million.
Christoph Hitz January 27, 2012
350K will be piece of cake in the not so distant future... after the massive collapse of 2042. Love em all.
Rob Dunlavey January 27, 2012
Love what you're doing with those parallel lines in the pants, etc. Do you own many corduroy pants? Over and out!
Jim Paillot January 30, 2012
"Smoker" = beautiful. Love these pieces, Hal.
Hal Mayforth January 31, 2012
Thanks for the comments, guys.I do have a pair of corduroys in the closet, Rob, but I don't wear 'em much. Too damned loud.
Ross MacDonald January 31, 2012
Beauty - love all these. Funny Stick might be my fave though. You could always try faking your death to see if it drives up the prices of your art.
Mike Moran February 2, 2012
Musicians record sales always go up after they pass. Nice job,Hal!
Michael Sloan March 6, 2012
I love these, Hal.
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