This piece has a strange history. i was traveling with a band in france and drew it. i stayed in an artist's space and Leda with another drawing rolled up, in a bag of my clothes was stolen. I googled myself randomly and clicked "images" just to see what I have online and saw it. it was on sale for 800 US dollars on Ebay.
That is pretty crazy you found your drawing on Ebay! I tried searching my name in hopes of finding one of my stolen pieces, but no luck. Never thought to try before. I will have to try again in the future.
I had a small exhibition of a couple of horror drawings a few years ago( Some of my best work too). Anyway, after the exhibition was over, I stacked the drawings in the corner of the gallery. I went out briefly for like 2-3 minutes and when I got back, they were gone. Needless to say, I was pissed off and depressed. I asked and looked for literally days and it was hopeless. No one knew what happened to them. I still don't know who the hell took them from me. I am speculating that it was one of my art teachers, but I honestly don't know.
toc toc... may I join the conversation ?? Just to say that one should NEVER leave alone any art works not even for a simple second....
ALWAYS keep a portfolio (is this the right name ?? in italian it's CARTELLA) UNDER YOUR ARM.
I have been stolen as well, even worst : years ago a young woman came in the atelier, made such a long enthousiastic fuss about a big painting of mine. I beleived her. She said she would have payed each month. So I gave her (STUPID LIVIA) the big painting (cm150x120), made her sign a recipy with the details of the payments, said good bye to the tableau and since then... I NEVER SAW a penny. I led a pursuit (hope you understand my messy english!) and after several months, the office of pursuites wrote to me saying that.... madame had strictly nothing in her life because so poor. I told them I didnt care about that, i didnt want money nor her sofa, but only MY painting back.But I learnt she had definitevely left Villeneuve, going away WITH my painting. And that's that, so even law is useless. We are bound to all sorts of illegal accidents. Lesson number one : LEARN HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELVES, STICK TO YOUR WORKS, NEVER BELEIVE ANYBODY. Sorry for intrusion, but since I'm jolly older than you I thought I HAD to tell you all this....
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES !
Thank you very much. Yes, it was a hard learned and painful lesson for me. It wasn't even the money aspect of it. I worked extremely hard on the compositions and took pride in them. Ever since that day, I have been quite protective of all my artwork.