Wednesday, October 04, 2006

biggest art hoax i fell for

while cleaning up some emails off my machine the other day, i came across some for a program called 'CASH 4 BRASS' .. it was supposed to be a program where artists from around the world donated giclee reprints of their work with proceeds going towards replacing instrunments to musicians in new orleans .. it was a cool program that had a nice kick back, low overhead and a dude named 'GARCIA de San Juan' .. about a month after I sent over my hi-res images, their web site went off the radar .. the message said the following: 'you need to call accounts payable' .. and they didn't respond to their email address of '' .. before they pulled their tent poles out of the ground, they had a lot of committed artists on their web site .. now, the site was fairly cheesy, but i liked the cause and fell for it like all the other artists dotted around the globe .. as of press time, there has been no response and nothing in the way of recompensation from the 'con artits' .. i had signed on for a year contract, but they had a lot of my high res images and nothing to account for what these guys were up to .. it was so good, they forwarded on this radio interview with San Diego public radio about the launch of their kindred mission: Listen By Clicking Here .. it's all over now and my wondering will have to linger like a scattered line without end .. and how can you trust someone that spells their first name in ALL CAPS and sounds like a south american country .. it was worth a shot and i hope they send me an anonymous royalty check if something good befalls their illegal pandering of my imagery .. cheers, joe d.

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