Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jacob Collins "Penelope"

The figure study drawing and painting Jacob Collins made of me entitled "Penelope," is up for exhibit/auction at Christie's until December 19th. 

Here is the figure study in the catalog:


An artist friend of mine who works at Christie's send me a few pictures of the completed piece:


Thursday, November 1, 2012

General Pencil's David Kassan Signature Collection charcoal set

A drawing of me by David Kassan is on General Pencil's David Kassan Signature Collection charcoal set.  Here is the ad that was featured in a few art magazine publications:

. . .and here is a pallet of them:
The same picture, entitled "Aubrey Looking Forward," is on display at the Henoch Gallery:


However, after the Hurricane it is hard to say whether or not it is still intact.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A collection of terrible cell phone pictures from on the road

I don't really take pictures.  However, here is a collection of some pictures from the past six months on the road.

Richmond, VA

I went to a BBQ festival in Greensboro, NC.  They thought I was under age and stamped me with baby feet.

My scroll of tickets from Greensboro, NC to Philadelphia, PA
. . .and there is more . . .
Philly is one of the few cities who still uses tokens.  They also give them to you in hermetically-sealed drug baggies.  I like to call them "five bags" or "ten bags" depending on the amount of tokens.  However, I do not ask the clerk for "ten bag" out loud. 
Street poetry on a traffic cone in Philadelphia Chinatown


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Once more with feeling!

Here is my latest dates and locations. More details as I figure them out. DC/Baltimore: May 27 - June 13th NYC: June 14th - 30th Buffalo: July 1 - July 14th Richmond, VA: July 15-19th NYC: July 20th-31st ---Mystery August--- Nudes in Nature: August 24-27th Richmond, VA: August 28??? NC: Early Sept??? NYC: September 15-30th
Taken by Peter Bilous

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Luggage Dilemmas

Once I found an all-right mini suitcase out by the curb and over the next two years, ran it into the ground. This is a picture of it from March. The zipper finally broke, so I packaged it up in clear duct tape so I could take it Back to Buffalo.


I ordered a new suitcase by Timbuk2, since their bags are usually indestructible.
(This is the face of compulsive suitcase organization.)

I say "usually indestructible" because due to terrible baggage handling in Pittsburgh, the handle of my other suitcase snapped. It was stuck in the upright position for about 5 bus trips in the past two months. However it took this one to kill it.

The folks handling my warranty request have been really nice. I am not sure if what happened to it is covered, but I am hoping there is some way to at least fix it since I don't think that model is manufactured anymore.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Touring the East Coast for lack of options.

I am on the "currently homeless" tour:
Philadelphia, PA: May 1st - May 6th
Pittsburgh, PA: May 7th - May 13th [b]maybe[/b]
NYC: May 14 - 26th
DC: May 27 - June 4th
Richmond, VA June 5th - 13th [b]maybe[/b]
NYC: June 14th - 30th
Burlington, VT: July 1st - July 6th [b]maybe[/b]
various places in North Carolina, depending on hosting: July 7 - July 14th [b]maybe[/b]
NYC: July 15-31st

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The advertising art model and the internet police.

EMAIL #1:

Aubrey:

Personally I don't care whether I look at bare-breated photos online or not. Yours are pretty tasteful and attractive.

However. Are you aware that there are lots of kids who visit Craigslist and could easily run across your photos? I'm just old fashioned enough to feel they shouldn't be exposed.

So, I've flagged your posting and will again whenever I run across it

Email #2:
And also, Craigslist has a prohibition against posting more than one item featuring the same thing.

Flagged again.


My Reply:

Hello Tony,

Thank you for getting in touch with me. I am sorry that you were upset by my posts. I have been posting in the artist's community for about 4 years now and it is generally acceptable to post nude images there. I've not run into many problems with it since getting a verified craigslist account and you are the first to actually contact me about it.

I can completely understand your concerns about children being exposed to images way beyond their maturity level. However, being my images are tasteful nudes without explicit or sexually graphic material on par as what one would see in an art gallery, I don't feel it is an issue. That being said, every person has their own feelings about what crosses the line and I respect your right to have an opinion. Given the nature of craigslist, ie: communicating with strangers over the internet via email, children shouldn't actually be using it on their own without their parent's permission. It is basically the classified section of the internet. I believe you must be 18 to even sign up for a craigslist account or else craigslist would be liable for children being exposed to predators and inappropriate content. There isn't much a child could do on craigslist that wouldn't require a parent's permission, anyway. This includes buying, selling, getting a job and going to public events. A child definitely shouldn't be browsing the personals, probably won't be getting an apartment and there is often quite a bit of inappropriate talk in the discussion forums which include the posting of raunchy pictures and improper language. Craigslist is not a site for children.

I know things are different now, but rather than child-proofing the internet and restricting the use of adults on a site geared towards adults, parents should monitor what their children see and where their children go on the internet. I am almost 30. When the internet was new I was about 14 or 15. My parents used to sit next to me and monitor what I did while I was using it.

Given that the artist base for whom corsets and art nudes are different, I was attempting to target both groups with two posts. As odd as it may seem to some one who may not be involved with the internet modeling community, genres can be rather specialized. Some one looking for an art model to pose for their college class may not look twice at a post where a model is in a corset and would rather see the model doing standard "art" poses. On the other hand, some one who is looking to photograph vintage clothing would like to see images of the model int he corset. So this trip I experimented with two posts instead of trying to use one post to incorporate multiple themes. I was also concerned about whether this could be considered "multiple posting" also. Usually, if you do what craigslist considers to be multiple posts, it will physically stop you from posting. It give me the message that my posts were similar, so I considered it to comply with their terms. I considered this to be similar to a construction company who offered two services, such as roofing and plastering. This company would post one post to target the people who would like a new roof with picture examples and another to target people who were interested in plaster work with examples of their plastering skills. Then again, this might just be something I do this month depending on the response rate of diversifying the posts.

Thank you again for getting in touch with me about your concerns. Again, I respect your opinion and your right to flag me. I realize my reply will not change your opinion but I felt I should acknowledge your concerns and explain my side.

Sincerely,
Aubrey