Jim Damron, one of my favorite artists, gets a mention in the New York Times

I think the value of my art collection may have increased a bit today. Not only did one of my favorite Ypsi artists, Jim Damron, just make it into the pages of the New York Times, but the article included a link back to something I’d written about a painting of his that I’d purchased a few years back… For what it’s worth, it’s kind of a stretch to call Jim an “Ypsi artist,” as he just lived here for a short while, several decades ago, as a toddler. Still, though, I like mentioning it… Anyway, I’m happy for Jim, as, to my knowledge, this is the first mention of his work to appear in the national press, and I hope it leads to greater recognition of his work, which is really wonderful. [That’s his painting of the late Adam West as Batman, in the photo below.]

Oh, and if you want to buy the painting of Buck Henry that I bought from Jim, which is now kind of famous thanks to the New York Times, it’s not for sale. I intend to keep it until I pass away, at which point my lazy, good-for-nothing grandchildren will have to fight one another for the opportunity to pawn it.

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  1. Mary
    Posted July 15, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Sweet! We own a Jim Damron too!

  2. Lynne
    Posted July 16, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I love seeing artists do well!

  3. Brent Boyd
    Posted November 26, 2020 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I own seven of Jim’s Paintings, and I’ll probably buy more. I’ve known Jim since we were teenagers, and his sense of style has greatly influenced mine. We see the world through a similar lens, and he captures it sublimely.

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