Here are photos of two of my sculptures up for auction at the Neal auction company in New Orleans. I took these photos 20 years ago when the work left my studio. The sculptures are from the estate of deceased artist George Rodrigue, the blue dog painter, who passed in 2013. He liked my work and purchased these choice sculptures from a California gallery in 1998 and 2001. The Neal auction company is going to have an auction on June 27th and 28th of fine art and other materials from estates, private collectors, and trade consignors. I am a outside party to the event and do not know the formalities. A sculpture from this series resold in California for $24,000 in 2015 and I received a check for 5% in accordance with the then active California royalties resale act. However a federal court has recently ruled that America’s artists are no longer entitled to receive royalties from auction resales. My desire is to get the pieces into happy homes, Thanks, Dan.
Here is a video of my book release at Barnes & Noble. Since my memoir KISS OF THE ART GODS is an unvarnished view of an artist’s life and the long journey to find “IT,” why not bring in a couple of sculptures for the folks to see? But prepare yourself for the curious comments, such as, “Are these the new mannequins?”
Hi folks, In addition to book signing at Butte College, I will have a release October 20th at the Barnes & Noble in Chico, 2031 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can meet with artists and get their copy of Kiss of the Art Gods signed. Two large sculptures will also be on view at the signing.
The Butte College Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Chico artist Dan Corbin. The exhibition will be on display from October 1 – November 1, 2018, in the Butte College Art Gallery. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dan Corbin’s newly published book, Kiss of the Art Gods: A Thirty-year Art Journey, will be available for purchase and signing also at the opening reception Thursday, Oct. 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Dan Corbin’s recent works including nine figurative sculptures and thirteen figurative paintings will be present in this show. Originally working out of a studio in Chico in the 90’s, Corbin is represented in collections across the country and around the world. A well-traveled sculpture from Dan Corbin’s figurative show at the Fresno Art Museum was recently placed in a Stockholm, Sweden collection. In the 90’s, Corbin’s career gained traction with a juried award at the Crocker Kingsley Museum (they now have one of his figurative pieces in their permanent collection) that was followed by a one-man show at the Redding Art Museum. In 1996 he had a one-man show in New York. After that exhibition, he says, “There was a demand for my work.” Corbin’s work stresses a convergence of the old with the new. A quote from his memoir, Kiss of the Art Gods, drives this point home when he comically describes his work, “Rodin meets an Australian aboriginal conceptualist and they began having kids.” Corbin’s work showcases a mastery of materials, textures, colors, and techniques. He considers his greatest compliment a nickname given to him by a fellow artist, “The Surface King.”
Please join us in celebrating Dan Corbin and the water and fire that have marked the life journey of this figurative sculptor.
The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the main Butte College campus, 3536 Campus Drive, in the new ARTS Building (ARTS 106) closest to parking lot 3. Gallery hours are Monday – 9:00-3:30, Tuesday – 9:00-2:00, Wednesday – 9:00-3:30, Thursday 9:00 – 2:00. For more information, contact the Butte College Department of Art, Digital Art & Design, 530-895-2404.
This event is ADA compliant. Anyone requiring a specific accommodation or adjustment should contact Simone Senat no later than five (5) business days prior to this event. Contact can be made by calling 530-895-2404 or via email to email@example.com.
Dan Corbin will also be signing his memoir at the Chico Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October the 20th 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., with two of his sculptures at the event. The event is open to the public.
Posters for Exhibition:
Friends, artists, and book lovers, I’m offering the ebook copy of my memoir for a limited time for $8.00 at ebook retailers. The paperback is still reasonable at $16.00 and can be purchased on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1619846594 and Barnes and Noble. If you like the book, please leave a no-sweat review.
Here are the links to other ebook retailers:
- Apple iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1227978470
- Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-of-the-art-gods-dan-corbin/1126249560
- Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kiss-of-the-art-gods
- Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Kiss_of_the_Art_Gods.html?id=_miwDgAAQBAJ
North State Public Radio Interview with Dan Corbin hosted by Nancy Wiegman describing his memoir http://mynspr.org/post/nancys-bookshelf-dan-corbin#stream/0
Here’s what folks have already said about the memoir, reviews:
“Wonderful” … “Beautiful” … “Honest” … “Heartfelt”
“The book is an interesting read…and ultimately simply beautiful.” “A tribute to the buoyancy of the human spirit.” “Corbin’s memoir infused with humor, features an unforgettable heart- rendering authenticity of life’s pivotal moments.” “A fresh look at American culture … skillfully delivered by the chisel of a master.” “Corbin’s memoir is not a leisurely picturesque art voyage, but a rough and tumble discovery of his inner self.” “A hard-hitting expose not just for artists but all humanity.”
For full reviews, go to https://kissoftheartgods.com/reviews/