Sunday, April 20, 2008

Not Enough Art by J. Otto Siebold!


You know J. Otto Siebold. At least you do if you have kids, know any kids, or feel like a kid. He's the genius behind Olive, the Other Reindeer, the Mr. Lunch series, Penguin Dreams and his latest opus Seamore, the Very Forgetful Porpoise. We started buying J. Otto books before we had kids, because the artwork was just stupendous. Now that we have kids, his books are part of the regular nightly repertoire. We've always wanted to own a piece of his art, but as he is a digital artist primarily, he has produced very little fine art, as far as we know.

Luckily, there is the absolutely outstanding Grass Hut Gallery in Portland (yes, again!) to help rectify that sad sad state of affairs. Currently Mr. Siebold is working at the gallery to produce a new show of original fine art. The show opens May 2nd, and there's a little sneak peak on the Grass Hut blog right now. Grass Hut typically offers some or all of the works to be viewed online and purchased from afar, so go to the site and sign up for the mailing list now. Personally, we believe that the art of J. Otto is not only a fine addition to any art collection, but also a great investment.

And by the way, there are some excellent high quality iris prints of Mr. Siebold's work at his online store right now. And of course, you can buy his wonderful books there too!


J. Otto Siebold's official site

Grass Hut Gallery

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