Where is the Art?
Hello, I am an Artist, and this is my website.
There is no gallery here. In fact, there are currently no images of my Art anywhere on the internet…
Nevertheless, people can still buy a genuine Artwork right from this page, with a single complication… You must trust me, and pay the full amount in advance letting me choose it for you. You will not see the work until it arrives.
I will make and send you a large, life-altering, significant and beautiful Artwork for your home or office wall.
The cost is $120,000.
That is a good deal of money and needs huge trust on your part, but the process will both thrill and reward everyone.
Here is all you need to know: If you are “in”, then kindly go to the bottom of this page to buy. It is just 3 simple steps:
1) Send Artist full payment.
2) Please describe a dream or daydream you have had in a few words.
3) The address where your Artwork is to be delivered.
And thank you for trusting me…
If you are still reading this, you may well be thinking? “OK..I am in the crazy part of the internet, this is all obviously some kind of scam, or I am going to get a $5 NFT or AI computer-generated thing.”
I am a real Artist and I am interested in something more than just money, I need you to be a part of this work!
Work that has taken more than 10 years to reach it’s peak and now needs to find the right homes.
Please read on if you are in any way curious.
So the first question is: “If you are serious, why sell Art in this unique way? It does not make commercial sense, you will sell 10 times more work if you just show the images!”
The short answer is because it’s Art and I am an Artist, but also because it will make an enormous difference to you and I.
Real Artworks are sort of alive, this work is trying to surprise you, teach us both something about ourselves and change perspectives. But only if you can trust in yourself and take this on. Do this and I promise you that you will get more than just a cool story about how you acquired a great work from a dedicated living Artist.
I am Angelo Valentino, an artist. I have chosen to sell my lifetime-best works only in this unique way. That is not because this work is not able to impress or amaze, it is exactly the opposite.
These new works are deeply affecting, like only Art can be, they can seem change those who look at them. This project took a decade of constant work to perfect. Your Artwork is something that will often leave the people you show it to standing in awe. I do not think you would have read this far if you did not have “a feeling” of some sort that there is more to these great Artworks than just words or pictures.
And let’s be truthful for a moment: Even the idea of buying a valuable Artwork on the internet, without ever seeing it or the seller is an excitement most people wouldn’t even dream of. Almost anyone with common sense will tell you that you are making an obvious mistake…
Do not listen to them or “obvious” common sense. Those people have so often held themselves, and you, back from the best and stranger things in life. The significant actions we do, always have some element of risk.
As humans we are programmed to distrust everything and each other, with good reason. Soon enough we start to distrust everything, but this is corrosive, and sadly most intelligent and intuitive people eventually distrust even themselves… and that is terrible as it holds us back inside from all that’s good. This site is based on my “stupid idea” that there exist a few people that will trust in their own higher senses enough to buy my Art on little more than a feeling, even here on the “crazy” internet.
It’s embarrassing to put in words how big a step up in trust I am asking of buyers, but if you order an Artwork today, you will get something of true importance to you and others, and I believe somehow you already know that.
Our feelings do not lie to us, we lie to them. In the past, you probably ignored your instincts and stayed pretty sensible with buying Art online, let alone like this. Today I hope you are about to let a deeper sense guide you to make a leap of faith.
On this webpage, among the 136 billion others on the internet, you can discover your ability to trust your own intuition, intelligent curiosity and natural instinct: To know without seeing when you have found something of beauty and importance.
Here is something about my Art and why you should buy it, with all your common sense intact, obviously!
About my recent works:
“On seeing his work I now totally get it. That any copy of these is seen before the achingly beautiful originals would spoil an opportunity to feel something real, for me it was a wave of emotion, of inner Joy.”
Jane Ballentine – Ballentine Collection USA
“There is something intense locked into these pictures.”
Eleanor Golden – Chateau la Faux, Pont Du Gard, France.
“Standing in front of the large imposing images, is an authentic experience. These days art is rarely if ever this affecting and this dare I say it, compelling.”
Matthew Steeples – The Steeple Times. London
“I could not speak, I felt these photographs touch my soul.”
“One of today’s most important hero artists, working intentionally in near anonymity”
Stanton – Arts Review
“I would sell my soul and own one of these”
“Listen to me. I know a thing or two about art, if these are not selling for $1.5m in a couple of years for the injustice I will burn down the Louvre, the Tate and the MET”
“The most beautiful single thing I have seen in my life”
Technology has given us a thousand forms of irresistible instant gratification and unrelenting distraction from self-awareness. Sometimes a disruption makes us recall a promise we all make to ourselves and break immediately: To have only genuine people and good things around us that bring value and meaning. Not more expensive noise and pretty trash.
There is an absence of my Art on the internet, and this is very deliberate: This is unusual as I have been making Art since before internet Art started, I wholeheartedly welcomed the digital age and used technology with no issue… but I have some strong reasons to keep my Artwork exclusively in real-life only.
In the beginning, it was to stop people from copying my work and to maintain some exclusivity, but there was and is another more personal reason; A phone or computer screen is not the right place to first see any genuine work of Art.
I used to try to have a small real-life exhibition every few years and show my big works the old-fashioned way: good locations, nice invitations, people come, some people like, enough to buy.
When the internet started to work, as a young Artist I saw the web as a wonderful canvas for new types of Art, but not as a good gallery for Art with a capital A, so I did something, that was unique and a little rash: I wrote the following letter and sent it to everyone who had collected or wanted to display any of my works:
“I kindly ask that all collectors, galleries and museums that are in possession of my signed artworks NOT to EVER show, make or reproduce any digital copies or images of said works online, on their websites or on any social media, even in an effort to help expand awareness in me or my Art.”
Sticking to those principles means that selling my Art is not at all easy. But I am trying.
The work I will send you took a decade to craft and half a lifetime to be equipped to even start. It was a long journey in human time, and distance. Like crossing an unexplored new continent solo and on foot, but in the adventure I found and brought back way more than just hunks of gold in the streams and big diamonds in the sand.
These new works are answers to life’s imperfect human questions. In part, that’s why I ask you for your dream.
Right now, my Artwork can only be bought only on this site. It will belong to a few self-selecting and brave people. Please do something many would find incredible and be a part of this amazing journey. I trust this Art will find a way through to you.
Artist’s Statement About Recent Work.
“Making this latest collection of photographic works consumed nearly ten years. It was exciting to start, but to take it to “perfection” was the hardest thing I have ever finished.
To make this thing that can be called Art, beyond just a beautiful visual account of the human condition, needed a wholly different process: to completely obfuscate all the cotton, hay and rags of life and to look clear-heartedly inward and own the truth of one’s time, to exclude repetitions, excise vanities, cut away sentiments, and pull a distilled insight out of meaning, so as to be relevant to others.
Each step a slow-motion battle against an army of monsters, common distractions and warm jealousy.
All this to reach a place where Art, this Art, has power beyond any sorcery of matter or new arrangement of old words.
If done right, something life-altering can happen when enough emotion, experience and human honesty are concentrated at one time and in one object. At that moment, something strikes deep inside, and the meanings of common words can be changed, things ugly written are reset, and anything can be forgiven, a life transformed.”
made and signed by
(One very large framed photographic print + certificates)
For a very limited time and only from this website you can own an Artwork made for you, direct from the Artist.
***Here are the things to know when placing an order.***
1) Tell me in a few words, about a dream you have had. I will then choose or make a new Artwork based upon what you tell me, your dream will always remain private.
2) The work may take a little time to produce and deliver, you will be fully informed.
3) The Artwork is sold unseen. If you are not happy with what you receive, just send it back. All monies will be returned, minus 8% and costs.
I give you my word: If paid for, your new large finished signed Artwork will be produced and sent to you, without fail, even if this offer closes. *And after a month , if it is not everything you hoped it could be and more, you may return it for a refund. OK?
Delivery is included. The work is dispatched from Florence Italy or London UK.
(price plus United Kingdom sales tax where applicable)