The Impermanence of Everything: “Ohio Bell” Is History
Ohio Bell, 1995, Tobin Sprout, 34" x 44", oil on canvas

Forever Reinvention The buyer of Ohio Bell acquires one of the few remaining Sprout paintings among the exceptional company of Sprout’s oversize photorealism. Works like “Osterizer,” “Fifth Street,” “Mixmaster,” “Motel Dairy Bar,” “Car Dashboard,” “Doors of the Victoria,” “Wympee Burger,” and the very early (noir/expressionist) “Telephone Booth,” are shining examples of photorealism that together define this […]

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Dialogue Box No. 1: Diana Young on Maine Landscapes

Social Sales Director T.R. Brogunier interviews Diana Young* on three dramatic 40 x 40″ landscape paintings from her work in the Maine landscape. If you have Roku, recommend you sit back on the couch to watch with YouTube on the big screen and listen to the artist give all the inside details on her work […]

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Carefully Described Terrain, Part 3 of 3: Now Leaving Modernism
“Fifth Street,” 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas, $9800 – “Facebook First” listing. New large photorealism from Tobin Sprout shows a deserted street corner surrounded by downtown buildings in Dayton, Ohio. A large cigarette billboard is over exposed in light with a prominent flag theme and giant, legible warning. Reflected light baths corner in fluorescence, evocative of Edward Hopper urban night scenes of the mid-century. Featured in Flood’s three-part essay, “Carefully Described Terrain.” Read, “Part I: The Billboard” here. All major paintings include provenance and certification of authenticity by Flood Content. Request advance documentation for this image here.

Off-Screen Drama Now that the scene has been set and the lighting tweaked to perfection, we can see there are actually two players in this drama. We see a feminine shadow cast from the window above the fire hydrant and a masculine shadow cast from the elevated street light. Continued from “Carefully Described Terrain, Sprout’s […]

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Carefully Described Terrain, Part 2 of 3: Shifting Light
Fifth Street, 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

The second indication that Sprout isn’t making ‘a pretty picture,’ comes from the dominant light in Fifth Street. The majority of the lighting in this painting comes from the reflected ‘remnant’ light bounced off the billboard and spilling onto the sidewalk. Continued from “Carefully Described Terrain, Sprout’s Fifth Street – Part 1 of 3,” published […]

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Carefully Described Terrain: Sprout’s Fifth Street – Part 1 of 3: The Billboard
"Fifth Street," 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

For a painting that seems, at first glance, empty, Fifth Street is loaded with ideas. This dramatic noir streetscape from Tobin Sprout’s early 90’s sprint into large Photorealism has just been listed for sale, for the first time, online. In the profession of journalism, it is said that the most important part of the story is […]

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Maine’s Diana Young, Virtuoso ‘Painter of Places,’ Joins Flood Fine Art
Sydney's Garden House, 2004, Diana Young, 36 x 36 inches, gouache, $3200

Flood Content is honored to be representing Diana Young, a virtuoso landscape painter based in Bangor, Maine. In 2017, Young began her sixth decade living and working in the US state famous for breathtaking beauty, natural diversity, and small town charm. Having resisted the formality of gallery representation since before the 1980s fine art boom, […]

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How Publishing Original Content Makes Your Company A Social Media Hero

Facebook has some problems. One big one is that the ‘Facebook experience’ can have an overall negative effect on users. Back in 2013, The New Yorker ran “How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy.” Then a study came out in 2015 concluding Facebook “compromises well-being.” One outlet offered 22 more reasons to why Facebook has a negative impact […]

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Bully Consumers With Media Buys That Force Them To Watch Your Clever Message Repeatedly
Old Broken 1960s TV

1. Use purchasing muscle to buy up large blocks of airtime on every media platform. 2. Deliver repetitive ad agency messages that are very clever to “capture the imagination” of your audience. 3. Close your eyes and pray your way back to 1987, when consumers had no choice but to accept they would be forced […]

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