There are about 50 of them this time.
I did a quick interview with the husband half of the Olivia team, the motor behind Olivia's boat, Joel Beren, one of the funniest men I have ever met.
Q: what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: less clueless
Q: tell me about the first time you laid eyes on miss Olivia….
A: when we met Olivia had a boyfriend, and I was just looking to maybe buy a painting
Q: How has the art world changed in the last couple decades?
A: internet/digital world changes everything.
Q: Anything you miss and would like to see brought back?
there were a few good psychedelics...
Q: Anything you are glad is no longer happening?
Q: The prints you produce are so very beautiful and rich. Was there a great deal of trial and error in the beginning? Or did you know exactly what you were trying for?
A: we have been working with printers for decades-I ask a lot of questions...eventually I figure out what works for us.
Q: Hand-torn with that rough edge, I love that detail so much.
Can you tell me more about this: (is that an industry practice or something you came up with?)
it's a detail that helps to elevate the prints beyond posters...not unusual in the fine art print market.
Q: Any business advice for aspiring artists?
A: art's not for sissies...
Q: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
since Pierre Clémenti is no longer available, gotta go with Crispin Glover.
(interviewer note: C. Glover played the best Grendel ever!)
Q: if you had life to do all over again, anything you would change?
A: I would grow up in California.
Q: the question I should have asked you is:
what do you want to be when you grow up?