In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!

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  1. Mr. Humphreys

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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    If you haven't heard, our dearest Martin (spacemonkey66) is having a Kaiju Art Show at the Outre Gallery!!! :shock::D:dam:

    https://www.outregallery.com/blogs/exhibitions/tagged/current


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    The show runs from Nov. 5 - 28, but you can see the preview for his beautiful gouache and watercolors here...
    https://mcusercontent.com/0ada04a39...98085/Outre_Gallery_Exhibition_Preview.06.pdf

    If you've never seen Martin's work, I highly recommend that you rush on over and have a looksie! I've already sent in a request to see if I can nab a couple of things (oh pretty please let them still be available! :oops::razz:). Yes, you can send in a preview request to buy the art :). I wish I could nab all of the paintings, they are all gorgeous! The limited edition Martin Exhibition Catalog is very drool worthy!

    Awesome stuff Martin, really beautiful work!!!
    Congratulations! :razz:


    12/4/2021, In remembrance 1963 - 2021
    My favorite from his last show...
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    Article by Robert Brokenmouth on I-94 Bar
    https://www.i94bar.com/columns/the-art-and-tragically-unnecessary-death-of-martin-harris

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    Outre Interview 10/27/2021
    https://www.outregallery.com/blogs/news/martin-harris
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    Art Whore Interview 8/17/2017
    https://artwhorecult.com/art-talk-martin-harris/
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    Oh yes I’ve been super pumped to see Martin’s work for this show. If I had funding currently I’d snap up a few things myself. Good on you on grabbing a few things, you should totally post the results if successful!
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    Excellent news, big thumbs up to Martin, and thank you to Grace for sharing this. I am very fortunate to have a couple of pieces of Martin (no originals, that extreme fortune is reserved just for @Mr. Humphreys) and they do not ever stop to give me a delight every time I look at them. Would love to be able to see this exhibit in person, but super stoked for the dedicated show for Martin, and the locals who can go take in this delight.
     
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    Thank you so much Grace for creating this thread! Very kind of you. I'm not so good at self promotion :(
     
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    Outre gallery has done a glicee print run of 30 for the Goji Gelato. Here’s hoping they consider doing one for the Baragon trike as well sometime! Anyway, luckily I got to snap one up as well as the show catalogue!
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    Thank you so much!!!!!!
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    Rest In Peace Martin! I’m glad I was able to get some of your final prints and will cherish them forever. My nephew also loves the dinosaur print. Your final show with Outre will never be forgotten!
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    Wait what? I just saw this from bansheebot on instagram.

    What happened? I'm shocked.
     
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    Awful, awful news. So sad. Thank you very much, Martin, for all the magic and joy you brought us.
     
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    Still in shock to read the words, this is tragic.
    Good bye Martin, you gave so much wonder and joy. I will miss your gentle soul and kindness, as well as the delight and happiness which filled your work.

    Deepest sympathies to his family.
    I love you guys (there, I said it) stay put and don't stray from me.
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    I had barely gotten into his IG page when his gallery show went up. His paintings are absolutely fantastic and fun and a wonderful reflection of the fun behind these monsters, as well as his personality I’m sure. I obviously didn’t know this man well at all, sadly never even spoken to him. But to see him go from such an awesome gallery show to leaving this plane is truly saddening and tragic. The fragility of life is all too real and scary. My condolences to his friends and family, and any Brainers here that will be missing him.

    Reside in Paintings, Martin. <3
     
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    Oh this is some crushing news to learn of. I had no idea. I am not active on IG, so just seeing this now is heartbreaking. He had such an amazing show at Outre Gallery. I wished so much I could have picked something up from there. I am happy he at least got to see his dedicated show realised, and saw a bit of the sincere love some of his fans here felt for his work. I am so, so sorry to hear this. An amazing and creative soul, and downright approachable and appreciating. We have lost a great artist. My sincere condolences go out to all his family and loved ones. Skullbrain mourns the passing of a real talented individual. :cry: Thank you so much for everything, Martin. I know I said it before, but the few pieces I do have of his are displayed prominently in a place of love, the first thing to go up in my first house. And they make me smile every time I pass them. RIP Martin, you are missed already.
     
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    Rest In Peace Martin. I didn’t know you but enjoyed your work.
     
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    Rest In Peace to a great artist…
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    I still can't believe it. He was such a kind soul and he will be missed. Remembering his interview hosted on Art Whore:

    I believe he'll be remembered exactly like this. RIP.
     
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    In Memoriam: Martin Harris - Kaiju Are My Friends Art Show!
    If you would like a dino print from his final show, these are still available here

    https://www.outregallery.com/search?q=martin+harris&type=product

    I was so excited to see the show preview, 95% of the originals sold immediately. I thought, "darn! Oh well, there will be more in the future". A reminder again that we shouldn't take people for granted. As @skaldavsatanssol mentioned, Martin's interview answers gives a small peek inside of a beautiful fragile soul
    https://artwhorecult.com/art-talk-martin-harris/
     
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    My sister said my nephew has this print in his room and literally goes to it everyday as part of his daily activities. I’m glad he will grow up with love for Martin’s art
     
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    That is perfect Kevin, thank you for sharing. It makes me happy that Martin saw this, and got to see the love and appreciation his work brought into the world. That curiosity and appeal says it all. His work speaks universally to people of all ages and types; that is talent and an achievement to be honoured by anyone. Still sad and trying to come to grips with this news.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences to Martin's family and friends. Rest in peace, Martin. You will be sorely missed.
     
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    WTH. I only started following Martin on IG a few months ago. Ugh. My head hurts. I'm going to bed
     
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    Absolutely heartbroken to hear that he took his own life. I have depression and it hurts so much to know that someone lost their battle.
    Please, if anyone feels like the world is closing in on them, seek help. Even if it sounds silly, even if you think it won’t work. It’s always worth a try.
     

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