Clement Valla is a New York based artist.
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Helen Copies Lucy Copies Mr. Lin Copies Jane Copies Steven Copies Andy Copies Mark Copies Zhongbo Adds a Skyscraper to Almy’s Pond, Newport
Oil paintings ordered online copied in sequence by several painters, email correspondance
2012, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
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Zhongbo Adds a Skyscraper to Almy’s Pond, Newport

email correspondence between clementvalla@gmail.com and cn@goldappleart.com
      July 9, 2012 6:03 Pm
      SubJect: cuStom Painting
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Hello,
I would like to order a reproduction of the landscape painting attached below. However, could you add some- thing to the painting: a typical building or skyscraper that you can see from your window.
The painting should be 50cm by 40cm.
Thanks and best,
Clement
 
 

      July 9, 2012 10:43 Pm
      SubJect: Re: cuStom Painting
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Dear Clement:
Ok,Thanks again.also,we do a draft,please take a look,is it ok???
The total amount is 82.4 USD , (include the shipping cost is still 23.6 USD, the paintings is 58.8 USD,) You need to pay 82.4 x in advance 50% = 41.2 USD for the paintings
You can use paypal to pay,Our Paypal account number is: cn@ goldappleart.com
The paintings will be completed within 12 days after we re- ceived your advance deposit 41.2 USD
Attached to the letter price list as a reference.
We would like to hear from you.
Best regards !
Zhongbo
 
 

      July 10, 2012 10:27 am
      SubJect: Re: cuStom Painting

Dear Zhongbo,
I have made a payment of 41.2 USD through paypal. You can proceed with the draft that you sent.
Best,
Clement
 
 

      July 20, 2012 6:39 am
      SubJet: Re: Painting comPleted
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Dear Clement:
The paintings was completed ,attached the photos,please take a look,thanks.
We would like to hear from you.
Best regards!
Zhongbo
 
 

      July 20, 2012 10:37 am
      SubJect: Re: Painting comPleted

Dear Zhongbo,
This looks great, thanks. I will make the final payment through paypal.
The painting should be shipped to the following address:

Clement Valla
Rhode Island School fo Design Department of Graphic Design Two College Street Providence, RI 02903-2784 United States
Phone: +1.917.407.4934
Thanks and best,
Clement
 
 

      July 24, 2012 7:33 am
      SubJet: Re: Painting ShiPPed out
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Dear Clement:
The paintings have been shipped out. You should be get them around 5 days.
Tracking number is 6547058685 by DHL.
You should see the shipping process http://www.dhl.com/en/ express/tracking/shippers_reference.html 2 days later.
Best regards !
Zhongbo
 
 

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Hapax Phaenomena
Terms resulting in unique search results in Google image search, .Zip Archive, 75.9 MB, inkjet on paper
2012, rhizome.org, Splatterpool Gallery, Brooklyn, Brown University, Providence, RI
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Hapax Phaenomena is a collection of historically unique images discovered by Google image search from collaborators Clement Valla and John Cayley. The fragile and tenuous Phaenomena are organized into subcategories within the five folders; 1_discordant_wonderfulness; 2_nondurable_megabyte; 3_inventive_monetarism; 4_patriotic_leaseback; and 5_diatomic_roach. Each Phaenomena is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, a screenshot of its moment of global and historical singularity taken by one of the artists.

Currently available through ‘The Download’ on Rhizome.org:
http://rhizome.org/the-download/

 

Or here:
http://clementvalla.com/xfer/Hapax_Phaenomena.zip

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Sol LeWitt + Mechanical Turk
Artist Book, Custom Software, Amazon Mechanical Turk
2009, Self-Published
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Custom software recreates a Sol LeWitt drawing. The software also posts instructions on Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk. Human workers execute the drawings online based on the instructions. The workers are paid 5¢ for each drawing. The software then assembles the Mechanical Turk drawings in a grid. The software drawings and the Mechancial Turk drawings are presented side by side.

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