Snow’s reputation is everything you want to see in a young artist and I’ll need to break this down into a few subcategories. Consistent pricing, quality, and exhibitions.
– Exhibitions: Brandon is known for holding exhibitions that are truly must see events of the year. With solo shows in 2014, 2016, and one scheduled for 2018, this bi-annual release of new work keeps audiences waiting just long to enough to build up a proper amount of anticipation for a relatively small but laser focused new body of work. Your not just buying another one of Snow’s works you are buying one of Snow’s works.
– National Recognition: In 2014, Snow was invited, along with a select few of Austin’s Top Artists, to show at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art. To show in a major art institution like Fort Wayne is a note worthy accomplishment for any artist at any time of their career. For Snow, this came only two years into his young career which began in 2012. Fast forward one more year and you could find a selection of Civil Rights based work adorning gallery walls in Miami during the 2015 Art Basel: Miami, these works were auctioned off with the earnings contributing to related charities.
– Quality: Quality, quality, quality. This word cant be used enough to describe Snow’s work. A known quote of Snow’s says it all, “You can tell me you don’t like my work but no one can ever tell me it wasn’t well made.” This is backed up by his usage of Linen based canvases as opposed to the lesser, more commonly used, cotton based canvas (Learn why that matters here!). All of Snow’s work is hand stretched around hand built warp resistant wooden frames. Since 2012, all of Snow’s work has sold housed in his signature wooden outer frame, most commonly stained black. These frames are custom made for each individual piece and are as much a signature aspect of Snow’s work as the work it self.
-Pricing: Snow is dedicated to upholding the value of his work, as a responsibility to his collectors and as a necessity to grow. This dedication is achieved by maintaining consistent pricing with a steady gradual increase. This gradual increase is implemented to grow value in collector’s investments in addition to sustaining quality, production, and demand.
“I can see the banner now, “Brandon Snow: 20 Years | MoMa in New York”. My very own retrospective. An entire floor dedicated. I am overwhelmed as I walk around the room revisiting work I haven’t seen in years, decades even. Work that is on loan as the MoMa tracked down all the buyers and collectors of my work over the years to put this comprehensive exhibition together. Early work is mixed in with more current work and the difference is obvious though you can absolutely see the resemblance as I have kept focused to my dedication of the hand printed photograph. The imagery I chose to print over the years become windows, on the walls, time traveling back, exposing, what I was thinking, what I was feeling, and what was going on in the world during the year of each works creation. As I intimately share my life’s work with friends, family, collectors, gallerists, and all those who have supported me, my dedication and determination, through hard times and good times, is vindicated. I raise a glass of champagne with you all and toast to the next twenty years.”