Friday, April 20, 2018

Facebook & Instagram Censorship.

Right after the congressional hearings on Facebook where Zuckerberg showed himself to be an Orwellian 'doublespeak' agent, they changed the algorithm at Instagram. Immediately my android tablet crashed and I had to do a complete reset losing all my apps, photos, videos, music, etc. Additionally my posts on instagram went from getting 30, 40, 50, or even 100+ likes to 7! That's right, SEVEN. At this point posting anything to Facebook or instagram is having diminishing returns for me and is turning out to be a waste of precious time. My digital art is of extraordinary high quality and integrity and there is no rationale for it being censored, throttled, downgraded, hidden or ghettoized. My time and resources for publicity are limited and if these digital gated communities are going to pretend they know what has value and be judges and arbiters of taste and culture then I reject them. I will not be subjected to arbitrary whims of left coast technocrats who posit themselves as cultural wranglers. Their limited world view is not in conjunction with mine insofar as my content and artistic production are not theirs to abuse as they please. THEY SHOULD BE PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO USE MY CONTENT AND ANYONE ELSES. Unless and until there is a fair recompense system put in place for content producers and/ or a VERIFIABLE level playing field set in place, my content will no longer be theirs to pilfer and profit from. Too bad. It will mean some viewers will not discover my highly valuable, artistic and generously spiritual content and that those who do have access to it will be a privileged bunch. Sometimes it is important to discriminate. We discriminate what we eat, what we wear, where we live and so we should discriminate what we accept as culture. From now on my content will be displayed the way I intend on a website that I control. Please enjoy my art and support me as an artist so that I can continue to produce, color and enliven the world. Thanks for your support.

Beau Tardy Artist

Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Wimpy Painting for a Houston Heights Restaurant was Stolen!

This is a crazy story! In February I offered Balls Out Burgers in Houston Heights an original painting for becoming a new follower on my Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/tardyartist/ )
I decided it would be fun to paint Wimpy the Popeye character who always eats burgers.
Wimpy by Beau Tardy ©2018
I was really happy with the painting that was mixed media acrylic, spray paint with stencils on paper 24"x30". After framing it and delivering it I heard nothing back from Balls Out Burgers. Actually when I had delivered the painting I got a weird vibe from the guy who I handed it to. I was told he was the manager but he just kinda mumbled and took the painting without even saying thanks! Anyway, I waited a month and still heard nothing back until I emailed them to see if they even liked the painting. The response was that the painting had been stolen! Apparently someone made off with a bunch of money and the painting. How crazy is that? The nice people from customer service said they did not know that nobody had contacted me to say thanks. They offered me free burgers too, which I will gladly accept. Sorry that had to happen to them. Maybe it's time to do another painting :)

Beau Tardy with Wimpy painting. ©2018

Monday, December 11, 2017

Prints now available.

High-end gallery quality prints are now available of selected works.


High-end gallery print on art quality acid free cotton rag paper. 
Image size 8"x10". Signed and framed $50 (+ shipping).
*watermark and digital signature do not appear on original print*
"FLATS" ©2018 Beau Tardy. All rights reserved, no reproduction allowed.



High quality large print on canvas, mat finish. Image size 17" x 22".
Signed and dated. Unframed. Shipped rolled. $100 (+ shipping)
*watermark and digital signature do not appear on original print*




Monday, November 13, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vox Culture Art Mixer at Axelrad Beer Garden

Outdoor event public art show, Thursday Oct 5, 2017 
organized by Vox Culture at Axelrad Beer Garden, Houston. 
Sold paintings, prints and books. 

For inquiries about artwork, prints and books please contact me at beautardy(at)usa.net.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

'HIGH' original canvas on sale for only $500 (+shipping)

HIGH 30"X 24"/ SPRAY PAINT & ACRYLIC ON CANVAS/ GLOSS FINISH
I am putting this great canvas up for sale because I need to raise money quickly. This 30x24 canvas is finished with several layers of gloss varnish and just shines. Original spray paint, metallic paint and acrylic featuring hand-cut stencil of Papa Smurf. This is a gem and I want it to go to a collector who will appreciate it. Was featured in the Paris, America show at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans in 2016.





Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sticker Pack Designed for Skatewear Company.

2016 © Beau Ledoux Tardy
Six stickers designed for skate wear company Failed to Dress. They should be printed soon. I will make a limited number of packs available. Join the email list by subscribing above!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Paris, America Opening Feb. 13 Barrister's Gallery


Paris born American artist Beau Tardy will present new work at Barrister's Gallery for the opening of Paris, America. He will premiere new paintings, a video installation, drawings and a new book. As part of the group show French artists Louis J. Gore, Sebastien Birchler, Cyr Boitard along with Australian Mara Marich will be showing paintings, prints and sculpture.

'Dope' by Beau Tardy. Spraypaint, acrylic, stencil on canvas.

Monday, January 11, 2016

ATOMIKCOMIX new book!

The new book 'AtomikComix' by Beau Tardy. Coming out Feb. 2016

AtomikComix presents never before seen early work by Beau Tardy. With roots in the East Village mid-80s post punk sub-culture this book spans the evolution from underground comix to computer graphix for TV. 

After dropping out of art school in 1985 Beau focused on digital art and broadcast design ultimately ending up in the famed MTV animation department where he did graphix for MTV News with Kurt Loder, Yo! MTV Raps and The Real World.

Beau will be signing copies of his new book at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans on Feb. 13, 2016.