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Complaint Review: Pink Monkey Water
Pink Monkey WaterNew Milford, Connecticut United States of America
Pink Monkey Water I was commissioned to make a painting, finished the painting, was told I was going to be paid. Then when i brought it up to the other owner I was called a liar New Milford, Connecticut
*General Comment: DONT BELIEVE PINK MONKEY- THEY ARE BAD
*Author of original report: i have spoke with angelo
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Still your story does match Angelo's. He maintains he did not ask you or commission you to paint the painting. I suspect that when our product first came out you, like everyone else, was very excited about it and our monkey is pretty fun. So why not paint him. People are motivated and do alot of different things in this world none of which I
can explain, understand or really care about.
The fact of the matter is that no one asked you to paint the picture and what you are asking for it now is outrageous and borders on extortion! Apparently your "impression" was wrong. Once again, we have art work in our home by masters who have art in museums around the world and we would be hard pressed to get the dollar figure you are asking for your painting.
Frankly, I saw the painting when it was hanging in Starbucks and I would never pay what you are asking. Where it is cute, it is simple, amateurish, has nothing to do with our concept and not worth what you are trying to strong arm us for.
I am sure you are a nice guy and had good intentions but I am not interested in your painting for ANYTHING close to what you are asking. Too rich for me for what it is. If we were able to make some kind of deal, really, I would put it in my garage. Not interested in hanging it in my office.
I have made 100's of paintings, why would i waste my time with such a project. I am not one to jump on the bandwagon.
I for one, consider myself to be a well respected young artist within my community. My goal in making art is not to rip anyone off, but to make people happy. Art is about the enjoyment of the act. As most artists will agree, selling a piece is simply a plus, but never the main goal. I am not a malevolent, extortion artist, as this email would accuse me of. I am simply an artist who was asked to make a painting for a company, who i thought at the time, had a great message. I found out the hard way that I need to get such an agreement in writing.
I do not wish to sell the painting to angelo and nancy for any amount of money at this point. I just wish for people to know the injustice of which I so undeservedly am the brunt of. I did not wish to be insulted, but it seems that is the way they do business. I am not a liar, and I wish that things did not turn out this way.
And if you believe that all I want is attention, think of this first. I have friends, family, co-workers, customers that knew about the fruition of the pink monkey painting. I have a whole slew of people backing me on this one. I am not just some dumb kid that can be pushed around. I am a college educated 25 year old, and such is the reason for this post.
Maybe if they had said, "I am sorry, I was wrong" or "I can't afford the painting right now" I would have let this go. But instead I was treated like trash, and called a liar by someone who knows better.
I am a peaceful person, but what was done and said to me really struck a nerve.
So here is the truth. Good day.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/17/2012 09:58 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Pink-Monkey-Water/New-Milford-Connecticut-06776/Pink-Monkey-Water-I-was-commissioned-to-make-a-painting-finished-the-painting-was-told-824299. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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