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Peter Combe, Pb18, Photo LA

Peter Combe, Pb18 Head (detail), Mixed media/punched household paint chips, 33 x 32″, 2010

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2010 in review

Posted in stats by petercombe on January 2, 2011

WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 280 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 780 posts.

The busiest day of the year was March 29th with 2,942 views. The most popular post that day was just my cuppa tea.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were artfagcity.com, twitter.com/ebertchicago, huffingtonpost.com, facebook.comblog.berkeleyrep.orghyperallergic.com/5944 and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for l’edizione di 3, somerset house, anish kapoor, maurizio cattelan, peter combe art, john baldessari, and paint chip art.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


just my cuppa tea March 2010


Iran’s Ahmadinejad Prepares for Avatar Premier February 2010


8½, Altered Subtitles February 2010


Rush Limbaugh’s Penthouse For Sale – What About The Art? March 2010


The Goude, The Bad and The Awesome March 2010

My Shared Exhibit

l. Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1967, Screenprint, Silver-coated paper, 22×21″, r. Peter Combe, 09h16473 Head, 2009, Mixed media, 11×16″
Peter Combe, Pink Interference, 32″ x 39″, mixed media, 2009


December 4 – January 31, 2011

Reception: Saturday, December 4, 6-9pm



20 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA


Eye Box

Posted in Art, I appropriate, Mixed media, paint chip art, Painting by petercombe on April 2, 2010

Peter Combe, Eye Box, ¼” hole-punched Behr paint chips, recycled Alessi watch box, 2010, 4″h x 4″w x 2½”d
Submission, “Out of the Box”, THE  LoDi PROJECT, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2010


Peter Combe, Armon

Posted in Art, I appropriate, Painting by petercombe on March 29, 2010

Peter Combe, Armon, 2010, ¼” hole-punched paint samples, 9¾ x 11¾”
NEVER THINK small – Redux!, Climate/Gallery NY, April 2010


Tom Dixon and my Pink Interference

Posted in Art, cut & paste, design, I appropriate by petercombe on February 3, 2010

Tom Dixon, Wingback Chair & Stool, 2008


.Peter CombePink Interference, 32″ x 39″, mixed media, 2009




Posted in Art by petercombe on October 28, 2009

CombeP_3_Armon 4

Peter Combe, Untitled, 2009, hole punched paint chips, 8 x 10″, (image size, 4 x 7″)

Mendini Tooth

Posted in Art by petercombe on September 25, 2009


Getting Mendini Tooth ready for 3rd Coast National exhibit at KSpace Contemporary in Corpus Christi.

Moiré (green) continued…

Posted in Art by petercombe on August 14, 2009




Moiré (green)



New Moiré

Posted in Art by petercombe on August 12, 2009

Newest artwork on the go.  A green take on Moiré (red). The work will comprise of over 5,000 hand punched paint chips, each at 3/4″ diameter and projected at 45° from the piece.

Peter Combe, Moiré (red), Detail


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