anINSTITUTE

we call ourselves an Institute...

Austin, Texas · 539 Sales

anINSTITUTE

we call ourselves an Institute...

Austin, Texas 539 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(105)

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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Hank and I'm an artist living in Austin, TX with my wife Cristina and our dog, Olive.

"we call ourselves an Institute..." is the name given to my collection of unique, original pop art and portraits. While many of the images depict titans of pop culture spanning music, cinema, literature and more, other images reflect a dream-like take on Americana imagery.

Most of these pieces began as custom paintings for clients I have worked with over the last 10 years. Others are personal heroes of mine or images that reflect our life here in Central Texas.

If you don't see your hero here, shoot me a message. Custom orders and requests are always welcomed and encouraged. I love to work with clients to create meaningful pieces for them. Let's get together and call ourselves an Institute...

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Last updated on May 1, 2018

Follow us on Instagram! @WCOAI

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Hank and I'm an artist living in Austin, TX with my wife Cristina and our dog, Olive.

"we call ourselves an Institute..." is the name given to my collection of unique, original pop art and portraits. While many of the images depict titans of pop culture spanning music, cinema, literature and more, other images reflect a dream-like take on Americana imagery.

Most of these pieces began as custom paintings for clients I have worked with over the last 10 years. Others are personal heroes of mine or images that reflect our life here in Central Texas.

If you don't see your hero here, shoot me a message. Custom orders and requests are always welcomed and encouraged. I love to work with clients to create meaningful pieces for them. Let's get together and call ourselves an Institute...

Hank Brooks

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Let's get together and call ourselves an Institute...

we call ourselves an Insitute...was created with the goal of providing customers an affordable option for original and unique artwork. Finding the right piece of art for a space can be a real challenge. Often times original works are unnecessarily cost prohibitive and prints may look like cheap imitations or reproductions. We strive to provide 100% original works at a cost that won't break the bank; an affordable alternative for those who don't have a fine arts museum budget.

Original paintings are part of a series. I will reuse a subject or image multiple times, but I will never use the same image with the same color background, ensuring that each customer's painting is totally unique from any other that is created. Again, affordability is only half of the equation; we also want to ensure that you are getting a great piece of original art. All paintings are on stretched canvas; signed, numbered and dated.

I also accept custom orders and requests. Though I originally began the shop by creating works of my own personal heroes, nothing makes me happier than working with someone to create their own vision. If you like the work but don't see what you want, just message me and let me know what you are looking for.

We are now offering prints and greeting cards of our more popular images. Each print is part of a 500 series, and you can completely customize it. Let me know which image you want and then choose the size, color and whether you want the image with or without the quote. Use the custom order options or reach out to me directly.

Thanks for checking us out and give your hometown a high five for us!

Follow us on Instagram! @WCOAI

-Hank

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Hank and I'm an artist living in Austin, TX with my fiance and our dog, Django. Let's get together and call ourselves an Institute...

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Last updated on August 14, 2012

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