Monday, December 16, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I asked Allen Clifton ( / @allen_clifton) to remove an image he had used without credit or permission (commissioned for Bloomberg View)
    here is his response....
  • Conversation started Monday
  • Allen Clifton
    Allen Clifton

    We'll gladly add credit to whomever created it, but it's hard to do when there's absolutely no signature or form of reference on the piece itself.
    If you can provide proof that it's yours, we'll gladly add credit and a link back to your website.
    Or once proof is given we can remove it altogether if you'd like.
    But like I said, it's impossible for us to give credit to images when there's no form of reference on them.
    I apologize if this is your work but most likely my editor found it from other sources which were not linked to your site. So again, there's no way he could have known who created it.
    Allen Clifton
  • Leif Parsons
    Leif Parsons

    Dear Allen
    It is not actually my responsibility (or interest) to mark each of my works on the image itself on the chance that someone just decides to rip it off and use it...
    Its existence on the internet, does not make it fair ground for anyone to use it just because they can not find the author. It is your responsibility to find an image source or else by default you can't use it!
    I make my living making and selling these images
    Take a look on my website or google my name and it will be clear that is made by me
    Please remove it, at this point on principal, if nothing else
    Just as I am sure you would not like it if someone randomly posted your writing on their site because they found it online, I would appreciated the same respect as a professional image maker
    Thanks in advance Leif
  • Allen Clifton
    Allen Clifton

    We'll gladly remove it. I can't help it if you're not intelligent enough to mark your prints.
    And it's laughable you tell someone they're supposed to find the source when there's no reference for the source. It's high-school level drawn cartoon, not exactly something that's in high demand.
    Oh, as for ripping off my work, that's comparing apples to oranges considering MY work actually has MY NAME on it---just saying. Also you can actually Google excerpts from writing to find original sources. You can't do that with random cartoon drawings on the internet.
    We tried to be respectful and apologized for the mix up with your inability to properly market your work publicly. But it's obvious you would rather act like a child.
    Oh, and for the record if you sell your work as you claim and someone bought this piece THEN posted it on the internet for others to use---you no longer own it, they do.
    This image was pulled from a Google link NOT related to your site.
    So in reality, no, we don't have to remove it as we didn't get it from your website. By the way, that link you provided actually doesn't even show that image you're disputing. So we still have no actual proof it's yours outside of, "See, it's similar to those."
    But, because you responded to us like a spoiled child, and we sure as hell don't want one of our most popular pieces to help market you in anyway, we'll gladly pull the amateur image from the article within 24 hours.
    Have a fantastic day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hi all

Low-beer is pleased to announce an upcoming solo show at the Buffalo Arts Studio. 

First Conference of the International Network of Personal Relationships (INPR)
Sept 14 - Nov 9 / 2013
Opening Sept 14 / 7-10pm

(There will also be a small book of my work at the opening )

for more information: 


Also excited to be included in a group show in brooklyn with some great people at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery...
(Paul Wackers, Joseph Hart, Ryan Wallace, Matt Leines, etc...)

67 West st #320 
show runs September 13- October 6

check it out...

Hope this finds you well...
All the best

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I was in Berlin for awhile and did a series of drawings in the museums
Here are a few of them...

Friday, January 25, 2013

free beer and nudie drawings sat night...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Seasons greetings 

Hope all is well with you and yours

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Old sketch -too light?
(on legal issues concerning suicide...) 

Friday, October 12, 2012

opening this thursday

Hope to see you!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I have drawings on Gum! yum?

Monday, April 23, 2012

New one

Few snaps from:
"Just do it!" -Density (Trying to be dominant but feeling domestic) interrupts depth.
Up at okmt until May 19th
(Go say hi -good people)

Urban experience  (magic realism)

Urban experience  (division of wealth)

  Urban experience  (liberal)

Dave Goelz (Gonzo the Great's puppeteer)

She fought for order, he was just getting by…

 “+100 magnification”

Olive pit pedestal

It was, unfortunately, les mots et les choses (the order of things)


  Gravina Island Bridge


First 11 moves of the perfect game of English draughts

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hi all

I will be having a show in Austin
Love to see you there, and hope all is well...

Details below

All the best

Ok Mountain presents
Leif Low-beer
"Just do it!" -Density (Trying to be dominant but feeling domestic) interrupts depth.

April 14 -May 19
Opening Reception: Sat April 14th 6-9pm

1619 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, Texas 78702

Monday, May 2, 2011

For the last few months I have been working hard on a big outdoor piece for Socrates Sculpture Park
Please come out and take a look!
The opening is on May 8th 2-6pm and it will be up for 3 months

Hope to see you and trust this finds you well
All the best

Leif Low-beer
718 349 0302


Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard (at Broadway)
Long Island City, NY 11106

Friday, March 4, 2011

Having fun collaborating with good ol josh jcochran
introducing us=them

Monday, November 1, 2010

Here is one for the end of summer
(and the upcoming election)