The top nine Benz and Chang posts as ranked by “likes” on Instagram. This is a fun thing to see, and it makes me happy. There are usually surprises.

Here are quick notes about each. All were completed in 2018 to unless noted, and can be viewed in full in the 2018 website gallery, here.

Top Left – “Nothing New Under the Sun, 1911” Was the post for my 2018 Portland Open Studios announcement. The painting itself is from 2016, and is currently, apparently, the Benz and Chang painting to beat. Sold.

Top Center – “Shadow Life, 1908” – One of my favorites from 2018. Still available at Guardino Gallery.

Top Right – “The World Will Always Welcome Lovers, 1918” – My entry for the Guardino Gallery Day of the Dead Show. This painting makes me happy. Sold.

Middle Left – “Lucian Freud as Photographed by John Deakin for Francis Bacon, 1964” Painting from 2015, that I posted in 2018 to announce something or other. I love this one, too, and so wasn’t surprised to see it in the Top Nine. Sold.

Center – “Tiger Behind The Door, 1929” A surprise, as some people seem to love this painting, and others not so much. I feel kind of the same way about it, although it has a special place in my heart for the spooky and shadow. Available at Guardino Gallery.

Middle Right – “Go Lightly, Go Darkly, 1930” Not surprised to find it here as it (and its partner painting) sold immediately in the 2018 Little Things Show.

Bottom Left – “The Conversation, 1909” Spooky painting. I really love this painting and might revisit the subject someday in a larger piece. Sold.

Bottom Center – “Heartbeats, 1932” I love this painting and was kind of sad when it sold. I need to do more like it. Sold.

Bottom Right – “Starlings, 1929” While I was working on this painting, it fought me tooth and nail, and put up such a terrible struggle that I still kind of resent it, even though I do admit to liking it. Sold.

Thanks for coming along and being a part of Benz & Chang in 2018. See you in 2019!

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Julie Ann Smith · December 31, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Wonderful idea for sharing! Intriguing work.

    Benz · December 31, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Thank you!

Melissa Kojima · December 31, 2018 at 1:08 PM

That is fun to see the top 2. But why not the top 10? Haha. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings. Happy new year!

    Benz · December 31, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Lol. I’m excited about 2019 too. Thank you!

Jay D. · January 1, 2019 at 6:15 AM

I am so proud to have bought middle left! My most prized possession…

Tracy MacDonald · January 2, 2019 at 5:43 PM

Cool to see these all together. Love.

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