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Does anyone collect art? What is hanging on your wall?

  1. imfagent449 Aug 2, 2020

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    Wow. This is great.

    I am thinking of buying some Art for the walls. We have a Maureen O'Neill - the rose artist

    Currently, I am thinking of Catawiki (given the restriction on movement).
     
  2. Jhh834 Really, I only owned it for 2 weeks! Aug 2, 2020

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    and this is by a well known artist in the city that I grew up in. One of the local beach baths.

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    This reminds me of some of baths I saw in Australia while visiting many years ago.
     
  3. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Aug 3, 2020

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    This reminds me of some of baths I saw in Australia while visiting many years ago.[/QUOTE]
    It is, Newcastle, Australia.
     
  4. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 3, 2020

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    Oddly I bought a couple of deck art pieces many years ago on a whim after reading a piece In a Airline lounge magazine on prices going up for skateboard art on a work trip In the states. (Used the travel allowance I had got to pay for them)
    Still sitting in the box in the spare room ::facepalm2::

    https://www.artdeckco.com/oneofakind
     
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  5. ClawHammer Aug 3, 2020

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    Do you have any images of them? Would be interested to see. I don’t know about prices of skateboard art but the decks I collect increased in value as the people that used them as kids have had more disposable income to purchase nostalgia from their youth. I think that works with lots of collectors items.
     
  6. Jhh834 Really, I only owned it for 2 weeks! Aug 3, 2020

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    It is, Newcastle, Australia.[/QUOTE]

    That is where I stayed! Wow, small world! That bath is around the bend from Nobbys Head, right?
     
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  7. oldmangrowls Aug 4, 2020

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    Art Galleries, Local Art Fairs are the place to buy living artists. To buy Northern Art and Cornish Art go to an Auction House in that area.
     
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  8. Nepomuceño Aug 4, 2020

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    Got this a while back but haven't put it up yet.
     
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  9. oldmangrowls Aug 4, 2020

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    looks like an old one, is it, 1930's.
     
  10. Nepomuceño Aug 4, 2020

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    1927 to be exact.
     
  11. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 4, 2020

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    I began buying vintage posters many years ago. Not enough wall space, now...

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  12. janice&fred Aug 4, 2020

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    Here let me help you out.

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  13. JPE.88305 Sep 18, 2020

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    Have found some nice paintings on Etsy; there's lots of garage sale kind of stuff but some good outlets here and there; late 19th century oil of Mary from a Detroit artist (though it's massive and needs to be reframed), late 19th century oil of the Thones Valley in France; new small Normandy beach oil by a great little painter in Lombardi. IMG_1528.jpg
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  14. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Sep 18, 2020

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    Love the Normandy beach one
     
  15. oldmangrowls Sep 18, 2020

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    like the Thones Valley picture with the nicely distressed frame.
     
  16. Marsimaxam Sep 18, 2020

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    Art is very personal as others have stated. So many factors; how much do you want to spend, what type of art, what artists, do you want oils, etchings, lithographs, posters, etc. I can't answer those questions for you and when you do, then you can begin your journey.

    Before I was married, the only things that went on my walls were posters...no original art, no etchings, no prints, just posters. The posters were all about the message not the art. After I was married, my wife and I were strolling along a popular shopping street and we walked into a gallery at random. We started looking at the art on the walls. Yes, I had been to Europe, I had been to all the museums as a young man, but as I tell my sons today when we travel to Europe and they ask me if I had noticed and appreciated the beauty of the architecture and art before... I tell them I was paying more attention to the European women. It took time to cultivate my appreciation for art.

    Back to the story; the gallery had a special exhibit featuring Barbizon artists. The Barbizon artists were pre-impressionism and it was an art movement that focused on realism. Some of the important Barbizon artists were Jules Dupre, Charles-François Daubigny, Constant Troyon, Charles Jacque, and Narcisse Virgilio Díaz. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Barbizon artists were known but were not as highly sought after as impressionists were at the time and the prices were very affordable. Did I buy any art directly from the gallery... no. I sought out local and national art auctions picking up pieces inexpensively.
    I continued going back to the gallery as I got along with the owner and he became a mentor. The owner's speciality was Rembrandt etchings which, at the time, I was unaware that Rembrandt had done etchings. Rembrandt etchings depending on whether they were lifetime or done posthumously varied dramatically in price. I became fascinated by Rembrandt's ability to use lines to convey light and dark. I was mesmerized. My early focus was on Barbizon artists and Rembrandt etchings which I could afford. I expanded my interests over time to other artists who explored the print medium.
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  17. Marsimaxam Sep 18, 2020

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    Yes... wonderful photographs and a perfect theme.
     
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  18. imfagent449 Sep 18, 2020

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    @Marsimaxam - Thank you for sharing. What great works. Is that a Picasso figure?
    @JPE.88305 - The last painting has a great mood.
     
  19. Marsimaxam Sep 18, 2020

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    Yes, it is an unsigned Picasso lithograph.

    "A los toros avec Picasso: Le Picador II / The Picador II lithograph on transfer paper, transferred to stone, 1961. Picasso was a lover of the bull fight and drew upon the scenes of the ring frequently. Dated March 6 1961 in the stone lower left along with the indication that it was the second work Picasso did that day. He then added a second date, 21 April 1961 to indicated that he went back and did additional work on the piece. "
     
  20. Rudi99 Sep 18, 2020

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    It is art, I do collect it, but it is not hanging on my wall... I have the privilege of using it as tool to work.

    Everytime I open it's case before work I get to be inspired by it. Screenshot_20200919_005627.jpg Screenshot_20200919_005651.jpg Screenshot_20200919_005707.jpg