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

  1. Omegafanman Mar 7, 2023

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    It’s not on my wall but I arranged to get this oil painting restored for one of the family last year which took a few months. They did a great job / lots of colours have appeared plus the frame is stunning now. It is hard to capture as the gold frame throws the camera off and darkens the picture.
    It’s signed Hendrik William Mesdag and this one is from the mid to late 1800’s. I think it might be a good copy or perhaps a preparation piece or related piece to the famous calm sea work, if it is original. His quality and output did vary a bit.
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  2. Passover Mar 7, 2023

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    I like artists posters by Robert Rauschenberg :)

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    Just realized there is also a watch involved but very hard to identify:

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  3. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Mar 7, 2023

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  4. Wryfox Mar 7, 2023

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    I consider this art.... Tribal mask from the Congo representing Happiness.

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  5. Wryfox Mar 7, 2023

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    Here's an unusual piece....years ago we went to an estate sale at a richy rich house down by the ocean. The old woman who passed was an artist and had, I would guess, something like 600 pieces of art in the house. The estate company said the family wanted it all gone. But some pieces were not hers. Some were other artists but the company said all the paperwork had been destroyed in a water leak, so they'll make a great deal on everything. We were talking wow, this looks like Basquiat. The estate company person was nearby and overheard, and said yes the family called them 'Biscuits', like the food. Taking a chance, we bought 5 that looked similar to the Basquiat style. Just as we were packing them out to the car, the estate company woman came out running with a manila folder, labeled 'Basquiat'. She said she had remembered the name from the pile of water soaked boxes, and dug around for it so this was in the water ruined documents but had semi dried out. We just took it with us to look at later.

    Inside were documents with Basquiat Estate letterhead and signed by Basquiat's father certifying each piece with a photograph. Apparently he inherited a large number of his son's pieces, which he had to sell off to pay the massive tax debt from the inheritance(it is truly a sordid tale). He did this for about 15years before he decided enough was enough and stopped. He died a few years later(10 years ago now), and now the estate is run by his two daughters who want nothing to do with the sales/certifications. Sadly, they will not even confirm what their father signed. We've learned the only way to confirm anything Basquiat is through confirmed provenance(verified owner to owner) but it appears from the docs these were actually bought from the Basquiat Estate in the late 90s/early2000s, and like I said the daughters want nothing to do with confirming their fathers documentation. So here we are, the real deal, and we can't prove it. For all 5 we only paid $185. This is the largest piece. Quite dramatic. Made from an old wood pallet.

    What's also interesting was there were several documents for other Basquiat pieces in that folder. We never saw them ourselves at the house, so someone else has real Basquiats and doesn't know it.
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  6. Wryfox Mar 7, 2023

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    We have quite a bit of art, but this is our favorite piece. We were on vacation in Bonaire and made a donation to the local Humane Society. In return, a local artist helping out the humane society made this for us as when we were there we had asked where we can get good ice cream in town.

    We love it! (and agree with the sentiment):p

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  7. pdxleaf ... Mar 7, 2023

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    :eek:

    This is probably bigger than the NASA radial Alaska III find.

    Luck favors the educated and prepared.

    Pretty amazing.
     
  8. bikerfox Mar 7, 2023

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    here's something bound to get a gasp. my wife and i were in lost wages years ago and decided to visit this gallery.
    idky, but this piece spoke to us. we're not morbid or anything like that....it was just so different.

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  9. TrboDieselPwrd Mar 8, 2023

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    That's an incredible story, thanks for sharing that! It's amazing to hear these experiences and it makes me wonder how many more works from famous/infamous artists are just out there. I guess that's what makes hunting so thrilling. It reminds me of when Banksy was selling his art for $60/each at a NYC's Central Park.
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  10. wagudc Mar 15, 2023

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    Some of our favorite artworks were painted by friends:

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    I bought this one from a Ukrainian painter on Etsy;
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  11. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Mar 15, 2023

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    Bought from a local artist here in Florida. I thought it would be cool to add the placard. Not really into art, but thought this looked really cool and we needed to decorate our walls after moving to Florida from California. We got rid of 95% of the stuff we owned prior to moving. However, kept 100% of the watches.


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  12. wsfarrell Mar 15, 2023

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    Just bought this on reddit from Jessica Mozzini in Brazil:

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  13. wagudc Mar 15, 2023

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    Love it.
     
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  14. lindo Mar 15, 2023

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    One of my favourite pieces is a Chinese scholar's rock I picked up at an antiques fair some years ago. For some reason I just needed to have it to sit on my desk. Maybe my subconscious mind thought the rock would impart some wisdom, but there is no sign of that yet, as I am still collecting watches.

    It is 30cm high on its carved rosewood stand, and shows no signs of having been shaped or altered - all natural.

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  15. pdxleaf ... May 5, 2023

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    Just got these framed.

    This is by a local artist:
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    This is an original pen and ink by Bill Griffith, who drew Zippy the Pinhead:
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  16. ghce May 23, 2023

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    Just got this yesterday
    A Peter Scott limited edition print.
    Only the 2nd ever print I have ever bought, originals are my thing.
    Peter Scott was a renowned ornathologist and famous conservationist with a military background.
    This one is Ducks at sunset painted in 1942, originally done in oil.

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  17. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 23, 2023

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    Is there anyone with some expertise in sculpture, particularly from asia, I’ve got this giant wooden horse I’d like to learn more about that’s been in the family for a while.
     
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  18. Spruce Sunburst dial fan May 23, 2023

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    Don’t, under any circumstance, bring it inside your city walls overnight :(
     
  19. hansaboy May 24, 2023

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    Does this count....???
    ;)

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  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 24, 2023

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    Send me a PM