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post #1096 of 1581
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post #1097 of 1581
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^ The Frick Collection alone makes New York worth a trip from anywhere on earth!

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Would any of our art 'experts' care to offer their knowledge/thoughts (artist, subject, etc.) about the piece pictured below? I'm told it was owned by the London art dealer Peter Cochrane.

Constable_SchoolOf_PeterCochraneCollection_Tate_Sothebys.jpg

I can speak to the condition, perhaps. Lined. Masking varnish? Use of bitumen indicated by chunky crackling: Mid-19th C.? English, after Dutch Italianate? Might look a good deal better after a professional cleaning. May in fact look worse. Shows some signs of a previous over-cleaning, esp. in the foliage. I recommend a uv and infrared inspection before entering any possible negotiations.
Edited by cimabue - 7/22/11 at 7:09pm
post #1098 of 1581
Really like #1 and #3
post #1099 of 1581
Nice to see Louise Bourgeois get some love on here...my daughter loves her "Maman" piece outside the national gallery here in Ottawa.

Just got back from Montreal with the wife - bought her one of these for her birthday:

http://www.galerieblanche.com/en/artist.php?ID=22
post #1100 of 1581
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I can speak to the condition, perhaps. Lined. Masking varnish? Use of bitumen indicated by chunky crackling: Mid-19th C.? English, after Dutch Italianate? Might look a good deal better after a professional cleaning. May in fact look worse. Shows some signs of a previous over-cleaning, esp. in the foliage. I recommend a uv and infrared inspection before entering any possible negotiations.
Thanks again for the advice. It is much appreciated.

Date, Lining, & Cleaning: It was actually listed as 1820s ... I misstated. It is lined. I'm sure it was previously cleaned -- paint is a bit thin in areas so over-cleaned -- and was listed as such. There is a bit of previous restoration.

Bitumen: Agreed. While the painting was listed as 'School of Constable' ... I know some have suggested that Constable likely avoided the use of bitumen given his knowledge of its impact on the paintings of Reynolds. Others say he most definitely used the substance in his painting.

Inspection: I have worked previously with the seller, and he offers a period during which a painting can be returned. Such a policy offers one the ability to have it inspected under uv and/or infrared. Were I to buy it, it's unlikely I'd have it cleaned again as I rather like the dark look.

Price: The price for 'school of Constable is not too dear.

Attraction: The provenence prior to Cochrane -- discovered independently -- is very good and appeals to me almost as much as the painting. My grandparents knew a previous owner.

To buy or not to buy: Were I to buy it, it would not be for investment purposes. For that I would seek a more substantial and well qualified piece.
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post #1101 of 1581
I like the painting. $1500 wouldn't be out of line, not having the picture in my hands for inspection. A $200 - $300 cleaning might make a world of difference, as I'm sure you know. I also respect your appreciation for keeping the"gallery glow". Anyway, you pays your money and you takes your chances. smile.gif
post #1102 of 1581
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I guess it's like saying you have an affinity for jazz but only listen to Kind of Blue.

These people are my least favorite in the world. But anyway, I think there should at least be an intent to be honest with art. I want to own originals. Replicas aren't very interesting or redeeming, unless they were created with an intent of multiplicity. So unlike most I'd rather sacrifice quality of art before the authenticity of format, because art in the form of a poster undermines its value. When I first moved into my own place I wanted some art but had no money. I had a friend paint this exact image on a canvas she was going to throw out and then I had it framed. I still have it and I'm quite fond of it. It's 48" x 48". It's decent. I've had quite a few people ask who painted it under the assumption that it was to be taken seriously or done by a "real artist." I use the name of a fake Bulgarian conceptual artist "Asen Stoichkov."


I believe this to be unintentional genius...print out and frame immediately
post #1103 of 1581
Erwin Wurm:

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Hannah Greeley:

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Walead Beshty:

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^ No
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okay okay

Erwin Wurm:

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Hannah Greeley:

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post #1106 of 1581
That first Erwin Wurm photo is actually from a series that I love. I believe it is descriptively called "One Minute Sculptures"

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post #1107 of 1581
^ Yes
post #1108 of 1581
I like "Sitting on Pens & Needles."
post #1109 of 1581
You're killin me, bro.

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post #1110 of 1581
I thought you'd like that one. New meme?
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