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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by SoCal2NYC, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I am interested in acquiring some works by modern masters, particularly Joan Miro and Alexander Calder. Because I don't have a spare million lying around the house, I am looking at lithographs. Is a pencil signature worth paying a premium? What other considerations should I keep in mind?


    skip this. there's nothing more boring than an art collection of this sort. wow. you paid 5,000-40,000 for a 1/1000 lithograph of an artist that produced a million of these editions over the course of 80 years. even my friends grandmother owns a "picasso." spend the same money on emerging artists at young galleries. besides, if you're thinking of it as an investment, the value of this sort of work by these artists has long since reached a plateau. take a risk on something new.

    but if you take my advice, skip graffiti art and all that comic book looking crap too.
     


  2. FatMod

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    I wouldn't advise against skipping Graffiti/Street art IF you like it. There is some serious talent out there:

    [​IMG] Herakut

    [​IMG] C215

    [​IMG] Adam Neate

    [​IMG] Judith Supine

    [​IMG] Matt Small
     


  3. mordecai

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    but if you take my advice, skip graffiti art and all that comic book looking crap too.

    see above.
     


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    I have loved this depiction of a beggar by Ernst Barlach for quite some time now.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. FatMod

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    see above.

    [​IMG] opinions, everyone has them.


    However, bad advise regarding investment. Don't buy art as investment, buy it because you love it.


    Nice blog btw. Particularly like that jade owl.
     


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    Nice blog btw. Particularly like that jade owl.


    well, don't i feel like a jerk. thanks! i wish i updated it more.
     


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    Some great Alice shots there:
    Love her facial expression.

    Thanks


    P.S. I am sure it is copromotion for Burton's film.


    P.P.S. To think of it ; Burton should have used this Russian model to play Alice and make it more overtly sexual. Instead of making it (as I suspect) a Disney PG-13 version of Alice.
    [​IMG]
     


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    Some great Alice shots there:
    Thanks


    P.S. I am sure it is copromotion for Burton's film.

    Stunning dress -- I'm guessing it's Galliano (Dior)
     


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    I am interested in acquiring some works by modern masters, particularly Joan Miro and Alexander Calder. Because I don't have a spare million lying around the house, I am looking at lithographs. Is a pencil signature worth paying a premium? What other considerations should I keep in mind?

    I wouldn't spend a lot of money on lithos, or prints in general unless they were hand pulled prints of smaller edition size or even artist proofs.
     


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    There's a Richard Hambleton exhibit in a temporary space in the West Village.

    [​IMG]

    It has some great paintings from his cowboy series. Stupidly, I turned down a Hambleton some years ago for 6K. Always regret that.

    [​IMG]

    Info on Hambleton and location:

    http://artlog.com/events/4810-richard-hambleton

    lefty
     


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    Stupidly, I turned down a Hambleton some years ago for 6K. Always regret that.



    lefty


    I think you did pretty good for art's sake.
     


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