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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Went yesterday. They were quite adamant about no cell phones and no pictures. Curators from Japan came to set up - apparently non of the Met curators were allowed to ouch the items.
     


  2. amnesiac

    amnesiac Senior member

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    Hands in your pockets? [​IMG]
    actually, this would be hands in pockets Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Theresa [​IMG] The man put a statue of a nun mid-orgasm from the Holy Ghost in a chapel. This speaks volumes.
     


  3. TheFusilliJerry

    TheFusilliJerry Senior member

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    graffitti pisses me the f off
     


  4. mordecai

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    The man put a statue of a nun mid-orgasm from the Holy Ghost in a chapel. This speaks volumes.

    I read some of her autobiography in college. pretty steamy for the 15th century.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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  7. sflore8

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    Egon Schiele is the best in my book.
     


  8. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    Those (following) are maybe widely known but I recently have developed a new liking for Tamara de Lempicka (does the realism stuff in paitining extremely well even in a time of photography), and also manneristic painters Pietro da Cortona and esp. architect and painter Giulio Romano (Raffaels pupil) who bulit and freco-ed the Palazzo del Te.

    Apart from them I also like Blake, Turner and (maybe not widely known) decadent British painter and occultist A.O. Spare...who also wrote some crazy manifestos and aphorisms (can be found somewhere on the net).
     


  9. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Any of you big timers buy something from Art Basel last weekend?
     


  10. mordecai

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    i fail to see anything interesting about super-realist painting or sculpture.
     


  11. CityWanderer

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    I'm a big fan of Evan Hecox.[​IMG]
     


  12. FatMod

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    graffitti pisses me the f off

    we wouldn't have art without it
     


  13. Pawz

    Pawz Senior member

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    Mine (feel free to make fun - neither here nor there):

    [​IMG]

    Own (print of course; the real thing would cost millions):

    [​IMG]

    Like (haven't found a good print in the size I want yet.. That and everyone else living here hates it):

    [​IMG]

    Hate:

    Anything representing the darker side of the occult (not looking for approval or disapproval of my opinion, but thanks the same).
     


  14. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I am just entering the world of art collecting and have some philosophical questions that I hope more experienced collectors can answer:

    How important is it for you that your art pieces relate to one another in some way (i.e., medium, theme, color, etc.)? In other words, how do you balance the competing interests of buying what you like and buying something that becomes part of a cohesive collection? Have you ever decided not to buy a piece you liked because it would stick out as an anomaly in your collection?
     


  15. grundletaint

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    i just got a howard finster series. most of my art is pretty folky and weird and it's not completely intentional. it all works well together, though. this is the first time i've gotten more than one piece by a single artist. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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