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

  1. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, sort of like those Faberge things and Cartier gem-set clocks from the '20s. Nice to display on a desk, but not really emotive.
    Exactly. However, this object does not express the cleverness of those items.
     
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    What, no mentions yet for Ilya Repin?
     
  3. LabelKing

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    What, no mentions yet for Ilya Repin?

    This reminds me of something. In the '60s and '70s in Shanghai, you could get Repin paintings--the large ones-- for very cheap.

    The people knew who Repin was, but in the midst of the Cultural Revolution nobody was buying that sort of thing.
     
  4. SoCal2NYC

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    SoCal,

    I clicked the first link, looked at 2 and 4 and was like "why buy this?!" The first one was a white solid background with a couple pitchfork looking objects on it. However, the oily water was a bit more discernable.
     
  6. SoCal2NYC

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    I clicked the first link, looked at 2 and 4 and was like "why buy this?!" The first one was a white solid background with a couple pitchfork looking objects on it. However, the oily water was a bit more discernable.


    They are power lines.
    You really can't see the super faint details that are partially washed out in the exposure in the tiny pic online.
     
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    They are power lines.
    You really can't see the super faint details that are partially washed out in the exposure in the tiny pic online.


    Ah, okay. Even on my 19" it was too small to make anything out.
     
  9. SoCal2NYC

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    Ah, okay. Even on my 19" it was too small to make anything out.

    .............that's what she said
     
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    Norway still has a national "Salon" of sorts. It opened Friday; heres a couple of the ones I liked (the vice theme is purely coincidental, I swear): [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    When I become benevolent dictator of the world, I'm going to put School of Athens in one of my palace's ballrooms. In all seriousness, seeing this IRL was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my short life. Actually, the entire Vatican museum left me stunned. [​IMG]
     
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    Alex Grey is one of my favs.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. lawyerdad

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    I went to the Photography Annual last night at Silverstein Photography and fell for an artist named Noelle Tan.

    http://www.silversteinphotography.co...es.php?gid=323

    I'm debating between #2 and #4.

    These by Sonja Thomson are great because when you see themin person they look 3-D as if the bubbles in the oil/water were actually protruding from the surface of the photo.
    http://www.silversteinphotography.co...&i=2&page=next


    The Trans look like they could be interesting, but they don't come over that well on the internet (at least for me).
     
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    When I become benevolent dictator of the world, I'm going to put School of Athens in one of my palace's ballrooms.

    In all seriousness, seeing this IRL was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my short life. Actually, the entire Vatican museum left me stunned.


    [​IMG]


    The Jesus paintings with the eyes that follow you around the room are pretty cool. [​IMG]
     
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    Alex Grey is one of my favs. [​IMG]
    One of the greatest artists of our time.
     
  17. SoCal2NYC

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    For those in NY, my favorite gallery ClampArt www.clampart.com is having an exhibition of Jill Greenberg's bear portraits (in addition to the "Rapture"-childen crying series in the back section of the gallery).
    I REALLY like her monkey portraits. The bears don't show as much personality as the monkeys; but, still are interesting for their ferocity...or in this case, the lack there of.
     
  18. SoCal2NYC

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    Been a while.

    I'm got my clothes and watch fill lately, so time to buy something new to put on the wall.

    I'm thinking...
    1) Another Takashi Murakami print
    [​IMG]
    2) Jack Pierson photograph
    [​IMG]
    3) Jill Greenberg End Times print "Torture" (smaller size)
    [​IMG]
    4) Serge Matta men's fashion watercolor/drawing from the 50s-60s
    Not this picture! I just found this online. It would be this sort of style; but, a men's study.
    [​IMG]
    5) John Arsenault "Lonely" photograph
    [​IMG]
     
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    Since you like Murakami:
     
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    All this seems terribly decorative, especially Murakami. I don't especially like Murakami as his art is rather ornamental to put it in simple terms.
     

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