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What artwork is on your walls?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by tyates, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. tyates

    tyates Well-Known Member

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    I have some nice wooden frames that someone has given to me. I don't know what sort of art to put on them. I think prints would be tacky. Rather than framing some random abstract painting, I'd like to be able to put something up that could be used as a conversational piece or reflect something about myself.

    Curious to find out what others have hanging on their walls.
     
  2. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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  3. pauliodotnet

    pauliodotnet Senior member

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    just got this to go over my bed [​IMG]
     
  4. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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    I have some old Rembrandt prints from the early 1900's my friend found for me. Work I've traded other artists, and most of my own stuff.

    [​IMG]

    Unfinished, but its above my desk anyway.
     
  5. onion

    onion Senior member

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    All the artwork I have is reproduction (still hand painted), oil on canvas, versions of Rene Magritte's work. I have reproduction paintings of the following: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And I have this one framed, but have yet to hang it up: [​IMG]
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    My mother in law is an artist so our walls are covered with her paintings.

    Some pics here
     
  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    we have a few old maps, a few old archetectural drawings, a small number of prints - 2 matisses and a few german expresionists, a few oil paintings from places we have traveled, a few oil paintings that my father did, 6 old african masks a shield and spears, a large wooden thai screen, a few embrodiered fabrics from different parts of the world, some indonesian and turkish shadow puppets

    we also have a huge, something like 4 meter by 2 meter, cloth tapestry map of the world on the wall of the hallway for the kids.
     
  8. Dmax

    Dmax Senior member

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    Some original work by young Romanian artists. (The nude is not as obvious in real life). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Various things from early modernists to unknown friends.
     
  10. brianja

    brianja Senior member

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    I have a lot of my own photos on my walls. I have a number of various prints and works from unknown artists, but only one "real" piece of art. It is a Sergey Smirnov original. I love it! [​IMG]
     
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    savage Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dave Kinsey, Dalek, Mike Giant, Kelsey Brookes
     
  12. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Senior member

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    A 24"x36" b/w framed print of hr from the bad brains.....
     
  13. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    From a Minneapolis bum
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    Takasi Murakami
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    Walter Brisk Jr.
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    Ruben Nusz
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    Arthur Tress
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    John Button
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    Jil Sander
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    Some local Monterey Bay artist
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    My own photography among other things:
     
  15. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I collect illustration art, mostly fantasy, traditional Chinese art, and a few other things.

    Here's some of what's on my walls:

    A fantasy portrait of my daughter, by Kinuko Craft

    [​IMG]

    Northwatch, by Keith Parkinson

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    The USS Constitution, by Geoff Hunt

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    The Mediator, by Gnemo (Tom Kidd)

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    Memory of Lothlorien, by Stephanie Law

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    Moonlight, by Brom

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    A corner of the Evening, by Clayton Merrell

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    Wings of a Dream, by Luis Royo

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    Knights of San Romano, by Blaine Larson

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    Ice Bridge, by Donato Giancola

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    Tolkien's World, by Ian Miller

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    Posting your own artwork: tacky. I usually have a few postcard-size prints, that's about it. Sometimes photos of people I was painting and never took down. And, JUST FOR STORAGE, a few of my own. Feel free to call me out as the hypocrite I am. Kai, though I don't usually like fantasy, your collection around the house seems more interesting than some other choices.
     
  17. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    In Dictator Style, Peter York explores the fantasy art collection of Saddam Hussein.
     
  18. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    I like Fantasy Art
     
  19. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like Fantasy Art
    I think it's beautiful in books, but in person or on my walls, I'm not so sure. But, then again, we've talked before about my taste in minimalism... so obviously something with lots of complexity isn't going to thrill me. I'd prefer a twelve foot long painting with a single pencil line through the middle. [​IMG] I have a few Japanese ukiyo-e on my wall and some prints by Robert Motherwell, though most of the good ones are either still in storage or still in Japan (I'll see if I can find some pics). When I've got more time/space/money, some 60's Frank Stella and Donald Judd will also be on the list... Some post 1990 Jasper Johns would be my ultimate "Dream" artwork... but edition/prints run $30K or more, drawings close to a million, and paintings... fuggedaboutit ($4-5 million or more).
     
  20. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    I have a couple paintings the girlfriend painted. Also, a drawing a good friend in high school made me for graduation. I also have some stained glass work that I made.

    I want some of GoSurface's stuff on my wall, but I ain't rich enough for that playa.
     

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