Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Art


 
This work sat and sat and sat next to the bathroom at Around the Block, waiting for someone to see how amazing it was! I saw it two weeks ago, but made it sit an extra week until the price dropped to $60.

By: George Rackus (signed by Rackus, and if you look at George Rackus paintings, it is in the same style), here is his bio from the National Gallery of Canada.  

Numbered 1/1 and dated 58.

I was instantly caught by the indigo blue. Loved the scratches and the gloopy ink or paint. I didn't google the artist until after I brought it home. The fact that I could find artist information online was a bonus.

The frame isn't special, but whatever. I could spray bomb it silver, but I will leave it for now, since it has to be moved. This wall will be ripped down in a month or so...

ps. I just bought a small woodblock print from ebay, and waiting for the shipping & price on another...

15 comments:

  1. Whatta steal. Shannon, can you give us all a tutorial on buying art? ;)

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  2. These are beautiful! And they'll definitely hold up well to being used more than one time, so that's great. I would definitely reuse them! If your sis in law has 2 daughters, I'm SURE she could find another use for them :) Great job!

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  3. when the paint dried, they became SUPER stiff...they have the potential for a long lifespan!

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  4. Hmmm...I suppose I could be convinced!

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  5. N_StyleingwithChildrenMarch 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    k, i'm so going to collect egg cartons now to do this for (and with) my kid! LOVE!!

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  6. I really hope that you take a ton of pictures and post a lot about this renovation. Sounds like it's kind of a whopper. Show it all…the good, bad and the ugly. There is so much to learn from a renovation…things you didn't know that you didn't know until you know!

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  7. Love it, Frame and all!

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  8. One of my favs so far! Amazing!

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  9. This is so exciting. I can't wait to see it in action!

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  10. Thanks lady!!!!
    The frame is just a bit peachy...I could paint it!

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  11. Thanks Jennifer! It makes me happy...I had to take it down and put it in with a whole pile of wall stuff in my room...

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  12. It's coming...not soon enough...but I spoke with the contractor today and he said the permits are in hand and he might start the demo early!

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  13. I will document it! The contractor experience! Although this guy is good!

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  14. yes! do it! You should see when they were all up!!!

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  15. Do you have a photo? Would love to see them hanging! So pretty. I'm on a mission to save egg cartons now.

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