The first is a print of a water colour that I totally couldn't tell was a print until I unframed it, and saw the bottom corner (742/1000). Now I see it plain as day, but I was taken in. I love this shade of blue and peach. I want to go there - to walk down this street. It could be a tourist print, that's my guess...someone's souvenir.($2)
The second is an original painting by "Andrew MacIntyre" from "12C". The exuberant signature on the back of the board makes me think it was a highschool art project. Well done AMac, I give you an A+, $10 (The blue matte makes me crazy)
The third is a photo of a smoking broad I found in a Miami Beach thrift store. I left it behind at first, but later regretted it and went back to buy it. Why do I like this one? There's a story here. Her story, the anonymous photographer's story (why was this photo at the thrift? There was a stack, each one affixed to a board as if they had been previously framed.). What would they think about landing in my hands, and becoming part of my 'collection'? I honestly wish I had bought the entire stack of photos. The laughing grandmother, the sweaty youth, the stern grandpa, the bum passed out in a doorway...oh I can't remember them all... You know why I didn't buy them? Because I figured they weren't valuable. I also figured I would look like a bit of jerk for liking them so much. They were photos of real people, all a bit hard, you know? but to me, they would be characters, something 'cool' for my walls.