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What art is in your home?

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by DeaconKC, May 20, 2008.

  1. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    Has a Derek Yaniger feel to it; very nice.
    :D
     
  2. Touchofevil

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    Nice artwork, dh66 and 1mach1.
    :D
     
  3. LadyBaltimore

    LadyBaltimore Familiar Face

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    I've been wanting some vintage posters, something 1930s-1950s, maybe movie posters, but really I'm quite flexible and mostly what I look for is the colors and design, but I can't really find good sources for what I'm looking for, even reprints…Anybody have some suggestions? There are a few local shops that will have them sometimes, but best to check in often, to get the best ones, the only trouble is there are way too many antique/junk/book stores and so forth, all along that avenue and every time I go there I spend way too much money, so I have to kind of limit my visits for lack of self control, haha.
     
  4. dh66

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    Ebay
     
  5. 1mach1

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    Etsy is a good bet, too.
     
  6. LadyBaltimore

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    Thanks, dh66 and 1mach1! I actually have perused both those sites and have never really come up with anything I like and can afford, maybe I'm just using the wrong keywords, or otherwise, I'm pickier than I realized, haha.
     
  7. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    If you don't mind motor sports, here are a bunch. I have the first one, the colors are very vibrant, every one loves it! https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+race+posters&biw=1280&bih=613&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ESFXVM20K4eXyQT_wIHoDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=1927+CAR+RACE+AUTOMOBILE+GRAND+PRIX+TERZA+COPPA&imgdii=_
     
  8. 1mach1

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    My friend is an artist that works with sheet metal. I commissioned him to make a map of Iran (my wife is from there) for her birthday. Turned out great. He also does US maps.

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  9. dh66

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    That's really cool Harv. I bet she loved it.
     
  10. 1mach1

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    Dale, she totally loved it! Here is a pic of one of his US maps.

    ianbirdmap.jpg
     
  11. dh66

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    Excellent!!

    How big are those, Harv?
     
  12. 1mach1

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    He makes 3 sizes. I think the small is like 3 feet from Florida to Washington state, the medium is 5 feet or so, and the large is around 8 feet. Here is a link to his Flickr page with other things he makes. Pretty neat stuff.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianbirdart/
     
  13. 8 feet?! :faint:
     
  14. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Well, I fought the urge as long as possible, but I'm week! I splurged and ordered this from David Uhl, it's called, Lucky Dog, for obvious reasons! The photo dose not do it justice, it is so rich and vibrant in person! [​IMG]
     
  15. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    I have a few prints from Bierstadt, a couple of them Hudson River collection, but unfortunately I can't find all of them online, and taking pictures would simply never do them justice.
    These are the ones I do have, though:
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    What I would love to have, however, are some Robert Hubert prints. Absolutely some of the most gorgeous, detailed oil on canvas I've ever seen.
     
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  16. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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  17. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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  18. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you, sir. It was an already-framed print from a mall store in Denver -- I didn't pay vast sums for it or anything. Original art like that would be out of my price range too!
     
  19. Fading Fast

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    While it would, of course, be nice to have an original - it is still a beautiful print and most be very enjoyable to have. I absolutely love his work. He has a bit of a Edward Hopper echo, IMHO.
     
  20. newsman

    newsman One of the Regulars

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    This group is always full of wonderful surprises. :)

    http://www.valorstudios.com/Images/WeWereABandOfBrothers/Dick-Winters.jpg

    The wife purchased this print for me many years ago. It's signed by a bunch of guys who have sadly, "crossed the river."

    Over my roll top desk resides D-Day by Robert Taylor (another signed lithograph) from the best wife ever. :)

    And over the fire place is one called The Dove Field by Brett Smith

    http://s189.photobucket.com/user/dovehunter92/media/dovefield_zpsq3qtnouw.jpg.html

    And a bunch of stuff by an local artist in residence known as..The Princess...who at 7 years-old does a fine job with oils and water colors.
     

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