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What art is in your home?

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Some of my own artwork (engravings) are in my home.....
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earl

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Kansas, USA
Some of my own artwork (engravings) are in my home.....
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Quite nice work! I have a large oil painting of a buffalo in a blizzard I'd bought from the artist at an art fair in 1976 for $125. A fair chunk of change for a college student back then. About 8 years ago I got curious to see if the artist ever made it big and googled his name. Turned out he became a fairly well known western artist. That got me even more curious and I contacted the gallery handling his paintings to ask what mine might now be worth and he guestimated $4000. My own "antiques roadshow" moment.
 

MisterCairo

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Gads Hill, Ontario
Farm house on the outside, west coast themed upper level inside our custom new home.

British Columbia artist Roy Henry Vickers limited print of an octopus. We had a really nice framing job done. While waiting for pick up, it inspired a locally retired NHL hockey player to get a print of his framed similarly!

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Nick&Nora

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Kentucky
For me, maritime art all (well, most, of the way - I like 1920s erotica but...)

I have some vintage pieces hanging: a 1960s era print of the Wavertree ship (which is currently preserved in NYC's South Street Seaport Museum) - this came with a book as well; then a vintage print of a 1925 painting by German artist Johannes Holst. Other items are from books and magazines. Two book pages I bought, but I also have the book as well (with the pages in) - these were by a German artist and the book is "Unter Segel Rund Kap Hoorn". The magazine pages are from a 1930s National Geographic - story by Australian sailor Alan Villiers. I also have some vintage German Cape Horn ship post cards: the photo one is the Passat (which is kept preserved in Travemunde if I recall right), the other is a painting of a ship. There's also a vintage small print that I got of a ship which I really liked, and a poster print of Frank Vinning Smith's Far Horizons. View attachment 236403 View attachment 236404 View attachment 236405 View attachment 236406 View attachment 236407 View attachment 236408 View attachment 236409 View attachment 236410 View attachment 236411

Love your ships. I only have one painting that has a ship. I picked it up at a local vintage shop. I have no idea when it was painted (it could be very modern???). I just liked it. I hung it over my couch in the LV room.

BTW St. Germain liqueur did a series of posters that depicted 1920s erotica. They were very tastefully done. They sent them to us for free when we signed up on their website several years ago. When we got the first one we had no idea they would send more each year. It was a real treat. Sadly, they stopped sending them to us so we just have three posters and some postcards. I don't know if they still send them to new people who sign up on their website but you might try it.

Here's a photo that shows the ship painting. It's not a very good angle but it's the only photo I have of it.
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Nick&Nora

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Kentucky
About five years ago, I wrote an article on Ed Reep, a World War II combat artist who served in North Africa and Italy. He was alive when the article was published in AMERICA IN WWII magazine and I was so, so very glad he got to see it. Sadly, he died a few years later, having lived to well into his 90s. His daughter was taking a cross country trip and was coming through Nebraska. She wanted to meet me for supper. So, I met her and her husband and she had a gift for me: a giclee print of one of her father's artworks that he did in Italy. It is called "Pack Train" and depicts the slog of taking supplies through the mud in Italy. All of the art he did during the war is at the U.S. Army Center for Military History in D.C. , so to have a print of this is indeed special.

I had the print framed this year and it is now in my living room.

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Nice!!
 

Harp

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Chicago, IL US
Quite nice work! I have a large oil painting of a buffalo in a blizzard I'd bought from the artist at an art fair in 1976 for $125. A fair chunk of change for a college student back then. About 8 years ago I got curious to see if the artist ever made it big and googled his name. Turned out he became a fairly well known western artist. That got me even more curious and I contacted the gallery handling his paintings to ask what mine might now be worth and he guestimated $4000. My own "antiques roadshow" moment.

I have a Sargent reproduction of The Daughters of Edward Darley Bolt, acquired in college with $250 GI Bill funds
because for some inexplicable insane reason I thought it an original knockoff by Sargent himself.
Hangs inside my apartment today as a reminder of my youthful idiocy. :(
 

Nick&Nora

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Kentucky
I have a Sargent reproduction of The Daughters of Edward Darley Bolt, acquired in college with $250 GI Bill funds
because for some inexplicable insane reason I thought it an original knockoff by Sargent himself.
Hangs inside my apartment today as a reminder of my youthful idiocy. :(

LOL
 

Nick&Nora

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Location
Kentucky
Had a wild week provenance chasing. Last Monday nite my brother-in-law stopped by to drop off some
of my sister's home cooking for this bachelor, looked at the painting and remarked for my sake that the original
hangs at the Boston Metropolitan Museum of Art where he personally viewed it. :mad:

You should have told him that's nice and then tell him how glad you are that you get to view your copy every day. : )
 

Harp

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Chicago, IL US
You should have told him that's nice and then tell him how glad you are that you get to view your copy every day. : )

Oh I do. This is a regular routine exchange between us. Madame X is my usual segue away from the Daughters.
She hangs at the MET in New York and one of my favorites.
...off topic dovetail...a buddy at the office inherited an original Anthony Quinn self portrait, told him to contact
a local auction house for a market value estimate. Quinn possessed exceptional talent and also sculpted marble
and wood at the Art Institute of Chicago. When I lived downtown I prowled the lesser known back burner
art galleries looking for any available Quinn.
 

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