If you could own a single work of art from your favorite artist?

Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 04:09 pm
Talking about best art. Joan's monologue from "Playing by Heart."

Joan: I have a friend, jazz musician...trumpet player, really terrific. And I go and hear him jam every month or so and he plays this piece I love, an old Chet Baker song. And he blows the same notes every time and every time it sounds so different. And we had drinks one night...when I used to drink....and I tried to tell him how that song made me feel, how the music made me feel, how his playing made me feel. And he just kept shakin' his head and he said "Joan, you can't talk about music! Talking about music is like dancing about architecture," and I just said, "Well fine! Gonna get all philosophical on me, it's just as pointless as talking about a lot of things, love for instance." And my friend laughed and he said, "Definitely, most definitely, talking about love is like dancing about architecture." So I don't know, he might be right...but it ain't gonna stop me from trying.
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 04:41 pm
mismi wrote:

I would seriously feel honored if I were entrusted to house and protect this statue, artist unknown.

GOOD GRIEF! Looks like someone has been looking through my window. Glad I kept up the bikini wax.

Oh no, she's beautiful. I love looking at photos of her from all angles.
Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 08:20 pm
You have a copy of the famous Gravettian statue of the Venus of Willendorf. She was a bit of porn similr in ge to the Venus of Lespugue.
These chicks were hot.

I, of course always liked the Venus of Hohle Fels whose hooters are more perky.
Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 08:23 pm
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/26/Venus_de_Brassempouy.jpg/200px-Venus_de_Brassempouy.jpg                             Look at this one. It was produced around the same time as the Willendorf babe
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Reply Wed 21 May, 2014 10:03 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I was thinking of that--I had a copy of the Garden of Earthly Delights above the table in my study nook when I was at studying Engineering at Purdue.


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Reply Thu 22 May, 2014 01:28 am
Not my favourite artist, but an artist nonetheless, she's called Jean Rennie and I picked up one of her oils at a car boot sale for a fiver. It's not dissimilar to this one.
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Reply Sun 25 May, 2014 05:46 pm
Michal Poulos - New Orleans.
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Reply Sun 25 May, 2014 06:31 pm
farmerman wrote:

I, of course always liked the Venus of Hohle Fels whose hooters are more perky.

Oh yeah, those are some bodacious tata's.


Sorry, I prefer the Venus of Willendorf.

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Reply Wed 28 May, 2014 06:06 pm
I do have the Guggenheim (monster-sized) poster of the central rotunda depicting Cai Guo-Qiang main work of his retrospective in 2008 in a wonderful frame.
Most of his site installations (sculpture) are too large to personally own unless one has a super large residence.

I'd also like to own one of Lee Bontecou's smaller hanging or wall sculptures.
Reply Fri 30 May, 2014 12:07 pm

Here's a nice portrait of Tolstoi by Ilya Repin. 1901
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Reply Fri 30 May, 2014 12:22 pm
Finally, something that seems right in the Guggenheim!

You know, I think, that I've never been inside it (though I've walked by) and so am full of hot air on this, but I have memories of some discerning folks I've known who do know the Guggenheim and not liked it as a way to see art. Kind of like the newer museum in Denver that I've not been to either (DAM, by Daniel Libeskind), that the architecture bowls over the art. If I saw either of them inside I might even like those, so consider this with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I like your poster quite well.

Bontecou is new to me, thanks for the photo.
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