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A Mission for a2k's alleged Art Detectives?

 
 
Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:06 am
http://i57.tinypic.com/w0qtfd.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/2vxfuow.jpg
These are two genuine oil paintings hung up in the lobby of the firm where I work. It's likely the firm got them as gifts from one of their very wealthy trusts and estates clients. So, I'm pretty sure they are the genuine article (rather then ripoffs or prints).

Can anyone identify the artist(s)? I only asked a few people here (the receptionists plus a couple of others). They don't know anything about it.

I could have sworn I seen the latter painting in an art history book I once had when I was attending Baruch College. Not much help there in the memory department. I guess they're post-1960's. American or western European painter.
 
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:14 am
@tsarstepan,
Sorry, but this is not how to open such a thread, your tsarity.

You are supposed to supply a written description of the paintings, and then RP is supposed to come along and post a tutorial link so that you can learn how to post a picture.


We have to maintain tradition, y'know.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:24 am
@tsarstepan,
I like them. My guess is more that they may have been painted by someone in the firm's relative or the person him or herself.
I could easily be offbase with that guess.

Does the firm have some kind of art purveyor (I forget what you call these people, but some make careers out of providing art works to businesses/ hospitals. Sometimes they are on staff if it is a big place.

Another wild guess - the seventies. (No detective am I.)
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:35 am
@ossobuco,
" some kind of art purveyor (I forget what you call these people"

Artymonger.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:37 am
@Lordyaswas,
Where he quotes Tico and leaves in the misspelling of the word navigate (navagate).

Tradition!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 09:19 am
@ossobuco,
very "painterly" both of them.
Theres a bazillion accomplished artists out there. If you work for a law firm, usually one of the partners "assistants" is hung with the task to trnslate tste into corporate wallhangings.
We had an adjunct art consultnt who came in and hung stuff on a rotating basis. (And made a goodly profit because he rented the pintings from musea}

Int there a not from the framer on the back??
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 09:21 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I like them. My guess is more that they may have been painted by someone in the firm's relative or the person him or herself.
I could easily be offbase with that guess.

Does the firm have some kind of art purveyor (I forget what you call these people, but some make careers out of providing art works to businesses/ hospitals. Sometimes they are on staff if it is a big place.

Another wild guess - the seventies. (No detective am I.)

We do have some very wealthy art owners (Picassos; Pollacks; etc...). I've seen their art collection catalogues. As for this? It's hard to say. We also have two quite large William Kentridge (a South African artist) charcoal drawings. He's one of my favorite artists of all time.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2z898ip.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2naql8n.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 09:22 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:


Int there a not from the framer on the back??

I don't dare touch the frames unless I'm there when the firm hasn't opened yet and no one else is there.... Embarrassed
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