Saturday, October 27, 2012

For rent: Art

With a limited budget you can still display original art at home that can be changed whenever you want to see something new. How so? By renting art, as reported in the New York Times. Artsicle in New York offers art for as little as $25 a month and delivery is free. In San Francisco, subscriptions to Artify It start at $50 a month and the first delivery and installation are free. If you fall in love with your rented art, you can buy it. Artsicle has a quiz in which you choose from a series of images to determine your art style. That didn't work for me as it concluded I was a lover of "classic" art, not exactly my sweet spot. Perusing the site on my own worked better, yielding the top three images: Island World by Ken Kocses, $35 rent/$850 purchase; Eve at Six by Casey Kelbaugh, $35/$750; and Gummies II by Suzy Kopf, $65/$500. The bottom three are from Artify It: Blending In, 2005 by Lauren Hartman, $50/$1,200; NASCAR Man by Jack Miller, $150/$12,000; and In Concert, 2009 also by Mr. Miller, $150/$14,000.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oh, heavens. That's not what I meant!

A 1942 scene that begs for a headline. What's yours? Understandable if some people then were particularly sensitive. It was not at all clear how long the war would last and who would survive and who wouldn't. The two guys seated on the right tap their cigarettes and look at the ground as the woman walks away.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Working woman

To me she looks like she's dressed for a Depression-era factory job, and is proud of the work she does.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Passed out with bouquet

Attended a wedding yesterday. Fortunately, the end to my day was different than this guy's.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Family outing

Three of them stand on an overturned row boat in this old snapshot.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Marilyn n Jonas

Unique pottery showing a loving couple, perhaps made for the couple. Underneath it's marked Marilyn n Jonas.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Northwest female figure

Possibly Native-American and from Washington State. An appealing mix of traditional arts and personal vision.