@ peetov - I haven't taken so many notes in a while. some really stunning works here by artists I either didn't know or didn't dig into in depth prior. its like an art history class. cant thank everyone enough for contributing.
Robert Williams' Appetite for Destruction painting:
Fixed the image for you. Amazingly, this piece was available at Basel in 2008 - for $350,000. See here.
Also, for those interested, here is a older thread with a similar topic here although they deal with artists that are more affordable.
I will have to think on this question...
That was one of the paintings I was going to pick as my White Whale. It is a fantastic piece. I saw it in person once a long time ago at the Helter Skelter L.A. Art in the 1990s exhibit. It was sealed in plexiglass or something. I remember being surprised it was in the collection of someone in Minnesota of all places I wonder if the original owner still has it.
I can remember falling in love with this painting when I first saw it visiting the Art Institute in Chicago with my mom, seeing many great works from the French Impressionists this was the one I recognized from our coffee table book and stuck out. Sidenote: I thought the AIC Museum catalog was just a great picturebook. Since then I have traveled to each one of the three different versions, Chicago, Paris Musee D'Orsay and Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum. I have taken an 9"x12" (1993) calendar photo with me to everyplace I have lived since I moved from my childhood room and probably will keep that glossy piece until I frame it's tattered rendition to a board. Not to mention how selfish it would be to keep it from the rest of the world.
This was the first original painting in the "art world" that I ever considered searching out to purchase. Since then I started collecting art as opposed to posters and one day I believe this will make it onto the walls of my home.
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key points 1. one of the few remaining pieces in public hands was sold to the SFMOMA. 2. In conjunction with this acquisition, SFMOMA has deacessioned another work by Hopper in the museum's collection—Bridle Path (1939), which is awaiting sale at auction with Sotheby's. A smaller painting that portrays three figures on horseback riding toward the West 72nd Street entrance to Central Park in New York City, Bridle Path is of interest to Hopper scholars as an atypical work by the artist.
Now I realize that making millions is a climb Everest goal but one that I've been on for a while, the only difference is now I truly have mountain top.
So, for what its worth I hope all of you earn enough to buy your white whales or at least hit the lotto.
It's never going to happen, but a boy can dream. ;D
van Gogh's "Mulberry Tree," which is part of the collection at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. I have stood in front of this painting for hours (collectively, of course) admiring the twirls of his brush in the paint. It doesn't look like much in the jpeg, but the texture and depth of the work is mesmerizing.
I can relate to this choice!!!! I also have admired this piece at Norton Simon a number of times. The bright colors and thick application of the paint make it a tough one to beat! One of the most memorable pieces I have seen in person. Thanks for sharing.