I welcome all comments that are on point to this tab and the others on my web page. I can’t believe I let things get so out of control with trash and spam comments being permitted to be published. I have deleted all comments on this tab through the end of Dec, 2015. I’m still working on this year and not permitting new comments to appear unless they are relevant to the content. I am glad that my Word Press account has, as of 9/2017 prevented about 30,000 spam/non-relevant posts to my site. I still have about 30,000 “comments” to deal with. Some day I will get there. For now I will update the art topic. Nothing is for sale.
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Today I post an entirely different type of art for sale. It is an original, unsigned, 19th Century oil on canvas religious painting that came from a church in Italy. It has been in hubby’s family for 4 generations. It could be older. Unfortunately we don’t know how old it was when it was purchased in the 1800s. It was re-framed decades ago, preserving the original wood from it’s original time. The “new frame” has some condition issues, but the actual painting is in very good, not perfect, condition. In its current frame the total size is 32 3/4 inches high and 25 1/2 inches wide.
This is a bargain at $500 if you are interested in old originals. This is no longer for sale. We moved from NJ to Fla and could not part with it and its history. It is now hanging in our bedroom.
I am working on deleting all comments on this thread from before this month. Before this month, this thread was not really active. Any posts complimenting it had to be trash or spam. I received one comment that mentioned the spam content, but I couldn’t find a way to reply that she was right. It’s all a learning curve. I am monitoring the Art Shop daily now and getting rid of the old comments. I can then move on to the other categories.
I now check the Art Shop comments daily and get rid of the bs from both present and past.
I have new piece to post tonight. We’ve owned it since about 1988. It is an Andrew Wyeth lithograph called “After Picking”. It is from a limited edition, but it is an open edition, so it is not numbered. It is gorgeously framed and matted under glass. The full framed dimensions are 33 1/2 wide by 24 1/8 long. It is a plate signature. Asking price is a bargain at $2,000.
This is no longer for sale. We care about it too much. We moved it with us from NJ to Fla and are so pleased we did not sell it. It was a gift to us and the person that gave it to us as a gift for our then new-home in NJ, has since died. We have found a good home for it in our now new home in Florida.
I have had a very busy day with inquiries about the voluminous art work that I have for sale. Most of them have been private. The Chagall piece listed below is still for sale at a bargain price. I have numerous art dealers wanting to sell it for more than I was thinking. Tonight, however, I post something totally different. We bought this piece back in 1984. I really shouldn’t say “we”. Hubby bought it for me as present. It is an original work by Yasuji (Paul) Hamanaka from Philadelphia. It is entitled “Who Said Art was Over III”. It is 24 inches high and 28 inches wide. It is a bargain at $1,000.00. The artist has handwritten the info on the back of this multi-dimensional piece. This piece we also decided not to sell. It is now hanging in our den/family room in our new home in Florida. While it has been expensive to move so many of the things that we love, it has been worth it to us.
I’ve changed my mind. I will not be showing you artwork from family members for now. Instead, hubby and I are thinking of moving to a warmer climate and don’t want to transport all that we have. This includes many artworks that we have been given as gifts. I have deleted my prior post about friends’ and family artwork. Since the time that I wrote this, hubby and I have moved. We sold, gave away, and donated to charities many art works. Some of it broke our hearts. Some of it made us happy to share with younger family members.
So, here’s the first item for sale. It is a Marc Chagall numbered and signed lithograph with an Authentication. It is known as both “Red Bouquet” and “Red Bouquet with Lovers”. It is an offset lithograph numbered 386/500. It is beautifully framed and matted. The total size with framing is 40 inches high by 30 1/4 inches wide. It has real glass over it.
It’s a great piece that we have enjoyed. We are thinking of moving and can’t move all that we have. I am offering it at $800, way below what art dealers are getting. This one too, we decided to keep and move with us! We have many other pieces that we moved.
We are still getting settled in our new home and brought a lot more art work than we thought we would bring. We just didn’t seem to be able to part with it. We would consider selling some of it, since we have so much, but the prices would probably be higher now that we have paid the costs of moving it. We have so much more still.