real artPosted: November 12, 2009
boy. i love finding “real art” in the thrift store. mostly i find the kitsch stuff like the paint-by-numbers and the needlepoint. tuesday i got very lucky and found an original painting from 1976 and i truly LOVE it. like, i would buy it today from an etsy artist. and for whatever reason, i’m always drawn to a “house” theme. probably because it’s the one thing i want want want most in the world. my own house. (i’m still on the hunt, by the way, now that they’ve extended the $8000 tax rebate.)
a year or so ago i found this house-themey david klein ink and watercolor. i didn’t do any research until this morning, and i’ll be darned, the guy was pretty amazing. unreal amazing. i found the name of my painting – it’s “beacon hill, boston.” (pg. 62, #194 of his auction pamphlet.) and apparently, one of david’s travel posters for TWA appears in “mad men” now.
but back to tuesday’s find.
i can’t figure out the signature. j. zeal? no matter. i love the bright colors. it will look great in my imaginary house. i test-drove it on a 3M sticky hook i was using for another art piece to see if it was light enough to hang. seemed to do OK. maybe i can hang it with one of those hooks and actually enjoy it now. $2. unreal. same for the david klein, by the way. $2. blows my mind.