more artPosted: December 9, 2009
for the life of me, i do not understand how goodwill prices its items. i’ve seen some really bad art priced over $10 lately. some priced at over $20. and this stuff is BAD. junk. i understand art itself is subjective. everyone has different tastes. but some of the stuff being overpriced at goodwill really makes me roll my eyes. and then when i find something that i think is pretty darn nice (like, an original painting or a numbered lithograph for instance,) it doesn’t have the sky-high price. don’t get me wrong, i’m not complaining. it certainly bodes well in my favor. i just don’t understand it.
so i popped into goodwill to pick up an item i knew would be half-price this week (and i knew no-one else would buy it) and did a quick walk-thru of the place.
there amongst all the overpriced bad art that’s been sitting there for weeks was a newer print. a decent size – 31-1/2″ wide x 25-1/2″ tall. it’s signed. it’s numbered. it’s titled. it’s priced at $7.99. a signed, numbered, titled print. i don’t get it.
so i was able to decipher the title of the print – “cannery row.”
i studied it for awhile and thought the first name might be “francis.” but the last name – that was throwing me. it seemed italian to me. thought it started with a “g.” or a “c.” i was googling all kinds of names of what i thought it might be. and then i gave up. i walked away from the print all day. and then tonight i stood back and looked and thought, maybe that’s just a messy “caldwell.”
nice rendition of expensive boats i can’t afford.
thank goodness i could afford an $8 painting of boats i can’t afford.