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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
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Christie's Auction House Shares 5 Things You Can Learn From The Back Of A Painting

Christie's Auction House Shares 5 Things You Can Learn From The Back Of A Painting | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

The most overlooked aspect of an artwork is by no means the least important, as specialist Tom Rooth explains

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Scott Liscomb's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:53 AM

Did you know that the back of a painting will tell you as much about it, or more, than the front?  Read more http://greatpicks.estatesales.org

 

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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

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A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul

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by Lise LaSalle Having enjoyed Tim Burton’s movies through the years, my curiosity went on high alert when I read about his new biopic Big Eyes set to be released this Christmas in a theater near you and me. Adam Parfrey who runs Feral House Books, a little house of darkness promoting ‘pure information and…
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See also @Laura Brown's article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:35 AM

See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:36 AM

See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:38 AM

See also [url=/u/164369 x-already-notified=1]Laura Brown[/url]'s article about these big-eyed works written a decade ago! http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/columns/2004/9/20/

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A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears

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This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it's not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude -- but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy?

Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy horror was selected to head a retail art sales program for Sears.

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Gustaf Tenggren Illustrated Stockings Box

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klacindacrystal:
“ Gustaf Tenggren’s World on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/50266815/via/klacinda
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Silent Film and the Keyboard Art Pioneers

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Fans of silent film were just as devoted to their favorite stars as we are today. In fact, a couple of fans from the era took their devotion to a new level, pioneering a kind of art that wouldn’t gain true popularity until the 1970s.

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Design Ideas: Auctioning a little house and library chairs

Design Ideas: Auctioning a little house and library chairs | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

During her lifetime, Mary Griggs Burke, one of the most important private collectors of Japanese art in the world, kept an extra apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, right next door to another where she lived, for her beloved art objects. She died in December at age 96.


But one of her treasures remains at her historic summer estate in Cable, Wisconsin, which was donated to the Chequamegon National Forest. While small, for what it is, the historic cottage is not so portable.


The tiny home had been in Burke’s family since her father bought it in the early 20th century. It was used as a children’s playhouse and remains outfitted with child-sized furnishings. The historic prefabricated cottage will be auctioned by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Milwaukee on July 25.


...Also to be auctioned by Hindman on the same date are a selection of chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, which were in use at Milwaukee’s East Side Library until it closed recently.

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25 Indulgently Pulptastic Book Covers From Sci-Fi Legend Jack Vance

25 Indulgently Pulptastic Book Covers From Sci-Fi Legend Jack Vance | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
RIP you magnificent man. Though he is gone, his immeasurable contribution to the sci-fi/fantasy genre will live on.
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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl

Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

“So many women are left out of historical records,” Dahlsad says. “Men will say, ‘I want to show off what my father did; he deserves to shine. Someone should do a book on him!’ Daughters don’t do that about their moms to the same degree, so often things get thrown away. How many men would look at their archives say, ‘Just take it all to the dumpster’? Somebody would be saying, ‘You can’t do that! You’re George Petty. Put it back!’”

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I'm interviewed as part of this article by Lisa Hix

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Pin Ups

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[F]rom the 1920s to the 1970s, certain artists—including Alberto Vargas, George Petty, Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, and Zoë Mozert—made their careers painting “pin-up” girls exclusively. This Golden Age of the pin-up art lasted until color photography took its place.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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