Friday, May 29, 2015

Snapshot Surprise

andy warhol
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches

i think these are quill chrysanthemums
the surprise:
i never thought i'd come across a warhol that would appeal to me

photo via christies

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

carriere cat on canvas

eugene carriere
le chat qui mange
oil on canvas laid down on board
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

london, south kensington
19th century european art
lot 29

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Trees, Leonardo and La Farge

Birch Copse and Snow Field
Leonardo da Vinci
on paper
John La Farge
on panel

images here and here

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Flower Pots

cecile daladier
 french ceramicist and gardener

lovely to see a keen and courageous eye for simplicity
  along this line, the following sentiment makes me smile
' i have made this [letter] longer, because i have not had the time to make it shorter'-pascal

the lichen is a nice complement
work is sold by weight-even her business model is simple
hand formed raku ware however sounds like a complex craft

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Household Deities

barocci (circa 1528-1612)
cat studies

images via google

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Petaled Pot and Petaled Paper

images 1 & 3
'ding' bowl
northern song dynasty (960-1270)
diameter 5 3/8 inches
fine chinese ceramics & works of art
19 march 2013-20 march 2013
lot 94

images 2 & 4
charles rennie mackintosh
sketchbook of travels in scotland and a tour to kent, 1895

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Singular Space

 little cat creates an interesting composition
anonymous photograph
circa 1920
4 1/2 x 3 inches

collection: mine
-ebay find-

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Peonies, Amon Carter

Joseph Stella

Peonies, circa 1919
metalpoint and crayon on prepared paper
23 1/8 x 18 1/2 inches
fort worth, texas

Monday, September 24, 2012

chinese stoneware

cizhou-type ware bottle
yuan dynasty
13th-14th century

image here

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hammershøi Interior

vilhelm hammershøi
(danish 1864-1916)
interior with two candles
oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches

image here
lot 31
european paintings