Sunday, May 15, 2011

80's Vans

Quick post wish some eye candy from some of my little Vans collection

Ive been busy with "real" work and have not had much time to hit yard sales and such..have gone to the flea market selling a couple times..sold a few things met some people that are into similar junk I am into so it was not a total waste of a Sunday.

Elephants Trunk Flea Market, New Milford CT and some of my swag

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blah Blah I will try be a better blogger when it comes to my junk. It nice to see I gained a couple followers while I was away then again maybe I lost a couple too. Talk Soon...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Geo 3

Geo 3 is unnamed and is a small painting with big style. dated 1948 TADAA

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Last Weekends Modern Tag Sale Scores

Went out on Friday and Sunday and got some nice stuff.

This set of Moe Lights will go in boxes til I own a house, A retractable and 2 sconces in red.. Even better they where not prices and I askjed he how much she said "make an offer" I said $10 and she said "well I was think $7 so how does $7 sound?" I replied..Sounds Great!! The white parts are glass and the red are plastic :)

The same nice lady had this sweet teapot for $1..I scored some other stuff from her but nothing modern to speak off. Just some records , books and old tools.

Another Stop netted this serving tray for 50 cents

And this Desk Lamp for $1

And this piece I think might be Blenko for another $1

Sunday I went to an unadvertised Sale not to far from me that my mom had gone to on Saturday and did good at (yes my moms a picker too) I scored some cool records there and and few odds and ends. I also scored a couple of really nice pieces of Bitossi Art Pottery (possible a Aldo Londi Design) for the ever so expensive price of 50 cents for the covered box and the dish set.

Also got this cool cork pencil holder for 25 cents..I like the thumb tacks that came stuck in it :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I am a crappy Blogger

Yea I like to read them but finding time to type them is a pain in the ass. I havnt been tag sale ninjaing much as i have been busy with other stuff but I did get out last Friday and Sunday to hit some sales. I score some cool modern stuff cheap. Blog to follow.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Davis Geo Paintings part 2

The second Geo is also a Davis painting like the last one I posted this painting was done in 1947. This painting is not named or the name is missing as part of a tag from a art show on the backside of it is missing that would have had the price and could have had the name of the painting on it. The painting was shown/sold? at The Sixty-Seventh Annual exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at The San Francisco Museum of Art on February 25 to March 28 1948. The painting is egg tempera on canvas. This painting is spotless and perfect in every way with no damage. The painting seems a bit more experimental than the first one I posted and has a lot more going for it, I guess if I could name it I would call it "Fish & Arrows" it does combine many different techniques for applying paint which where pretty unique for the times.

I did not have very good pictures of this one,,Blah

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mid Century Paintings. painting #1 Spatial Rhythms

I have some Mid Century Modern Art that I figured I would blog about as the paintings are some of my favorite possessions. Most of my original art is by 2 different artists. I have 10 painting by one artist and 2 from another. Doing the tag sale hustle does pay of with great stuff from time to time. The first painting is the one in my avatar. It is 1 of 4 similar themed paintings I have I refer to these 4 as the "Geo's" This one is was painted in 1948 and is named Spatial Rhythms. The painting is Egg Tempera on Canvas. There is no price or show information on the back of this one but going off the others I would imagine this was about a $100 to $125 dollar painting in 1948. The artist is man named Jack Davis who actually has a very interesting painting career. He is a old timer but I was able to reach him on the phone and talk to him about his paintings and he was a very nice guy who seemed thrilled that I like his art. Most of my paintings from him come from early in his career. The guy was pretty cool not many 90+ year old guys know what a Wassily Chair is.

This painting is of medium size and is probably the most damaged of the bunch with some cracks in the paint here and there but the camera seems to emphasize them thats for sure!!