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... is unique about this photo is that it was taken in Germany in the 1930’s. What is unique about the school is that it was a segregated school for Jewish children located on the grounds of what was then called an insane asylum. When the Nazis came to power, all the Jewish children in the town were sent there. Walter, the second child from ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 April 2012 | Hits: 4003
... a 2012 investigation over tax evasion, nearly 1,400 valuable pieces of art by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and others were discovered in his Munich apartment.   He claimed his father, Hildebrand, acquired the works legally, but the elder Gurlitt, an art dealer, had a reputation of collaborating with the Nazis. Gurlitt later said his father opposed ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Hits: 7239
When Lenny and I decided to buy The Art Shop from his father, I worried what effect working together would have on our marriage.   That was twenty-five years ago. We celebrated our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary last month, so my worries were obviously unfounded. What about married artists painting together?     Married ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6322
... comfortable chairs, end tables that belonged to grandmothers and favorite knick-knacks.  Brass dates a house, we were told, so I changed every doorknob and hinge in the house   – a skill I quickly learned to save the $1,000 a contractor was going to charge.      I must say – it looks great. Staging also required ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12809
  One of our favorite sayings is "If it isn’t moving, we can frame it."  (We were tested once while framing huge spider.  IT MOVED! The framer had extensive therapy and is doing fine now. Thank you.) When you work with clients on framing projects, you often have a window into their lives and it can be a rather intimate experience.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Hits: 3762
Ask yourself the following questions: Would you buy a new car and never wash or wax it? Would you carpet your home and never vacuum or clean it? Would you send your child out in the sun without the proper UV protection? If you answered NO to any of the above, then consider how you’ve been treating your art: Have you had your original oil ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 February 2012 | Hits: 5273
... an original. Costs are higher than lithographs, but significantly lower than original art.  Many artists embellish their giclées, thereby increasing their value. What do giclées have in common with the other items above?  All were invented to be used for something other than for what they are currently known.  Giclées were originally ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10266
... sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6316
... competition for nine years.  This year, there were 2000 entries by 850 artists.  The finalists in several categories represented the top 30% of all the works submitted. Here is a link to a list of the winners: http://bit.ly/13LuyFD Before coming to The Art Shop, Janelle studied art at Moore College of Art & Design and business ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 14 June 2013 | Hits: 4473
... as transformational – an exclamation point – on a person’s behavior. At formal dinner parties, he gave his guests fanciful hats to wear.  Wouldn’t you love to have been invited to one of those dinners?  The hats were hidden away in a secret closet behind a bookshelf in his estate and his widow, Audrey Geisel, has generously allowed both collections ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9002
... his own is the scum of the earth. He who buys knock off art steals the soul of the artist and perpetuates this disgusting industry.  Thomas Arvid is an amazing artist.  A wine enthusiast, he tapped into a niche with beautiful art to appeal to other wine enthusiasts.  At The Art Shop, we were thrilled to discover and carry his work ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 3968
.…does the price of the work increase in value? It’s a question we get asked very often.  The answer is:  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In most cases, an artist’s death has little or no impact on the selling price of his work. Artists who were ignored in life are generally ignored in death. Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin were ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 21 June 2013 | Hits: 6270
... time was challenging. It was more than challenging. It was a real pain in the neck and other places. (Lenny added the last two lines.) We endured thirty plus showings with feedback such as “House is too big”, “House is too small”, “House isn’t open enough” (if it were more open, you’d be outside!), “We can’t see the back yard from the kitchen ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7406
You never know when you’re going to bump into history.  Lenny and I were walking our dogs in our new neighborhood when we stopped to talk to a neighbor.  She knew we owned The Art Shop, so she said, “Wait – I have something to show you.”  Her father had passed away recently and she was in the process of cleaning out his house, ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 01 December 2014 | Hits: 6187
This lovely photo of The Art Shop marquee was taken in March of 1989. Lenny and I had just purchased The Art Shop from his dad, Stan Dolin, who had owned it since 1964. My, how young we were! Lenny has less hair now (a lot less) and I no longer have a hideous perm. I’m posting this marquee memory for a reason – to announce our retirement effective ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 7268
 
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