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      03-30-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Anyone collect art (paintings)?

I kind of dropped photography after going nuts with it for a year or so.. I still like it (I print some of the better photos I take and frame them for my apt), but yea, just need a little change.

I've never been into art really, but got interested after seeing a few oil paintings that I really liked at auctions (they both went for $>100), and right now there is a nice one at a local art/antique store, but it's $800 It's a very very nice painting and is actually alot cheaper than other work the guy did (nicholas briganti) so I don't think it would necessarily be a bad purchase..

Anyhow, anyone else collect at all? What do you have, how'd you get into it, how do you decide how much it's worth to you?
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      03-30-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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My walls are covered in art... reproductions though, not originals.
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Hopefully some day. It's so expensive! I have one print in my apartment and including framing it was like $250.
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You remember that movie with Pierce Brosnan as the art thief? I'm like his character, only I hit public schools rather than museums.
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Hopefully some day. It's so expensive! I have one print in my apartment and including framing it was like $250.
What's the print?
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You remember that movie with Pierce Brosnan as the art thief? I'm like his character, only I hit public schools rather than museums.
So this is the kind of art you collect?
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Collect, collect, collect. I have limited edition prints, statues, original oils and oils I've done. If you buy right, most goes up in value. But I'm an artist too, so my opinion may be biased.
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So this is the kind of art you collect?
Yeah! Then at the end of every year, I send a video of me burning the little kid's picture and laughing.
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Collect, collect, collect. I have limited edition prints, statues, original oils and oils I've done. If you buy right, most goes up in value. But I'm an artist too, so my opinion may be biased.
That's the logic I'm trying to use on myself.. but just about the time it starts working, my other financial obligations bring me back to reality

I may just go ahead and buy this one though
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Hopefully some day. It's so expensive! I have one print in my apartment and including framing it was like $250.
Framing is terribly expensive, marked up several hundred percent over the cost of materials.. I was so offended by a price quote from Michael's to get a 13x19" picture of mine framed, I bought a matte cutter so I can do it all myself.

The store wanted like $200 for a "decent" looking frame and two toned matting.. I can do it myself for less than $50 now (including the cost of finding a very fancy frame)
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Yeah! Then at the end of every year, I send a video of me burning the little kid's picture and laughing.

May I ask what's up with the oranges??? Plus those pics of the women with oranges are very cool. I would hang the middle one on my wall.
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May I ask what's up with the oranges??? Plus those pics of the women with oranges are very cool. I would hang the middle one on my wall.
Oranges represent my life.
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Oranges represent my life.
What??? Explain please...

Don't know if you saw my post before, but I copied the crying oranges to my desktop and printed it out. It's up in my cube at work and it makes my co-workers laugh. bellyroll
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What??? Explain please...

Don't know if you saw my post before, but I copied the crying oranges to my desktop and printed it out. It's up in my cube at work and it makes my co-workers laugh. bellyroll
I should write an essay on how oranges are significant in my life. The main reason is that they taste good and smell nice.
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I should write an essay on how oranges are significant in my life. The main reason is that they taste good and smell nice.
An essay on grower or selling? But I like oranges.
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hey, this is about art, not shim's oranges
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What's the print?
Honestly I don't remember, I'll look for it online. It's a painting of the coast of somewhere in Italy.
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hey, this is about art, not shim's oranges
If my collection of oranges isn't art...then what is?
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ooh i found it:

Curt Walters
Positano, The Amalfi Coast
35 x 46 inches


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I would love to get a hold of a painting or even a print of this, but alas I can't find it anywhere.

Looks like someone we know!
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I have one nice piece of art it a Peter Max (not a print an autual painting) for the sept 11th memorial. It was alot of cash but so nice I had to buy it.
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