Friday, March 28, 2008
Art: the rest
As I said yesterday, a reader asked for a quick guide to the rest of my very small art collection. (None of this stuff is very valuable, so if you're tempted to go to the trouble to break into my apartment and steal it, I'd advise against it.)
The print above is called "Triad," by Helen Yaker, c. 1978. I bought it at a flea market in the mid-80s, where it was in a water-damaged frame and mat and looked like it had been through some hard knocks. The print was fine, so I just had it reframed. It reminds me of ocean waves on a stormy night. (I actually contacted Yaker via Google a few years ago and she told me how and when she made this.)
This is a woodblock print by Margaret Orchard, 1972. I bought it unframed at an antique shop in Tampa around 1988. I think it's very maternal.
An American friend of mine in Morocco, Stacy Elko, painted this watercolor view of a saint's tomb near Ait Baha, the town where I lived.
I bought this in Zurich in 2003. It's called "Herbst," or autumn. Signed Martin-Guy, 1982.
This is a pencil drawing by Dale Jarrett, an artist from Kansas. I love its spacious feeling, that immense sky and the suggestion of a landscape at the bottom. I bought it at an art show in 2000.
This is called "Payne's Prairie," after an area near Gainesville, Fla. It's by John Richard Caputo, who studied printmaking at the nearby University of Florida. Dated 1980.
This photo is by Clyde Butcher, a well-known Florida landscape photographer. It's called Cody Island #1. A friend bought it at an art auction for AIDS charities and gave it to me right after I moved to New York in 2000.
And that's it! Sorry for the weird sideways perspectives, but of course all this stuff is framed with glass, so I can't shoot it head-on. You can see it all in context here.