Sunday, March 18, 2012
Modern Art Knock Off? WTF? Bopfish Gots The Real Deal, Mr. Modtomic Finds A Cheap Copy? Status: Cool But Left Behind.
Nick, Dave (of Dave's Mid-Century Stuff), the Girlfriend and I got to all hang out together Saturday afternoon. One of the many places we went was Steve's Antiques in Alton Illinois. There were no scores to be had during the day but it was fun to hang out with other like minded bloggers and I did see some interesting stuff. I'm always looking for more artwork and there were a few items at Steve's that intrigued me.
This painting looks quite a bit like a John Haymson piece found recently by Bopfish. It is
so close! Very similar styles and either just outright copied or painted from the same location
but obviously signed by a different artist. Were Haymson's works so popular that some
company started churning out "inspired by" copies by the thousands or something? It's still there.
Mr. Modtomic was also digging this matador painting (or print, more likely). It was hanging way
up on the wall where I couldn't get a close look. I'm pretty sure I've seen this print before too,
but it's still right up my alley. Also, check out the frame! Nice. Again, I wasn't out really looking
to buy. We were just hanging out.
But...if this had been available AND for a reasonable price, well...I've been eyeballing this
particular piece at Steve's Antiques for a Long Time! Why would they have this if it's not for
sale? Got me. I'm going to have to ask about it next time I'm in there. I love the subject and
colors. To tell you the truth, this doesn't look like it would be too difficult to make! Right, like
I've got the time.