Tuesday, January 29, 2013
While At The Green Shag Market Saturday (Had To Restock, Sold Lots Over The Weekend!) I Picked Up Another Piece Of Brutalist Art. Matches The Brutalist Clock I Have Very Nicely. Status: Similar But Different.
I've been eyeballin' this big piece of vintage plastic art for months. It was in another booth at the Green Shag Market but put up so high on the wall that I wasn't even sure it was for sale. I couldn't see a tag on it and for real, couldn't be bothered to ask. But when we stopped by this last Saturday to drop off some new items in My booth I saw it was sitting on the floor, much more easily accessed.
This is one of those issues that vendors / sellers in shops have to be mindful of. Having something a
potential buyer wants is only half the job. I feel like if an item is hard to get to or inaccessible, it'll suffer
from "too much trouble disinterest". It's tough and I know I don't always succeed but I try to make sure
that any potential buyer can get to anything in my booth AND there's not too many smalls on anything
that someone might wanna take home with them.
Have YOU ever peeped out something like a china cab or a table at an antique mall, shop or flea market
that you'd love to take home but just thought it'd be to much trouble and take too much time to empty or
clear off, leaving it behind? I have and I know that convenience plays a role in my purchases...at least my
impulse buys. This Dart Ind. piece of brutalist artwork is a perfect example. The whole time it was up
high, out of my reach...it was within my reach (pricing) to buy but I never pulled the trigger. Once it was
where I could get to it, I grabbed it right up!
This and the clock (not Dart Ind. but Burwood Prod. Co., oddly enough!) are pretty cool but I'm thinking
about painting them. There's some paint loss and some chipping on the new piece and there are some
small broken off tips and stuff on the clock, so they could benefit from some help. I might go with satin
black with some dark silver / gunmetal dry brush accents. Dunno. Maybe just all shiny bright white! Any