Top 5 Pick-Ups of 2016

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bulkhead72
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:10 am

mrkyuss wrote:This guy gets it. Well done.
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jrsheppa
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:19 am

Only had 3 this year

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Last one is a GOT inspired OG I had commissioned
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zefarrett
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:48 pm

I really haven't bought much of anything since April. Been putting all my extra cash towards traveling. Here's pretty much it from the first few months of 2016.


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Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:05 pm

5. NC Winters original with hand sculpted frame by artist.
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4. Aaron Horkey Hoarfrost
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3. Olly Moss Return of the Jedi with hand painted frame by Framing Devil.
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2. Jason Edmiston Mother of Dragons
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1. Phlegm original
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canuck
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:16 am

The devil can be a bit over the top for me sometimes but that Moss frame up is badass.
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electrachrome
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:41 pm

5X better than anything else I bought this year, so I'll just post this one.

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GiantBoyDective
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:24 pm

Reached out to the artist and he had his allotment of therun he hadn't put up yet. Thanks for causing me to spend more $ Diablos

http://artbydannymoll.com/shop/
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danieldanger wrote:what you do aint hustlin. see, in MY hustle, i get to sell the whole run and each print only costs me like $6. y'alls is small potatoe street level fudge.
Diabolos80
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:31 pm

Nice! Glad you scored one.
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dwlfennell
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:12 pm

So with buying a house and then sinking 10 grand into it this year, I decided to go a slightly different route with my collecting efforts. I've been scouring thrift shops, estate sales, Craigslist and online auctions for things that slip through the cracks - unattributed, mis-attributed and underappreciated art. Have found some pretty great things at great prices. These ones come to mind, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Possibly something by David Choe? Unsigned. Maybe a study or maybe something inspired by his work.
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A charcoal portrait of Edward Hopper by Leo Mielziner. They were neighbors in Truro, MA and this was done the month before Mielziner died. Hopper was in town at the time, so I suppose it's possible this was done from life.
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A portrait by Robert Brackman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Brackman
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A portrait of Awa Tsireh, a Native American artist, by Colorado Springs artist Ida F. Lee. Painted in 1929. There's an exhibition label on the back from the Denver Art Museum's 36th Annual Exhibition in 1930.
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A resin sculpture by Boulder, CO artist Robert Harlow Platts. I actually picked up four pieces by him in varying styles from someone on Craigslist for a steal.
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fredo
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:26 pm

^^No Kozik?

I kid- that's good work.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:30 pm

nice pickups D!
pay via paypal, use credit card,file dispute at the 20 day mark if suspicious. don't deal with noobs. don't trade with noobs. request feedback ahead of time. there are lots of good people 'round here.
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dwlfennell
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:32 pm

Thanks, both!

Ha...yeah Kozik's too rich for my blood.
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SPAC04
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:34 pm

o4phish20o wrote:2016 = the year everyone purchased ISO & older art.
Disappointing year
your god damn right, spent the year acquiring all my oldest ISO's
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Solar
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:35 pm

dwlfennell wrote:So with buying a house and then sinking 10 grand into it this year, I decided to go a slightly different route with my collecting efforts. I've been scouring thrift shops, estate sales, Craigslist and online auctions for things that slip through the cracks - unattributed, mis-attributed and underappreciated art. Have found some pretty great things at great prices. These ones come to mind, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Fantastic stuff! Try emailing Choe about that piece that may be his. He was always pretty good at getting back to me when I contacted him a few years ago.

Love that Hopper portrait!
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dwlfennell
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:39 pm

Solar wrote:Fantastic stuff! Try emailing Choe about that piece that may be his. He was always pretty good at getting back to me when I contacted him a few years ago.

Love that Hopper portrait!
Thanks. I've tried a couple of different e-mail addresses. He's a significantly busier guy these days I suppose.

On the Hopper portrait, the seller thought it was a portrait of Rockwell Kent, but there's a little notation on the back that it was done in Truro. I connected the dots and found that the Mielziner family and Hopper were well-acquainted. Now to get it out of the sorry old frame.
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