If you could have a piece of art (free) by any artist, whom would it be?

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    Nov 29, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    i go w/ a warhol
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    Nov 29, 2008 6:25 AM GMT
    TJ85016 saidi go w/ warhole


    Maybe Klimt for me.

    It's Warhol, no e.

    What would a warhole be? It's an evocative image.
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    Nov 29, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    [EDIT] Dali's "Swans Reflecting Elephants" or Klimt's "The Kiss."

    As a matter of fact, I'd probably take any ole piece by either artist.
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    Nov 29, 2008 9:39 AM GMT
    looknrnd saidPicasso's "Swans Reflecting Elephants" or Klimt's "The Kiss."

    As a matter of fact, I'd probably take any ole piece by either artist.


    It was Dali who painted the swans reflecting elephants icon_smile.gif

    I could go with something by Dali, but I think I'd snatch a Sunday Afternoon at La Grande Jatte by Seurat.

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    Nov 29, 2008 9:47 AM GMT
    Edward Hopper

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    PS, this "War hole" guy sounds like a real power bottom.
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    Nov 29, 2008 10:57 AM GMT
    I would like to have an Attila Richard Lukacs

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    Nov 29, 2008 11:34 AM GMT
    Peter Paul Reubens

    This painting, Allegory on the Blessings of Peace by Peter Paul Rubens was in the National Gallery in London when I visited it last winter. I stood in front of it for a while and then a group of kids with a teacher came along and she very nicely explained the entire composition. I love this painting because of its colour and the composition and because it has so many things in it including animals, naked folks and others, a still life and a wonderful idea behind it.



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    Nov 29, 2008 12:02 PM GMT

    Rothko


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    Nov 29, 2008 12:06 PM GMT
    Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night

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    Claude Monet - Venice

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    Nov 29, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    No question:
    Johannes Vermeer
    His representation of light, his underpainting, glazing, and palettes.

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    Nov 29, 2008 12:31 PM GMT
    Also no hesitation. The first painting I fell in love with (which surprisingly isn't from Dadaist or Surrealist schools which I usually prefer) :

    Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse

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  • farfle

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    Nov 29, 2008 12:36 PM GMT
    Wow, some great choices here. I would go with anything by Max Ernst, preferably from his Dada period.
  • trvlmscl

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    Nov 29, 2008 12:51 PM GMT
    A large, colorful Dale Chihuly glass chandelier!
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    Nov 29, 2008 1:01 PM GMT
    I'd go with the artist whose work fetches the most at auction.
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    Nov 29, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    For a living artist, I'd have to choose a Vincent Desiderio

    Then either a Francis Bacon or a Thomas Eakins

    Would also love to have a drawing by Paul Cadmus or Egon Schiele

    Photography: either a Gregory Crewdson or a John Dugdale
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    Nov 29, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I have always loved Norman Rockwell illustrations. I don't know that it much matches the style in my house but I would find a way.

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    Nov 29, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    theatrengym said
    TJ85016 saidi go w/ warhole


    Maybe Klimt for me.

    It's Warhol, no e.

    What would a warhole be? It's an evocative image.



    Haha yeah......sorry about that LOL
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    Nov 29, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    You pick nice -


    steven_patterson saidFor a living artist, I'd have to choose a Vincent Desiderio

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    Then either a Francis Bacon or a Thomas Eakins

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    Would also love to have a drawing by Paul Cadmus or Egon Schiele

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    Photography: either a Gregory Crewdson or a John Dugdale


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    Nov 29, 2008 4:51 PM GMT

    Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse

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    Really love this one as it supplies dialogue:

    Handsome dude: 'I really am gay, you know.'
    1st nymph holding his arm thinks: Oh no, sigh... I sure know how to pick 'em.
    2nd Nymph to his left thinks: What?! He's so cute!
    3rd nymph behind her pulls back hair thinking: Oh great here we go again.
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:04 PM GMT
    A lap pool by Dale Chihuly
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    A poster by Raymond Savignac
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    An oil by Marc Chagall
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    And a photograph by Herb Ritts
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:10 PM GMT
    I'm a huge fan of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain's music, but he was just as talented with visual art.

    Incesticide

    I've always loved the cover art for the Incesticide album.
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    well since someone already snatched Sunday Afternoon.... i guess ill have to go with

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    Water Lilys by Monet
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    If I could pick the piece I'd say "Work-clothes quilt with center medallian of strips" by Annie Mae Young

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    But any of the Gee's Bend quilts would do. I could get lost in these things.

    However, if I lived in a palace or something where it wouldn't look ridiculous, I'd say a sculpture by Rodin and a painting by Waterhouse, thank you very much. (Great pick, Eric, but I would go with The Awakening of Adonis - I know, I know, it's an obvious pick for a gay man, but whatever, I love it! icon_smile.gif)

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    Poppies!!!
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidYou pick nice -


    steven_patterson said
    Photography: either a Gregory Crewdson or a John Dugdale


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    Wait, what? A photograph? That is stunning. I am just blown away by the lighting, and the positioning, and the colors, and then there's, you know, the subject matter. Wow. Thank you both for posting this... now I have to change my pick to this.

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    Great thread TJ!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 29, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    Well, I already have! One of my favorite artists is a man named Ken Marschall. He is famous for his remarkable paintings of the Titanic. He used to be a friend of mine although we've fallen out of contact. However, he once gave me, signed to me, a beautiful galley-print of one of his paintings, showing Titanic steaming majestically toward the viewer on a bright sunny day.

    The two others would be Ralph McQuarrie, who also once autographed one of his prints to me, and Harry McNaught, who was well-respected for his wonderful illustrations in the old Golden science and nature books for young readers. Although I never knew him well, he and I did have a nice chat on the phone one years ago.