Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
This is some dystopian shit right here. Not sure what’s more disturbing—that millions of women find this sort of thing “cute” or that mothers willingly let Anne Geddes use their babies in whatever kind of horrific photoshoot her twisted mind devises.
Purchased at Goodwill.
This is a stitched dog with googly eyes.
A great conversation piece, especially for conversations that involve crying.
This dude is a straight-up thug. Framed photo bought at Goodwill, can’t imagine why somebody would donate this but their loss is my gain!
I found this particular piece at a Goodwill store in Walla Walla, Washington, where I go to college. Now this isn’t scientific by any means, but I have a theory on the relationship between a town’s demographics and the quality of its secondhand-store merchandise. Walla Walla seems to have more than its fair share of senior citizens as well as a fairly religious population overall. These two factors combine to create a sizable population of old ladies who love Jesus. And where there are old ladies who love Jesus, there’s going to be a shit-ton of crazy religious art and figurines at your local secondhand-store.
I assume this child is part of a nativity set or something, judging by the robes. I’m not sure exactly what emotion the artist was trying to convey with the child’s facial expression, but the empty eyes, open mouth, and contorted arms seem to suggest demonic possession. Probably not the best figurine to put in a nativity scene then.
For sale on etsy.
This blog isn’t dead! I’ve been busy with classes as well as another blog (justinbieberyoutubecomments.tumblr.com), but now I’m back and I’ll be updating it with regular frequency. In the hopes of freeing up some space (I’ve got a ton of crap from Goodwill at this point), I’ll also be selling most of the artworks on etsy. I’m surprised I even have followers at this point, but
I guess people never bother to unsubscribe from dead blogs thank you for your loyalty!
This is another selection from the gallery at the Walla Walla Goodwill. This piece belongs to the genre known as “batshit crazy spinster art,” a title that describes both the artists and the art buyers. Apparently there are enough of the latter group out there to necessitate a print-run of 7500 copies.
Apologies for the long time it’s taken me to update—I just recently moved to Amsterdam, so things have been a little busy lately. I’ll be in the Netherlands for 3 months, during which I hope to find many awesome pieces of cheap Dutch art.
This piece actually came from a Goodwill store in Walla Walla, Washington, where I go to college. I snagged it for the princely sum of 50 cents, which is about as low as Goodwill goes.
To be honest, this piece confuses me. I’m not sure who the target demographic is here. Maybe the creator of it, the artist, hoped that the average teenage boy would see the weed leaves, the guns, the stacks of cash, the Hot Babes, and the evil skull and immediately think to himself, “Badass.” I really hope that a teenager like that once owned this piece, maybe hanging it up on the wall next to a Limp Bizkit poster. That would give it a much greater feel of authenticity, like a Da Vinci original once owned by the Pope.
According to an info card stuck to the back of the frame, this shimmering piece is a Christian Lassen original. I did a little bit of research on Mr. Lassen and he appears to be a sort of Scandinavian Fabio (see 1, 2) who spends his time surfing in Hawaii and painting fantasy art featuring dolphins, unicorns, white tigers, the cosmos, etc. According to the bio on his website, Christian is the “premier marine artist of our time.” (Also from the bio, “work is his ultimate seduction”). So if you’re as lucky as me to find one of his masterpieces for $2, I would definitely recommend jumping on that shit ASAP.