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(Newser)   $10 Goodwill painting was going to be turned into big painting of cats. Instead, it's going to be turned into $15,000   (newser.com) divider line 49
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2012-07-23 02:30:02 PM
I wonder how many art treasures I've ruined by turning them into paintings of cybernetic feline dick-girls.
 
2012-07-23 02:48:27 PM
My co-worker's grandmother worked as a secretary in a New England artists' colony during the Depression. She'd buy works of art she liked, typically for $6-$30 each. These paintings got divided among my friend and his brother. My friend got several smallish paintings, his brother got one large one.

It turns out they are previously-unknown works by important artists of the era.

The brother's large painting sold at Christie's auction for $400,000.00. My friend's smaller paintings sold for $25,000 - $50,000 each. A couple of them were valued at "only" $10-15k and a Christie's wasn't interested, but referred him to other auction houses that would be more appropriate.

They had to be authenticated, and some restoration work done, and commissions had to be paid, but they made out pretty well, I thought.
 
2012-07-23 03:17:20 PM
It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page
 
2012-07-23 03:43:13 PM
and after auction house fees and taxes, she might actually get her $10 back!
 
2012-07-23 03:45:56 PM
Why picture of Goodwill?
 
2012-07-23 04:08:24 PM
She was going to paint cats with big eyes. WELL thank GOD we are saved from that.
 
2012-07-23 04:08:36 PM
The woman, who paints cats with big eyes, isn't having a particularly successful art career? Huh.. go figure.
 
2012-07-23 04:11:46 PM

Ghastly: I wonder how many art treasures I've ruined by turning them into paintings of cybernetic feline dick-girls.


Pics or GTFO
 
2012-07-23 04:12:14 PM

Erix: The woman, who paints cats with big eyes, isn't having a particularly successful art career? Huh.. go figure.


Well, she is having a successful art career now, just not one painting cats with big eyes.
 
2012-07-23 04:12:23 PM

EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page


You know what? I find her stuff charming. I'd sure rather have one of her paintings hanging in my house than a Thomas Kinkade.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say her unpretentious Americana is a prime candidate for adoption by urban hipsters.

www.bethfeeback.com
 
2012-07-23 04:12:50 PM
neoplasticism.com

example of his work.

cats might be an improvement
 
2012-07-23 04:13:00 PM
 
2012-07-23 04:13:25 PM

EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page


f*ck. Just .... f*ck. She needs to up her medication. If my cat looked like that to me one of us would have to be euthanised.
 
2012-07-23 04:16:22 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [neoplasticism.com image 528x412]

example of his work.

cats might be an improvement


I wouldn't buy that if I ran across it at a Goodwill (and didn't know it was valuable...who would?)
 
2012-07-23 04:17:04 PM
Someone recently found an unknown Zappa cross-medium collage at Goodwill. His wife was ecstatic.
 
2012-07-23 04:17:49 PM
The story would be if she was donating the auction proceeds back to Goodwill. The publicity from that would be worth way more than the auction. That is if you're actually doing anything worthwhile yourself.
 
2012-07-23 04:17:56 PM
i1168.photobucket.com

I found this at Goodwill a few months ago. Best $7 I've ever spent.

/it's worth millions
 
2012-07-23 04:19:13 PM
if i ever have more money than i know what to do with.
i'm buying famous Van Gogh paintings and smearing feces all over them. then lighting them on fire! and sell the remains on ebay
 
2012-07-23 04:20:20 PM

EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page


I hate Mondays.
 
2012-07-23 04:22:31 PM

Krieghund: EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page

You know what? I find her stuff charming. I'd sure rather have one of her paintings hanging in my house than a Thomas Kinkade.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say her unpretentious Americana is a prime candidate for adoption by urban hipsters.

[www.bethfeeback.com image 559x156]


Who knows, they might even be museum pieces. (They are better than Kinkade, I'll give them that.)
 
2012-07-23 04:22:39 PM
Goodwill generally now does research on most donated pieces of suspected valuable art. However..
My girlfriend and I, last Saturday, attended a taping of the Antiques Roadshow. She brought a Goodwill-purchased Weller Pottery vase (bought for $15), got appraised $150-$250, which is roughly the prices I see on EBay.
There's still a few bargains at Goodwill. It remains an okay place to thrift, better than an overpriced hipster vintage clothing joint.
 
2012-07-23 04:24:43 PM
Goodwill Hunting indeed.
 
2012-07-23 04:25:51 PM

spman: and after auction house fees and taxes, she might actually get her $10 back!


In the art world, the only people who don't make money are the artists and the buyers.
 
2012-07-23 04:26:43 PM

thelordofcheese: EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page

I hate Mondays.


indonesiasejahtera.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-23 04:28:36 PM

spman: and after auction house fees and taxes, she might actually get her $10 back!


The buyer pays the fees and taxes. Which is hard to remember when the bidding goes fast.
 
2012-07-23 04:34:00 PM
Sweet Merciful McGillicutty! I am sending my black velvet Madonna cradling Elvis to Sotheby's right now.
 
2012-07-23 04:37:34 PM

Krieghund: I find her stuff charming.


You're right. I was predisposed to think her work would be utter crap but it is charming.
 
2012-07-23 04:43:50 PM

Ghastly: I wonder how many art treasures I've ruined by turning them into paintings of cybernetic feline dick-girls.


Wait, you take commissions?
 
2012-07-23 04:45:06 PM
Thanks so much for including pics of the artwork! Fark that pisses me off....
 
2012-07-23 04:51:51 PM
What a windfall for the IRS.
 
2012-07-23 04:52:35 PM
...paint over them with her subject of choice-cats with big eyes.

farm3.static.flickr.com

What, is she crazy?
 
2012-07-23 04:56:24 PM
Museum of Bad Art

actual brick and mortar place in Boston. Hilarious website.
 
2012-07-23 05:16:36 PM

Ghastly: I wonder how many art treasures I've ruined by turning them into paintings of cybernetic feline dick-girls.


Examples can be viewed where?
 
2012-07-23 05:20:46 PM

EvilEgg: It will be a loss to the art community I tell ya.

Her Etsy page


check out Regretsy.com. clever lampooning of horrid Etsy fare, plus they out sellers who falsely promote imported junk as their own hand-made efforts.
 
2012-07-23 05:35:50 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Noyce.
 
2012-07-23 05:38:22 PM
Would it have been to much trouble to have included a pic of the art?
 
2012-07-23 05:42:45 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Would it have been to much trouble to have included a pic of the art?


well if they did that you could just print it out
and get $750000
 
2012-07-23 05:43:15 PM
Shoulnt this have been saved for Caturday? She make a mint.
 
2012-07-23 06:11:56 PM
With internet-capable cell phones, there's really no reason a valuable piece of art should remain in a thrift store for more than a few days at a time...I found some 1960s pop-art canvases by Karen Kozlow a few months back, but didn't drop the dollars to buy 'em, mainly because she was only regionally well-known, though she'd had some museum retrospectives.
 
2012-07-23 06:56:49 PM
s2.favim.com
 
2012-07-23 07:25:25 PM
 
2012-07-23 07:30:07 PM
here:

www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-07-23 10:22:50 PM

pdrake: here:

[www.inquisitr.com image 475x484]


So she paid $10 for an 80 year old, used 4'x4' canvas instead of $34 for a new one, and she was going to sell whatever weird cat bullshiat she painted on it for actual money?

If I'm paying $100 including shipping for some giant ugly cat disaster, I at least want it professionally done. IIRC, painting acrylics on top of oils is a no-no anyway, so the only question is whether it would start flaking before or after I burned it.
 
2012-07-23 11:34:28 PM
This happened locally, and since the newspaper article Goodwill has sold out of every piece of art to bargain hunters. :-)
 
2012-07-24 01:52:44 AM
Yikes!

25.media.tumblr.com

(from here)
 
2012-07-24 02:26:50 AM

Mr. Potatoass: ...paint over them with her subject of choice-cats with big eyes.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 309x400]

What, is she crazy?




I really want to get hold of some large-size Louis Wain prints, preferably from his "Wallpaper Cats" period, but it's hard to find them for sale. I'm thinking of visiting the museum at the asylum to see if they sell them, they are properly freaky.
 
2012-07-24 08:52:56 AM
LinkIlya Bolotowsky, whom nobody but art dealers seems to give a shiat about.
 
2012-07-24 09:55:19 AM
One farking picture and it's a picture of a Goodwill store? *clicks to enlarge* OOoooo, nice.
 
2012-07-24 07:33:00 PM
I found an artist's proof Kamil Kubik print in a Goodwill last week in SC. Paid $14 for it and it's worth a little over $200. I'm cool with that.
 
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