Saturday, July 17, 2010
There is so much art out there. It amazes me what the human heart can achieve. I don't think artists ever ever expect their work to be abandoned. The goal of this blog is to document rescuing art out there, usually left in thriftstores or yardsales. The art is usually mishandled, something that drives me crazy.
I began to rescue art when I was in a Goodwill, hoping to find some awesome vintage shirt. I saw a beautiful painting--an orage butterfly, left over from the 1970's. There was a kitsch value to the work, but also something quite inspiring . It cost $50. I was there for a $5 shirt, not a painting. I decided to think about it. I returned the next day only to find that the store staff had stacked a bunch of paintings on it, badly denting the canvas. It was ruined. I kicked myself.
Since then, I've tried to save art whenever I can. I've driven to thriftstores, checked on craigslist--sometimes the last stop before a thriftstore--and bought it up.
I've managed to place over 20 paintings in good homes so far. By the way, I'm hoping to place the lovely painting above in a good home.