The Unbearable Banishment: got art?

Friday, March 20, 2009

got art?

The always charming Annie posted a piece of original art that's hanging on her wall and wondered who else hung original art. (Children's art doesn't count. Hanging that is obligatory.) Here are a few pieces in my home. None of them have a stylistic relationship. It's a hodgepodge.

I received this oil on canvas from Artisté Florenza as a birthday present. This was an Asian food store near my apartment where I lived in Brooklyn. It was called, I kid you not, the FU KING FOOD SHOP on Atlantic Avenue. You can't make this stuff up. The store next to it is the fictitious Mr. Mark's Cleaners (that's me) and the signs in the window read Happy Birthday Mark. The address is 28. It was my 28th birthday and that was a long, long time ago. That's my shadow darkening the lower left corner, not the painting.

I bought this for myself in Union Square, NYC. It's Japanese gouache and ink mounted on silk. Mrs. wife isn't that crazy about it but she lets me hang it because, as you well know, marriage is a give-and-take.

My artist friend Jeff Suntala gave this to us as a wedding gift. It's a charcoal sketch from one of his classes. The colors are more vibrant than what appears here but I was too lazy to take it off the wall to photograph in better lighting. Sorry, Jeff.

This is a triptych that I took of 7-Year Old Daughter when she was a baby pulling herself up on our coffee table.


Blogger kyknoord said...

That birthday present is pure class.

March 20, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger popOmatic Jeff said...

Great post. Most of the art in my home is done by me and friends.

March 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

K: Artisté Florenza is, indeed, a class act.

Pop: Please post a few!

March 20, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the photos of your daughter and the birthday gift.

March 20, 2009 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

Some really nice pieces here. I must admit to having a liking for the charcoal sketch.

Tell me.. When is the house unoccupied?

March 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Unfortunately we haven't had any artist give anything to us. All the artwork in the house is just purchased.

March 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool birthday gift!

March 20, 2009 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the triptych. I've already listed the artwork on my walls over at annie's so I won't repeat it here. Except to once again point people in the direction of this artist whose work does grace two walls in my apartment

March 21, 2009 at 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great meme idea. We've got some great art I'd love to show off since most of you can't come over to my house.

March 22, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

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