I don't know what that something is, but........I'm sure it is very insightful.
When in Provincetown, after our first night and we broke up after dinner, I passed a gallery on Commercial St.. By my best guestimate is that there are 18,301 galleries in P-town. There might be great art out there, but who has the time?
Anyhooo......I was quite taken by this piece that was in a window on my walk home. Art I'm drawn to is like pornography - I'll know it when I see it.
But I never took an art history class, so I don't know what to call this: abstract? funfetti?
$1800 seemed somewhat reasonable. I mean, I have no way to judge what art is worth, just if I like it. And it should be stated this viewing was after a $200+ happy hour bill and then dinner and more drinks. I guess I should have been grateful the gallery was closed at this time of night.
The next day, I went back to look at it in the daylight,. .....and sober. Good thing. That 1 had turned into a 3 in the light of day. I still liked the piece a lot, just not sure if I $3800 liked it.
I also liked a glass one too - and that's not what I would call a medium to which I am drawn. Pun fully intended.
It was more expensive than the purple one. But man, I like it. If 4,000 of my regular readers would like to chip in $1.00 a piece, I can get it. Just let me know when to set up the gofundme page.
Fast forward two nights - friends Mike and Peter fed me dinner and got me drunk! Oh ok - I might have brought the wine! As they didn't offer to drive me home or call and Uber, I schlepped up Commercial St. only to be drawn to yet another closed gallery.
I saw a piece on a wall perpendicular to where I was standing, so nothing head on, but yet I was intrigued. The next day I dragged Morty and George with me to see it in person. A sober person, the night before, would have noticed the gallery is only open on weekends. I was not that person.
As it turns out, the sun was hitting the windows in such a way you could not see the painting at all. Bother! At least we got our steps in.
After I was back home, I went on line, dug through all of Alden Gallery's artists and found the artist and the piece of work. Cleared it with the better half - and yesterday it arrived.
It is titled 'Holding Pattern'.
Truth be told, it was the reddish-orange square that drew me in initially. But now that I have it, I really like it - and more importantly, so does 710, since he didn't get to see it at all.
We're not sure exactly where it will reside, but I have my idea. We shall see.
.....just an FYI, the original two pieces are still high on my 'would like' list. I just don't know I'll pull that trigger.....or a bank robbery to get them.............or that gofundme page.
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