Tying The Room Together With an “Extra”-ordinary Window
Prints on the Wall: Graphic, Photograph or Painting
Years ago, I went to an exhibit of the famous newspaper photographer Weegee. His known works are of the 20’s and 30’s of the 20th century in New York. The dramatic photographs were in black and white. The impact of this exhibit gave me a fleeting romantic notion of becoming a photographer which eventually passed. I remember clearly going into the museum store, counting my hard-earned pay to purchase a relatively expensive (for a teen) poster print of one of his photographs that were on display at the shop. I then proceeded to have it framed (more hard-earned pay). This framed print-photograph-artwork moved with me and was hung proudly on the walls of all my rentals for many years. I loved buying arty gallery prints. They weren’t too expensive, but they were different from what other people had on their walls. I was my own curator. I put together my own personal permanent exhibit. Prints/pictures that reflected me, my taste and interests. “Walls” that tell a story to whomever that audience may be; myself or visiting guests.
Great news! As of today, it is extremely easy and inexpensive to have “original prints” (prints of original artworks that one comes across while “surfing” the web) allowing for almost anyone to be their own curator of their personal collection and exhibit. The importance of where and what to display can be crucial in deciding what brings the room together or the room that needs a “mindscape”. For a better part of my 20’s, I lived in flats with a flatmate, meaning that I often didn’t have much choice in where to place my dramatic black and white Weegee (Usually in my bedroom over my desk). Things became easier with a black and white printed photo poster of a slim curly-headed nude from an obscure photographer (bought in a gallery in Philadelphia). Everybody that I shared a flat with wanted it shown, but not in the living room. Usually hung on one of the hallway walls of the flat. A print of “Charing Cross Bridge” by Andrée Derain hat I bought second-hand was the poster that all agreed upon for the living room. A rather drab eclectic student living room suddenly became the brightest room in the house due to this poster (that along with a very colorful straw rug).
We all can’t afford original artworks of our favorite artists or photographers or graphic artists, but we all can afford a print, even a Glycee print on very good quality paper, perhaps even signed by the artist. When contemplating buying a work of art or a print, please feel free to contact me on what piece and size should go where. You can even send me photos and we can discuss the pros and cons. Make me part of your choice.
Everybody needs art. There is Art for everyone’s state of mind, desires and tastes. Take a break, reflect and delve into some of my art, to my stories.
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