Monday, July 30, 2007

Week 3, pt. 6

Week 3 , pt 5

Romare Bearden
Piano Lesson, 1983, collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite. The Walter O. Evans Foundation for Art and Literature. ©Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.A year after Bearden completed this collage, he returned to the subject for his lithograph Homage to Mary Lou, a reference to the great jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981). In 1990 August Wilson published the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson, which was inspired by Bearden's collage of the same title. Like Bearden, Williams and Wilson had Pittsburgh connections.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Gardens of Allah/Maxfield Parrish

Week 3
I sold a copy of the painting Tranquility by Maxfield Parrish, but still have an old edition of his painting, Garden of Allah. It is somewhat sun faded; does anyone know if this can be restored?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Maxwell Parish

I recently purchased two old Maxfield Parrish prints at an auction. Does anyone collect
this Deco artist's prints?