Sunday, April 6, 2008

A thing I have bought

I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point in my life, I became an art collector. It's an odd thing to be, I have always thought. You always think of art collectors being super rich. I started paying cash for art when I was still pretty much broke. In fact, my first piece of art was bought for me by a friend for $50 bucks because I really did not have that kind of cash back then. That piece was a portrait of me done by a guy who is now famous -- Jamie Mitchell, who has since changed his name to James Michalopoulos. I used to hang out with Jamie in New Orleans coffee houses back in the 1980s. Here's his painting of me.



Soon after, I became addicted to the art of Kay, which you can see over on her site.

One of my Kate Cohen originals:



And another:



And another:


Since coming to Seattle, I've become addicted to two artists I met at the Seattle PI: Andrew Saeger and Guillermo Munro. I bought these pieces off of them:
From Saeger:



From Guillermo:



Today, I bought another piece off of Guillermo. It should arrive next week. It's called Power Hurts:



Hooray! Art is cool. Too bad I don't live in France, where the government recently created some new tax incentives for art collectors.

Also recent great news for Guillermo: He's being featured in ART CHICAGO, the biggest art happening in Chicago. If you're interested in becoming a Guillermo collector, act now, before the prices go up! Check out his stuff on his site.

1 comment:

kateco said...

You are the foremost collector of Kate Cohen! Please never stop. Nice newer finds!