Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Contemporary Art Gallery Interview

Over the weekend we finally had time to answer some questions about our collecting from Daniel Ferris at the Contemporary Art Gallery site. Here's the link to the interview if you're interested.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Mark Ulriksen, Two Fans, 10 x 8 inches

This painting was really Melicious' favorite. I love it too and it's special to us, not just because we love Mr. Ulriksen's style (which we first saw on a New Yorker cover) but because it depicts one of our favorite places, Pacific Bell Park (now AT&T Park), home of the SF Giants. We bought in July of 2000, a little more than a year after the park opened. Also, the gentleman depicted is the spitting image of our longtime hairstylist, Gene Hays, and the bottle in the upper left is an Anchor Steam , Crionna's favorite beer.

This painting was also, I believe, the first of a few where we had a penchant for buying the painting depicted on the announcement card that Thomas Reynolds sent out to invite us to the opening.