This is a neo-fantasy work with erotic overtones and an adventure theme. As an art form, this type of painting has basically faded away due to the rise of “the computer”. We know this is no master work, but for $160 (bucks) we though it a fun addition to a nude-obsessed collection. God knows only knows what [...]
The recent past has again been preserved with the opening and maintenance of this building as a house museum–the Clinton House Museum. 930 South California Blvd., Fayetteville, Arkansas was where Bill and Hillary Clinton finally came together in the legal sense. Yes, the former first couple was married in this quaint dwelling. The story went [...]
In May of last year Marion Barry (yes, the DC politician) voted against a bill that would recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He said, and we quote, it (the bill) “goes against my moral compass.” We decided that despite his history—the trial of 1990, his failure to file tax returns and actually pay his fair [...]
The fabulous, circa 2009 ’Barenjager (Bear Hunter)’ is a reformed persian carpet fashioned into a bear rug motif with vintage textile, wood, glass eyes, and painted plastic. And its designed by a true European wonder–Lise Lefebvre.
A curatorial informant just told us of Lefebvre, who is a French designer and a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. She creates and lives in Amsterdam.
For the last few years, New York City’s Landmark West, the Upper West Side historic preservation carnavora of Manhattan’s asethetic aegis, has been working hard to gain protection (landmark status) for the West Park Presbyterian Church. Super out of date news is that the congergation (in the name of God) was willing to be bought by condominium developers (how shocking) in [...]
Built in 1929, the Penn Coach Yard Chimney was constructed by the Pennsylvania Rail Road and, on Sunday, November 15, 2009, it was imploded, as it had not been of use to the rail road since it closed in 1964. Apparently, it is sad but true that utility and, unfortuantely, money dictate everything.
The chimney was [...]
Where the hell have we been? Apparently, not in Louisville. We were recently art-shocked when stumbling upon what some might feel is Louisville’s most recent claim to fame–and we’re here to tell you it ain’t no bat!
Apparently we have been out to lunch as this incredible hybrid multiple-gallery, 90-room art museum/botique hotel was founded by philanthropists and art [...]
Formerly at the juncture of Overhill Road and York Lane in Bethesda’s Greenwich Forest neighborhood, this pre-war Tudor Revival house and its elaborately cultivated grounds is now but a memory. However, you can rest assured that developers (Sandy Springs) have the “well being of aesthetics” in mind as they razed the house to make way [...]
Ok, we promise not to be too mean (except to really bad houses). Remember our saying “Trailer” – “Couch” – “Porch?” Well, we understand that if you just bought a house and have no money or if your renting, there are few things one wants to do to spruce things up, but [...]
Compare this lovely edifice to our plastic Neo-Palladian delight:
You must admit the South Elevation of Stourhead House, designed in the early eighteenth century by Colen Campbell, puts our little flame bag into context. Stourhead House is Neo-Palladian Revival, copying Andrea Palladio’s Villa Emo.
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