Monday, August 18, 2008
I FINALLY convinced my husband to buy some art.
Some time last year, we were walking on Lincoln Road in Miami and I saw art that made me stop dead in my tracks. It was a piece done by artist Colin Christian. It was a seven foot statue made of fiberglass and silicone. She was a space girl with a fetish twist and I was in LOVE!!!!!! Well, a few weeks ago, my husband and I were walking on Spring Street in SoHo and saw some of Colins work in the Opera Gallery. I'll be honest.....it didn't really take much convincing to get my husband to buy some art on the spot.
I simply referred to "exhibit A"; when the hubs and I first fell in love, we were (not surprisingly) in SoHo at the POP Gallery and I saw a painting that was a little over $3000, it was small and he could not conceive buying something he knew with certainty, that I could paint on my own for $50 bucks...
Turns out it was a Jeff Koons.
kill me now.
It's worth so much more today, that when I think about it- my stomach gets all squishy. He didn't listen then- but he listened now. Most importantly we listened with our hearts. Because even if Colins work never appreciates, we absolutely derive joy from his beautiful art.
*the above photo is a wall sculpture by artist Colin Christian entitled, "S-mokin" and it proudly hangs on our wall.