Monday, August 18, 2008

Diversify...


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.

7 comments:

Chip Willis said...

sweet!

goes along with your art aesthetic!

I was telling Lynn about your Simpson's paintings not long ago.

ClosetMonster said...

I saw that sculpture and the space girl you mentioned in Juxtapoz magazine awhile back, and know exactly what you mean. Stopped me dead in my tracks. Outstanding pieces.

bt said...

Very cool..Collin has exhibited some AWESOME pieces at the Dirty Show....great piece to own there Stacy.

bt

Cristi said...

I don't think I could find a piece of art that screams Stacy all over it more than that one does if I TRIED.

thats pretty wicked =]

mattmayes said...

that persons art is so cool - (he?) added me on myspace recently or maybe it was just someone who had that one as his/her avitar

mattmayes said...

ah yes colin

mattmayes said...

shit bear with me im getting my commenting straightened out damn it this is matt mayes mojokiss