Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ora

Ora


-picked up this lithograph at a charity shop somewhat recently for $45.00. The price felt laughably low, but I'm not complaining. After I took Ora home, I did a little research on the artist. Irving Amen was born in NYC in 1918. He lived a long and productive life, having only died some five years ago. Amen studied and traveled in Europe in the mid-twentieth century. He also taught at the Pratt Institute in Manhattan in the 1960s. He was a master of painting, printmaking, & sculpture.

I've checked out Amen's woodcut art online and it's superlative. I doubt I'll ever run across any of it at the local charity shops. Who spots a unicorn twice? I'll just count my blessings with the lovely Ora.


6 comments:

  1. She IS beautiful. I think you got a bargain - and a prize to treasure.

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    1. Me, too, Donna. As you know, it's amazing what you find at second-hand shops sometimes.

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  3. Lucky. This sort of thing happens when someone has an item that they don't realize how valuable it can be. Although, there is the opposite problem, too.

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    1. You're right. It also seems that some artists' work goes through phases of 'popularity', for lack of a better word. The monetary value of the art would seem to ebb and flow.

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