Saturday, September 12, 2009

one for the portrait collection


As you know, I'm against online auctions.  However, when Steve showed me this portrait of Maria Callas on Goodwill's auction site, I told him I had to have it, no matter what.  I loved it at first sight (Amy Butler says nothing comes home with her unless she loves loves loves it, and I've adopted that too - this portrait? = loves times three italicized).  Originally commissioned for a small opera house on the West Coast, its starting bid of $5 quickly turned into a pretty penny, however...I was happy to increase, increase, increase the bid.

Now, let's delight in the lip detail:



Julie said...

Well, it certainly is something!!! The lips are awesome, for sure!!! Congrats on your win!!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I like goodwills auctions site too..although their shipping is a bit rediculous, and slow. But this is truly lovely. Glad shes yours

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