Saturday, September 12, 2009
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: