The missing piece of art
I’ve been rearranging the art on the walls again (I do this about once a year), and finally got one of the walls in in my dining room to a state where I’m fairly happy. The wall facing this one though, is completely empty and just screaming for a single large painting to fill it, and as there are few things I enjoy more than buying art you’d think this was an easy challenge, but I’m actually a little stumped as to what to look for..
I managed to fill the wall with a few of my all-time favourite pieces. Like:
..these two, made by my aunt and my cousin. The one at the top is a woven picture of my darling daughter, made by my brilliant aunt Laila. The threads just make the picture come alive.. This photo doesn’t do it justice at all. The one below is made by my lovely cousin Ida (Daughter Of Laila), also woven and and also of Maja, as a newborn. If you have to have baby pictures on the wall, this is the way to do it.
On the shelf in front of the wall I finally found a place for The Twins, a little sculpture I picked up in Amsterdam years and years ago. One of my favourites. I wish I remembered the name of the artist..
(Eser Afacan – Omen. Love it!)
The rest of the living room is dominated by a large Mark Ryden print and two Angelshaug paintings so I’m kinda thinking I should go for something less surreal, and you know, for once, not a painting of a girl with weird eyes..
(Mark Ryden giclée print; Fur girl)
I’m leaving for New York next week – does anyone have any tips for galleries I should visit while I’m there? Or artists I should check out in general? Googling for new artists is a bit like speaking Klingon to a cat and expecting a sensible response, so any help would be much appriciated.. :)