Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thrifts of Terror: A Gift From Anton

At first, I just saw the chandelier of this painting from behind another frame.
I thought, "Sweet! A Mid-century painting!"
Oh no, not even close.
Anton painted this in 1998.
I assume it was a wedding gift.

It's so terrible, it's fabulous.

Seen at the New Haven, CT Goodwill.

Linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot's


  1. It kinda has a Toulouse-Lautrec vibe going. Creepier, granted...but I could actually live with it. Either the marriage didn't last, or the couple isn't worried that Anton will come over and find his painting gone the way of Goodwill. I'd love to know the story.

  2. I think it is very cool in a very odd sort of way. Not super flattering but then again, maybe it is!

    How much were they asking?

    I once found two of my paintings in a thrift sale, gasp! I, rescued the suckers for a dollar and resold them again :).

  3. Dana-yes, very Toulouse. I could live with it too and I wonder if the marriage went south.
    Christine-Yikes! That would be horrifying to see your own art at a thrift. I'm glad you were able to get a double sale on them, though.

  4. I had a boyfriend of mine once give me a gigantic... like 12 foot by 8 foot piece of artwork for Valentines Day & I had only been dating him for about 3 weeks, I was lucky enough that he gave it to me at a friends house that I was staying at for the weekend & I just got to leave it in her basement.

    Someone gave us an ugly painting that they had bought off their mother.. I wanted to accidentally drop water or something on it, but they paid $250 for it. My boyfriend hung it somewhere where I rarely have to look at it.

    Hope no one gives me a wedding gift like this one.