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Nice xmas present

mjp

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Pretty unusual to have a shot at a stand-alone piece of art like that. But the price seems pretty high for one of those abstract messes.
 

ROC

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Abstract?

Don't you see the vase of peonies sitting on a table by a window?

The seller doesn't seem too keen to part with it.
 

mjp

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I guess I wouldn't want to part with it either. But it's not as if someone is going to walk into your place, look at that and say, "Wow, a Bukowski!"

Maybe I would say it was a Picasso...
 

Bukfan

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I guess I wouldn't want to part with it either. But it's not as if someone is going to walk into your place, look at that and say, "Wow, a Bukowski!"

Maybe I would say it was a Picasso...
Maybe if you said real fast, "It's a Bukasso". Then people would say "Wow!" :D
 
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d gray

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it looks more like an early jackson pollock - really early, like from
his fetal stage period.
 
i am not sure, but i don't think the, 'reserve; price and the, 'buy it now,' can be the same amount.
as someone who just sold my favourite book on ebay, i am sure there are lots of folks who really don't want to sell their items. maybe that is why the price seems a bit high to others.
two days ago i sold a copy of derek taylor's 'fifty years adrift,' and i did it reluctantly and tearfully. putting it in the mail yesterday was really tough.
 

Mark73

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Toothpaste on garlic spaghetti with slices of yellow paprika and drips of ketchup.

Definitively an abstract dinner painting.
 

ROC

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I don't think this is going to sell.

But then I thought that copy of Posy office would go for around 3K, so what do I know?

Edit: and I can't spell Post Office either.
 

Stavrogin

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I'm probably in the minority but I actually like this piece. But it comes down to Christmas for the family or try a go at a bid. Better to give than to receive.....Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!.......frankincense and myrrh........jingle bells.......dreams of sugarplum fairies. Fuck me! I'm in the throes of shiny, new fanboy geek-lust for all things Bukowski, and so it comes down to who will forgive first - family or myself.
 

ROC

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Hey, is that Nietzsche and Salome in your avatar? (I forget the other guys name - Paul someone?)
 

nervas

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Well $810.00 bucks and reserve not met. I don't know, I thought about it, but I'm still saving for my Dee Dee Ramone painting... But I think even $810 was too much for me. Unless I'm ready to bounce another rent check.
 

BilkoJoe

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Hey folks it was my auction... only listed it cause my wife was doing my head in... anyway got cold feet and pulled the auction - gonna keep it (I really do like it) , BTW for those interested the reserve was $1450...
 

nervas

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Yeh, congrats on keeping it. Even if it had gone for your reserve, you may never have forgiven yourself.
 
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