Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saving my pennies - Paule Marrot

As we have discussed all this week, some things are just worth saving your pennies for. Art, I believe, is one of these. Because you can have a striking, huge piece of artwork, and even if everything else in the room costs $10 at a local yard sale, it just elevates it. People subconsciously think that someone with great art has great taste and would only have amazing furniture, too. I know, it's classist and silly, but true.

I have done all my own art for my spaces and have done some for my clients as well. But I am saving my pennies for amazing, permanent collectibles. Paule Marrot's giclee prints for Natural Curiosities are at the top of my list. The French painter did these works on fabric originally, and NC is releasing them as huge prints. Yes, the black and white (my fave) is something I could easily do on canvas, but the framing in lucite boxes is gorgeous, the detail is mesmerizing (layered like a watercolor) and in the great scheme of things in the art world, they are quite well priced.
What do you think?
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Update: The pink one (below) is on the cover of House Beautiful September 2011!)




Turned horiz. looks like Hermes' logo

House Beautiful


9 comments:

Boo Hazard said...

Love them! I didn't realize they would be that huge from looking at the first couple of pics.I love huge paintings! I like all of them - I can't even pick a favorite! - BOO

Lily said...

These are amazing !! I want the black & white !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Lonely Wife Project said...

Love seeing them in the actual space. Makes a huge, gorgeous impact!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oh I agree! It's like dressing yourself- If your purse and shoes are expensive, your whole outfit will look luxe. I'm really happy that almost all of my art is original. Hoping to acquire more "important" pieces someday. A splurge is worth it if it's something you love.

Erika [small shop] said...

Oh I had not heard of him! Love the large scale graphic, always.

I have only two original works thus far, but we also have a signed Julius Shulman photograph which is very cool!

Mia said...

how much do his pieces run?? I can't seem to find a price?

Elizabeth said...

Dudes, Marrot is a woman - Mia, the prices on the huge giclees are around $2000 retail...if you have a store or are a designer you can get a better deal...
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KELLY MARKET said...

Love Paule Marrot! Have a great weekend : ) Definitely worth saving your pennies!! x KO

Gild and Grace said...

I agree - great art is worth it! These are fab :) Abbey x