Here is a snippet from the description of this fine work, called Peter the Kitty, acquired from the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Hyde Park, Mass.
“Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.”
This lively painting is called “Circus of Despair.” It was found in the trash and put on display at MOBA — located in Boston. The artist is Unknown.
A few words from the museum site:
“This joyous, frightful circus romp is emblematic of, and yet somehow transcends, Unknown’s entire body of work.”
And finally “Eileen,” another trash-can rescue. A review: “Remarkable in its simplicity, this passionate portrait of a girl with green eyes appeals to every emotion. Which passion was uppermost in the painter’s heart? Knife stroke follows brush stroke. The hint of a second signature in the top right corner suggests a struggle. An infinitely interesting and sometimes disturbing neo-primitive portrait.”
Also noted: “The painting has what appears to be a knife slash in the canvas — adding an additional element of drama to an already powerful work.”
Donations to keep this museum running are always welcome and, well, sometimes begged for. If you’re in the Boston area, you can stop by and see these paintings in person. (Although Eileen was stolen and never recovered, despite the $6.50 reward.)
Ok, my dears, that’s all from me today. There’s a big Twitter conference in LA tomorrow and I’m going. Very excited to meet Biz Stone, one of the pioneers of Blogger. Yes darlings, our Blogger. (Oh, and he also co-founded Twitter…) I’m sure if I had grown up in the 1990s, my mother would have given me this important advice: Marry a man who knows html. You’ll always float right.
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