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Monday, November 29, 2010

Picasso's Electrician





Staggering Picasso trove turns up in France-
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

PARIS- A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never before seen works by Pablo Picasso. The electrician, who once worked for Picasso, and his wife for years squirreled away the staggering trove — which is believed to be authentic — inside a trunk in the garage of their home on the French Riviera.

Read the full AP story here.

My Biennial #15


Richard Lindner
Double Portrait
1965
Oil on canvas
40 x 60"
Collection of Ellen and Max Palevsky

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1920's Photo Booth Photo of a Circus Performer


Found in Missouri from a large personal photo collection of a traveling circus from the 1920's to the 1950's.

Monday, November 22, 2010

John F. Kennedy "Airport Reception" Badge for November 22, 1963



About 3,000 of these were issued allowing holders to gather on the tarmac to greet the President on November 22, 1963.

Sold at Hake's for $253.00 (including premium).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Out of Work? Do what Ernest Huber did...



A Ritzy Bird House

Philadelphia- A hobby was responsible for this "feather" hotel. Ernest Huber, butcher, 2872 Orthodox Street, Frankford, PA, out of work for nearly 18 months fashioned the above bird house from 7,000 pieces of wood. He is shown putting on the finishing touches.

Credit- Acme 11/12/30

Vintage press photo, available here.