I bought art!

Posted: April 16, 2005 at 1:38 pm in journal


While I was in New York, I put in a relatively low bid on a piece of art up for auction at a SoHo gallery, as mentioned at the end of this post. I was a bit surprised when, at the end of the month, the gallery called me and told me that my bid was the highest, and asked where they should send the piece. So they packed it up and shipped it to me, and now it’s in the place of pride over the fireplace, where I think it works quite well. The texture of the art works with the textured paint over the fireplace, and the blue-gray coloration works with the ceiling gray and the bluish-black slate floor. Apologies for my photograph sucking – I can’t take a picture worth a damn, and since I moved the light that formerly illuminated the place of pride, I had to use a flash. But now I can say that I bought art from a gallery in SoHo, so that’s worth something right there. I’m quite pleased with myself.

Updated: Batman rightly points out that I should mention the artist’s name – it’s Carmelo Rocco, and I believe the piece is called Blueness. And it looks like I got a fantastic deal, given the prices on his other stuff at that site.

4 Responses to “I bought art!”

  1. Bats Says:

    Coolness! A return to your swinging batchelor pad’s role as an art gallery, eh? BTW–what is the artist’s name–I figure that deserves a plug at least.

  2. robin Says:

    Nice! I like it. Congrats on getting a good deal on interesting art, too.

  3. Eric Nehrlich, Unrepentant Generalist || More art || April || 2007 Says:

    […] A couple years ago, I wandered into a small gallery in SoHo and saw a piece of art that I liked and surprisingly could afford, so I bought it. Since then, whenever I’m in the neighborhood, I stop by the Ward-Nasse gallery in hopes of another find. It turns out that the gallery is a non-profit artist-administered gallery, so artists donate their time and work to the gallery to keep it running. I think this is a worthy goal so I try to support them in their efforts. […]

  4. Eric Nehrlich, Unrepentant Generalist || My favorite things to do in New York || August || 2008 Says:

    […] Ward-Nasse Gallery – an artist-owned collective. The exhibitions change monthly, but mostly I recommend it as a place where reasonably priced art can be found on a regular basis. Both pieces of art I own were bought here (see one here). […]

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