I like the idea of buying art and antiques, but space and money are limiting factors.
My mum always said I had champagne taste on a beer budget. Over the years the budget has slowly improved and I probably could, at a stretch, buy somewhere in the Yellow Glen - Veuve Cliquot price range. Unfortunately the budget hasn't caught up with my tastes.
And it's not like I'm looking at ridiculously priced art, but unfortunately if it is more than a couple of hunge, my budget doesn't let me go there. So I've decided to live the dream and immortalise my latest favs online in virtual ownership.
You know the type of artworks I'm talking about, the ones that stay with you. The ones you continue to muse upon, reminisce about or years later still suffer from non buyers remorse. All because you paid the electricity bill instead.
So the other night I'm pretty sure I viewed some pieces that may haunt me in the future, in a good bad way of course.
First stop was AIRspace Projects, a fantastic white industrial cave tucked away in the back streets of Marrickville. Cause I'm a time nerd I was there at six on the dot and got to enjoy some of the pieces one on one, no sharing.
Sly's face on the invite had sparked my attention.
Straight thru the front door I saw Show Girl: Clean Dirty, a lovely unglazed earthenware by Yiorgos Zafiriou. I lingered alongside a beautiful deep red glittery Tenderloin then encircled She's a Lady. Captivated by the jeweled stand, blond tendrils of hair, gold reflections and lush lips. The Portrait S(l)ideshow caught my eye and I was suckered in, loving the rotation of colours and characters.
In Mobius Dick I fell in love with The Divinity of Masculinity pt.// That is until I checked my bank account and understood I could only admire from afar.
(Click on the link, its located bottom left)
Unfortunately I didn't get a long look as the place was filling up but I loved the size, frame, where it was hung and the the gorgeous white graphic notations linking this faux ancestry.com family tree. It made me laugh and that's always good👍
Jackson Farleys piece was fun and energetic. Something you could own and look at for ages. I wanted that one.
10 Junction Street
Marrickville, NSW, 2204,