Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ducks, Chihuly, Eastlake & Amish Quilts


- Every artist has a Muse, and for some artists those Muses say- DUCK!! "This idiosyncratic and the only true collection of artworks has been collected, maintained and cultivated by the interDuck group of artists who, at the same time, have dedicated themselves to researching the history of art from the duck perspective. In the course of this work, they arrived at a sensational insight: ducks have been living among us since the beginning of time itself - in all epochs, on all continents and in nearly all known forms of artistic expression" :

-Photographer Annie Leibovitz has made a deal with her creditors that will let he retain ownership of her negatives :

-A new art center/museum featuring Dale's Chihuly's glass is drawing praise & controversy in Seattle:


March 11, 1820: Benjamin West, English-American historical and portrait painter, died.

March 11, 1836: Charles Locke Eastlake was born. Best known today for the Victorian furniture style named after him, Charles Locke Eastlake followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Charles Lock Eastlake, as Keeper of the National Gallery in London. As a furniture designer and architect he helped to popularise William Morris's theories of decorative arts in the Arts and Crafts style, and in 1868 he published his very influential book, "Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and other Details".


“Quilts from the Indiana Amish. A Regional Collection”

By David Pottinger.
Published by E.P. Dutton, in conjunction with the Museum of American Folk Art, in 1983.

DISCUSSION: The catalog of a fine collection of Midwestern Amish quilts gathered by the author from Amish families in the mid 1970s. Most of the quilts date from the first three decades of the 20th century.

DESCRIPTION: Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 88 pages, color illustrations.

CONDITION NOTES: A little light soil, some light wear, otherwise clean and nice. $20~

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