Nov 15, 2008

Mid century art in West Virginia?






One thing that I have learned in all of my travels around the world searching for unusual and intriguing artifacts and art is that you find treasures in the most unexpected places. On a recent trek south to North Carolina I stumbled upon a mid- century oasis in Charleston, West Virginia. After doing a Google search for "mid century/vintage" in Charleston, I was amazed to see one shop cruise to the surface.  We were skeptical, so I placed a call into the "alleged" mecca of fine mid century art and furnishings.  The owner who was almost on his way out for the day said that he would stay open until we could stumble in.  I was still skeptical!  But, by now, there was no stopping me..I was headed to the Purple Moon.
I want to share with all of you MG devotees some of the gems that I discovered that day.  Most of the art is still available,  but one group of prints was snapped up by me for a lucky client :) 
Remember, all good things take a little longer to find.  Go out and search for it!
Art featured, "Two Faces of Eve" Felix Krasyk 1953, "Two Owls" Herbert Bayer 1948, " Saturn Family" Gregory Corso 1967, "Provential Rooster" Felix Krasyk 1951, "Day of Infamy" Felix Krasyk 2007 

5 comments:

JUST COOL DESIGN said...

I love these paintings - very colorful! I'm a treasure hunter too and its true, I always find the best stuff where and when I least expect it.

Liza Jeon Ting said...

So abstract...I like!

Ace Smith said...

Ravishing paintings in an unusual location. Great find!

amodernguy said...

Thank for the shout out!

We are always glad to see faces from out of the area - come back soon.

Chuck
The Purple Moon

Julia Edelmann/ Buckingham Interiors + Design LLC said...

Will do!
Still interested in viewing images of those chairs that you thought I would like.....