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Friday, March 30, 2012

ABC News.com weighs in... and casts doubt (Status: I'm still convinced)

A couple bits of information are incorrect in the story and could affect the conclusions of the dealer:

  • I DID photographically enhance the signature
  • The signature is on the lower right NOT the back 

Obviously authentication will be needed but I am convinced.

The guy who donated my Picasso print has come forward (Status: finders keepers)

Here is a link to the story in the Columbus Dispatch.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/03/30/for-picasso-donor-cest-la-vie.html

He said an expletive when he read the original Dispatch story (LOL!)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blast off with these Apollo glasses and carafe (Status: Spacey but not Kevin)

I found these in a new junk store in my hometown about a week ago.  I see the glasses pretty regularly but not the carafe.  The photo shoot gave me an excuse to get out my old GI Joe Mercury space capsule.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sudden death overtime minute of fame (Status: lookie, I'm on the T and V)

Here is a link to a report on my thrift store Picasso that ran on the local NBC affiliate.  Must be a slow news day here in Columbus.  The reporter keeps mispronouncing my last name (it's pronounced beau-dish not Baa-dish).  Yes, they had me reenact discovering the print.
http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/mar/28/6/signed-picasso-print-bought-thrift-store-ar-981344/

Fifteen minutes of fame (Status: George Clooney is famous, not me)

The Picasso find has hit the local news.  I am on the front page of the Columbus Dispatch and I was interviewed by a local Television station, today.  Here is a link to the story from the Dispatch web site.  There is also a video, where I look dorky -what the heck is up with my over animated eyebrows?
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/03/28/possible-signed-picasso-print-bought-at-thrift-store.html

Monday, March 26, 2012

Yugo-mod, Slavic modern or Danelavic modern folding rope chairs (Status:Tough to follow-up post number 100)

Hard to follow up finding a signed Picasso so let's just go back to business as usual-finding cool stuff!
Today I found these two Yugoslavian made, danish folding rope chairs at the thrift.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Heywood Wakefield haul Pt 2 (Status: Wheatie goodness)

Just noticed that this will be post number 99 for the ole Bopfish blog; I am combining what would have been posts 2 and 3 of the Hey Wake haul so that post 100 can be all by-it-self special and not seem like an after thought to the Hey Wake haul.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Heywood Wakefield haul (Status: part 1 of 2)

Last week I spotted an ad on Craigslist for a guy selling a storage unit full of Heywood Wakefield furniture, CHEAP.  Okay, it ALL needs totally refinished but, did I mention that it was CHEAP?  I picked up a few potentially nice pieces, starting with these  four C157 side chairs.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Time for a little art 2 (Status: sequel)

My previous post named "Time for a little art" has been a perennial top five post, even hitting the top spot for a while, so it's time for a sequel.  Three pieces of vintage consumer grade artwork for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sunburst or starburst? (Status;Clocking in)

I've been in the depths of a massive thrifting strikeout streak; I think this starburst/sunburst clock might have begun to get me on track again.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

By the blogs early light (Status: three if by sea?)

Isn't it weird how streaky thrifting can be? I had a run of lamps in October through December but have not seen a decent lamp since.  Here are three lamps that I picked up in late December.  

Friday, March 2, 2012

School of Bopfish (Status: C. Jere-ish)

Short post today.  I've had this school of Jere-ish fish since summer when I found them at the North High St. Goodwill.