These three prints above Ian's dresser (notice how I point out that the messy dresser is not mine) were from the subscription that his mother had with the Associated American Artists in Manhattan during the 1960s. These are numbered prints and the Benny Andrews right over his dresser has a certificate of authenticity on the back. The prints all came in these frames, and after I recently had knocked one from the wall and broke it to smithereens, I realized that none of them are in an archival preservation.
I had the print reframed at Michael's and what a difference the mat and frame make for this picture. It pops. This is what I spent my basketball pool winnings on - about $150 and worth every penny! Benita just asked me how it turned out and I realized that I had forgotten to show it off.
By the way, I've switched from receiving notification of blogs posted at Bloglines to Google Reader. I knew I missing some posts and I think that problem will be taken care of with Reader. Anyone else have any experience or problems with either of these?
In Praise of Grilled Cheese and Wool Socks!
19 hours ago