ART - not just pretty pics

timsk

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. . . He would buy en masse all the available stock of just such a young artist and then turn on the sales pitch to sell the pictures individually for a huge profit.
I thought of you today Pat and the comment quoted as I was catching a few rays on the terrace of the apartment I'm living in Malaga, with my headphones on, listening to this golden oldie from Mark 'n the boys . . .

 

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I thought of you today Pat and the comment quoted as I was catching a few rays on the terrace of the apartment I'm living in Malaga, with my headphones on, listening to this golden oldie from Mark 'n the boys . . .
It was 75% yesterday in the sun loggia here and no foreign food, flies, expensive travel and apartments etc.

marvellous.

Mind the great whites patrolling off the beaches. Might fancy a tasty Brit for lunch. Pinas Coladas all round mate.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...6DB3DD5E7E26C3A8A0876DB3DD5E7E26C3A&FORM=VIRE
 
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It was 75% yesterday in the sun loggia here and no foreign food, flies, expensive travel and apartments etc.
...how the other half live!

I'm obviously nowhere near either of you. A few degrees above freezing here, raining on and off for most of the morning, threatening clouds, extortionately expensive transport, felonious property prices and taxes, indifferent local swill.....

Ah, life in the Great Wen:)

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life" - have been feeling somewhat knackered for a while now.

PS: Got a spare room Timsk??
 
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timsk

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. . .Got a spare room Timsk??
I'm now back from sunny Spain and have moved into our new home; a rather tired 60s bungalow in dire need of some TLC and having a shed load of money thrown at it. That said, nowt much wrong with the view: the pic' below was taken from my living room window first thing this morning. Sorry cantagril, I'm afraid it'll be quite some time before we have spare room for guests!
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Tim.

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I imagine the estate agent was speechless when Tim turned up with his military grade flame thrower and examined the garden first without even glancing at the house.
:LOL: Lol Richard!

Funnily enough, I've just received an e-mail from the lady who bought my last house to say that she's removed a raised veg' bed (that we put in over 10 years ago) to make way for a trampoline for her kids and, in so doing, uncovered a crown of the dreaded weed the size of a beech ball. The really odd thing is that there's never been any sign of the plant above ground in that part of the garden. I'm not sure how to reply to her as she'll never believe that we're as surprised by her discovery as she is. Fortunately, she seems pretty sanguine about it (as she ought to be IMO - a lot of fuss about nothing) and is really enjoying her new home.

Anyway, if any of you uncover knotweed in your gardens - let me know and I'll tell you how to deal with it - I consider myself to be an expert! It's yet another useless thing to add to my long CV - only marginally more impressive than Fridge and Fruit Bowl Management.And both the latter are things I'm genuinely good at.
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:LOL: Lol Richard!

Funnily enough, I've just received an e-mail from the lady who bought my last house to say that she's removed a raised veg' bed (that we put in over 10 years ago) to make way for a trampoline for her kids and, in so doing, uncovered a crown of the dreaded weed the size of a beech ball. The really odd thing is that there's never been any sign of the plant above ground in that part of the garden. I'm not sure how to reply to her as she'll never believe that we're as surprised by her discovery as she is. Fortunately, she seems pretty sanguine about it (as she ought to be IMO - a lot of fuss about nothing) and is really enjoying her new home.

Anyway, if any of you uncover knotweed in your gardens - let me know and I'll tell you how to deal with it - I consider myself to be an expert! It's yet another useless thing to add to my long CV - only marginally more impressive than Fridge and Fruit Bowl Management.And both the latter are things I'm genuinely good at.
Tim.
She has your e-mail :rolleyes::LOL::eek::eek:

Opening gambit that....looking for compo.....just wait for the lawyer letters to start :LOL:
 

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Having taken the thread off-piste with my last few posts, I thought I'd get it back on track with a link to this excellent documentary offering real insight into how the art market works and how to make your fortune in it. Cue spoiler alert: I'm afraid you need a fortune already in order to become a player. Sorry!
Tim.

Enjoy . . .
The Banker's Guide to Art
 

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Ever been to St, Ives ?
It is worth a look for the natural scenery and all the art shops displaying. The Modern Tate there has some tasteless pieces that may appeal to some.

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Having taken the thread off-piste with my last few posts, I thought I'd get it back on track with a link to this excellent documentary offering real insight into how the art market works and how to make your fortune in it. Cue spoiler alert: I'm afraid you need a fortune already in order to become a player. Sorry!
Tim.

Enjoy . . .
The Banker's Guide to Art
Good job Quantt hasn't found this thread otherwise the whole art world would collapse overnight :LOL:
 
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There is a MAJOR Monet exhibition coming soon to London.
I think the commentator said it will show a large number of his works especially those of River Thames scenes painted at the turn of the century.
Missed the gallery but it will be one of the big ones.
 
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Specially for Atilla!

Here's a nice picture that shows you can still acquire something worthwhile at a sensible price. Specially uploaded for Atilla to give him some relief from the lone battle he fights on the Brexit thread :)

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