bukowski’s

Into the Jungle

let me explain to you how this usually goes. i start browsing through my trusted roll of street style blogs, opening my favourite looks in new tabs, then i usually have a gander at bukowski’s to see what new art they have on their books (the internet isn’t fun if you don’t multi-task) which leads to a couple of mmmm moments. mmm this is an interesting theme. mmm these look good together. and then blammo! mashup magic happens.

yes, that’s how it usually goes.

painting: karl axel pehrson “meadow” + street style: street peeper

painting: reidar särestöniemi “rapids” + street style: street peeper

painting: henri rousseau “hungry lion” + street style: the street fashion 5 xpro

painting: paul cezanne “forest” + street style: style sightings

painting: fyodor vasilyev “autumn forest” + street style: street peeper

painting: karl axel pehrson “flowers” + street style: the street fashion 5 xpro

painting: henri rousseau “the waterfall” + street style: style sightings

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Fall vs Spring

when i was browsing through the latest spring modern sale at bukowskis (they really bring me endless amounts of joy, that auction house) i was quite taken by all the beautiful flower still life pieces. i thought back to how some of my favourite collections from the autumn 2011 shows were so bright and colourful, and knew it would make for a nice comparison – especially since i am noticing that the northerners are really enjoying the coming spring and we, conversely, are really loving the coming of autumn. the other day i stood in the sun and actually relished the warmth as opposed to cursing it. this really is the best time of year.

Rachel ComeyIvan Ivarson – Still life with flowers in vase

ErdemOlle Olsson-Hagalund – Flowers in vase

House of HollandLennart Jirlow – Still life with flowers

Jonathan SaundersSigrid Hjertén – Flower still life

MissoniKarl Isakson – Still life with geranium and pitcher

Vivienne Westwood Red LabelIvan Ivarson – Höstblommor

Erdem Pre-FallLeander Engström – Still life in blue vase

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Eclectic

i think i am more addicted to scoping out auction catalogues at Bukowskis than i am online window shopping. which is a good thing, because i can’t actually afford anything at bukowskis and therefore my bank balance is not at risk.

these are from their most recent auction entitled Eclectic – featuring plenty of erotica, including 19th century japanese ceramic dildos and photographs of nude fights. here are some of my favourite blog-safe pieces.

Marilyn Monroe in Vogue, 1962 by Bert Stern (sold for € 1 850)

Tatueringar (Tattoos) by Gösta Werner

Hommage à Douanier Rousseau by Edouard Boubat

Two small dogs by Richard Ansdell

Portrait of two girls by unknown artist

Wrapped Coast by Christo (and Jean-Claude)

A Swedish chinoiserie circa 1900 & a Turkish carpet

A Josef Frank three-seated sofa

A black 19th Century tin tray

An Anders Jönsson cast iron sculpture of a cat

(reminds me of the cafe cat statue that’s outside the Stellenbosch public library, it has been there since 1962)

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autumn classics

i got so excited when i saw bukowski’s is having a new auction soon. let’s pretend i’m the kind of person who’d attend an auction and that i had a billion rand. i would buy these, then i’d frame them & put them on my walls.

(the prices should include frames though, let’s be serious)

Eduard Wiiralt – “La petite Gisèle” - est. R10,000-12,000 ($1,500 -1,700)

“Rosersberg” Balloon ascension at Rosersbers Castleest R8,000-10,000 ($1,200-$1,400)

Eduard Wiiralt – “Reclining tiger” - est. R20,000-25,000 ($2,800-3,500)

Anshelm Schultzberg – “Midwinter evening by a forest road” – est. R40,000-50,000 ($5,700-7,000)

Helene Schjerfbeck – “Study in brown”est. R1,4-1,6m ($200,000-230,000)

Vilhelm Hammershöi – “A writing table and a young woman in an interior” - est. R3-3,5m ($430,000-500,000)

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