Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Fruit Stand, First Avenue at 7th Street" by Amy Stewart--SOLD

I think there's something great about owning a painting of a very specific place you know well. So I hope this painting will go to someone who is very familiar with the New York's East Village, right around First Avenue and 7th St, near Tompkins Square Park. There's a grocery store on the corner with a blue awning around it, and under that awning is this display of fruit and vegetables. In fact, if you go to Google Maps and choose the street view, you'll see a photo of it.

This painting is on 1/2 inch-thick wood panel, 5 x 7 inches, ready to frame or hang unframed. These 1/2 panels have dovetail slots in the back to allow you to hang it on a nail with no extra hardware and no frame. HOWEVER--the artist in her carelessness painted it upside down, which means that the nice dovetail slot is on the bottom, not the top, of the back of the painting. Do not let this deter you! Any simple picture-hanging hardware can be mounted right on the back. The sides are painted black.


1 comment:

  1. Ah, yes, that's related to carefully putting the eye screws and wires on the back of frame after the painting is securely fastened in, turning it over and seeing that it's now going to hang upside down.
    Lovely painting!