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January 17, 2011
Imagine buying a picture frame at the thrift shop for four dollars only to have it fall apart in your hands at home. It happened to an anonymous shopper in 1989 Pennsylvania whose only bonus was a nice copy of the Declaration of Independence. He tossed it aside until several YEARS later a friend insisted he have it looked at, that it might be real. Guess what? The paper sold at a Sotheby's auction for 2.4 million dollars! Think this can happen only once, that all the copies are found. It happened again in Nashville in 2007, only this time the old yellowy copy was sold for $2.48! Remember, the original copies DO NOT have signatures.
January 16, 2011
Artist Waturu Itou crafted this work totally out of paper.
Incredibly detailed, it took four years to complete.
'Castle On The Ocean' is the name of the work.
The tiny monorail train actually works.
Lighting evokes moods simulating various times of day and night.
Like all great miniatures the art makes you want to step inside and explore the tiny world.
So beautiful, like some graceful Disney fantasy.
January 15, 2011
If you draw you can see this art is difficult to create. Boey's chosen medium is curved, smudges easily, and each artwork must curve around and connect with itself again.
We love these. Other folks also love them it seems, as they sell for several hundred dollars each.
Be sure to visit Boey's excellent website at the link below.