Thursday, November 20, 2008
Went to the SOFA art show in Chicago. Since the show is called the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair, there wasn't much paintings. Surprisingly, there's quite a lack of "functional art" as well; unless, you classify those $4000 wooden bowl functional art. Seriously though, would you use a $4000 bowl to toss a salad? I think not. One of the most equisite pieces I saw was this display of miniature kimonos, rugs, exquisite chinese robes, etc. completely made out of tiny beads by an artist named Madelyn Ricks. Wow! My sister makes minuature purses out of beads, I should ask her to try to make these instead. Much more profitable. They are worth much more -- like in the range of $10000 to $15000. Wow!