Thursday, May 10, 2007

1931 nude art deco statue? Southtown theater?

Oh help me! I neeeeeed her . . . I knew I should never have looked at eBay. I swore off a year ago. But I. Need. This. Seven Foot. Goddess. There's even a photo of her standing in place in the theater. I have just the place for her. Stop me before I evidence the crazed "materiality" of my devil tarot card!

19 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

I think every home should have a 7 foot statue. But instead of buying that, why not indulge in this tarot card set?

She is lovely and not many people can honestly claim to have a spot for such an item. (Unless they are Charles Foster Kane and live in Xanadu.)

May 10, 2007 9:38 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Oh, get her. Personally, I think she'd be divine with a goldfish bowl in her hand (complete with live goldfish, of course).

May 10, 2007 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Travis said...

She's beautiful!!

Travis

P.S. -- I was the Magician. I'm still waiting for the rabbit to return my hat.

May 10, 2007 2:12 PM  
Anonymous BJ in NZ said...

Oh!Yes! Buy it! gorgeous!

one question...is that a power cord visible in some of the photos? Doesn't appear to have a light being held in the up-stretched hand, but it could have had one fitted?

BJ.

May 10, 2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger Cindy174 said...

go for it.

May 10, 2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Just what every home needs! Seriously though, if it's from the 30's it's probably considered Art Moderne, not Art Deco. As a recovering collector, I say get a grip. As a 'mo I say, I could justify getting a bigger place just to house the statue.

May 10, 2007 6:04 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

haha! tony!! "as a 'mo, i say . . ." precious.

the seller's supposed to be sending me a bigger photo. i've never before wished i lived near indiana :0

May 10, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Willym said...

Now what would your husband do with two goddesses in the house?????

May 10, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

oh willym, you're too darling. what would he do?

May 10, 2007 10:37 PM  
Anonymous BJ in NZ said...

I think this would look really 'chic' with a glass bowl, held in the hand,with a suitable 'light' heat source, filled with TROPICAL fish.....Mmmmmm, pretty, brightly GLOWING fish!!!

Put your bid in yet?

BJ.

May 11, 2007 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Tater said...

I live close to Indiana, and believe me when I tell you this is one wish you need to take back. NOW! The universe is perverse, with an awful sense of humor. You may now be fated to live in Gary...

May 11, 2007 6:01 AM  
Anonymous brion said...

OT but couldn't help noticing a comment on another blog (tater's actually)..."going to hell in a handcart"....made me laugh! It's one I use often (I think I picked it up when I lived in the UK!) and get the strangest looks!

Perhaps the statue could have said 'handcart' hanging languidly from her up-stretched arm?

BJ.

May 11, 2007 6:20 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

"Going to hell in a handcart?" We always said "Going to hell in a handbasket" in Vermont. Must be a regionalizm. I'm all for putting a bowl with some sort of trailing plant in it. But then the Gardener Museum curretly has nasturtiums trailing from the balcony areas on their atrium, and it is always a lovely sight.

May 11, 2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

In the Albetine Museum in Dresden there is a wonderful little silver piece of a drunken old sot sprawled out in a wheelbarrow being push by the devil. Somewhere I have a picture of it - I will try and post it later on today. It's always been one of my favorite of Augustus the Strongs many knick-knacks.

May 11, 2007 9:58 AM  
Blogger David said...

Put down the mouse and step away from the computer. Put your hands behind your head and begin reciting statistics about consumer debt.

May 11, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Lynette, I saw the statue on Ebay...it is awesome. You really should treat yourself....and you can justify it because it's a part of history....

May 11, 2007 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Brion said...

Now settle down Lynette!
First you want a seven foot goddess, now you want a 'bear in a hammock'in your back yard!!!
Where will it end? And what would the husband say?

BJ.

May 11, 2007 10:37 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

Get it. Who am I to judge? I have an 1800+ Radko and 100+ Jay Strongwater Christmas ornament addiction. The overeducated redneck says our home looks like Dolly Parton exploded at Christmas. Over half of the ornaments came from eBay.

eBay is your friend. Well, unless you are Yahoo Auctions. JMG shared that Yahoo Auctions is ceasing operations. I never visited Yahoo Auctions. My ornament addition may have been able to save them, eh?

May 12, 2007 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Ms. Place said...

My friend has two ebony statues of nude men (with loin cloths draped in the appropriate place) standing guard in her diningroom. With pedestals, they are about 7 feet tall.

Dahling, I want to steal them. So. If you have a chance, buy this statue. You will regret not bidding for it.

Good luck!

May 12, 2007 8:30 PM  

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