Just above is a brand new painting I’ve added to my collection, Mother by the super talented Ana Bagayan, which is currently on display for all to see at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City. Over the weekend I made the trek up to LA for the show’s opening reception, which also features the incredible work of Yoko Tanaka and Judith Schaechter. This is a very strong show, with the proverbial “something for everyone” (which isn’t exactly true… there’s only so much “something” that three people can produce, so satisfying “everyone” might be an art-blog exaggeration).
In any case, I liked what I saw, and decided to plunk down a little bit of cash on another painting by Ana Bagayan.
This painting, in it’s cool black oval frame, was the centerpiece of one gallery wall, flanked on either side by six small diamond shaped “baby animal portraits” — the offspring of “Mother” — which was a really cool way to tie together her central theme of mother nature.
Pretty much all of Ana’s paintings were sold, or mostly sold, or close to sold, or almost promised… anyway, all but a couple of paintings sported Red Dots of Purchase, so get on the phone and call the gallery if you want to nab that last painting (if it’s still available, that is).
Next… figuring out where I’ll hang this beautiful piece once I get it home in another month or so!