200 words from LA: Pitch the Posters, Get Real

200 words from LA: Pitch the Posters, Get Real

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 17, 2005

I am shocked by how many grown-ups still think a Degas print in a frame counts as art. It doesn't. It's a framed poster, and should be left behind with the milk crate shelves when leaving college. Sorry.

Now on a totally hypocritical note, I think an oversized foreign film poster hung in a spare room or office can work. It's good wall filler.

I am surprised by people who don't have art for their homes. I take it for granted - having collected such an abundance of great, original art from my friends - and assume that everyone can easily find art for their walls. But one has to wonder, what you do if all of your friends went to Business or Medical School?

You start shopping?

I saw these at my favorite store on La Brea, Vioski. I'm like a baby with shiny things, so whenever there is a glossy overlay, I'm in. The cost seemed acceptable for someone with money ($1,000 to $2,000).

But remember, if cash is short, there is always the D.I.Y. approach. Just be careful not to stir the ghosts of Modern Art with thoughts of, "How hard can it be? It's just a bunch of paint splattered on a canvas!" AH

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