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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.16.2009

Last Minute Art for the Bibliophile

[Above, Ideal Bookshelf 6, GW by Jane Mount.]

Jen Bekman has put together a gift guide featuring affordable, original art for bibliophiles. Shown here is work from blogosphere favorite, Jane Mount, and from Valerie Roybal who is known for her layered surfaces composed of found bits and pieces, discarded books and magazines, handwritten letters, recipes and other ephemera.

Both the second and third works shown in this post are from Roybal's Secret Language series. Another 20 x 200 artist included in the gift guide is Lauren DiCioccio.

Click here for a related past post about DiCioccio's color-coded piece titled: Vogue JUL08.pg132 (what exactly are we breathing), here for the list of works still available, and here for those tunes to wrap by.

[Second and third images
© Valerie Roybal; fourth ©Lauren DiCioccio]

FYI: December 17th is Jen Bekman's 20 x 200 deadline for guaranteed holiday shipping.

6 comments:

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Get idea--I have so many friends who would be interested!

Shani said...

Can you email this to Santa for me please? ;-) Thanks for sharing!

home before dark said...

So, is your wonderful chair painting your literary catscan?

Style Court said...

HBD --

Great question. Actually, I think not. At least not the whole picture. I chose those books to reflect the blog, and truth be told, for their graphic appeal. They are definitely high on the list and a part of me, but I have so many other areas of interest too. Also, I admire Matisse's work as much as Picasso's.

Thanks for asking :)

Kristin said...

Those are just gorgeous. I loooooove the first one!

Karena said...

These are amazing, thank you for sharing Courtney!