Thursday, February 17, 2005

Beauty is in the paw of the beholder

Those of you who mock my comic art collection may take comfort in this:

Someone spent nearly $600,000 on two century-old paintings of dogs playing poker.

All right, I'll confess (not to buying the paintings, which, had you seen my bank statement, you'd know was impossible): I actually like C.M. Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" series. There's just something oddly whimsical in them that tickles my funny bone. I wouldn't spend $600K to take them home with me, mind you, but I'd hang a print in my office if I had a crack in the wall that was too big to spackle.

On the other hand, a long-hidden cache of original Fiction House comic covers by Matt Baker would be another story...

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