Posted by: Amy Walsh | October 9, 2010

Everything ATL…Smryna tid bits…

I read an interesting article recently regarding a missing  Boldini painting found in Paris.  It had been locked away in an unoccupied apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement for over 70 years.  The article written by Mike Krumboltz  reiterates the news from the wire,  “Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, one expert said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.”  Imagine their surprise when they saw, lying among the items, a painting worth millions.” Click here for full article.

Although the painting is worth around $2.9 Million dollars, purchasing it might set you back a bit, it most definitely is a beautiful work of art.  I wonder if Boldini ever thought his paintings would be worth so much?  And what makes art valuable anyway? Well, economics, for one.  Supply and Demand, Quality and throw in Artist’s popularity.  Not to mention art that visibly pleasing to the eye and can touch emotional senses in some profound way.  

So where can art be found that possess these qualities…that is…and I am going to say it…economically friendly to the pocketbook?  Well, in the Atlanta area the Smryna community is on the rise.  Birds of a feather, flock together and is home of a collective gathering of artist that display and sell art at the markets, festivals, online and local coffee shops. 

Rev Coffee House is one place.  The environment is relaxing and friendly.  Rub elbows with the community as many of the returning patrons are area locals who will strike up a conversation with you.  Many patrons are artist, musicians and some are even famous but I can’t name any names.  Wednesday’s are their “open mic night” and it gets a bit crowded so go early.  Lining the walls is various artists’ work and it is captivating to view the different aspects of a creation that an artists’ has.  Periodically, the artwork changes as both new and established artist arrive on the scene giving you a variety of tastes.  The diversity of talent and people you meet there I must say is inspiring along with a high value of entertainment for, in my case, the price of a cup of coffee.  And…you never know if and when the art you buy may be worth millions one day.


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