Saturday, November 19, 2011

Picasso: The Dream


Those of you who have followed me through the years know that I am not below rescuing something lovely from the garbage.
On my way from the underground parking to the elevator I pass right by the area where people toss out their junk.
And I can't help but notice, from time to time, that I LIKE their refuse.
You may recall that I once rescued a lovely Modigliani specimen from the realms of utter oblivion. Well, last night I had to move that treasure to another wall to make way for my new orphaned art.
Picassos's The Dream.
Come on!
There's a half-exposed breast there, which is a rare sighting in this apartment [unless it's my own, which doesn't even count.]
Someone threw her out. I had to take her home.
So.
Rejoice with me, friends.
As the great artist himself once said: “If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”

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18 comments:

Alyce said...

I can't believe someone tossed that out! It's in such great condition too.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a terrific find!

Louise said...

That's a great story, and you got a new poster! There's a big Picasso exhibition that's just opened in Sydney, I'm hoping to get there this week.

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

What a great find!

Jill said...

It's great when someone can find use for an item that someone else was done with. I wish there were a better way to share what we have with others.

Paulita said...

I need to start looking in the trash more. Great find. Here's My Saturday Snapshot

smellincoffee said...

Did you have to clean it up any, or was it thrown out in such good shape?!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Found treasures are great fun! Enjoy it! And thanks for sharing.

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Lisa said...

That's one of my favorite Picassos! I'd have been thrilled.

Here's my Snapshot -- and it's also art-related.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you've found some great treasures in the trash!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Its beautiful! I love the story of how you found it!

Irene said...

Did you need a walking partner? I love it. That's some nice refuse.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I would've snapped this up too!! I guess that's the point of garage sales and such...one woman's throw away is another woman's treasure!! :)

Kaye said...

Wow, what a find! Enjoy it for years to come.

mostraum said...

Someone got rid of that? Really?
Well done in finding it and rescuing it.

Vicki said...

"One man's trash is another man's treasure". So true!!
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Cipriano said...

Wow, it is so great to hear from so many wonderful people. Next Saturday I will definitely have to give credit where credit is due, to Alyce for affording me this wonderful exposure in Blogland.
Thank you Alyce, for the terrific meme you have created.
I haven't seen this sort of traffic at Bookpuddle since... well, since I posted those nude pictures of my alcoholic cat!
http://puddlestash.blogspot.com/2007/06/boys-got-issues.html

Lady In Read said...

someone threw that out?? well, their loss is your gain definitely..that's a wonderful find..my snapshot is up at http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2011/11/super-saturday-enjoying-roses.html