Does art need to be authentic to be good art? This Toulouse-Lautrec copy is an amazing one complete with real stroke lines and a unique frame. As always, I imagine that I am stumbling upon some amazing piece of undiscovered art, like the Jackson Pollock at a garage sale story. (Yes, that is a true story. Read about it here.) I always get my hopes up that the unsigned piece hidden in the corner of Goodwill is an original Monet. These are all fantasies, so imagine my shock at seeing this piece, and getting excited because I know that it is something. Then my excitement dies as I read the tag to say “copy.” Who knows what “copy” means, but it looks like a great find whether real or fake, and if it was to my taste it would have been on the wall next to my piano. But it is a gem for a more art deco space next to some other mid century artwork, or on the wall of a French brasserie. And at $75, even if it is a “copy”, it is still a steal.
286 3rd Ave (Btw 22nd and 23rd)
New York 10010
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