Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fabulous Finds

I wanted to share with you one of those fabulous finds we sometimes stumble over in unlikely places, thrill to buy, then have your friends eschew you and ultimately, you come to appreciate it and adore it even more later on as they stare at it in wonderment and fascination. Do you know what I am saying here??? 

So here's the story. About 4 years ago, I went to my favorite July 4th outdoor antique show and sale in Salem, NY. I passed by a booth that spurred my interest with some Czech hand painted puzzles of lizards and geckos, and then saw a fabulous outsider art piece which was incongruous with the rest of the items. Sitting up on a table was a red painted chair made with soda bottle caps and tin can lids. The back of the chair was a painted canvas of an average older woman smiling. I fell in love with the bizarre art and found that the $$$ he asked for it was reasonable for my tastes, at the time. Of course, I did my norm and asked if that was his best price, and got an additional 20% off.

The chair is signed on the back- Jon Bok. When I got home and opened up the internet, I found other items he did that were also incredibly interesting- all recycled materials and globbed on. My style exactly! Apparently, Madonna and Andy Garcia and the late Dennis Hopper, agreed!
Anyway, he has done a shop in Los Angeles. You must visit the website to see how fab it is! Remix Vintage Shoes+ and all his furniture and paintings and furnishings denote the theatre and also decadence. My cup of tea.

Tell me what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I just found your blog while searching for Jon Bok. We have a piece of his. Do you know who may be interested in it? You can reach me at