Aren't Remington's like 100K plus?
Good luck man.
EDIT: NM. The CHEAPEST is 100K plus.
30+ years ago I visited the Gilcrease museum and have wanted a Remington scultpure ever since. There's an auction later this week in Dallas, TX where they will have 3 originals. My sister is going as my proxy.
Wish me luck. I've never really been interested in art, but this is something I'm willing to pay for and have attended two previous auctions where an original sold. The most wanted of the pieces will not be up for sale, but of the 3 going up for sale I would be thrilled to get any of them. I would love to get an original "coming thru the rye" but that's not going to happen.
What constitutes an original in this case? All those that were done using the original molds? Only the first batches that were probably documented and numbered?
In this case, those were made at his direction while still alive that were numbered done at the Roman Bronze works or the Henry-Bonnard comapny. The lower the number the more detail you get. The later ones change drastically as they were touched up by Remington. In coming thro the rye the chaps on the rider changes to half it's size by casting #7. Everyone one is different. On "mountain man" the horse and rider changes drastically between casting #7 and #15. The tail of those changes direction, the rider changes, the horse posture changes, the posture of the rider changes drastially. It's all fascinating to me.
There are a few of the originals in some pretty nice places, like the oval office etc...
Coming thro the rye would probably be the most expensive to get an original of. Of course I believe it's also the largest and only 15 originals were cast as composted to almost 100 of some of the others. It's impressive when you see the monuments done in life size based on the scultpure.
I can't really explain it, but the pieces he did really capture "it" for me. I've never been into rare art even if someone gave it to me. Can't explain it.
I'll probably be wildly disappointed. It took over a month to get certified and my sister certified to bid as my proxy. I went to a rare gun auction once. The only gun I had an interest in bidding on was an a Walker Colt in relatively decent shape considering it was 150 years old and highly sought after. It sold for just over $1 million. In all honestly even if I had won it really needed to be in a museum.
Enlargement at the national cowboy hall and western heritage musem (it's been changed to more PC). There only a handful that are not accounte for and presumably lost or destroyed by now.
Last edited by Borzak; 06-30-2015 at 04:34 AM.
You fool, now everyone in this forum is going to be bidding on it.
I am willing to collect all of your money and bid as a RR proxy. Honest.
I smell a kickstarter campaign!
668 The Neighbor of the Beast.
Originally Posted by Erronious
Vinen it's ok, you can tell us how much money you have again, too.
I spent $48 at the bar last night. Now I can't eat for the rest of the month.
sounds like a true history major! I can sense my own. lol
Sorry if it offends anyone. I don't live like most people. I'm single with no kids and for the most part live life like someone who makes 1/5th to 1/10th what I do. Just looking at how much people spend on these boards on entertainment would be enough for me to live on for the most part...
Anyway my grandmother who first took me to the Gilcrease musem when I was 12 is still alive, she's 94. I'd love to show her one before she passes.
The art gallery that is doing the auction sent estimates out today from who knows where they get the info. Interest apparently and based on past auctions I would assume. One is considerably lower than the other 2, the one I am least interested in. We'll see. I'm curious to see how many internet bid and such.
Every Remington has a provenance and it shows where it was bought, most from Tiffany's during the first world war and who it was sold to and who has owned it along the line. I would say just glancing at the list about 1/3 are private and the other 2/3 museums or such which isn't helping the market if you want one.
Sorry I rarely get excited about stuff I buy. I drive an 8 year old truck everyday etc...
Income/lolrichpeopleproblems aside. I understand the sentiment, if I ever get true baller money there's a few pieces of art I've always been very attracted to where I wanted to own an original, even if it's very unlikely.
One is Flight of King Gradlon, by E. V. Luminais, it's in a museum already so owning the original would probably be unlikely without paying an obscene sum more than it's even worth, but I can dream. I have an original lithograph by him from 1889 hanging in my office at least.
I'd also like to own some original pieces by Amano and possibly some of the old D&D artists, considering they're mostly still alive I should probably do this sooner than later, hah.
Ninja we busting your balls. I say good luck and hope you get the pieces you want. Also having no kids is awesome, I get to spend money on all kinds of stupid shit and still pay my bills.
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You also live in WV so houses are like $15.
The only expensive art I want would probably be priceless. Not sure how feasible it is to get a Dali. Even with baller money that sounds like a pipe dream.
The only real "art" I own is just a painting of a plantation next to some property I hunted on 30 years ago. It's numbered, I think it's worth $75. Mainly I got it just because I liked the subject and I drove by it a lot and you can see the house from the side road I used. Not for the artistics of it much.
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My girlfriend moved to Austin. Her sister married a guy in Austin. I went to a christmas party at her sisters houses. It was on lake Travis. I remember looking at the real estate sites just to see how much housing was going for in that area. The house just down the road was up for sale for $12 million. Apparently her husband made money early on in Dell. I told her to get that idea out of her fast or find a new boyfriend, or sponge off her sister which sounded like a good plan to me.
Wanting to own the original is just an extension of how much I've loved a copy.
Same deal with Amano/misc, those are all art that really bring a sense of nostaglia and history of my life back to me, and I find having that feeling daily really makes going about the rest of the day easier.
If you've ever seen Daredevil on Netflix, when the Kingpin buys a piece of art and has a flashback related to it, I think they captured that feeling almost perfectly, of having art that reflects your life grounding you.
Listen man, if the Remington thing doesn't work out, just pick yourself out something from here: MOBA : The Collection
There are some true masterpieces in that collection and they can be had for bargain prices.
Good luck though, for real.
I guess I'm totally out of touch. When I hear/read YS I think of these. A supercharged 4 stroke engine that runs on glow fuel for my RC planes. It's truly a work of art in my mind. I guess that's the mechanical nerd in me.
There was never a Ys 1 "Ys" release for the SNES or the Super Famicom, but there were several Ys series games.
Live from my shelf NERD ALERT:
Vinen is right though, there is no Ys games for the SNES...all the SNES ones fucking sucked.
YsIII was ok except for the fact that the PC-Engine version is better in every single way.
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How do you all manage to derail a thread about cowboy statues?
Auction was today. The one I wanted the least sold for the least and was below my budget for the ones I wanted the most, but above what I wanted to pay for that particular one.
The other two sold above what I wanted to pay. It wa close. I made a number of bids on one and the guy who bid several times against me (by phone) won, there's really no telling how high he would have went. He could have went 5x higher for all I know if I had kept bidding. According to my sister it was 1/2 phone/internet and 1/2 in person bidders. No person who bid in person won.
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Well don't click on the "what do you do" thread then. I'm putting in my notice shortly and will retire.
Didn't think finding a temp-to-hire would have broken you.
Yeah. Dealing with all that shit is a lot like when I owned the company. I know I'm weird. I applied for a project managers posistion because I like what I do/did. I like the industry. I like building things, dealing with the guys in the field and the shop. I know weird. I came out of retirement to do it.
Being a VP is a lot like owning a company without a lot of the rewards. Not a fan of living this close to town either, but I could have gotten over it. I literally wanted to work as a PM which is the reason I sent in my resume of sorts for that posistion. Get up and do my job 4-1/2 days a week, spend my weekends out of town and go about my merry way making about 1/5 of this job. I know, first world problems.
Oh well back to your YS discussions which I really never got. Not a slam on someone else I just didn't know anything about it. Sorry.
I was interested in the sculpture dealie. Fuck YS.
Draegan is a faggoty piece of shit who sold the forum to mmorpg.com just to spite us. Register at the new site.
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Thanks, they're not all cowboys. Some are Indian, some are mountain/men trappers and some of animals etc...Most were western life which meant cowboys. He did a much wider range in paintings and they are interesting, just not my thing for whatever reason.
I have no way to know but I think the two I was most interested in were bought for display. Not necessarily museums but several places have one on display related to a business etc...
They have a coule of auctions a year but I'm skittish of bidding on one that I couldn't attend in person or have my sister do it. I know, the internet and all but that's just me.
Oh well, most of them auction in NY and that's not really going to happen. Which makes sense since the majority of them were sold in NY thru Tiffany's.
Last edited by Borzak; 07-02-2015 at 04:48 AM.
For the same price you should get a monster replica for the front yard
Was it this thread you guys were talking about cigars and Borzak mentioned the Acids? Based on that I was all "well I'm young, if all the other youngsters like em I may as well try em". Goddamn those are awful. It's like smoking a goddamn potpourri bag. Bleh.
Acids and Macanudos have been recommended here.. filthy casuals.
We need an official "I have money but am so horribly insecure with my life I need to go on the internet and tell everyone" thread so it doesn't pop up in like a dozen of them here
Heroes of the Storm Hotsdogs
Sorry I started the thread, was excited about something I worked towards for 30 years. I'm out, moving where I don't even get internet and I don't even own a personal cell phone. Enjoy.
I would change the thread title but I don't think I can edit it.
Giving you a hard time bro, don't take it personal.
Yeah just poking, i get the excitement. Vinen is way more obnoxious than you.
Sorry on edge some. A lady in our accounting department left and when she did she emailed out the master password to our deal where people log their hours etc..It has pay in it. I only log in to approve that I worked 40 hours that week (duh) and it has accumulated vacation and sick time etc...Apparently it went to everyone in the company including the shop etc. I took a half week off, picked a good week I guess to stay home.
We have a meeting scheduled Monday on it and it's scheduled for 6 hours. I don't set pay. Don't give a shit either.
Anyway now I'm off for the weekend and shopping for a gift for my sister for going to Dallas for me.
Sorry you have to endure a 6 hour meeting because no one thought to implement role based access.
Dunno. I fired our IT guy a few weeks ago. Those in the office only log into approve our time sheet which doesn't amount to anything since everyone is on salary. I log in Friday morning and approve a 40 hour sheet regardless. No idea what the shop does. I assume since the shop is griping they can log in not from our computers since nobody in the shop has a computer at all.
No I didn't. Only one went for what I was willing to pay for the other two I really wanted, those two went for more than I wanted to pay.
Less than a million. I really didn't want to post it since people complained earlier. The two I was interested in that I didn't want to spend the money on could have bought a house (depending on where you live) or a very nice sports car etc... The one I wasn't interested in went for less than 6 figures.
I'm complaining now because you're not posting the amount
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