01/11/2018 at 6:46 pm #30335
Hi, I got this at a rummage sale a while back. It’s clearly a homemade creation. The Bailey’s label and the doll are like cutouts and the rest magic markers or paint. Should I be concerned about listing this.. It just seems a little weird to me. https://imgur.com/a/KivIQ https://imgur.com/a/NPhcr
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01/11/2018 at 6:59 pm #30340
What would be the concern?
Oh, I just looked at it again. I was focused on the Baileys bottle and not the doll sitting next to it. That is a little wierd. Not sure what a doll and balloons would be doing with a Baileys bottle.
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01/11/2018 at 7:07 pm #30344
- Location: Virginia
I’d need to see more phots, but sometimes artists will take thrift store paintings and add their own art to it.
01/11/2018 at 7:13 pm #30347
- Location: Atlanta
I agree with Jay. Looks like a craft like decoupage project. Cut and paste down, then over paint. In this case trying to make some sort of social or personal comment or something.
Don’t see why you can’t list it. just wonder what would be market though. Probably a real DIY, one of kind, personal type item.
01/11/2018 at 7:38 pm #30351
That’s kind of what I was thinking.. totally homemade and amateur. I’m sure there is an audience for it.
The doll balloons and the liquor are such a strange combination, I was looking to get a little feedback from a distance. Hopefully the buyer will know what statement it’s making, because I don’t have a clue.
I appreciate the feedback everyone. I’m going to list it.
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01/11/2018 at 7:48 pm #30353
- Location: Virginia
never too weird to list on ebay!
01/11/2018 at 8:35 pm #30356
Very true.. I’m going to list it high with best offer and see where it goes..
01/12/2018 at 5:40 pm #30389
I wouldn’t be afraid to mention it as weird art in the title, either, along with other keywords that go along with the subjects. I sometimes search for weird art just to see what I find, and sometimes I find a “weird” one that appeals to me. I’m sure other folks do the same.
01/12/2018 at 6:42 pm #30391
There’s almost literally nothing too weird to list on eBay. Did you take the back of the frame off to check for signatures or other information? It’s definitely got an amateur flavor but will appeal to someone. I think, with this type of thing, that trying to make sense of it isn’t required.
01/17/2018 at 9:37 am #30644
- Location: Holland, Pa
The wierder the better. There is a market for wierd.
01/17/2018 at 12:44 pm #30660
To me this artwork represents the struggle of alcohol addiction.
The balloons represent a group of people who are outside the box, in that they do not consume alcohol and left out of situations because of their addictions/choices.
The childish doll against the bottle of alcohol represents the struggle of the outsider, represented by the balloons, to keep their children, and the next generations away from the allure of alcohol. The doll, being beside the alcohol, represents the close relationship that the next generation will have with alcohol before they find themselves as part of the bunch of balloons.
A true masterpiece in my opinion! LOL
01/27/2018 at 6:17 pm #31406
Maybe you are overthinking it… maybe the artist has a little daughter named “Bailey” and this was a little inside joke between the parents… something to irreverently hang in the nursery?
01/28/2018 at 8:42 pm #31464
- Location: St. Louis
Creepy. When in doubt, do without.
01/30/2018 at 11:07 am #31638
I’m not sure I agree with Linda! When in doubt — at least about a strange/unusual handmade item at a decent price point — I’d almost always say go for it. I just threw together a quick Pinterest board of some of the unusual art items I’ve sourced at thrift shops and have sold over the years. Unfortunately, some of my weirder items never got saved, but here’s a sampling anyway:
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