Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Metro Show

Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the Metro Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The show was heavily folk art (not my favorite), but with some other pieces thrown in for diversity. Here are my some of my favorite objects from the show...

This iron snake was by far my favorite piece... it's coloration, scale (it was probably 3 feet long), and sense of movement all added to its appeal. I would be more than willing to let him move in with me...

I loved the colors of this vintage painting entitled "Les Competiteurs" by Leonard Nelson...

And finally these...
A set of 12 19th century watercolors of masks from China's Peking Opera... I'm not necessarily one for Asian art, but these are amazing. 

Look forward to a post on the Winter Antiques Show later in the week!


  1. Hello William:
    We love the Chinese masks!! We could so easily accommodate them on our walls.

    The colours are wonderful and what luxury to have all twelve of them. What fun one could have in deciding how to hang them and so many variations possible. Were they hideously expensive?

  2. fantastic pieces. I am a folk art nut so I woulda loved most of the things, I'm sure. You are so lucky - in the midst of all the wonders that grand city offers...donna

  3. I'm with you on that snake--especially its size (I'm sure that was a pun about its large scale) and three-dimensionality.
    --Road to Parnassus