This Sorcim IUS vintage computer software poster print is from 1985, advertising their SuperCalc software. SuperCalc was the first spreadsheet program designed with the concept of solving circular references (or "cells" that depend on each other's values). Its a a concept that is common in spreadsheets today, but SuperCalc did it for 10 full years before Lotus, Excel, etc. It was originally bundled with the very first "portable" personal computer, the Osborne-1. This poster is mounted on foamboard and framed in a classic retro gold-tone metal frame. The image is a quintessential '80s graphic of some sort of high-tech abstract landscape and makes a striking statement in any decor. There are a few stains on the back side of the foam board, but the print is in beautiful condition with no damage whatsoever. It measures 18 inches x 24 inches.
This vintage 1950s retro nuclear family portrait oil painting is huge, measuring 23.25 inches x 29.5 inches. The subjects are three quintessential Stepford children with their English toy bulldog. Professionally framed in wood (frame measures 32.25 inches x 38.25 inches), it makes an absolute statement in any design scheme. The painting has a few minor scratches and nicks, but no serious damage. No artist signature is visible and we have not attempted to remove the canvas from the frame to see if there is a signature below the frame mold or on back of the painting. See photos below for detailed images of the actual item.
This vintage Nuclear Family 1950s portrait is a gorgeous hand-tinted photograph and would make a lovely addition to your family. Taken in 1958, it is a portrait of a 40 year old woman named Mary Jane. The photo is still in excellent condition with no color fading, wrinkling or moisture damage, though it does have a few pinhole sized chips in the background around her head and shoulder. The subject's information and date the photo was taken is posted on the back of the wooden frame for your convenience. Photo measures 11 inches x 14 inches. See photos below for detailed images of the actual product. Mary Jane says, "don't forget to eat your Space Junk!"
We have no idea when or where this painting was executed, nor who or why, but it is simply one of the most unusual paintings we have ever come across (and we have come across many unusual paintings). It has a definite sci-fi / horror theme, set in some sort of control room full of instruments, oscilloscopes, and monitor screens. A man sits busily behind the desk and monitors while disturbing images appear on the screens. This painting reminds us of the opening scene of Dawn of the Dead and has a decidedly zombie -like theme. Painting is signed by the artist (or artists) and measures 14 inches x 18 inches. There is some water damage seen on the back of the canvas and the corners are dinged, but painting is still in good shape with no serious cosmetic flaws and would look great framed.
Art Chantry Poster
This original Art Chantry poster print is signed in black marker by the artist. The artwork was printed for a 1996 (or thereabouts) Boss Hog & Supernova gig at the original Moe venue in Seattle. This is the real deal: a striking industrial screen print design in electric blue on a shiny metallic silver background measuring 26.5 inches x 21.5 inches. The poster has been professionally dry-mounted and framed in wood with glass. The poster was treated as it should, a piece of art, and received a really great framing job as it is not glued flat or sandwiched tightly against the glass. It shows the poster in its original condition, curls, bumps and all, as well as preserving it in a protective, archival state. The poster has a few wrinkles and bumps, which can be seen in the photos, but it has no rips, holes, stains or fading. This is a rare and beautiful artifact from the Seattle Grunge era. It finally sold to a collector in the Czech Republic! Art Chantry posters and prints can often be found on eBay, and they are truly beautiful works of art. They also hold special meaning to hordes of angst-ridden youth who discovered an alternative to the crap music of the late ‘80s and 1990’s. Hanging an Art Chantry poster in your home will remind you of good times, good music, and those old 8-hole Dr. Martens you wore until the soles came unstitched!
Ken Edwards Pottery
This striking pair of Mid-Century Modern Ken Edwards pottery vases are made in the shape of cat heads. The vases do not have a typical single opening, and instead are designed with small flower-frog style holes in the tops for arranging flowers. The hand painted cats each have slightly different faces and glaze accents. Each vase measures approximately 8.25 inches tall from base to tip of ears. It is normal to find a couple of natural flaws and bare spots in the glaze finish. Signed Ken Edwards pottery is fun, and for the most part, affordable to collect. We were going to sell this pair of Ken Edwards cat vases, but we fell in love with them and have decided to keep them for ourselves for the time being. Scroll Down to see the Ken Edwards Pottery Mark.
This Mid-Century Modern vintage print of a painting by Polish-born modernist Rajmund (Raymond) Kanelba (1897-1960). We don't know the title of this painting. It is of a young boy wearing a paper hat and playing a flute and it adds quintessential style to any decor. It is an offset lithograph printed on 1/8 inch rigid cardboard and the actual print measures 12 inches x 14.5 inches (frame measures 17 inches x 19.5 inches). There are two small scratches on the print, the original backing paper is damaged but still intact, and the frame has a few light dings and scuffs, but nothing serious. It is an authentic vintage print from the New York Graphic Society, longtime printers of fine art reproductions. See photos below for detailed images of actual product.
This beautiful Mid-Century Modern vintage copper enamel charger plate from the late American metal artist Jo Natko measures 12.15 inches in diameter and is signed underneath by the artist. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches in the glaze finish and no dents or structural damage. It is an absolutely striking piece with wild colors and unusual abstract shapes of what appear to be various birds and aquatic life. An extremely rare work of art that makes a strong decorative statement.
THIS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING VINTAGE SEXY NUDE OIL PAINTING MAKES A STRIKING DESIGN STATEMENT IN ANY SETTING. THE LARGE PAINTING MEASURES 24 INCHES X 36 INCHES AND IS MOUNTED IN A THICK AND HEAVY WOODEN FRAME. A VERY UNUSUAL DESIGN DEPICTS A NUDE WOMAN FROM BEHIND LOUNGING AND GAZING AT A PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON THE WALL. THE PIECE IS SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, HEMSLEY, AND THE ARTWORK ORIGINATED FROM FIDELITY WORLD ARTS OF SKOKIE ILLINOIS. THE PAINTING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO RIPS, HOLES, DENTS, OR CHIPPING/CRACKING. THE FRAME WAS PAINTED A BUTTER YELLOW COLOR, THEN "ANTIQUED". IT IS VERY STURDY WITH STRONG CORNERS AND NO CRACKS, BUT DOES SHOW NUMEROUS CHIPS, DINGS AND BLEMISHES. THIS BEAUTIFUL RETRO EROTIC ART IS A GUARANTEED CONVERSATION PIECE AND ADDS A TOUCH OF CLASS TO ANY HOME DECOR (ESPECIALLY IF YOUR HOME RESEMBLES COLLINWOOD MANOR OR THE PLAYBOY MANSION).