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August 9, 2017

Muffy the Curator: Punchy Hued Edition

Hello dears! Today I’m sharing some fabulous fine art pieces worth pining over. Collectively, they run the gamut in medium, genre, price point and even the century they were painted in. Something for every wall, non? I’ve had bright colors on the brain so it’s no surprise these picks are big on the bold factor. See something you like? All of them are available for sale!


Paul Brown, Goal Miles- 1st Period, 3rd Game, colored pencil over paper, heightened with white, 10″ x 10.5″ 1928.

A special piece from late equestrian artist Paul Desmond Brown’s smashing series International Polo Argentina vs. USA (Copa de las Americas). All the works in this series are teeming with excited energy and have a well manipulated palette. I am especially drawn to this one, available from Chisholm Gallery here.


Susan Vecsey, Untitled (Orange/Pink/Gold), oil on linen, 38″ x 30″ 2016.

The investment abstract! A soothing composition that you could stare at all day from artist Susan Vecsey. All her pieces are soft but extra striking; the perfect combination in my book. You can see her work in person at the Sag Harbor Library through September 4th or catch her solo show in Jackson Hole, Wyoming hanging at Tayloe Piggott Gallery through September 30th. (Estimating by another piece of hers that’s similar size wise, this particular work is most likely around $16,000) Care to know more about Untitled? It is available on 1st Dibs through Berry Campbell Gallery.


Mary Rountree Moore, Time for Fun! oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″ $6,800

The title of this next work says it all, it’s just so fun! Vacillating between the realism of a landscape and the deconstructed nature of an abstract, this colorful beauty is exquisitely eye-catching. You can find this Moore majesty at Blue Print in Dallas, I’m so impressed with their roster of artists.


Jen Garrido, CS Study-2, mixed media on paper, 13″ x 12″ $360 2017

It was love at first sight when I spotted a Jen Garrido abstract while browsing through Pinterest one evening. I immediately went to her website and was pleased to see she had a bevy of her geometric yet fluid works on paper for sale. If you’re looking for a large scale work for a space but don’t have thousands to plunk down for a big canvas, consider a series of works on paper. A grouping of four or six with fabulous frames can have just as big an impact visually.


Mike Ludlow, Only Ballantine Ale Brews “Brewers Gold,” ad illustration, gouache on board, 20″ x 17.5″ ca. 1957

Adding a touch of history to your home with an older work is so charming. This grown-up Norman Rockwell meets Pop Art piece would be perfect over a bar and can be counted on to be quite the conversation starter. It is available on ArtNet via Robert Funk Fine Art, price upon request.


Gina Julian, Sunshine Dust I, acrylic on acid-free paper, 17″ x 22″ $75

There’s something so gleefully modern about Gina Julian’s artwork. I’ve been a fan for a couple of years and I’m just smitten with her larger op-art pieces. Bring the sunshine in with a couple of these superbly priced works on paper flanking a set of nightstands or add this lone lovely to your gallery wall. Snap it up here while you can!


Shara Hughes, Leaky Toilet, oil on canvas, 56″ x 70″ estimated at $8,000-12,000 2005.

If you’re looking for funky, bold and different, this Shara Hughes work delivers! Featured on the cover of the Christie’s First Open auction catalog, I’m sure it has sold but I can’t confirm. The First Open: Post-War & Contemporary Art sale is Christie’s answer to burgeoning fine art collectors looking for investment works that are tangible. The sale mixes “affordable” contemporary pieces curated with Post-War work from the biggest names in art. 


Kelley Ogburn, Figure VI, mixed media on paper, 10″ x 7″ $300

A good figure is hard to come by, pun intended! You don’t need to cut out carbs to have a magnificent one looking back at you everyday, just hang this one in your powder room. Kelley Ogburn’s works are a total treat, see for yourself here. I really enjoy her mix of mediums and strong compositions; her figures are a sight to behold in person.

Thanks for indulging my punchy hued art round-up! I’ll be donning my Muffy Curator hat more often so if there’s anything in particular you’ve been searching for, let me know.


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  • lulu

    you have such a great eye for color!! love all of these.

    August 10, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      Why thank you! xo

      August 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Cocoboosh

    Neeeeed the Mary roundtree Moore and the Mike Ludlow!!

    August 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      You totally do! xo

      August 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

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