Featured Artist name identification/decipher

Discussion in 'Art' started by wenna, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Hi all, I know this is isn't an antique piece of art but was hoping you might be able to assist in identification of the artist. I'm pretty sure I have seen his work before (a Sunday Morning segment is nagging me). I believe it is made from snippets of money/currency. I can't quite make out the signature to get anything from the google...Eberhard H. Scharpf...??? Bonus points if you can identify the different currencies! What would this type of artwork be called?
     

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    You've got the name right, I think. Fascinating piece!
     
  3. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I thought so too, but coming up empty online!
     
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Well, I found one in California and another in Florida, but no "art".
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    could it be currency art ???
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    2-dimensional origami? :p
     
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  7. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Another one in Cheektowaga, NY who tried his hand at a lot of different things (there is a piece in the Buffalo Courier Express; Feb 6, 1955; "A Busy Man in His Spare Time"). That would make him too 'old' I think. I always seem to find these things that are impossible to pin down. Maybe that's why they are only a dollar most of the time :O)
     
  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Hey, for a buck, I'd have bought it too!
     
  9. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Good search term; I'll try that.
     
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The one from Buffalo died in 1986, but there also appears to be a Jr. Living in Astoria, Queens in 1990.
     
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  11. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    I'd call it a collage, and it looks nicely done.
     
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  12. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pat P, it is nicely done. I think I will keep it and put it on the wall :O)
     
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    wenna Well-Known Member

  14. Virginia SP

    Virginia SP New Member

    I just bought one of these and he attached a note to the back stating that "this picture in every detail is made entirely with cancelled postage stamps" mine is of a bird in a flowering bush... 80 cents!
     
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  15. Virginia SP

    Virginia SP New Member

    That is the name on a piece i found recently, the artist note on the frame states it is made entirely of cancelled postage stamps. Mine is of a bird in flowering bushes, 80 cents, and it looks old...
     
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  16. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Never seen anything like. Can be (sorta) dated by stamps. Here's Maine Statehood.

    Debora

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  17. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    @Virginia SP Can you post a picture? I'd love to see it!!
     
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  18. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Well-Known Member

    Click on full image and your photos will appear in your post and not as tiny links. I see U.S. on there. IMG_1069 (765x1024).jpg IMG_1070 (1024x765).jpg
     
  19. morgen94

    morgen94 Well-Known Member

    A 1980 article in an Albany NY-area newspaper reported “...the winner of Best in Show (at an arts and crafts show) and a $100 prize was Eberhard Scharpf of Cheektowaga for his mixed media collage forming very detailed pictures using postage stamps.”
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  20. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Cool, after 2½ years such great information! :) What a great place this is!
     
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