Help with signature & thoughts on old painting - thrift store asking $600!!

Discussion in 'Art' started by journeymagazine, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me who the artist of this painting on board is? The manager told me the donor told him not to sell for less than $750 - he offered it to me for !600.
    Is it worth it?
    Thank you!

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Looks like Knome or Kuome?
     
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  3. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I'd ask the manager to get information from the donor about the artist/painting that would substantiate that price.
     
  5. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    The two that are signed similarly both look like factory paintings with the (so called) "known signature". Neither have an antique frame, but rather framed with antique looking frames... I think it's a factory painting. Just my own opinion...
     
  7. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Looking at the back of Journeys it looks like there’s no other holes in the inner frame, just the modern staples holding the painting in place. I think they are all by this Kuome artist and are decorative artworks in an antique style but that’s just my opinion so wait for others.
     
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  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I actually am thinking factory also. I have a few rather nice ones myself and know from whence they came:)
     
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  9. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  10. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    It has the look of a modern Chinese effort. I think it's very nice, it's pretty, but it's very likely not the antique it purports to be. What is it painted on? I wouldn't pay that without knowing, and for $600 you ought to be able to pull those staples to get a good look. I'll bet it's luan plywood and if so, that means new.
     
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  11. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Painted on board but I'm passing on it - thank you all!
     
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  12. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    PS - I did buy another abstract that I'll need help with signature (even if by a unknown it was worth the $25 I paid!) + I got a signed Peter Max earth summit poster (from Rio Dr Janeiro), a cool 50s? Bus /trolly fare box and a - I knows odds are long - Leroy Neiman painting - so it was still a good thrift store day!
     
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I agree. Commercially-made.

    Debora
     
  14. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Whatever the verdict is on the signature, in looking at a comparison on three of them, they all look a bit different....i.e., not of the same hand???

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  15. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I think they are the same person, mine changes a bit depending on my mood.
     
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  16. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I agree, we all sign a bit differently at times....my gut feeling is this just has a 'copied' feel to it.....I know I can be wrong too! 3rd sample....signer turned the 'm' into 'm' with an extra curve too-or something!
     
  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Another work signed "Kuome."

    Debora

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  18. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    The antique painting and bygone times subject matter came into it too. The white sig on all also:) Think Journey made the right decision at that price.
     
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  19. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Yep, that’s the one on Reddit. He/she has been pretty busy.
     
  20. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I suspect this to be most valuable. If you can sell the trolly box to a movie production company, that would be great!
     
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