Max Papart lithograph

October 30th, 2013


I’m not going to lie, it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to blog properly.  A mixture of travel, sickness and everyday life getting in the way. Things are happening over here but there’s no time to report on it! Who knew, kids need attention. A lot of it.

The last Junction Flea happened earlier in the month (sniffle) and it was a great run while it lasted! We thank Micah and Paul for putting it all together and wish them all the best for their future plans.

At the second to last flea (which I thought was the last flea) there was a piece of art that caught my eye, but price and mood got in the way. When I chanced upon it again at the actual last flea and found out the price was now $80, I just had to go for it. We had recently swapped out our sofa–it was time to let the 1960s sofa go – don’t worry, we replaced it with the same one, in natural–and found that our living room acquired a new vibe in the process.

I find it so hard to acquire art. On the one hand I want contemporary work but cannot necessarily afford to acquire it quickly. On the other hand I think it’s nice to balance the contemporary out with some older work. But striking a balance, and not going too kitchy is always a concern. I think this piece plays well with the contemporary piece it’s placed beside, as well as the natural leather and oak in the room.


A detail.


Max Papart (1911-1994), France.
Lithograph on Arches with Embossing, Signed and numbered in pencil.

Just needs a frame to finish it off!

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  1. Love this piece. When I came across this image on Feedly, I thought it was for sale and got excited for a second. Great find!


    2 Nov 13 at 7:08 am

  2. Wow, it’s awesome ! I’m always on the lookout for things like that as well. But they’re very hard to find at flea markets around here – and at a decent price :-) I’m curious to see it hanging in your living room. Please post some pics. I need some inspiration ;-)

    Fat Cat

    3 Nov 13 at 3:16 am

  3. Fat Cat – thanks, this type of thing is hard to find here as well, though it sat forever at the flea (but I think he was asking a lot more initially). We have a bit of a media ban on our home right now because a magazine has photographed it, but once the issue comes out in the spring we can post away!

    John & Juli

    7 Nov 13 at 1:37 pm

  4. Very nice, its amazing what we can get at the markets or second hand store. Great find.


    4 Nov 13 at 3:38 pm

  5. Wow, what a catch, it’s beautiful!


    15 Nov 13 at 9:59 am

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