We all know one, love one, a person who can’t walk away from a garage sale. She’ll turn the car around in the middle of the street or leap over fences to grab a cheap doodad.Â There we are spectators in her compulsion. Helpless to stop her we choke on the dust she leaves behind as she dives for that very special doily.Â Thirty-five cents, a quarter, the sound of such words makes her drool. Will she ever stop? Is there help for her? Will there ever be a Garage Sale Support Group for people addicted to other people’s junk sitting on the side of the road? If there is such a group surely they can help the woman in this painting who totally lost control when the homeowner extended her sale by one day.
Title: Garage Sale Gone Wrong
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
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2 thoughts on “Garage Sale Gone Wrong”
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Abstract and figurative at the same timeI Especially love the background’s balance between the pattern and solidity of the mixed media and the fluidity of the paint. I didn’t even know people could work so cloyingly anymore. Perchance will there be prints of this made? If not could I cajole you into there being prints of this one?
There are prints on most of my work so yup, prints on this are available.