Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gloves and Fur

These three little 4x4 prints are some of the most interesting in the collection. As a collector I understand a reverence for objects. It's fashionable to criticize materialism, but let's be honest, what we own, what we treasure, helps to define us as a person. Perhaps the woman who owned the fur coat and leather gloves had been poor at one time, and the luxury of a mink coat, alligator purse, and leather gloves was a symbol of a hard past and comforted her when she remembered being without. Then again, perhaps she had been rich her entire life and taking these pictures was a way of saying, "Look at me. I've got more than you do, so there!" No date.

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