Home Magazine

I Almost Peed My Pants...

By Danikaherrick @danikaherrick
Hi everyone! I'm ruh-EEEaly excited about this.  Remember this sculpture I found and posted about  a while ago ( I can't find the post because I suck at labeling). .. I almost peed my pants...  Well I considered selling it on the shop, so I took it down and flipped it over to see who made it and do some research. I almost peed my pants... I found a small round sticker on the back the same as the top one below, so enter Google. I almost peed my pants... I discover it was made by this dude, Mark Weinstein back in the 70's... I almost peed my pants... They had a downloadable brochure on the site from 1974 that showcased his collection... Anybody else have anything that looks remotely familiar to this stuff? Do share!
I almost peed my pants...
I almost peed my pants...
And HELLO! There is my piece turned sideways above. Hi Topaz, nice to meet you. Lovely name you have there.
I almost peed my pants...  He does some amazing pieces, and was considered a Brutalist. He started off working at his father's scrap yard out of high school and found tons of inspiration there. He learned welding and started making sculptures and started his company Marc Creates in 1967. I almost peed my pants... It is now run mostly by his two sons, and they are remaking his original pieces. The new pieces have the marking below the sticker above and the bigger ones retail around $1000, and his original works have the sticker.  I found some of his original collection on 1st Dibs...
I almost peed my pants...
I almost peed my pants... I know these prices are way inflated and all, but I did the happy dance and had an" almost peed my pants moment" regardless. I 'd hug the thing, but I'd cut the crap out myself doing so. I think I'm keeping this one. Unless of course some rich Mark Weinstein collector would like to add "Topaz" to their collection for a fair price. call me ;) 
I'm off to act like an idiot & feel all smug and proud of myself for buying crap. xo

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Heartfelt Letter to My First Child - I Miss Those Times Too

    Heartfelt Letter First Child Miss Those Times

    For those of us who chose to have more than one kid, have you ever thought of how life would be if you had only one? You would have so much more time for... Read more

    16 hours, 32 minutes ago by   A Happy Mum
  • This is How to Put Together a Fabulous Outfit In Minutes

    This Together Fabulous Outfit Minutes

    Putting together a stylish outfit everyday doesn't have to be tricky. In fact I've come up with a simple formula that you can use over and over for all... Read more

    16 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Imogenl
  • Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    version;It was the end of a typical school day as the kids were streaming out from their classes..."Hi Sweetie!""Mum, we baked scones at school today.""Sounds... Read more

    17 hours, 7 minutes ago by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • Blind Fear

    I write a lot about Love, about Justice, about Intuition- about all the essential things that see without seeing. I think a lot about blind spots, about the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Rarasaur
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 31 – Alan Young

    Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 Daily Updates Alan Young

    Latest news, Multiday News, Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 - Daily Updates - Day 31 Daily Diary Tuesday 18th July -... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Abichal
  • Review: Hir (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Review: (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    In Mac's kitchen-sink drama, the meek shall inherit the earth Review by Catey Sullivan Early on in Taylor Mac's Hir , the playwright offers up a monologue... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Chicagotheaterbeat
  • How to Find a Foundation Repair Company

    Do you own a house? If this is the case, you might eventually encounter some problems with your home’s foundation. These problems can become very serious if the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Peppertan