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Catalogs4 of 140WURLITZER "COMMERCIAL PHONOGRAPH" model 1015  service manual/parts catalog1909 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog
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    Posted 2 years ago

    kwqd
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    Here is a painting from my collection which was selected by the king of fright for the Vincent Price Collection at Sears and Roebuck:

    "Construction", James Glanton, 15" x 22", watercolor, 1963

    James Glanton was born in 1936 in Longview, Texas. He was a graduate of the Chouinard Institute and exhibited in California and Colorado. He was living in Los Angeles in 1963. This painting was sold by Sears, Roebuck, and Co. as part of the Vincent Price Collection. From late 1962 until 1971 it was possible to purchase fine art, from Picassos to works by lesser known artists through the Sears catalog and at some stores. Sears contracted well known actor and fine art expert Vincent Price to acquire fine art for Sears and lend his name to the collection. The quality of the works Price selected was considered to be very good. Over 50,000 pieces of fine art were sold by Sears under the auspices of the Vincent Price Collection. The history of this program can be found on Sears' web site and there is a rare Sears training video on YouTube showing Vincent Price explaining the collection to Sears sales folks. Very fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc_nPknMDVQ
    http://www.searsarchives.com/history/art/

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Happy Halloween Kevin did not know this about Vincent Price, he was multi talented
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Same to you, Jenni! I have an autographed photo of Edward G. Robinson who was a famous collector during his life time. He once said he used to go to the Phillips Memorial Gallery in Washington, D.C., and sit for hours in front of Renoir's "Luncheon of the boating party" and plot ways to steal it. I am going to do a post for him eventually.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luncheon_of_the_Boating_Party

      Thanks for loving my painting from the Vincent Price Collection!

      Newfld
      valentino97
      Watchsearcher

    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my painting vetraio50, Toyrebel, keramikos and Thomas!
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      "Fine art" certainly isn't my specialty by any means, but I also find it fascinating to learn this little tidbit/connection about Vincent Price and Sears-Roebuck for the first time -- thanks for sharing the story, Kevin! :-) :-) :-)
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      You are welcome AnythingObscure! Thanks for loving my painting and story. If you are a Vincent Price fan, be sure to watch the video..
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @keramikos - thanks for your comment! Happy Halloween to you, too!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by fortapache!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Here is another Vincent Price art related youtube video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe2g4IcZ-8w

      Thanks for loving my Vincent Price Collection watercolor ho2cultcha!

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