Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vincent Price Collection for Sears and Roebuck

In Books > Art and Design Books > Show & Tell and Books > Catalogs > Show & Tell.
ho2cultcha's loves198 of 18628Glass tea bowl by Yoshihiko TakahashiAntique matches ??
10
Love it
0
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
ToyrebelToyrebel loves this.
keramikoskeramikos loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 1 month ago

    kwqd
    (435 items)

    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/

    logo
    Art and Design Books
    See all
    Antique ~1870s SKETCHBOOK Pencil/Ink Sketches of Architecture & Sculpture - F16
    Antique ~1870s SKETCHBOOK Pencil/In...
    $97
    1878 Antique Art History Book "The Art Journal" Steel Engravings
    1878 Antique Art History Book "...
    $70
    Modern Sign Painting Vintage Book 1949 Vintage Book
    Modern Sign Painting Vintage Book 1...
    $120
    THE STATE OF THE ART Iain M. Banks 1989 1st Edition  - SIGNED 110/400  - C48
    THE STATE OF THE ART Iain M. Banks ...
    $90
    logo
    Antique ~1870s SKETCHBOOK Pencil/Ink Sketches of Architecture & Sculpture - F16
    Antique ~1870s SKETCHBOOK Pencil/In...
    $97
    See all

    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
      Happy Halloween Kevin did not know this about Vincent Price, he was multi talented
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 month 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. keramikos keramikos, 1 month ago
      kwqd, Cool.

      I knew that both Price and Robinson were art connoisseurs (the latter is thanked in the credits 1956's biopic of Vincent Van Gogh, "Lust For Life"), but I didn't know about the Vincent Price Collection. Nor about Eddie G. lusting after that Renoir. };-)

      Happy Halloween. :-)
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 month ago
      Thanks for loving my painting vetraio50, Toyrebel, keramikos and Thomas!
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month 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! :-) :-) :-)
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 month 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..
    7. kwqd kwqd, 1 month ago
      @keramikos - thanks for your comment! Happy Halloween to you, too!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 month ago
      Thanks for stopping by fortapache!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 1 month 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!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.