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Posted 6 years ago

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I bought these fish about two months ago. I had no idea what they were, but they had that "feel" to them. I put them down a couple of times, but just decided to go with my gut. I did some surface research with no luck, then got busy and they just fell off my plate.
This morning I was having my coffee and reading some of the thrift/collector blogs that I enjoy. One of them had a bird that looked kind of like my fish. Research was on!
Say hello to my Abraham Palatnik fish. He was a Brazilian artist and inventor. He created these sculptures by screen printing one half of the acrylic and then molding the second piece to it. (60s and 70s) He became highly collectable after a bunch of famous American interior designers started showcasing his work. Apparently these are hard to find, especially in Australia. Not sure if this part is true, maybe Ozmarty or V could chime in.


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bellin, Ivan and Toolate!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Wow worked late!
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    great fish! I specially likke the clear color one :) It seem they can reach "nice prices" :)
  4. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Hello Amber,
    The fish are wonderful, you were smart to trust your gut.
    He also made a series of cats, for which I'm on the prowl:)
    Thanks for sharing these!( love all the new pieces )
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the lovely comment Budek. He has some really great pieces.
    There are a couple I'm on the hunt for.
    And thank you Mustangtony for the love.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Great fish-- I love them Amber!

  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Hahaha. Thank you Brat. I love netting them onto the boat!
    Thank you Scott. I really enjoy your posts, so thrilled when you visit mine :))
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Love, love, love it!
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Love love love in return Mikko!
  10. Salles Salles, 6 years ago
    He used to sale at airports here in Brazil in the early 70´s... nice fish...
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Salles, did you buy any? I often wonder when I thrift wether I am passing by future hot colletables. I always wonder what I passed by through ignorance...ah well, looking forward. Have a wonderful day.
  12. AngelinaRose33 AngelinaRose33, 6 years ago
    Hi there, I have a Whale by Palatnik-- wondering if you sold your fishies or kept them! can't decide what to do with mine.
  13. dlpetersen, 5 months ago

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