Archive for February, 2014

Artists I have represented

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Remembering some of the great artists I have represented–I once asked the San Francisco Homeless Artist what he loved the most in the world. He should me a bottle of whiskey and told me, “This is my best friend, this is what I love.” A cold winter night a couple of years later he was found dead, with his best friend cradled in his arms!–olRoff

Happy Man

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Since my surgery December 2012, even though the roots of the tumor are still deep in my brain, I have been so darn happy–very little depression. I am so grateful for what I have been given and I love most every moment of every day! I have an abundance of everything. My God has just made me such a wealthy man, not in money but in family and happiness!–olRoff

Addiction as strong as drugs is to an addict

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Art is as strong of an addiction to me as a drug is to an addict. I will not leave my side of the family much money but they will inherit a wealth of art!–olRoff¬† My soul seems to be obsessed with art!

NO More newsletters

Friday, February 21st, 2014

There will be no more newsletters. To keep up with me you will just have to interact on Facebook or read my Blog (comment on the Blog)—and one in a great while I will be sending something of fun and value to a reader!-olRoff

Not the winners but winners anyway!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I decided to pick two people who were not the winners but the have been loyal follows and I want to give them a little something! Gene Loeb of Florida, you have a 8″ x 10″ painting by Louis Vuittonet coming your way AND Ravena Graves Fairchild, You have a late 1800s Dr Hostetter’s bottle (very nice bottle) coming your way. Thank you for always being there!—olRoff

Prizes for our last (and final) nesletter

Friday, February 21st, 2014

So the prizes for the last (and final) newsletter have been won and are being sent out. The professionally framed signed print went to Heather Fields of Oregon Her number as 380 (actual number was 382). The second prize went to Nancy Harris of California. Her guess was 374. Her price was a nice late 1800s Warner’s Cure bottle.
So sorry that everyone couldn’t have won—olRoff

The Soul of Asia

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Soul of Asia is one of the most moving paintings I have ever owned or seen. It was painted by Richard Silva following the tragic death of his 16 year old granddaughter, Asia.

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Once in a while you sees the hands of a great Master Artist, These hands have tutored such wonderful artists as Cynthia Chapman and Louis Vuittonet. The work of these hands can be found in Valerie Greene’s Gallery in Fresno I am so fortunate to have met, spent time with, and taken this photo of the Hands of Richard Silva!

Jim McDowell, The Black potter

Friday, February 14th, 2014

I first met Jim McDowell when we were visiting Marion Crow in Maryland. We all went to a Sunday brunch buffet down In Pennsylvania where Jim and his companion joined us. We had a great time. —I’d heard of this young African American potter who called himself “The Black potter”. I wanted to meet him!—He was everything I’d hoped for!
I learned from Jim of his ancestry and his direct connection with face jugs. His face jugs were awesome but more than that, each had a story behind it and I love stories.–I also saw his direct connection with slavery and how he felt about it!
I purchased several of his jugs and took lots of photos. Unfortunately due to a long ill and a tumor still in my brain, I no longer own the jugs and I cannot locate the photos.
I am so pleased to welcome Jim to our website. His pottery is outstanding and the words on it are to the point and directly from his heart!
This man is the real thing!

I’m planning on using this!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Check here often. I am planning on using this blog!