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Featured Painting for April 2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

This month’s  featured painting is entitled  ”The Visit”.  The owners of this painting contacted  the website less than a week after it was launched in November 2008.  They had bought the painting in New York City in 1986 at an art fair from Nick Treadwell long before Ian ever lived in New York City.  Oddly enough, they lived about 30 blocks away from Ian yet neither knew of each other.

Another odd fact about this painting is that an old girlfriend of Ian’s recognized the chair in it as belonging to her grandmother and forwarded me a photo Ian had taken of her in that same chair!

The Visit, 1985, Acrylic on canvas, 152cm x 152cm