I visited Stifel & Capra on this chilly winter day to check out the art upstairs and to look at stuff. In the age of “pickers” it is fun to browse and discover treasures in a place like this. Today, the first thing that I noticed was a Stifel art original featuring a quotation by Sigmund Freud.
That piece struck me because I had just visited Freud’s home in London a week or so ago. Fabric is a big part of his former home and office where he saw patients. So, when Theresa combined fabric, art, and a Freud quotation, that was spot on.
Then, in another spot, I saw a Stifel self-portrait. I encourage artists to do self-portraits, and hers is truly self-representative.
Then, I discovered some ceramic sheep on wheels, pull toys. I don’t know if they are new or antique, but I know a best selling writer, Neil McKenna, in England who collects ceramic sheep. I took pictures and forwarded them to him to see if he would like me to acquire them.
I discovered a purse that resembles one that I think my wife had in high school. I saw a collection of oil cans that get my Dad’s attention.
Anyway, it was cozy in there and I think I will return to look at vintage men’s ties or something.