FEBRUARY 20, 2009
Even on vacation, he's working!
We've had the good fortune of making some wonderful friends over the years—and we've extorted some great work from them in the process! Along with a host of beautiful prints (Alex Gross; Laura Levine; Dale Stephanos; etc.) and children's books (Gary Kelly; Hanoch Piven), we've gotten quite a nice collection of original art from some of the best in our field. So in keeping with the theme, here are a few highlights from the Burckhardt Collection.
The Kroninger above the bed. The fat lady has sung!
My old friend James Victore sent us these plates. We have somewhere around 50 posters by James; we need more walls.
A silk screen by Mr. Taxali
From ICON 3, a drawing by Steve Brodner of Anita Kunz, myself, and Mark Ulriksen (we have a beautiful Ulriksen dog print above the fireplace)
My friend and teacher, Joel Nakamura
One of two McCauley's we have on the walls here
Left to right, top to bottom: Group piece by Anita Kunz, Cathie Bleck, Jose Ortega, Jean Tuttle, Molly Z, and Brian Leister; Seymour Chwast does Ben Franklin Taxali peanut; Victore signage Rob & Christian Clayton
And just to close it out, here's a few extra shots of the O'Brien family. It was really fun having them here, and it's been great having all these good folks come and hang out with us in Austin over the years. We hope there are alot more of these to come—we want to expand the collection!
Topical: Travel & Fun