Monday, 23 April 2012
Kenneth Broad 'The coach'
Just up on British ebay one of those prints that make me fully realise just by how much we have been engineers of our own downfall: it is Kenneth Broad's nursery piece 'The coach' at a quite extraordinary starting bid of £500.
This of course is not serious as a price but does give you an idea how much the print blogs have managed to give sellers on ebay the wrong idea. I remember Clive who used to run Art and the Aesthete buying this print and its partner 'The gardener and the lady' a few years back for something like £60 or £70 (but perhaps it was less). That said this looks in pretty good condition and as the seller quite rightly says the colours are remarkably fresh and bright.
Anyway, in case anyone things my primary motive is to give ebay dealers more stick, this time it isn't. I just thought readers ought to see what is a good photo of a nice print - and of course gasp at the chutzpah. And in case anyone is wondering, I will be back to posting more regularly once my new ISP deal comes through around 1st May. My current one has been costing me the earth. Perhaps I should flog Broad's A Sussex Farm on ebay. Anyone like to make an offer? Say £1,000?