Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Diminishing Returns - Frank O'Connor


'Diminishing Returns,' by Frank O'Connor, AKA Mr Ayn Rand -- Rand's husband. [Sorry about the sharpness of the image -- sadly, it's the only reproduction I can find.]

O'Connor came to painting late in life and almost immediately found his voice, and that voice was playful, colourful, and delightful. A useful discussion on the painting here, with artist Michael Newberry giving his views: "The painting has an irrelevant surreal quality, like the balloon making off with the cloud…reality here is not taken very seriously."

Tomorrow, Rand's favourite artist. Can you guess who?

TAGS: Art, Objectivism

10 comments:

  1. Richard McGrath23 May 2006, 20:39:00

    Rand's favourite artist... mmm... yes, I think I've got it... Colin McCahon!!

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  2. Richard McGrath25 May 2006, 10:08:00

    Seriously, though... were Ayn Rand alive today, David Knowles would have to be high up on her list. His latest work, the landscape entitled Headland, which you had on the blog a week or two back, was one of his best.

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  3. i have #42 out of 100 prints - not for sale
    !!!!!! of the law of diminishing retuns

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  4. I HAVE AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY FRANK 0'CONNOR...I MAY BE INTERESTED IN SELLING IT...SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE...smdelp@aol.com

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  5. Ayn Rand was a fan of Salvador Dali's work.

    Read: The Romantic Manifesto.

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  6. I have and am selling copy #47 out of 100. I am taking bids at redeyelizard1967@sbcglobal.net or RodWithAlder@yahoo.com. (Be careful and watch for spelling)

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  7. I have and am selling copy #47 out of 100. I am taking bids at redeyelizard1967@sbcglobal.net or RodWithAlder@yahoo.com. (Be careful and watch for spelling)

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  8. Jeez...really bad painting, really bad.

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