Tuesday, May 23, 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

9 Comments:

Blogger Gman said...

nice baubles.

5/23/2006 09:11:00 am  
Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

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

5/23/2006 08:39:00 pm  
Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

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.

5/25/2006 10:08:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

It is one of his best, isn't it. :-)

5/25/2006 10:49:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

11/10/2007 02:44:00 pm  
Blogger QuelleArt said...

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

7/02/2009 12:51:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Read: The Romantic Manifesto.

3/24/2010 11:26:00 am  
Blogger RodWithAlder said...

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)

12/09/2011 04:43:00 pm  
Blogger RodWithAlder said...

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)

12/09/2011 04:43:00 pm  

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