09 February 2010

Hey lady, you lady...

This was a Christmas present and it's now hanging in my bedroom. It reminds me of John Waters' Female Trouble. I think it's funny. Apparently, it's an oil painting that hung in a beauty parlor to advertise the skills of the proprietress. Too much?


  1. I love her. In fact, pretty sure she's a distant cousin of mine.

    Never consider ridding your life of something that makes you laugh!

  2. She reminds me of my Dad's sisters, circa 1974. She's a permanent part of the collection now, it's just a matter of where to put this painting.

  3. I adore anonymous portraiture.

    She looks like one satisfied client.

  4. I just don't know why a red-blooded American boy like yourself would want his mother in his bedroom.

  5. My mother NEVER looked like that. My bedroom's got to be good for a laugh if nothing else.

  6. I have a couple of ideas Paul!

    a)Get a similar sized picture of Elvis and hang both in your dining room. Pretend they are your parents. It will make great conversational fodder along with the garbage truck dinner plates you blogged about a couple of weeks ago.

    b)Go retro... hunt down one of those old salon hairdryer station chairs along with the arborite magazine rack, add a few more of these beauty pictures and arrange in a corner of your bedroom. You have to sit down and put your socks on somewhere!

    Gawwwd, I 'm on a roll don't you think?

    Cheers Christine

  7. Actually, that painting is surrounded by two paper mache masks I bought from naked Indians in Costa Rica, and then on the other side is some framed pottery shards from Greece. I like the eclecticism that painting brings. It's got all this primitive, rustic stuff around it and then there's my Mona Lisa in all her 1970s glory.

  8. I think she's marvelous, and I can totally believe that she got her hair jacked up at Le Lipstick Beauty Salon.

  9. By Butterfly I'm sure. Gator could never turn out that kind of work.


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