I almost peed my pants...

Hi everyone! I'm ruh-EEEaly excited about this.  Remember this sculpture I found and posted about  a while ago ( I can't find the post because I suck at labeling). ..
 Well I considered selling it on the shop, so I took it down and flipped it over to see who made it and do some research.
I found a small round sticker on the back the same as the top one below, so enter Google.
I discover it was made by this dude, Mark Weinstein back in the 70's...
They had a downloadable brochure on the site from 1974 that showcased his collection...
Anybody else have anything that looks remotely familiar to this stuff? Do share!



And HELLO! There is my piece turned sideways above.
Hi Topaz, nice to meet you. Lovely name you have there.

 He does some amazing pieces, and was considered a Brutalist. He started off working at his father's scrap yard out of high school and found tons of inspiration there. He learned welding and started making sculptures and started his company Marc Creates in 1967.
It is now run mostly by his two sons, and they are remaking his original pieces. The new pieces have the marking below the sticker above and the bigger ones retail around $1000, and his original works have the sticker.  I found some of his original collection on 1st Dibs...


I know these prices are way inflated and all, but I did the happy dance and had an" almost peed my pants moment" regardless. I 'd hug the thing, but I'd cut the crap out myself doing so.
I think I'm keeping this one. Unless of course some rich Mark Weinstein collector would like to add "Topaz" to their collection for a fair price. call me ;) 

I'm off to act like an idiot & feel all smug and proud of myself for buying crap.
xo

18 comments:

DESIGNmyheartout said...

Woot! Woot! That's even better then finding extra money in your pocket!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Thats definitely a keeper! Its a keeper!!!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Super fly! And you have white brick? I knew I liked you.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

$1000 crap is better than $1 crap. I'm thinking you kinda hit a home run! Well done!

Jessie said...

Great job for find a good one! Lucky girl!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Megan said...

Nice work. The stuff I buy is never worth anything, but now I have a story and a reason to keep buying :) Maybe someday I will buy something worth $1,000!

Heather Peterson said...

such a good feeling to buy what you love and then discover it's actually WORTH something!

Heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

tina.b said...

Great find, stunning piece! It is always wonderful to find the history on an object. :)

bluehydrangea said...

Love it!! Just goes to show you have great taste!!

Belly said...

SO cool!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Whew-wee! You done good!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Wowzers! That is so awesome. Great score!

thelonelywifeproject said...

I've always fantasized about this kind of thing happening to me. Congrats on your amazing crap buying abilities!!

Amber Interiors said...

Holla!

Interior Design Musings said...

Love it!! Reminds me of an episode of Antiques Roadshow. Glad you discovered what you actually have! M.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Love it! There are quite a few of these good luck stories floating around blogland right now. I think I should examining my thrift finds more closely.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Lucky find! I am going to look more closely at my pieces!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

First off, I'm liking the new look of the bloggy...(c: and second, you should totally be smug doing your happy dance because it's an awesome feeling to buy something just because you like it and figure out that it is actually worth a poo-load of dinero. Awesome sauce. (c:

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