As long-time readers of this blog know, I enjoy looking at the real estate photos on HAR.com. HAR is Houston Area Realtors, and their site includes photos of houses for sale. If the photos are of a house that someone lives in (as opposed to brand new construction), we lookie-loos might see the owner’s art collection in the corners of the photos. (You almost never get a straight on photo of the art because the art is not what they are trying to sell in these photos.)
So today, I’m looking at the house at 3602 Locke Lane, which is deep in the heart of River Oaks.
Here is a closer view of the one that to me looks like a Dorothy Hood. Is anyone familiar with this painting?
Here is a closer view of the Surls-ish sculpture. More art can be seen in the distance near the grand piano.
Here are two more paintings, but they don’t ring any bells with me.
The Hood is on the right, but I’m curious about the picture on the left. It looks like it’s under glass, which makes me think it is a work on paper. Maybe a print?
This photo is meant to show off the comfy living room. To me, it feels a little cold, but I’m not in the market for a three million dollar house. But I was intrigued by the painting on the left—the blue circle hovering above a black scribble. It looks really familiar, but I have no idea who painted it. The circle part of it makes me think of early Texas abstractionist Myron Stout. (Several people have suggested it looks like an Adolph Gottleib print.)
This is a very distinctive portrait—I can’t tell if it is a painting or a photograph.
I said that real estate photos don’t show the art straight on. This photo is the exception that proves the rule.
Except for the sculpture that I think is a Surls and the painting that I think is a Hood, I don’t have any insight about the rest of the art in 3602 Locke Lane. Do any of you readers of this blog have any insights? Please share them in the comments!
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