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The above image isn't a photograph of a pink and white fur purse, it's a painting of it. A real oil on canvas. Something produced by hand, not by an index finger click.
On display at the Perez Art Museum Miami as of today is Victoria Gitman's accessory-filled exhibition, Desiring Eye, where the Hallandale-based artist scoured local antique markets and thrift stores for vintage accessories and clothing articles to paint over the course of 14 years. In an interview with Miami New Times, she mentions that although she picked up goods wherever she traveled, the Lincoln Road Antique Market was her main source, although she did dip into eBay and etsy for certain purchases.
She paints necklaces, bracelets and fur and beaded purses she sees up close, and could take up to four months recreating the objects in her oil paintings. Although nothing she bought cost her more than $90, she's made the objects in the paintings look like a million bucks, figuratively speaking.
The exhibit is on display through May 31, so hit up PAMM, check it out, and tweet us your thoughts.