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During the last auction there were some comments about the size of the painting, 2′x3′.

People were asking if I would consider doing a more modest sized painting.

They were also saying that I should get a better way to receive payments (other than paypal.)

Both things have been addressed. (And I can guarantee Christmas Delivery!)

Here is a 12″x16″ painting titled : I Know a Place

It’s acrylic on canvas board.

I will leave this auction open until Tuesday 9PM ET.

I have a reserve in mind that if not surpassed I will rescind the offer to sell.

Good luck, I hope you like it as much as the last buyer. (He has a nice story about the lady in the frame shop. If he sees this maybe he will tell it in the comments.)

All correspondences with BigFurHat may be made, henceforth, at

iOwnTheWorld.com

PO Box 150

Southfields, NY

10975-0150

 

» 54 Comments

  1. Mr. Happy

    December 9th, 2012

    OK BFH let’s get this ball rolling, I’ll bid a hundred dollars, American!

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  2. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 9th, 2012

    Whatever the winning bid is, add an ounce of silver to it. It’s in the mail. Merry Christmas.

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 9th, 2012

    Eternal, what does that mean? 100 + 34 dollars? :D

    *sigh* That leaves me out. lol

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 9th, 2012

    It is a pretty picture, though.
    Reminds me of a page in a story book when I was a little kid.

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  5. MaryfromMarin

    December 9th, 2012

    The trees remind me–somewhat inexplicably–of the ones in the last section of the original “Fantasia”, shown while the “Ave Maria” music is playing.

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  6. Cynic

    December 9th, 2012

    BFH – Nice! And I’m not being cynical.

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  7. Diogenes

    December 9th, 2012

    Fur, you are becoming such a Renaissance Man…
    Nice piece of art. :)

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  8. Chris Cassone

    December 9th, 2012

    I read that in one county BHO got 140 % of the vote. In honor of that crime, I raise your 100 to 140.

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  9. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

    Missing ducks with wings locked, duck blind, deeks, retreiver, shotguns with smoking barrels, lot a camo, city boy we need to take you huntin.

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  10. Professor Ponytail

    December 10th, 2012

    I am the majestic cattail. Its abundant foliage is quite clearly done in homage to both my youthful vigor and physical appeal. The lesser cattail represents all others, of whom I am so much better. And it’s not just the wine cooler talking this time.
    I must have this painting, $200.

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  11. Claudia

    December 10th, 2012

    Beautiful painting, Fur. I’m impressed.

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  12. joe6pak

    December 10th, 2012

    Being the winner of the previous auction and having received my painting, I can’t let the bid stay at $200.00. My bid is $250.00.

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  13. MaryfromMarin

    December 10th, 2012

    By virtue of his Purple Prose, Professor Ponytail clearly deserves to have this Poignant Painting (you’ll have to Prodigiously Pony up your bid, though, PP, to get ahead of joe6pak, who is Perfectly Pleased with the Previous Picture).

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 10th, 2012

    LOL!

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  15. MaryfromMarin

    December 10th, 2012

    Mille mercis, Mlle. MJA.

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  16. joe6pak

    December 10th, 2012

    I’ll tell you what, I am not an artist and I don’t know much about art, but when BFH put up for auction the first ever BFH signed painting a few weeks ago there was no way I was not going to bid. I even considered going higher than the bid that ultimately won. In fact I did now that I think about it. Anyway, I received my painting in a timely manner and it was in good shape, and exactly what I purchased, a painting signed by bigfurhat. It’s great. That’s was good enough for me. I brought it down to a local frame shop that Mrs. 6pak has used and liked and set it down while the ladies finished with the customers they had already been talking to. A lady probably in her 60s came up and I pulled my painting out of my custom carboard box and told her I would like to get it framed. Her reaction was great, for some reason the painting kind of caught her off guard and she said something like, “wow…that is so interesting”. You could tell she really liked it, and she spent quite a bit of time putting together the right frame. It is going to look really nice. I’ll send a pic once I get it but it’s a couple weeks out. In the mean time I might win this one too.

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  17. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2012

    Reserve Has Been Met

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  18. Professor Ponytail

    December 10th, 2012

    My barista and my graduate research assistant agree, I am the subject. Compare the near and distant floating leaves. It’s obviously an ironic treatment of my commissioned paper on the feebleness of subsidiarity and liberty as substitutes for social justice under state control. $300.

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  19. Reiuxcat

    December 10th, 2012

    $325.00

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  20. Menderman

    December 10th, 2012

    Nice painting. It reminds me of the pond at the house I lived in in Hyde Park NY in the early 70′s. I caught a lot of fish in that pond…when it wasn’t frozen over.

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  21. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 10th, 2012

    I don’t know much about artwork, and this looks good, but at the top left corner, shoud there be an oval with 37 inside?

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  22. Professor Ponytail

    December 10th, 2012

    The trees represent a counter argument to my thesis on similar sex marriage, wherein I take the elegant position that resolving a professed belief in the privacy of an intimate relationship against a craving for community and state supervision of that same relationship is a natural manifestation of the correctness of my ideas. $350.

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  23. MaryfromMarin

    December 10th, 2012

    I told y’all that Professor Ponytail deserves this, if only just for his Piquant Pontificating.

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  24. Reiuxcat

    December 10th, 2012

    $375

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  25. Reiuxcat

    December 10th, 2012

    Hi Fur,

    Would you please bump this or make it a sticky? It is about to fall off the page.

    thanks buddy,

    Rcat

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  26. norman einstein

    December 10th, 2012

    Very nice, BFH.

    The trees and reflections remind me of one of my very favorite photographs, “The Pond – Moonlight” by Steichen.
    And that is good company…a print sold in 2006 for $2.9 million.

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  27. Jack Daniels

    December 10th, 2012

    The wife is an artist and I am a photographer, so most of the artwork in our home is our own.

    I have only ever once purchased a piece outside our own work, and that was a painting called Safely Home commissioned by VOM- Voice of the Martyrs.

    That said, I would have made an exception as I would love to have an original BFH painting, but alas, I recently lost my job of 8 years.

    Nice work BFH- both of them.

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  28. MaryfromMarin

    December 10th, 2012

    @Jack Daniels–

    Sorry to hear about losing your job. I hope there are some prospects on the very near horizon.

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  29. FreedomCat

    December 10th, 2012

    Sorry about the job loss Jack. I wish you the best. Nice work BFH.

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  30. Jack Daniels

    December 10th, 2012

    @Mary and Freedom,

    Thanks, but no worries. Looks like I’ll be heading to Tokyo for a job. For the last 7 years I have been wanting to get out of this God forsaken province and it looks like God may have very well provided me with the opportunity.

    In point of fact, I lost my job as a result of my sin against God, and I have been rebuked, but in His mercy, I was not crushed. It was a blessing as we say, in disguise.

    I only made mention of it because as a regular, I wanted to bid but could not.

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  31. MaryfromMarin

    December 10th, 2012

    @Jack D–

    The deep love of God is beyond understanding. I also have been saved, through His rebuke, by the hand of His mercy. A seeming contradiction, but only to our worldly vision.

    May He bless and guide you, wherever you go.

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  32. HippieCritic

    December 10th, 2012

    I bid 6 quatloos.

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  33. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 10th, 2012

    USD is no good, best require a more durable long term currency, like the RUB.

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  34. MPD

    December 10th, 2012

    Great painting. I wish I had a talent like that.

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  35. Jerry Manderin

    December 10th, 2012

    BFH. You make one helluva mean photoshop but you also create beautiful works of art.

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  36. Professor Ponytail

    December 11th, 2012

    Granted, the aquatic reflection is a celebration of Bill Schulz’s underappreciated first post-adolescent non-sexual use of the suction cup, as so averred by my third ex-life partner. Perhaps more on this later. But briefly, I take it only as the painting’s MacGuffin, as it were. It remains all about me. $400.

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  37. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 11th, 2012

    @ JackDaniels – “God forsaken province”

    You must mean San Francisco.

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  38. joe6pak

    December 11th, 2012

    If Perfessor Ponytail wants it all about him he better watch the clock, I heard there might be a last minute bid being considered.

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  39. Jack Daniels

    December 11th, 2012

    Boobie,

    LOL, you would think so. No actually the God forsaken province I refer to is Cubec (quebec).

    Believe it or not, in spite of some of the most liberal states you guys have, according to the Fraser Institute ( a think tank, not unlike the Heritage Foundation) Cubec ranks the bottom of the barrel in ALL counts in their 2010 report on the economic and social freedoms in North America!

    Ps. what is the current bid? $400.00?

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  40. BigFurHat

    December 11th, 2012

    Current bid is 400.
    Professor Ponytail is the holder.

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  41. Reiuxcat

    December 11th, 2012

    Checks time… (Hope I don’t screw this one up)

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  42. Whom

    December 11th, 2012

    BFH that is a beautiful, interesting painting. Well done :)

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  43. Menderman

    December 11th, 2012

    Do you take post-dated checks?

    by post-dated, I thinking 2018…or so.

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  44. JaneLovesJesus

    December 11th, 2012

    It is really beautiful, Fur.

    And Jack D., prayers for God’s providential care however it unfolds. Let us know.

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  45. Corny

    December 11th, 2012

    Great marketing. Hope you keep it up til I like the picture. Great, just not to my interest so far.

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  46. Xavier

    December 11th, 2012

    1 minute warning.

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  47. Reiuxcat

    December 11th, 2012

    If PP welches on his bids, I’m good for it.

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  48. Professor Ponytail

    December 11th, 2012

    Yes! Seriously now, I am proud to own this painting. I can hardly wait. I am a long time lurker here…and love this website. You are all doing something great here, BFH, the regulars, and the commenters. Everyday I thank you.

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  49. Mr. Pinko

    December 11th, 2012

    eternal ¼ cracker p second post bid states

    “Whatever the winning bid is, add an ounce of silver to it. It’s in the mail. Merry Christmas.”

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  50. joe6pak

    December 11th, 2012

    I am happy for the perfessor. I had every intention of winning this bid too, but I thought about how happy I was to have an original bigfurhat I would have felt guilty hogging this one too. Next time I might not be such a softie.

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  51. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 11th, 2012

    LOL. No, Fur has it right with the holder, I passed an added donation because I can’t afford it but wanted to add something for it.

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  52. MaryfromMarin

    December 11th, 2012

    Professor Ponytail, Proud Possessor!

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  53. BigFurHat

    December 12th, 2012

    I think Professor Ponytail won the bid at $400?
    Am I right?
    Any disputes?
    Good to go?

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  54. Reiuxcat

    December 12th, 2012

    I’m good.

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