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Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 23, 2013 03:06AM
I'm sorry I missed it. The Pied Piper is estimated to be worth between $3 and $5 million.

SFgate





The owners of San Francisco's Palace Hotel have removed the famous Maxfield Parish Pied Piper painting that has graced the hotel's main bar for over a century and plans to sell it at auction.

The hotel said the painting was being sold because "it is no longer practical for the hotel to display, an original work of this value and cultural signifcance, in a public area."









Northern California Coast
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 23, 2013 05:09AM
Replacing it with the poker playing dogs ?
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: March 23, 2013 06:00AM
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cbelt3
Replacing it with the poker playing dogs ?


One can hope . . . on red velvet!



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/23/2013 06:00AM by WHiiP.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 23, 2013 06:20AM
Hope it stays in America.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: Mr645
Date: March 23, 2013 06:59AM
"it is no longer practical for the hotel to display, an original work of this value and cultural signifcance, in a public area."

Really means "Holy crap, that thing is worth over $3million? sell that sucka"
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: billb
Date: March 23, 2013 07:03AM
Insurance must have been getting -- costly--.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 23, 2013 07:43AM
I don't think I would want to display any valuable painting in an area in which people are drinking. Smart move, even if it's just for the money.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 23, 2013 08:39AM
I have always liked Maxfield Parish's work. I love the way he does the glazing to make that golden sunlight.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: March 23, 2013 08:40AM
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ka jowct
I don't think I would want to display any valuable painting in an area in which people are drinking. Smart move, even if it's just for the money.

Yes, but I don't think the drinking part is of any real significance, other than the odd occasional tossed shot-glass.
It's the smoking, and the cooking. The smoking part is now gone, but I'm sure the damage has been done.
I agree with the decision, even though it comes across as somewhat arrogant. I just hope that the painting stays in the Bay Area.

Eustace
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: March 23, 2013 12:46PM
I can understand why they are doing this, but selling it at auction implies to me they really need the cash. I wonder if they thought about donating it or negotiating a sale the SF art museum. I hope it stays in the area too.

If it were me, I would look into having a full-size reproduction made, and hanging that in its place.

Parish is one of my very favorite artists.



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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 23, 2013 01:47PM
I would take the cash and use it to renovate the hotel for the next 100 years.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 23, 2013 03:14PM
Right, just after hookers and booze.

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I would take the cash and use it to renovate the hotel for the next 100 years.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 23, 2013 08:59PM
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eustacetilley
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ka jowct
I don't think I would want to display any valuable painting in an area in which people are drinking. Smart move, even if it's just for the money.

Yes, but I don't think the drinking part is of any real significance, other than the odd occasional tossed shot-glass.
It's the smoking, and the cooking. The smoking part is now gone, but I'm sure the damage has been done.
I agree with the decision, even though it comes across as somewhat arrogant. I just hope that the painting stays in the Bay Area.

Eustace

I hadn't thought about all the smoking to which it must have been exposed. Smoking would certainly leave a film on it; perhaps it will be put into the hands of a good restorer before it goes on sale.



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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: March 23, 2013 11:18PM
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ka jowct
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eustacetilley
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ka jowct
I don't think I would want to display any valuable painting in an area in which people are drinking. Smart move, even if it's just for the money.

Yes, but I don't think the drinking part is of any real significance, other than the odd occasional tossed shot-glass.
It's the smoking, and the cooking. The smoking part is now gone, but I'm sure the damage has been done.
I agree with the decision, even though it comes across as somewhat arrogant. I just hope that the painting stays in the Bay Area.

Eustace
I was thinking about this for a couple of hours, and then decided to start a new topic, called "We'll Always Have Paris". "We'll Always Have Parish" is a little premature.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Eustace


I hadn't thought about all the smoking to which it must have been exposed. Smoking would certainly leave a film on it; perhaps it will be put into the hands of a good restorer before it goes on sale.
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Re: Maxfield Parish painting to be sold after 100+ years in hotel bar
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: March 25, 2013 07:15PM
"We'll Always Have Parrish!" after all.
The owner has relented. The painting will be sent out for restoration, and returned to the hotel for display.

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