I had an incredibly long and fun weekend driving to and from Los Angeles to take pictures at the 2012 Paid Dues Festival, shout out to Hail Mary Jane and the Guerilla Union team for hooking it up with the photo pass. I will be uploading pictures from the show as well as pictures of my drive down the Pacific Coast Highway soon. I am taking today off from posting new content but check back tomorrow when everything is back to the regular schedule. I’m going to be adding a few new categories to the site as well that will start tomorrow. Now I’m going back to sleep!
As Zach Bodish traced his usual route through the thrift store last week, passing the metal shelves of castaway posters and photographs, one word caught his eye. Picasso.
It was on a framed poster, alongside a crudely etched face and a French phrase advertising a 1958 exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work. Bodish, who figured it was a nice reproduction, paid the $14.14 price at the Volunteers of America in Clintonville and went home.
But as the 46-year-old University District resident researched the piece online, he noticed a red scribble in the corner of his thrift-store find, the same place where Picasso penned a scarlet signature on some original versions.
“I started shaking a little bit,” said Bodish, who has an interest in art but admits he is by no means a collector.
“I realized it wasn’t going to make me rich, but still, how often do you find a Picasso?”
The print could sell for up to $6,000 at auction, or twice that if sold at a gallery, said Todd Weyman, vice president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Read the whole story here.
I have decided once again that I want to maintain my own site. So I’m coming back to Tribute To The Web to satisfy my urges. For now, I’m going to keep doing what I was doing before I stopped doing it, see what I did there?
What does that mean? Well I’ll tell ya. It means that every day there will be a new video that is interesting to me in one way or another. Then maybe some odd news will be recapped followed by some amazing, visually sticking art. Of course I’ll be paying Tribute to the beautiful women of the world too. Lastly, I will have a link dump filled with tons of internet oddities ranging from absurd news to fun things to do in the web.
So check back tomorrow when everything is back in full swing. Also, if you happen to come across some odd things from around the web that you think I may find interesting, shoot an email to ImTribute@gmail.com!
The name is Carlos but I go by Tribute in the crazy world that is the internet. A little information about me, I live in the SF Bay Area of California. I’m a medicinal marijuana card holder and I strongly support the efforts that are being made to get cannabis legalized, but that’s what my work over at www.HailMaryJane.com is about. Currently I’m going to school to get my Associates Degree in Multimedia with an emphasis in Graphic Design. I plan to use this site as a way for me to just have fun and pass the time, who knows, maybe it will turn into something worth checking out on a daily…maybe. Anyways, check out what I’ve got to offer here, and feel free to contact me with any inquires at ImTribute [at] gmail [dot] com