Laura Levine

Laura Levine

Homer & Langley Collyer

NOVEMBER 30, 2009

NEW PRINT RELEASE. I'm pleased to announce a new limited edition print release, The Collyer Brothers.  The original piece first appeared in Blab! in 2001.

Like many New Yorkers, I grew up fascinated by the legend of Homer and Langley Collyer, the reclusive hoarders who were tragically crushed under their 136-ton accumulation of booby-trapped "collectibles" in the 1940s. As a child, my mother warned me that I might end up like one of the Collyer Brothers if I didn't clean up my room. (Did I listen? Read on.....).

Over the years I grew more obsessed with their story, and in 2001 I spent several months researching, writing and painting this piece, a diptych on an antique blanket chest cover. The original painting is not for sale, but due to many requests (and happily coinciding with the publication E.L. Doctorow's new book, Homer & Langley), I have decided to produce a limited edition print, which I'm pleased to offer at a special introductory price for the holidays.

This large limited edition archival pigment ink print is printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm 100% cotton rag paper, signed and numbered on front by the artist in pencil. It is available in two sizes.

Edition Size: 50
Paper Size: 24" x 18"
Image Size: 22" x 11"
Price: $350.* plus $15. U.S. shipping/handling (shipped in a sturdy tube) - * special offer through Dec. 31, 2009

(There will also be an extra-large size available for $600. - please email us for details.)

Please visit my online gallery to place an order.

Other prints as well as original paintings are available on my Illogator site for holiday gift giving starting at $45.

p.s. As far as my mother's warnings.....nine years ago I opened my own "Shrine to Clutter," a seven-room packed-to-the-rafters vintage junk and oddities shop in Phoenicia, NY, named, naturally, for my inspiration: Homer & Langley's Mystery Spot Antiques.

This is the piece in its entirety.
A detail view.
Another detail view.
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