NEW Art Book will include Conrad Marca-RelliLes Fox
N.Y. Times bestselling authors Les and Sue Fox are doing research for a new book titled "The Art Buyers Handbook" to be published in 2011 or 2012. This book will feature stories of real people who bought valuable art at garage sales, flea markets, local auctions and estate sales. Did you know that a masterpiece by Joseph Decker ("Ripening Pears") was bought at a garage sale in 2001 for $5, and sold to the National Gallery Of Art in 2004...for $1,000,000? If you or someone you know has purchased a genuine painting by Conrad Marca-Relli for a fraction of its AskArt value, we would like to publish your story in our book. Your name will be kept confidential, unless you want us to publish it. The facts must be verified, and we will need photos of your painting (original oil or watercolor, not a print, lithograph or limited edition.) Thank you. Les Fox. West Highland Publishing / West Highland Art Auction Brokers.
Conrad Marca-RelliBrent Gregory
Conrad Marca-Relli has sometimes been described as "elegant". If you didn't know the man you might get a negative image from that word right off the bat, which would be totally the wrong image. He may have liked fast cars earlier in his life but Marca-Relli wasn't given to affectation in any way and I would venture to say that he preferred simple things over elegant things in almost every area of his life.
As an example, I remember how he felt that the Honda car company had messed up their cars when they started selling them with air conditioning and lots of luxury items. He loved the original "we make it simple" Honda and he absolutely hated the other, nicer kind.
Elegant, in my opinion, is totally the wrong word to describe Marca-Relli. He neither dressed nor acted elegantly. But he was a worldly and intelligent person. He also looked stately in person with his beard and dark clothes. Conrad Marca-Relli had class. But he was not elegant.