Christie’s auction house to a Morphine drip

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Sooooooo Tuesday, (I’m always in NYC on Tuesdays for my GCA, Colleen Berry Structure Drawing class.) I came early to meet my friend Alex Haskell, who is also in the class for lunch.  After lunch he had a great idea to stop by Christie’s and check out their upcoming auction on American Art.  We saw some yummy Sargents, Morans, Rockwells and others. It was a super fun day. Leave it to Alex to think of something like this. We got to see great art not normally meant for the public and do it all for free.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Mrs. William George Raphael (1906) oil on canvas 56 X 41 in.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Mrs. William George Raphael (1906) oil on canvas 56 X 41 in.

Courtesy of Christie's, Thomas Moran (1837-1926) The Grand Canyon of the Colorado  price realized $12,485,000

Courtesy of Christie’s, Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
price realized $12,485,000

 

 

 

 Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) The Rookie, Price realized $22,565,000

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) The Rookie, Price realized $22,565,000

Next, I went airport to pick up my sister and Dad who were flying in from Texas.
Life went downhill after that.
The next morning in front of his hotel on 55th and 5th Neil (my husband) tripped on a padlock thing sticking up from a sidewalk cellar door and broke 3 ribs, his scapula and his patella. He was in so much pain they gave him a morphine drip at the hospital. We were in New York for Winston’s (our son) graduation from NYU, which we missed. :/

Checking out the gorgeous view from my husbands  room.

Checking out the gorgeous view from my husbands room.

New York City at night.  View from Neil's room.

New York City at night. View from Neil’s hospital room.

I’m happy to report Neil was released from the hospital and is home and recovering much more comfortably.  One second, life is great, the next you are on a great drip.

Shelli Alford is an artist and author, who enjoys learning from master oil painters from around the world and reviewing their classes, workshops and demonstrations.

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2 Comments

  1. glenda

    June 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Glad to hear that Neil is on the mend. What a terrible accident. I’ll bet the owner was dismayed to learn that one of the best attorneys in the country had been injured by a wayward pipe on his/her property!

    Pls post a graduation photo of Winston on your blog. The last one I have is from France, and it’s a good one, too.

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