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    Estate of Ernest Trova......

    Sale listed "many tools", which should include lots of semi-smith tools. And also mentioned the shuttle running from a parking lot to the sale, etc..... I bet it was a complete madhouse.

    While it might be interesting to have a genuine Trova hammer, I declined the honor...... I doubted possession would improve my craftsmanship or originality....
    1601

    Keep eye on ball.
    Hashim Khan

  • #2
    Originally posted by J Tiers
    Estate of Ernest Trova......

    Sale listed "many tools", which should include lots of semi-smith tools. And also mentioned the shuttle running from a parking lot to the sale, etc..... I bet it was a complete madhouse.

    While it might be interesting to have a genuine Trova hammer, I declined the honor...... I doubted possession would improve my craftsmanship or originality....
    Which planet was it on?

    TMT

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    • #3
      Mr Trova's obituary, as published in the NYT.
      Ernest Trova, ‘Falling Man’ Artist, Is Dead at 82
      By Bruce Weber
      NYT 2009.03.13

      Ernest Trova, an artist whose signature creation, a gleaming humanoid
      known as “Falling Man,” appeared in a series of sculptures and paintings
      and became a symbol of an imperfect humanity hurtling into the future,
      died at home on Sunday in Richmond Heights, Mo., near St. Louis. He
      was 82.

      The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Ernest Tino Trova.


      ...

      .

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      • #4
        I guess I'm one of those "I know art when I see it" types but missed it with Trova's toys.

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        • #5
          Great stuff

          Dennis:

          "How great thou (thine?) art"?

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCP7X92ynWg

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMIDfTcMuAM
          Last edited by oldtiffie; 06-20-2010, 12:58 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oldtiffie
            Dennis:

            "How great thou (thine?) art"?
            I swear I could walk around Barcelona for a week and never find anything interesting to photograph. I'm very thankful that Gaudi did not live in Seattle. Some stuff is just crap

            Now this is art! http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2235

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            • #7
              Biggun

              Musta been a pretty big guy Dennis.

              Did he die with 'em on?

              Must've bin sum 'orse he wuz ridin' too.

              I thort everywun 'n' everyfing woz dat big 'n Texas.

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              • #8
                I hate art galleries, all that wasted space. Why do they only have to display one object per acre ?

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                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • #9
                  I don't get it. It appears Mr. Trova took an Oscar, shaved the arms off, and glued six of them to a cube. I think my kids have some similar art projects. I better get promoting so I can cash in on it.

                  andy b.
                  The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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                  • #10
                    heck, at the time, it was "modern art".

                    If you think it is worthless, which it might be, after all, then you have a certain amount of company in the art world...... Mr Trova was not universally admired. Enough so as to be 'controversial" at the time. Even among folks whose "products" you might think worse...

                    That's to be expected.

                    But there are differences as well. For instance, we had recently at the museum here an exhibit of the work of a number of older modern artists, including Jackson Pollock. A number were nominally similar to Jackson Pollock, but there is something about a Pollock which separates it from the others.

                    As for "falling man".... one is interesting, then IMO you do something different.... When I have a painting finished, I really don't even want to see it again.... I want to do a different one.
                    1601

                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by J Tiers
                      If you think it is worthless, which it might be, after all, then you have a certain amount of company in the art world...... Mr Trova was not universally admired. Enough so as to be 'controversial" at the time.
                      The NYC MoMA has had his sculptures featured for 20 years.

                      I like this one:



                      I'm taking a semester-long blacksmithing class from Will Bastas (a well-known master blacksmith and artist), and aside from the artistic qualities, blacksmithing stainless is HARD.

                      Where's Ries?
                      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                      • #12
                        This was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in 1989 for $1.8 million. It's 17' 9" by 7' 10". About the only thing that can be said for it is, it's big. Whatever happened to talent being something required to create art? There's a 25' high monstrosity of scrap metal on one of our downtown street corners that the city paid $30,000 or $40,000 for...looks like somebody was let loose in a scrap yard with a welder. I could definitely have made it and if I could make it, it isn't art by any stretch of the imagination. "Art" has to be one of the biggest frauds ever perpetuated on the human race.
                        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                        • #13
                          Good call Jerry,paying some ridiculous price for a Stanley ball pien hammer just because somebody with 9-1/2 minutes of fame owned it wouldn't make much sense in any world,art or otherwise.

                          Once went at gun point to a traveling NEA showing.It was an interesting mix of art supplies,trash and drugs and those were just the people there.

                          I shall make it my determination in life never to attend one again.

                          Determining what is art and what is not is really quite simple-

                          ART-



                          NOT ART-
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wierdscience
                            Good call Jerry,paying some ridiculous price for a Stanley ball pien hammer
                            A blacksmith hammer is very different than a ball peen hammer, or an "engineer's hammer" for that matter

                            Blacksmiths use ball peen hammers of course, but it's not what they forge with.
                            "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lazlo
                              A blacksmith hammer is very different than a ball peen hammer, or an "engineer's hammer" for that matter

                              Blacksmiths use ball peen hammers of course, but it's not what they forge with.
                              No s--- Sherlock



                              My question here is,why didn't he finish it? Looks like a half finished hood ornament
                              I just need one more tool,just one!

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