To be honest this “find of the week” was actually bought over a month ago! Here’s the story…I entered Goodwill and started for my usual first port of call, the dishware aisle. A good chunk of my Goodwill buys are from this aisle. But after a few seconds, I thought “Go to the art wall. Go to the art wall.” I don’t know why. It’s only once in a rare while that I find anything good there! Most of the “art” is hotel art…mass-produced posters with bland images.
But that day I’m glad I followed my inner voice because they had just put out two numbered prints by Mordechai Rosenstein. Holy smokes these were nice. The bold colors and graphics are fabulous. One is titled “Sabbath Candles” (28/220) and the other “Fruit of the Vine” (29/220).
I didn’t even bother looking them up at the store. I knew they were good, plus I’d enjoy displaying them in our house. Here’s one on our picture rail with a print by Laura Blaconá. (Apologies for poor quality of this photo.) Our two Blaconá prints were also thrift store finds.
At the store I noticed that one of the pieces of glass has a little damage in the corner (just on the inside, the outside is smooth), but other than that these are perfect. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have found two Mordechai Rosenstein serigraph prints. These retail in the $300-$400 range, but I’ll be listing the pair in my store for a modest $200 if you’re interested. 🙂
The flowing forms of the [Hebrew] letters have been an inspiration since my youth. – Mordechai