Big Time Score on Sackett Street!!!!

So. I'm on my way over to the F.R.O.G.G meeting tonight and spot this canvas in the garbage. It's dark, I can't really tell what it is but it sort of looked like a landscape of the Gowanus. Hey guess what? It is! And it is a beauty and I will treasure it always. It is done by R. Buckner. Anybody out there know anything about him? One of the F.R.O.G.G folk said he is a painter indeed. Why would he throw out such a beautiful painting?

If I don't finish what I plan on doing for the F.I.B show at Freddy's, I got my backup, because this is truely found art. Thank you R. Buckner!!!!


amarilla said...

Sweet, I'm so jealous. No irony in it, just beauty and light. What did you do to deserve that I'm wondering?

Lisanne McT said...

I know, it is really gorgeous, really dreamy. The thing I really love about it is that he really got the colors down. What I Iove about living around here is the prevealence of blue/grey shades, the buildings and the sky just blend..it's also really unlaboriously painted. I really feel like it is a gift!

Katia said...

Hi Lisanne,
I think its perfect. The painting should NOT have been found by anyone else but Ms. Found In Brooklyn!
I wonder how many people walked by it and just dismissed it before you did and saw its beauty.
It is pretty amazing.
And of course you need to include it in your show.

The Music Director said...

that's hilarious-- you often see these plein air painters on Union or Carroll, once in a while 3rd... i wonder if they didn't like it as much as ya'll or just some local ditched it while moving, or maybe they're recent ex- threw it out--


The Canal has come between more than one "good relationship" over the last 350 or so years & will again, I'm sure.

This is a longshot too but...

R. Buckner ** may be ** Richard Buckner, the very estimable singer-songerwriter & often quite dark. tho' perapatetic, i'm pretty sure he lives in Bed-Stuy now.


Best Wishes,

The Music Director
Who Walk In Brooklyn

p/s: all of Richard's albums are good to great, the debut is most country, w/the most recent couple showing an ever more fractured sense of language & bold-ish (for a singer/songer) exploration of guitar tones too.

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