Rescued Art

You Can Trust Us at Rescued Art

“I have purchased quite a few works of art from Rodney, both for my own home and as gifts; I have never been disappointed. All arrived quickly, very carefully packaged and in great condition, ready to be hung. Rodney is not only a trustworthy seller, but I also have been able to find beautiful and unique works of art, pieces with soul, for about the same price that I would pay at a big box store.” ~ Inese Lovelace

We save art from dusty places: thrift stores, garage sales, attics. Our expert eye guides us to original, vintage, and limited editions. We join the grand tradition of pickers to recycle beauty.

 

We enjoy studio bench work  to make sure frames, backing, and mat are in excellent condition. Our many years of artisan and craft experience add real value to each piece.

 

We bring abandoned, damaged art to a state of elegance. If we had a brick and mortar store, all our sales staff would wear tuxedos.

 


Stories About How We Saved Art From Dusty Places

We write about our encounters with thrift store staff, yard sale pickers and the artists of the pictures we rescue. Stories make art more valuable! Just click on “Rescued Art Stories” above or pick a title from the gallery pages.

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We rescued from the back of a thrift store in Ohio this wonderful "window" print of a watercolor by Mildred Sands Kratz. (Not Andrew Wyeth. I thought so at first, too.) Does anyone know its original title? We like to be accurate. We'll send along a free print if you let us know what Mildred intended to call this piece from 1984. Take a closer look at http://rescuedart.net/product/mildred-sands-kratz-limited-edition-window-with-blossoms-inside-out/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We recently rescued this wonderful print by Irving Amen called "The Game of Kings." (http://rescuedart.net/product/irving-amen-pencil-signed-limited-edition-etching-the-game-of-kings/) The information on the net is a bit confusing, yet we are fairly certain it is an etching. However, just by looking and touching, is it possible to differentiate between a woodblock print and an etching? One is a relief process and the other intaglio, but how can you tell? Anybody got the secret? ... See MoreSee Less

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We rescued this print by Ernest Watson, not so much because it is beautiful, but for how intriguing it is. Just look at the color. How did he do it with pencils? What an array of bodily attitudes: sophisticated, blase, intoxicated with the spirit and . . . asleep.
See it big on our new website: http://www.rescuedart.net/product/ernest-watson-print-mountain-view/
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On a rescue mission to Massachusetts, I saved one of my favorites of the past six years: a Polish folk art reverse glass painting that celebrates a blessed couple's 25th. It reads: "Silver Jubilee Souvenir of the Sad State of Marriage 1939." This must be ironic, no? Take a look http://www.rescuedart.net/onlinestore/index.php?item_id=255&main_id=0&category_id=21

Let us know if we should laugh or weep!
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I just want to celebrate! Our latest Rescued Art Guy video on Youtube garnered 1,000 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ1G27SgMUU). We saved and sold more abandoned art in 2014 than ever before. It makes me feel like dancin'. Maybe I'll jump into the water of this full-of-life print by Allen Stringfellow. (http://www.rescuedart.net/onlinestore/index.php?item_id=251&main_id=7&category_id=16) ... See MoreSee Less

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Just after dawn on day three of our "All Art Garage Sale", I noticed through the woods a car parked out by our road. A woman, slowly with a few aches, got out of the car and very carefully set a piece of art against our mailbox. She creaked back in the car and left. Later, I went out to find this sweet sparkling watercolor. I imagined the woman had seen our signs around Saratoga and hoped this art would be rescued. She quietly contributed to our mission!

Take a look: http://www.rescuedart.net/onlinestore/index.php?item_id=240&main_id=0&category_id=6
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Rescued Art Guy shot a video a while back and it just passed the 500 viewers mark today! It is so wonderful to think that so many people would take time out of their day to learn about saving art from dusty places. Take a look, if you haven't seen it.

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It was great fun transforming our new garage into a gallery and many pieces of rescued art now have new homes. It is amazing what a creative environment does to open communication with strangers. We learned so much about people that we would have missed in a simple meeting on the street. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you are in Saratoga Springs this weekend and would like to stroll our garage gallery in search of a valuable piece of art for cheap, just keep your eyes peeled for these cool Valerie-made signs. They will lead you to our door! ... See MoreSee Less

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