Buying and evaluating the stars' masterpieces.
Everyone knows you can find celebrity kitsch all over eBay. But where does one go for objets d’art made by the stars themselves? We went online — and asked Suzanne Anker, the chairperson of New York’s School of Visual Arts’ Art History department, for a critique.
DOM DELUISE’S DRAWINGS
WHAT IT IS For $25, fans of the gastronomically adventuresome comic are promised a ”personalized, autographed drawing.” There are no hints of what the work will depict. WHERE WE FOUND IT domdeluise.com WHAT WE GOT A Magic Marker-drawn cat. EXPERT OPINION ”The line quality is actually quite nice and very spontaneous. It’s almost like an autograph.”
CHERYL LADD’S PAINTING
WHAT IT IS A $19.95 print of North Ameri-cow, one in her series of ”geo-zoological” works. WHERE WE FOUND IT cherylladd.com WHAT WE GOT Nothing yet. Although the order was placed more than three weeks ago, there’s no sign of it. E-mails to the site have gone unanswered. EXPERT OPINION (Viewed online) ”This is as if it’s by an untrained artist. The map figure on the cow’s body is quite an interesting conceptual play.”
LANCE HENRIKSEN’S STONEWARE BOWL
WHAT IT IS A $35 handmade glazed dish by the protean actor (”Aliens,” ”Millennium”). WHERE WE FOUND IT bylancehenriksen.com WHAT WE GOT A small bowl that looks almost exactly like the photo online. It shipped on time by FedEx two-day air. EXPERT OPINION ”The glazes are beautiful. It’s a bowl that’s very earthy. This is intended to be a Zen experience for him.”