Well after much patience and being told this was not for sale, was for sale, was not for sale, will be for sale, cannot find the keys, cannot find the keys again, etc and 2 very patient and reasonable movers. I finally have this stunning mosaic. I bought it sight unseen. The mosaic work is a bit rougher than I had anticipated but in a strange good way that does not matter. At parts there are actual crystals sticking out.
Many of the small tiles ( in excess of 300,000) are sticking up on their side to create visual effects like clothing fringe and an argyle pattern.
Ok of all these thousands of tiles one is placed incorrectly. There is a tile around the central figures nose area that should run horizontally not vertically. It makes him look as if his nose is a bit beakish from certain angles. I am so tempted to gouge it out and perfect it? should I? Does anyone know who this may have been made by?
It came from a mid century home in Beverly Hills by architect William Stephenson. IT is slated for demo. Actually the house is not really all that, and I was surprised to find once I entered it I was not that outraged that it was being torn down.
I do not think this is an Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman or Millard Sheets mosaic. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Ok now how do we hang this puppy 103" x 46"