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WW2 picture on my wall?
Martinnnn
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 08:30 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm currently looking if it's possible to hang a big photo/painting with the WW2 theme on my bedroom wall. The picture has to be poster-size, so let's say 50x60cm minimal!

The problem is, where to find such a picture or painting? And especially, where to find it for a reasonable price? Of course I'm willing to pay more for it than for a common movie-poster or something like that but I don't want it to be like I'm buying Mona Lisa.....

Anyone ideas? The buy-and-sell sites I know didn't came up with much usefull stuff

Thanks,
Martin
Teacher
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 08:38 AM UTC
Martin, try www.military-art.com or www.naval-art.com or www.aviationartprints.com or www.second-world-war.com

Vinnnie
SSG_Q
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 09:06 AM UTC
Best bet is to do a search for James Dietz. He does unbelievable WW2 paintings and other themes as well. (He's a former Paratrooper!!!) I personnally have a few of his pieces and after matting and framing, they look awesome. I'm also planning on having one of them tattooed on my back!!! His art is THAT good!!!
sounder
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 03:08 AM UTC
Hi

I have been a collector of aviation and military art for a long time now and have about a dozen or so framed and hanging in my den and other rooms.

Wings owned by Mike Johnson aviation and military art (son of Johnny )

Military gallery bought some great zulu war period prints there.

ebay has a section and bargains to be had.....

if you wish anymore info just pm me

Mike





Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 04:08 AM UTC
I can't help you with where to buy such a thing, at least at a low cost, but I applaud your idea. This is a case of great minds thinking alike. :-) As soon as my daughters move out I plan on grabbing one of their bedrooms as my modeling room. One of the first things I plan to do to the room is begin to hang posters such as you're asking about up.

smithery
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 05:32 AM UTC
Don't know of any armor related artwork, but for the avaition fans, here's another good link to check out:

http://wademeyersart.tripod.com/

Wade Meyers is an excellent aviation artist. I have a copy of "Eagles of Thunder" with two hand-drawn pencil remarques hanging above my hobby bench, and a copy of "Pressing West at FRISCO" hanging in the office.
Nokinja
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 05:45 AM UTC
If you have any of those knockoff picture stores in a mall near you, you can find a nice print there. I got this for Christmas of last year. It's not a painting, it's a print of an original, but I love it nonethless.