Back in November, New Orleans artists Amanda Stone Talley and Hayley Gaberlavage launched a flash sale art marketplace, Transport Studio, as a forum for new and established collectors to offer a three-day discount on their fine art pieces. The first sale was such a success that Transport is kicking off another limited-time event, running today through Sunday, Feb. 13!
As they hoped, Transport is expanding by welcoming fellow artist friends to the studio and continuing to offer great discounts to collectors. This go-round, jeweler Gogo Borgerding, and interior designer Gerrie Bremermann join the troop with sterling silver cuff bracelets and stellar antique light fixtures, respectively.One of my favorite pieces in the collection is Grumpy Greta by Hayley Gaberlavage ($1,750, reduced from $2,500), which features an inquisitive, elderly woman who's a dead ringer for many a snoopy neighbor I've known in my day. I love the grassy greens, lilac-tinted pinks, and sky blues, as well as Greta's oversize "housecoat" and her sweet '50s-style handbag.
Meanwhile, I'm also lusting after Untitled by Amanda Stone Talley ($1,610, reduced from $2,300). The bright, abstract painting evokes dripping orange Creamsicles and sweetly scented lavender on a hot Summer day. What could be better than that? Only a fab art sale, I suppose.