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Found Fine art in Singapore

Post by ntccdomo » Fri, 30 May 2008 11:43 am

Good day to all :) just came back from tanglin shopping centre. Was looking for pictures and furnitures for my new home. Anyway was browsing through most of the shops and was amazed at what i found at B1. Its called hogarth art london i think. They are a gallery that sells pictures on canvas (like van gogh / monet etc..) for really cheap prices including great gold frames for like 500 bucks for a 24x36 inch canvas art. Also they do delivery and hanging up for you. Quite professional i think at least they arrive early and clean up after they are done. Those who want a cheap and good buy can trot down to tanglin shopping centre the old one not the mall. At B1.

Also any ideas to get nice european furniture? need one for my living room. :)

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Post by taxico » Fri, 30 May 2008 12:59 pm

i like stepping into that takashimaya art gallery (beside tumi) to ogle.

these were three pieces that i enjoyed immensely a few years ago and wanted to buy desperately (especially the last one).

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thanks for sharing that tanglin SC place - i'll be sure to head on over when i get to singapore later this year!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 May 2008 1:19 pm

Aiyoh, taxico! You have to learn to be more discerning. :P

Not about art.

About what you reply to in seriousness. I left the horse one up only because there were already a number of posts there before I could do anything. Fortunately in her case I was already reasonably sure it was legitimate but she just didn't read the FAQs on this site before starting out. She also did not bother to think about what she was doing either. Sometimes it's just a judgment call.

Think about it. Normal Forum readers/posters are not going to register on a forum just to post a single initial post on the first day of registration. I always check the number of posts made prior to the pimping of a business. This person is advertising. Go back and read the post. How many people would have gone to all that trouble to get all that information just to run home saying to themselves "Wow, I need to run home and tell that forum that I'm not a member of about this fantastic place I just happened on!"

On hindsight it looks pretty obvious don't you think?

Just use your "bedside" manner to look at the general symptoms to gauge what's wrong with the patient/poster. :P
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Post by ntccdomo » Fri, 30 May 2008 1:33 pm

Ha thats quite true. but its quite hard to not to share cause in singapore there isn;t many places that does this. i;m sure many ppl are looking for it. You can't just base on my one post and conclude that way. The only setback about that place is that its all copies not real ones. Call it whatever you want.

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Post by taxico » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:01 pm

sunday, why, i never!

my bedside manners involve (for now) a new'ish bottle of jergens and some wipes... I KID... I KID... i think! :cool:

i'm sure this fella's legit. but then again, i am not quite bright, am i! waitaminit... !

see! ntt docomo japanese telecommunications nickname person came back to post, so all's good.

now, be nice! =P~

hello nttdocomo! :wave:

what did you buy from that hogwarts place?

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Post by ntccdomo » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:06 pm

its ok. erm i bought a treasure like thingy picture called vanitas allegory (shining things to light up the house)or something like that to cover my big wall at home. and some river landscape picture. Also i would need a new car more like 2nd hand. Any good places to go to. I do not really like to bargain for discount. Realised its a Singapore culture to ask for discount.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:17 pm

Fair enough. My apologies. But if you have been here long enough you will start to see what we are referring to. And why we often have to make judgement calls. It's a never ending battle to keep the board garbage free for the ease of our majority of readers, with the exception of the PS threads and the Airline threads (that one's Plavt's! Even I won't wade into there!)
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Post by ntccdomo » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:30 pm

hmm thanks for the links but i don't seem to find any car websites or contact number on them.

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Post by taxico » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:31 pm

if you want a car, i strongly recommend...

not owning one. it's too expensive in singapore. get a vespa scooter and a decent rain suit.

ha ha. i know i pay about $50 a day to rent a small car in singapore.

that excludes gas and parking and tolls (which adds up to be about 20-50 bucks depending on how much you drive and where you park).

2nd hand cars are no longer in "vogue" (if i may term it that way) in singapore cos most people toss them out after 3-5 years.

but if you still need a car, then...

you can try the huge'ish used car lot (more like many small dealers in one place) at bukit timah where the old race track used to be.

i can't remember the name right now, but it's outside GIANT HYPERMART and near these whole bunch of seafood restaurants.

i'm sure any good cabbie can bring you there with those descriptions.

there're another bunch of car dealers along KAKI BUKIT. again, cabbies know where they are. but unsure if they have many used cars.

you'll see an odd sprinkle of tiny used car lots here and there, but i don't have a complete list or anything like that.

lastly, my parents stay in the north and near where they live, there's a decent used car dealer.

it's off Yio Chu Kang road towards AMOY QUEE CAMP ("cactus road" in googlemaps). old timers run that place, so you can haggle. it's got a traditional chinese name so i can't remember what it is.

i've had friends who bought (short term <12 months) and sold cars through them and they've all had good experiences.

my dad's also sold most of his former cars to them and liked the prices he got.

good luck and post some pics once you have everything framed and mounted, if you can!

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Post by taxico » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:33 pm

hey! you should just buy a 60c copy of straits times and thumb through the classifieds!

many used cars for sale in there! save on the cab fares and demand the seller/dealer email you pictures or something.

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Post by ntccdomo » Fri, 30 May 2008 2:38 pm

thanks for your advice :)

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Re: Found Fine art in Singapore

Post by ksl » Sat, 31 May 2008 12:44 am

ntccdomo wrote:Good day to all :) just came back from tanglin shopping centre. Was looking for pictures and furnitures for my new home. Anyway was browsing through most of the shops and was amazed at what i found at B1. Its called hogarth art london i think. They are a gallery that sells pictures on canvas (like van gogh / monet etc..) for really cheap prices including great gold frames for like 500 bucks for a 24x36 inch canvas art. Also they do delivery and hanging up for you. Quite professional i think at least they arrive early and clean up after they are done. Those who want a cheap and good buy can trot down to tanglin shopping centre the old one not the mall. At B1.

Also any ideas to get nice european furniture? need one for my living room. :)
Quite a big difference in price 500$ her and 50US $ in mainland China, who have they seen coming?

No idea of online price, better to take a trip and save money, they can do any painting you want!

http://www.chinaoilpaintingswholesale.com/showtj.html

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Post by ntccdomo » Sat, 31 May 2008 10:50 am

oooo thats a nice idea. but afraid of dealing with china ppl got cheated once. Also all the trouble to go down to china just for 2 pictures is a bit time wasting.I don;t really know how they will turn out though. but still a very good website. will decide about it :)

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Post by QRM » Sat, 31 May 2008 4:17 pm

Funny I was walking past the shop and popped in, they are not even hand painted oil paint copies, just scanned images printed on canvas like paper, you can still see the pixalisation.

They are OK as a tongue in cheek joke present to someone who is desperate to have a Mona Lisa in the guest toilet.

Thats what called "Fine art" in Sinapore? :shock:

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Post by ksl » Sat, 31 May 2008 5:15 pm

QRM wrote:Funny I was walking past the shop and popped in, they are not even hand painted oil paint copies, just scanned images printed on canvas like paper, you can still see the pixalisation.

They are OK as a tongue in cheek joke present to someone who is desperate to have a Mona Lisa in the guest toilet.

Thats what called "Fine art" in Sinapore? :shock:
There is a city in China, forget the name just now, but it is the one and only place for copy artists, and i am talking lliterally thousands of painters, they also have a website, if i find it, i'll post it.

You may find them on ebay under reproductions, of which are legal, if the original was first done, before tthe laws were set in place, so your Mona Lisa Copy should be safe. There are some incredibale painters out there, its just finding the right one. do not rush into any purchase, but minimise risk, by background research. There are plenty of good deals, the paintings in Singapore are mostly scanned, you can get the real oil or water paint from China.

Singapore is selling paintings at well above the normal price, because tourists are suckers of which most tourist area's exploite, not just Singapore.
So I would certainly bide my time and get something of good value for money, I wouldn't mind paying 500$ for a good oil painting of a master. I doubt you will find it here in Singapore..

The paintings found here are almost all done in China, have a 50 to several hundred $ tag, which can be found in China for 25 to 50 US$.

Also on ebay, if the painter site becomes popular, the price will also increase with popularity, as they are building up credibility on feedback, becareful of postage charges, they may have a cheap price, with postage 3 times the price of the object. Only deal with members showing a good feedback above 97% for thousands of sales. to be safe, admittedly not all customers are satisfied, so look at the prices, they are going for on past sales, and consider.

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