“I start with a certain kind of structure, the center relating to the edge at the same time.”
Vincent Longo, standing in his sunny Amagansett studio, still paints every day at the age of 91.
Examples of Vincent Longo’s acrylic paintings on wood include, from left, “Lattice Window‚” from 2005, “Vertical Blind‚” from 2006, and “Color Studies Copeces Lane, East Hampton‚” from 1975.
Decoys, once the humble tools of wildfowl hunters, have become big business over the last three decades
A pair of working wood ducks attributed to Chief Eugene Cuffee of the Shinnecock Reservation was sold at auction last year for $8,250, well over its estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.
A rare sleeping black duck with “raised extended wingtips, fine feather paint detail, and sleepy eyes,” above, also estimated at $4,000 to $6000, went for $7,500 last week, while five other Cuffee decoys, among them the willet with shoe-button eyes, below, brought a total of $5,050. Decoys have become prized collectors’ items over the last three decades. Guyette and Deeter Auctions