Wednesday, March 18, 2009

People We Love: Sara Moon

I have been buying a lot of art on eBay lately, the pièce de résistance being this giant oil painting of a Jean Shrimpton-esq girl and a lhasa apso. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and then today I googled Sarah Moon (the photographer) and came across the work of Sara Moon (the illustrator) whose work appeared on greeting cards, calenders, and posters that one would find in cheesy poster shops during the seventies and eighties. As it turns out, the painting that I bought is a copy of one of Moon's pieces. To make matters even more bizarre, I discovered that Sara Moon isn't actually a real person, it's an alias for this dude named Bijan Djamalzadeh. So I hit up ebay again looking for his stuff and found a gazillion prints, most priced at around $2 a pop. I bought most of them but there are still a few floating around including a framed print of the lhasa apso painting. I am especially stoked to have purchased the cat portrait at the bottom of this post, so fab!









All images (except the crappy ebay photo of my painting) from the Sara Moon fansite

11 comments:

E.K. said...

I think there is another Sarah Moon that is an amazing photographer. Is this the same person?

Chelsea said...

No they're not, it's just a coincidence. I love Sarah Moon the photographer also; I stumbled upon these illustrations because I was looking for her stuff.

E.K. said...

That's too bad, it would have been hilarious if she had a split personality that created amazing photos and cheesy drawings!

apsorescuecolorado said...

Actually, the two dogs depicted in the prints are most likely not Lhasa Apsos. With a close study of the face, a Pekingese quickly emerges.

In any event, quite the score!

Chelsea said...

Oh, my bad. I don't really know my dog breeds, the ebay listing said lhasa apso so I just went with it.

Cassiopeia said...

Ooh, those are amazingly pretty! Great find :-D
Xxxc

Luxirare said...

hm are you going to use these prints for the next quarterly?

Starting a Clothing Line said...

I really like the subtle colours. I should really try to find some more bargains on eBay.

Bec Winnel said...

I found your blog while serching for lovely Sara Moon art to drool over...

I love the cat one at the bottom!

Love from a massive Sara Moon fan too!

Bec
x

Cheap Furniture Glendale said...

She is extremely talented.

shelly hackworth said...

i just purchased the picture with the lady and dog at the top of the page.. i am trying to find out its worth or any info i can. any help u can give me would be greatly appreciated. thans