Tony Buccola travels to Italy several times a year to scour the countryside and cities for unique items to fill his store, Antonio's Bella Casa, a southern California European-antiques shop. He also works closely with Italian artisans who create hand-carved wood lighting rich with patina finishes. Ten years (and dozens of forty-foot containers) later, he still gets the same rush every time he steps off the plane. “I am one of the lucky ones,” he says. “I love what I do and do what I love.”
Abstract painting of an architectural study of a
tile or wall. Painted in 1969 by Russian artist Evgeny Rukhin. Signed and dated lower center. Displayed in a beautiful carved gold wood frame. Image, 28"H x 22"W.
Modernist Abstract painting of the Mountains and John
Day Painted Desert in Oregon by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Erle Loran was a modernist of urban and coastal views and geometric painting. Fascinated by Cézanne, he painted the countryside around Aix ...