Carmelo Anthony's wife, La La Anthony (née Vazquez), recently spoke with the New York Post about her reality TV show, her role in the upcoming film "Think Like a Man," and the couple's place in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. The only piece of critical information in the Post's story is that, as you can see above, the Anthonys have a huge painting of Carmelo Anthony's head hanging above their fireplace.
From the Post:
How much input has Carmelo had in the design of your home or did you manage the project yourself?
Believe it or not, he has more input and gets more involved than I do. He was really into working with the decorator, Alicia Darby, who also decorated our home in LA.
Have you recently purchased any artwork? What is your favorite piece?
This past Christmas, we purchased a huge, modern picture of my husband from the artist Paul Gerben, whose studio is located in SoHo. It was great to be directly in touch with the artist himself, which enabled us to create this fantastic, very large and abstract piece that we love.
Gerben, who has done commissioned work for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons and Donna Karan, also painted the family a portrait of their son, Kiyan, which is nice. As Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones noted, though, "that's not the one that's hanging above their fireplace."
While I do have several handsome Jacob Weinstein prints in my living room and some of Brandon Bird's work in my hallway, I am not an art critic, so help me out here: When you buy paintings, is size the primary determinant of value? LaLa mentions the size of the painting as many times as she mentions what kind of painting it is, so I guess it is important.
Based on the little I do know about art, though, I wonder if "modern" or "abstract" really fit here — isn't this more of a "kind-of purply reproduction of a photo?" I guess that's not a very artsy way to talk to a reporter, though. Oh, well. The only thing about art I really understand is that it's important to know what you like, and then buy that. I guess this means we now know for sure that Carmelo Anthony likes Carmelo Anthony, which is something we probably could have guessed.
Quick, PaintBros of the BDL Readership: Someone make one of me. My wife's always talking about how we don't have enough giant purply paintings of my big Irish head. Ooh, and also, get me an apartment with a fireplace.
Hat-tip to SLAM's Marcel Mutoni.
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