A Girard alternative

Last week's cover story on John Bertram and Ann Magnuson's Los Angeles house included the photo at right of the couple with an Alexander Girard wall hanging in the background -- a piece that Magnuson picked up at Skank World in L.A. An Internet search revealed that a similar wall hanging sold at auction for more than $400 this year, but we found a less expensive alternative: a $68 version selling at Urban Outfitters, above. At 24 inches square, it's smaller than the one in Magnuson and Bertram's house. And it's a screened print hung on a canvas. And the gorgeous colors of the original are missing. Still, not bad.

-- Deborah Netburn and David A. Keeps

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