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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Beach House Buddhamania

The Buddha image is part of a large trend in beach house decor. Buddhas has become a ubiquitous element in the living room and beach patios, it is a constant reminder to grow. In a garden it represents balance and tranquility.

Sotheby's has held three "The Arts of the Buddha" auctions that have included drawings, sculptures, and paintings. Demand has spread to the art market and Christies sold a 26 inch tall wooden Buddha sculpture dating to the 12th century for about 14.4 million, setting a world auction record for traditional Japanese art. LA Interior Designer, Barbara Segal states that "the Buddha image speaks of spirituality without being overtly religious. It connects with the environment, it's serene and you fell you're a part of nature."

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