Property of Starsky & Hutch

An inventory of stuff belonging to Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson

Starsky’s Window Blind Art (Tree House) — February 12, 1977

Starsky’s Window Blind Art (Tree House)

Starsky already had some modest window blind art in his Ridgeway house. In his new house, he (or, the rumor has it, PMG) goes wild:

Modern cave paintings in the kitchen window blind seenĀ at least in:

02-19 Starsky’s Lady
04-20 Targets Without a Badge, Part 2
04-21 Starsky vs. Hutch

Some weird figures in his bedroom window blind seen in:

03-14 The Heavyweight

 

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Starsky’s Window Blind Art (Ridgeway) — October 16, 1976
Starsky’s Alpha Sculpt Cube by Sheldon Rose — February 25, 1976

Starsky’s Alpha Sculpt Cube by Sheldon Rose

Something interesting caught my eye when I was studying the Ridgeway house scenes in “Running”: this small art item – maybe a paper weight or just a decorative object? – seemed distinct enough to be easily found through a Google search and, yes, it took about ten seconds to identify it! Sometimes you just get lucky – other times, you rack your brain for search strategies for a fortnight and get nowhere, except closer and closer to insanity.

The artist is Sheldon Rose – his signature is that little rose, here seen on the top right corner of the item. I couldn’t find much information about him, except that he graduated from Cooper Union (a private college in East Village, Manhattan) in the 1950s and worked and exhibited in New York City until the early 1970s.

Quite a few of these cast metal sculptures, most of them dated to 1968, have been for sale in online auctions in the recent years. This aluminum one is from the smaller end – some are big enough to function as tables. Rose gave them the name Alpha Sculpt – it’s unreadable in the screenshot, but that’s what is says next to the rose.

(And for those who look at the screen shot and go, “wait, isn’t that Hutch’s lamp from Venice Place?” – yes, it is.)

The Alpha Sculpt cube is seen in:

01-20 Running

I haven’t spotted it in Starsky’s Tree House, but it is possible, even likely, that it appears somewhere else in the show.

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