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Joyce Beauvais will be exhibiting as the Ouachita River Art Gallery's featured artist. Her collection includes watercolor and oil paintings of both people and animals. The River Gallery will have new art, pottery, wood turning, photography, jewelry and …
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Norris Centergives artistsa place to grow
Through the remainder of this month, the gallery is featuring the works of the Center's watercolor instructor Diane Kane and her students – mostly landscape scenes and flora. Kane teaches from November … “There was another lady who was teaching …
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Legends come out for First Friday Art Walk
This is their first First Friday and they're featuring watercolor painter John Mudra. Go further down Water Street and you'll find Page After Page Book Store. Inside you'll find the art of Ellen Wilson. And over on Main Street Port Discover, the …
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Valley Hospital's gallery features two longtime friends of the hospital
Dr. Anthony Raimo, a former Valley Hospital physician, is displaying oil paintings and Marcia Rieff, volunteer chairman of the Auxiliary Art Committee and Gallery for Valley Hospital, is showing watercolors. 'Just Walking in Town' by Marcia Rieff …
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Finishing Touch: Master of watercolors showcased
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist, but when I saw one of Charlie Velek's paintings, I knew I wanted to be a watercolor artist,” Fairchild said. “His sense of style, color and subject matter are like magic. As a teacher, he was always honest, even …
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Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
AffordableArt101 Fine Prints announced the acquisition of a rare lithograph by French artist Marcel Duchamp. Printed in 1938 and issued in Paris by the deluxe art revue “XXe Siecle”, the piece is called “Monte Carlo Bond” and is also known as “Obligation Monte Carlo”. Measuring 12 1/2 x 9 inches, the lithograph shows the infamous portrait of Duchamp taken by photographer Man Ray, superimposed onto a roulette wheel, with a casino gaming table in the background.
Art dealer Roger Walton of AffordableArt101 Fine Prints, owner of the online art gallery selling the print, says “There is something about this piece that always makes people a little bit crazy! It’s a great conversation piece. Collectors get excited about it.”
“I think the portrait is the reason for this,” continues Walton, “the way Duchamp stares right at you. Slightly ridiculous and a little sinister at the same time, it captures the viewer’s attention. This was the photo by the legendary photographer and artist Man Ray, who was also Duchamp’s friend.”
The portrait, indeed, has sparked much interest and commentary over the years. The substance on Duchamp’s head has been variously described as shaving cream, or soapsuds, molded into the shape of either a rooster’s comb, or a satyr’s horns, or perhaps an even darker creature.
The history of the piece is fascinating: in 1924 Marcel Duchamp hatched a scheme to “break the bank” in the casinos of Monte Carlo by using a system for betting on roulette, with investors to be offered shares in the enterprise. Duchamp set up a joint stock company with plans to raise 15,000 francs for the venture, and planned to issue bonds to investors. The original issue called for 30 bonds, but far fewer were ever produced. The bonds themselves (in their first incarnation) were mixed media collages mounted onto cardboard. Thus was born Marcel Duchamp’s “Obligation Monte Carlo”. Almost none survive; one specimen resides at MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art in New York) and another was auctioned at Christie’s for $ 1,082,500 in 2010, realizing long after the artist’s death the large gains he never achieved from the project during his lifetime.
The second incarnation of this work is as a lithographic recreation, executed by Duchamp in 1938 and published the same year by the Parisian art revue XXe Siecle. Approximately 1200 copies (or “impressions”, as print collectors prefer to say) were printed. A lithograph is a type of print, and because of Duchamp’s creative involvement in the process, this is considered to be an original work of art, even though multiple impressions were printed.
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was a French artist who had enormous influence on Modern Art, being influential in the development of Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Dada art. Among his best known works are the painting “Nude Descending a Staircase” and “Fountain”, a sculpture of a urinal that was one of his famous “Readymades”. “Monte Carlo Bond” is also a Readymade.
Walton makes a further point on this theme, saying “This Marcel Duchamp lithograph marries art with commerce, as Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst would later do. I think you could consider Duchamp the first Pop Artist.”
AffordableArt101.com is part of a growing trend of online galleries offering art for sale exclusively on the internet, giving stiff competition to traditional “bricks-and-mortar” galleries. According to Walton, “With lower overhead costs, we can offer the same pieces as other art dealers, but at much lower prices.” The online gallery features many styles and genres of original art prints, including Cubism, Surrealism, Dada and Pop Art prints. “It’s been a great season for new acquisitions,” says Walton, “we have some incredible Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and Miro prints for sale. You can find us online at http://www.affordableart101.com."
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Chelsea Gallery Picks Up Hospitality Tips From Moroccan Markets
Paintings shown lying against the wall at the gallery were not waiting to be hung. Being able to pick up a painting is part of the whole souk atmosphere. "The other thing about souk, a lot of times the artist will be here during the show so visitors …
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10 tips for writing (both about yourself and in general)
Sometimes, the best way is with music, or painting, or molecular gastronomy. However, since I know nothing about molecular gastronomy… 2. When you're writing, just keep writing and don't stop writing, ever. I'm not saying wear a diaper, but you know, …
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Moving Tips: Home lighting options
Choosing what colors you will paint the room could affect your decision. Light wall colors could require fewer lights, as the walls will reflect the light more easily. However, painting the walls darker will likely require more light, or more powerful …
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
Mirus Gallery is pleased to announce its launch with the inaugural exhibition, Crucible: collaborative works by artists Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, Mars-1, NoMe Edonna and Oliver Vernon who will each be exhibiting new solo works alongside a number of the collectives large-scale collaborative paintings.
This exhibition marks the opening of Mirus Gallery, a new gallery space in downtown San Francisco. Run by art collector and entrepreneur Paul Hemming, the programming will be marked by a commitment to championing new movements in contemporary art. Crucible is co-curated by long-time art collector, Brian Chambers. The opening reception for Crucible will be held on November 10, 2012 from 6pm 10pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 1, 2012.
At times it feels as if painting is alchemy. We throw in the many ingredients of painting technique and abstract language; they mix, dissolve, simmer, combust, coagulate into new forms and spaces. To grapple with the age-old tradition of paint while aiming for a pure and contemporary expression can be an arduous test of fortitude and perseverance, says Oliver Vernon discussing Crucible.
The centerpiece for Crucible is an eponymously titled collaborative work, a 7 x 16 foot canvas created over the course of one week spent in the Black Rock Desert. Compositionally complex, with intricate shapes and geometric patterning that resonate virtuosity. While the painting is ultimately an abstracted work comprised of line, color and form, these fundamental visual elements pulse and contract creating a dimensionality that evokes representational elements of the natural world such as space, movement and depth. In this work, the celestial and the terrestrial converge with overt references to the natural world; quasi-meteorological forms resembling whirling tornadoes, geological allusions to bodies of water and astral patterns blanket the canvas and saturate the eye.
Crucible is a collective reference point for the visual language explored by each of the collaborating artists. This exhibition will also include individual works by the artists produced autonomously or outside of the collective. Individually produced works are included in this exhibition to illuminate the artists collective efforts in their synergistic work while simultaneously highlighting each artist as a singular facet of the creative prismatic whole. For instance, viewers can look at a piece by an individual artist and see the way that artists style is echoed in the collectives shared artwork. In this way Crucible aims to showcase the dialogue that takes place between these artists, whether it is on a shared canvas or manifested in their solo work.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Friends for a decade, Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, Mars-1, NoMe Edonna and Oliver Vernon have admired each others work, shared ideas and engaged in creating works on a collaborative basis. The artists have published three books together: 4 Words, 2003; Convergence, 2005 and Further in 2010.
ABOUT MIRUS GALLERY
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and entrepreneur, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery will highlight work that emphasizes skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level.
In 2013, the initiation of an artist-in-residency program will pursue the gallerys values of community and collaboration by providing a live-in/on-site studio space for artists to make and exhibit work in a supportive environment, conducive to creativity.
ABOUT PAUL HEMMING
Paul Hemming is a San Francisco-based business pioneer. Moving adeptly in multifaceted entrepreneurial roles, Hemming is at once a DJ, green enthusiast, and philanthropist who has created a prolic output of radically distinctive businesses during his career. In his role as an eco-business forerunner, he has founded an impressive track list of eco-conscience entertainment companies comprised of Temple Nightclub and Ki Sushi, as well TMG record label and music studios. Paul continues to pursue his visionary goals as an avid art collector with a passion for discovering and promoting new artists.
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Brattleboro, VT (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery announces its October exhibition. In addition to the fine art and contemporary American craft of more than 350 artisans, the gallery will feature the block prints of Vermont artist Sabra Field, the pastels of local artist Deedee Jones and the oil paintings of Janis Sanders. The opening is on Friday, Oct. 5, during the monthly Gallery Walk in Brattleboro.
The gallery also is serving as an information center for the Vermont Craft Councils Fall Open Studio Weekend. Maps to direct visitors to the more than 140 art and craft studios open to the public on Oct. 6 and 7 will be available at Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery.
This new show is our way of celebrating American Craft Week (ACW), a celebration of American-made art and craft throughout the country, from Oct. 5-14, said Greg Worden, who has been part of the steering committee for the national project since its inception three years ago. This year, Vermont became the first state to sponsor ACW. In addition, the governor has proclaimed October as American Craft Month, a tribute to the many artists and craftspeople who help make Vermont a visitors destination or place to live. (visit AmericanCraftWeek.com to see the participants from Vermont.)
On Friday Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30, the featured artists will be on hand at Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery to greet visitors. Sabra Field, whose colorful, iconic block prints have captured the essence of Vermont for many years, will be on hand to autograph copies of her book, In Sight. Deedee Jones, whose pastels depict memories of her trip to France earlier this year, will be upstairs in Gallery 2 along with Janis Sanders, whose new palette knife oil paintings feature an array of Vermont barns. Music on the gallery baby grand will be provided by pianist Jon Matthew from 6 to 8 p.m. A portion of sales will continue to go the the Brattleboro Drop In Centers food shelf.
Other new work upstairs includes paintings by Steven Hileman, Susan Parmenter, Kim Eng Yeo, Deborah Randall, Dane Tilghman, Barbara Coburn, Elaine Hahn McIntyre and Ingrid Ross. On the Main Street level, new pottery has arrived from Matthew Tell and Elizabeth Saslaw; new glasswork by Tony Faith; jewelry by Ed Levin and Jan Gjaltema; and photo words by Michelle Rzepa.
Over the next few weeks, visitors to Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery will be introduced to or re-acquainted with an exceptional collection of fine art and contemporary American craft.
Owners Susan and Greg Worden invite you to visit when youre in Southeastern Vermont and see first-hand the quality of the workmanship on display. Whether it be oil paintings, watercolors, egg temperas, acrylics, jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wrought iron, clocks, pewter, turned wooden bowls, hand-crafted furniture including a comfortable rocking chair that conforms to whoever sits in it, paintings, photographs, sculpture, lamps, scarves and fiber arts, or hand-fashioned wedding and commitment rings, Vermont Artisan Designs is a gallery not to be missed.
Vermont Artisan Designs is open seven days a week at 106 Main St. in Brattleboro, a town recently voted No. 3 in Livability.coms Top 10 Best Small Towns list; No. 11 best small town in America by Smithsonian Magazine; and voted in the Top 25 best arts towns with populations under 100,000 by readers of American Style Magazine.
In addition to the monthly first Friday Gallery Walks, Brattleboro hosts numerous concerts and activities including the annual Brattleboro Literary Festival. This year the three-day festival is slated for Oct. 12-14, in various locations downtown. All events, including readings by the more than 30 authors, are free to the public.
Alameda, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Jewelry includes over 130 lots featuring South Sea pearls, gemstones, certified jadeite and coral. A shakudo suite will be offered in August as lot 291, consisting of a brooch and pair of earrings. The set is made of shakudo plaques depicting birds in a nature setting. The pieces are set in 10k yellow gold with tassel motifs adorning the plaques, to be sold at an estimate of $ 1,500-1,800.
Another highlighted lot lies in an agate intaglio, 18k yellow gold fibula brooch. The pin features two agate intaglios that each depict a male figure in libation. The brooch will be offered as lot 286 at an estimate of $ 300-500.
A wonderful watercolor on paper is being offered as lot 573 at an estimate of $ 10,000-12,000. Titled Yosemite Mountain, Au Ho-nien depicts the grand rock formation in a beautiful wash of pale blue. Purchased directly from the artist in China in 1977, it also displays an inscription to the left side and the signature Au Ho-nien. The painting will be offered with over 100 Asian lots including but not limited to bronzes, jades, porcelains, snuff bottles and Japanese works of art.
Furniture and Decorations highlights selected lots from quite an interesting provenance. From the estate collection of a Hollywood socialite and professional dancer is a selection of collectible porcelain pieces. A lovely Meissen porcelain figure of a bird will be sold as lot 771 with an estimate of $ 1,000-1,500. Another Meissen offering is found in a tray as lot 747. The tray is decorated with a bucolic scene of an English gent strolling with a fair maiden. A young mother tending to her child sit to the side of the pathway as well. The border of the tray is beautifully rendered in cobalt blue and gold leaf scrollwork, offered at an estimate of $ 800-1,200.
Additional lots from the collection include a Herend Chanticleer pattern china service. The set is hand painted with birds, butterflies in flight and delightful fruits (lot 745, $ 2,000-3,000). Also from the private collection is a Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica bowl, complete with ornate gilt metal stand (lot 742, $ 1,000-2,000). The bowl features a zig zag rim and leaf tendrils bearing young blooms in soft pastel tones. The highlighted lots are part of a selection that encompasses artisan pieces such as McGary Studios, Luca Madrassi, Tiffany Studios and Redmond Studio Glass.
Fine arts estate offerings comprise 135 lots of European and American art primarily from the 18th to 20th centuries. Prominent lots include oil paintings (Harry Curieux Adamsons Geese in Winter, lot 065, $ 5,000-10,000), watercolors (Beatrice Parsons Blooming Landscape, lot 027, $ 3,000-5,000) and lithographs (Joan Miros Arlequin Circonscrit, 1973, lot 052, $ 3,000-5,000). Quality engravings, photographs, etchings, bronzes and serigraphs are also included in the estate offerings.
An August highlight is found in William Trost Richards Davids Headlands Wales (lot 071, $ 4,000-6,000). The oil painting was gifted to the present owner by M.J. & A.E. van Loben Sels who donated 250 works of art by W.T. Richards to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in 1992. This van Loben Sels collection of Richard pieces derived from inherited works from the artists son. The pieces fine provenance as well as the celebrated artist is almost certain to draw strong bidder interest.
The illustrated auction catalog will be on-line for review at http://www.michaans.com. Previews open at Michaans Auctions on August 3rd until the day of sale. For more information please visit our website or call the front desk at (510) 740-0220.
About Michaans Auctions
Michaans Auctions is one of the leading full service auction houses on the West Coast. Specializing in the appraisals and sale of antiques and fine art, Michaans has specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. Offering free art appraisal, antique appraisal, estate auctions and specializing in the sale of art and antiques and other fine collectibles.
Established in 2002, Michaans Auctions holds up to thirty sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. With one of the largest facilities in Northern California and the Bay Areas lowest buyers premium Michaans offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable property. Some of these pieces realized world record prices. In 2005 A.D.M. Coopers oil painting, Three Graces 1915, sold for a record $ 21,060 and an Eduard Gaertner oil, German City Street Scene 1831,sold for $ 266,000.
Michaans has built its reputation on its ability to accept single items, groups or entire estates with its no risk consignment policy free of hidden fees and charges. Michaans specialists are dedicated to staying current on the latest issues and developments in the market and are committed to providing personalized and professional attention throughout the entire auction process.
For a full listing of upcoming auctions or to view a complete catalog, please visit http://www.michaans.com.
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