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Gwyneth Leech, Construction Series Installation at Kaufman Arcade, 2018

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series

Posted: February 18, 2018 15:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series On View February 15 through March 31,2018, at the Kaufman Arcade, 139 West 35th Street/132 West 36th Street, NYC. This exhibition is presented by the Garment District Alliance. When a new building began to obliterate her studio’s light and north view Gwyneth Leech began an entirely new project: The Construction Series. First she drew and painted views of that building, begun in 2015. I was there one day when the construction crew and artist waved to one another. As it neared completion and more work was done inside, out of sight, Leech turned her att...


Anthony Velonis, Local Stop, 1939

DAY TRIP: Zimmerli Art Museum

Posted: January 16, 2018 16:53 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America, is on view through February 11, 2018. In the Eisenberg Gallery, at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, the show includes works by ADOLF DEHN, HUGO GELLERT, MERVIN JULES, CHARLES KELLER, HUGH MESIBOV, and ANTHONY VELONIS.   As an aside, David and Ruth Eisenberg were New Jersey collectors who were an absolute pleasure to work with; it’s so great to know that pieces we poured over together have gone to the Zimmerli.   It was wonderful to go on a walk-through of the Serigraphy show with curator Nicole Simpso...


Hugh Mesibov, Three Mechanical Figures, 1944

HUGH MESIBOV

Posted: December 29, 2017 09:20 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

December 29, 2017, would have been Hugh Mesibov’s 101st birthday. His work is currently on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America. In 2008 and 09 work by Mesibov was included in the landmark exhibition, The American Scene, at the British Museum. In 2012 it was shown in America @ Work, at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Connecticut College, New London, and in 2015, in WPA*Jobs, at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut. The one-artist exhibition, Hugh Mesibov, The Wartime Shipyar...


Susan Teller Gallery at INK Miami, Room 156

INK Miami Report

Posted: December 16, 2017 16:41 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It was wonderful to be at INK Miami at the Dorchester on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach! And with the glaring exception of rain-by-the-bucket on Saturday morning, we had one beautiful Florida day after another.   In our favorite Room 156 we arranged several concentrated overviews. These small exhibitions began with American Mural Studies by MORDI GASSNER, AXEL HORN, DOROTHY BROWDY KUSHNER, BEN SHAHN, and with an enormous proposal for the St. Louis Post Office, The Miner’s Life by HUGH MESIBOV.   Work by MESIBOV will also figured in an installation of paintings, drawings, and prints, a...


Anna Pinto's 2009 Holiday Card with stenciled 'Snow' and quote from Frank O'Hara.

The Calligraphy of ANNA PINTO

Posted: November 20, 2017 15:28 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

30 Years of Snow: The Calligraphy of Anna Pinto is on view in the Upper Gallery of the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, through December 31, 2017. The exhibition features holiday cards made by Pinto for family and close friends. They are mostly three-part creations: often a calligraphic interpretation of the word ‘snow’ (or a stencil or another mysterious method), an image evoking snow (sometimes combined with the word itself), and a few lines of text, often a haiku or poetry. The authors include Thoreau, Maya Angelou, and Wendy Wasserstein, and stretch back to the eighteenth...


More on the NY PRINT FAIR

Posted: November 18, 2017 13:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

 This is a shot made at the Print Fair on October 26, 2017, shortly after I presented the IFPDA Book Award to Antony Griffiths for The Print Before Photography, his groundbreaking tome that has hit the town by storm. He probably doesn’t remember this, but I was also the presenter of his IFPDA Achievement Award in, I think, 2007.   Those are Keepers of the British Museum with me: From left to right is Stephen Coppel, Assistant Keeper Modern Prints and Drawings After 1880, ST, Antony Griffths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings, and Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings. Coppel i...


Harry Sternberg, Open Hearth, 1937, lithograph

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, November 11, 2017

Posted: November 11, 2017 13:11 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Thought that this Harry Sternberg lithograph from 1937, Open Hearth, would be perfect to take to the Allentown Art Museum’s Cocktails & Collecting fundraiser today and there it is on the wall right across from our booth! Thank you!   The event opens this evening at 5PM and goes to 9PM. Ticket price is based on entrance time.


Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool

Posted: September 09, 2017 12:17 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

New York (August 11, 2017) – Collectors of American art may now request Questroyal Fine Art’s anticipated Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool, available in October. The hardcover, ninety-six-page catalogue features thirty-seven color plates of paintings by some of the most important nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists, with examples ranging from masterpieces of the Hudson River School to American Modernism. In keeping with Questroyal’s philosophy, Be Uncool celebrates masterworks of American art that are sometimes overlooked by collectors in favor of what i...


BOUND FOR POSTERITY: Henry Martin Gasser (1909–1981)

BOUND FOR POSTERITY: Henry Martin Gasser (1909–1981)

Posted: September 09, 2017 12:17 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

An exhibition and sale, November 10–December 9, 2017 New York (October 10, 2017) – Questroyal Fine Art is proud to present Bound for Posterity: Henry Martin Gasser (1909–1981). An artist distinguished by one hundred awards nationwide and included in sixty museum collections, Gasser is the sleeping giant of the twentieth century. He was a prolific artist and active leader of the Newark art school, heading the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and authoring seven instructional art books. The exhibition and sale will showcase the artist’s skill as both an oil painter and watercolori...


Riva Helfond, The Curtain Factory, 1937

Labor Day, 2017

Posted: September 04, 2017 14:45 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  In the 1930s Riva Helfond had a studio in New York’s Garment District.   From her window she could look across the street and see women working in a sweatshop with lots of billowing white and pastel-colored fabrics. It piqued her curiosity because she couldn’t figure out what they were making. Her first thought was formal wear or wedding and bridesmaids dresses but the material seemed wrong for the styles of the day.   Finally, one day Helfond crossed the street and walked up the stairs to find a curtain factory. In one form or another seamstresses appeared in her work over the...


Granville Redmond "Moonlit Pond" SOLD

Granville Redmond: Color and Silence

Posted: August 22, 2017 15:35 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

On March 9th, 1871, Charles and Elizabeth Redmond gave birth to healthy baby boy, whom they named Grenville Richard Seymour Redmond. Sadly – though perhaps from an art historical perspective, felicitously – young Grenville contracted scarlet fever at the age of two, rendering him completely and irreparably deaf. As a result, Redmond never developed the ability to speak. In 1874, the Redmond family moved to the Bay Area, eventually enrolling their son in the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, one of the nation's most renowned institutions for the hearing impaired. Redmond exce...


Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

Last Two Days: Making Space

Posted: August 12, 2017 13:37 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Works by DOROTHY DEHNER and ANNE RYAN are in Making Space: Women Artists and Post-War Abstraction at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The exhibition ends tomorrow, Sunday, August 13, 2017.   The paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and drawings, date from the end of the Second World War, 1945, to the beginning of the Feminist Movement, 1968.   A label for the show notes “Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives – and for ...


Anne Ryan, The Spider, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches

ANNE RYAN'S SPIDER

Posted: July 16, 2017 16:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Right now The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fascinating group of arachnidan images up in their Drawings and Prints Gallery, just to the left of the top of the Grand Staircase. We are suggesting yet another on this rarified theme: The Spider, Anne Ryan, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches.    


Anna Pinto at the Grolier Club, for The Calligraphy Revival exhibition.

The Calligraphy Revival, 1906-2016

Posted: June 30, 2017 16:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

A piece by ANNA PINTO is featured in The Calligraphy Revival, 1906-2016, at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City, on view May 17 through July 29, 2017.   Pulling primarily from his own collection, the calligrapher and curator Jerry Kelly dated the exhibition to the publication of Edward Johnston’s manual, Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering, in 1906. Covering more than a century with only one work for each scribe Kelley was able to include pieces by Rudolf Koch from 1912, Johnston from 1916, an Eric Gill from 1923, and the Pinto from 2016.   Most works are d...


"Wildbirds Among Branches" 2008, ink on paper, 15 x 20 inches

Inigo Online

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:28 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

https://inigoonline.com/ https://inigoonline.com/2017/04/20/featured-artist-dmitry-borshch/ The drawings belong to two related series, first of which I describe thus, "'Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch' is the title under which some allegorical pictures are collected, possibly more than nine: the series continues to develop. They are united by color, style, and technique, so I view them as a homogeneous collection of drawings. Allegory, drawn or written, is a product of that mind which regards truth as existing-in-absence: it does exist yet is absent from our view. A...


Pilgrimage: Ink and White Space

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

http://archive.is/trz8f A little over three years ago, I attended an ekphrastic workshop at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. It was organized by Letras Latinas and inspired by the exhibit, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” The exhibit and workshop traveled to other cities, letting the poets study, view, and then write poems inspired by the art, which went on to be published in several literary magazines. Fred Arroyo’s “Patio Dreams” is a product of this workshop and the collaborative spirit that brought together different communities and writers across the country. Eve...


Anne Ryan, The Quest, 1945, woodcut on black paper

CLOSING THIS WEEK: INNOVATION AND ABSTRACTION

Posted: May 28, 2017 13:07 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

CLOSING WEDNESDAY, MAY 31. Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17 is on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, through Wednesday, May 31. This exhibition was shown at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, in 2016. Dr. Christina Weyl, selected eight artists from the more than ninety women who worked at the New York Atelier 17 between 1940 and 1955. For each she selected intaglio prints indicative of their Atelier experience as well as an additional piece in another medium: paintings for MINNA CITRON and ALICE TRUMBULL MASON, stri...


Howard Daum, Combat, 1947, intaglio, final state

The Bombing of Guernica, 1937

Posted: April 26, 2017 12:13 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It would have been market day eighty years ago today in the small Basque town of Guernica when it was bombed by the German Luftwaffe and the Italian Aeronautica Militare. It was the first deliberate targeting of civilians by a military air force in the history of the world.   The number of dead was probably around 300 with scores of people, and as Picasso reminded us, animals, horribly injured, and the town destroyed. Within three months Pablo Picasso made a monumental work that continues to haunt us today.   Picasso’s painting, while under the protection of the Museum of Modern Ar...


Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

ANNE RYAN COLLAGE WEEK!

Posted: April 16, 2017 11:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Collages by Anne Ryan (1889-1954) date from the last five or six years of her short artistic career and for that matter, of her life. Right now they are having a moment. The piece shown here, dated 1951 and made on Douglas Howell paper, is currently on view at Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum in Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, through May 31. It is more cubist grid than expressionist composition like those on view in the Museum of Modern Art’s Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, on view through August 13. In his New York Times review o...


Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 - 1948) "Cypress Trees, Carmel" Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches AVAILABLE NOW

Early California Painters of the Monterey Peninsula

Posted: April 13, 2017 15:08 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

By Rob Pierce, Associate Director, William A. Karges Fine Art, Santa Monica Since the beginning of the 20th century, the climactic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists from around the world, eager to try their hand at capturing the spirit of the dramatic shoreline. Over the ensuing century, hundreds of artists produced thousands of works, each a unique interpretation of the region’s natural beauty. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the region was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists who established an artist colony after th...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - Volume 196

Posted: April 10, 2017 09:48 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET April 1, 2017 Volume 196   Upcoming Exhibitions San Francisco Rehs Contemporary will be exhibiting at the 7th edition of Art Market San Francisco.  On view will be a robust selection of work by many of our artists. The VIP preview is: Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 10 pm. General Show hours are: Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm. We have several VIP passes … please email us if you would like one, or two! New York City Our gallery exhibition – Skin & Tonic – will open on Thursday, May 4th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  ...


Peggy Bacon, Low Tide (Wellfleet, MA)

PEGGY BACON AND CLARE LEIGHTON FEATURED IN PROVINCETOWN

Posted: April 09, 2017 16:17 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

 Down the Road: Wellfleet Printmakers from the 20th Century is on view at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, from April 7 through May 21, 2017. It’s a wide reaching show with exceptional examples of work by Clare Leighton and including many of the actual woodblocks for her 1954 book, Where Land Meets Sea – The Enduring Cape Cod, jewels in themselves. Leighton’s print of the Oyster Houses, 1948 (and my new favorite of hers), is paired with a related preparatory drawing, as well as Peggy Bacon’s Low Tide, 1952, Albert Edel’s extremely scarce Oyster Shacks, and eve...


"Bush-Maliki News Conference.  Baghdad, December 2008" 2009, ink on paper, 42 x 26 inches

Literary scholar John Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 29, 2017 18:43 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Scholar of English literature John Maynard, PhD, is the author of Browning's Youth (Harvard University Press, 1976), Charlotte Bronte and Sexuality (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Browning Re-Viewed (Peter Lang, 1998), Literary Intention, Literary Interpretation, and Readers (Broadview Press, 2009), and other works. Here are 4 questions and answers from his conversation with Dmitry Borshch: One more on theme: "The Good Arab?" seems to me both a stereotype and an attempt to rethink a stereotype. Do yo...


Thomas Hart Benton, The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), 1942

Depression-Era American Art at the Royal Academy

Posted: March 27, 2017 15:36 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Work by Thomas Hart Benton is featured in America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, through June 4.   Above is Benton’s lithograph The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), of 1942. In the Creekmore Fath print catalogue raisonné there's a note by Benton that horses galloped with steam engines but not with diesels. A member of Associated American Artists’ 'Triumvirate of American Regionalism' along with John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, Benton was a painter, muralist, and printmaker. His America Today mural series of 1930-31 is at the Metro...


"The Budding Patriarch" 2009, ink on paper, 33 x 33 inches

Ways of drawing: philosopher Patrick Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 15, 2017 19:23 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Patrick Maynard describes his work thus: "Most of my publications and talks concern the nature, function, and perception of pictorial representations and similar expressive forms. They are theoretical, but argued from 'real world' engagement with things that matter to people, from the prehistoric to our own times. These discussions not only feature a broad variety of illustrations, but, as 'substantive' philosophy, are typically based on them. They are of interest not only to philosophers but also to artists, art critics and historians." Dr. Maynard is the author of Drawing Distinctions (C...


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