Friday, April 22, 2011

Added Provenance

I've just been notified that the paintings from Danni Shinya Luo's Chaotic Harmony exhibition will be featured in her forthcoming art volume from Last Gasp Books, entitled Soft Candy. Additionally, Blue Canvas magazine will be highlighting some of the same paintings for their October issue, which hits newsstands around the same time as her book releases. This additional provenance equates added value for those who have purchased pieces from her show, which remains on display with Heather Watts (while Daniel Lim and Mark Gleason fill Gallery II) through May 1st.

Renown South African artist Andre van Sijl will be receiving a career retrospective in Beverly Hills next month. Through my friendship with this extraordinary man, we've got five tribal masks to offer to our collectors. Andre was part of the long struggle to end apartheid and his art was featured prominently in Nelson Mandela's inauguration ceremony. He mixes his award winning poetry with his sculptural craft to create moving works of spiritual and humanitarian reflection. It's a wondrous bonus that these works elicit a higher consciousness of the political events that inspired them.

The Tax Refund Sale is over! We found new homes for several key pieces of artwork by Gary Baseman, Isabel Samaras, Mark Todd, and others. If you have a wish list, don't hesitate to contact me, as we routinely represent estates and collections that include classic paintings, drawings, and sculptures by these and other top-shelf pop-surrealists and street artists like Becca, Tim Biskup, David Choe, Dalek, Camille Rose Garcia, Kozik, Elizabeth McGrath, Owen Smith, and Eric White. We also frequently receive rare serigraphs and prints by Coop, Shag, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey, and others.

I'd also like to announce our ongoing dedication to the Self-Taught movement of American Folk Art. We have entered into a partnership with the owner of the quintessential collection of South Eastern self-taught art. I'll apologize right now for the cryptic anonymity, but I can not post the names publicly that are contained herein. Suffice to say that there are masterpieces Smithsonian exhibited artists. This includes the African American craftsmen who helped to inspire Basquiat and Ruscha; no rhetoric –this is well documented. Whether you are a long-time patron or a fledgling collector, there are pieces within your grasp. Shoot me an email, or call the gallery line and I'll be happy to elaborate.

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