We feature American paintings and works on paper from the 1920s to the 1950s with special interest in the Urban/Industrial Scene, Modernism, Atelier 17, Surrealism, and African American work.
Art Miami is in full swing. At our booth, A-85, in the north tent (one of three), Hugh Mesibov's Siege (Leningrad), 1943-44, and Fred Shane's Portrait of Man with Orange Shirt, 1940, are getting lots of attention. The New York, NY section features James Daugherty, Riva Helfond, Anne Ryan, and Louis Schanker. Lynd Ward wood engravings, Peggy Bacon prints and drawings, and modernist works by Fannie Hillsmith, Peter Grippe, and Bernard Rosenquit, roundout the collection. The Big Storm of '10 came through yesterday afternoon and rattled the tent; no rain to speak of but...
Yesterday, we began setting up at Art Miami. Four works from Hugh Mesibov's Wartime Shipyard are up along with three from our recent Fred Shane show. There is a group of New York City subjects (James Daugherty, Riva Helfond, and Louis Schanker) and modernist works by Fanne Hillsmith and Anne Ryan. Peggy Bacon and Will Barnet are also featured. The benefit preview is tomorrow evening, November 30, and the show runs through Sunday, December 5.
The prints and drawings by Peter Grippe (1912-2002) now on view date from 1942 to 1969. They are shown in association with the Allentown Art Museum which featured the artist's works in a recent show, Peter Grippe, A Personal Vocabulary . A member of the American Abstract Artists group, Grippe's prints are all intaglios made at Atelier 17; his ink and watercolor drawings are marvels of American Modernism.
Edited by Art Spiegelman, LYND WARD, SIX NOVELS IN WOODCUTS, was released by The Library of America on October 14. This handsome publication features, in additional to all the prints for the Novels (dating from 1929 to 1937), nine essays by Ward, and an appreciation by Spiegelman, author of Maus.
Home of Mary Pickersgill, maker of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner, the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, 1911, and the 30th Annual Baltimore Antiques show -- Baltimore is terrific. We are at the fair (along with more than 500 other dealers) with several of Hugh Mesibov's Wartime Shipyard pieces, Anne Ryans' New York Harbor from the Helluva Town show, and Fred Shane's Simi Valley, California.
A gem of an exhibition, The Prismatic Eye: Collages by Anne Ryan, 1948-54, is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 6. In addition to the paper pieces there is one painting by Ryan and two works by Kurt Schwitters. It was the visit to an exhibition of collages by Schitters in 1948 that prompted Ryan to leave off most of her other efforts and concentrate on this medium for her six remaining years. The Metropolitan reports that she made about four hundred pieces. Easily half of these are in permanent collections across the country. Here, in addition to the...