SISTER CORITA KENT (1918-1986) “I Love You Very” Silkscreen
Original silkscreen by American artist, designer, and educator Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) depicts large brushstrokes of blue and green paired with red script lettering that reads, “I love you very”, a small heart punctuating the left of the image. Known as the “Pop Art nun”, Sister Kent was self-taught after purchasing a DIY silk screening kit by mail and made work that often revolved around themes of Christianity and social justice. While Sister Kent’s work went unaccounted for in the mainstream canon of art history, she has since seen a resurgence in popularity and has been re-evaluated as an important figure in the Pop Art movement. This original silkscreen is framed in blue and signed by Sister Kent in the lower center of the paper. This silkscreen is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Rare NICODEMUS High Glaze Owl Circa 1960
This rare owl by Nicodemus Pottery circa 1960 has an unusual size that is a bit smaller than the standard. A high glaze of white has bits of the brown pottery peeking through the glossy finish, accented by black. About the Artist: Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone. Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg college. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus‘ molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request. This owl is amongst hundreds of pieces of decor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
ALVAR SUÑOL (1935-) Limited Edition Lithograph
Limited edition lithograph from noted Spanish painter Alvar Suñol (1935-) depicts a stylized figure playing a guitar to a solitary dove, a sweeping background of teal muddying the composition. Renowned for his technical expertise and recognized as one of the last active modernist painters, Suñol has crafted a piece to be sought after by informed art collectors. Housed in a wood frame with gold accents, this limited edition lithograph is signed and numbered by Suñol along the bottom of the print. About the Artist: Alvar Suñol was born in 1935 in the Catalan fishing village of Montat, Spain along the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona. Alvar first began painting at the age of 12 and was accepted into the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona when he was 17. At age 18, he won the Young Painter's Prize in a competition and his painting was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona for its permanent collection. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Alvar moved to Paris, where he showed alongside other prestigious artists such as Picasso, Dali, and Miro. He became known by art collectors for original lithographs and exhibited regularly throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan. After ten years in Paris, he returned to Spain where he has lived and worked out of his studio through the present. Alvar works in watercolor, oil, ceramics, engravings, sculpture, lithography, graphite drawings, murals and monuments. This lithograph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
VICTOR VASARELY (1906-1997) “Reech” Screen Print
This screen print by Hungarian-French painter, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), depicts an illusory field of interacting blue and purple spherical designs against a wild background of red and green gradient diamonds. Widely accepted as the grandfather of Op art, Vasarely utilized precise color and geometric compositions to create illusions of compelling spatial depth. Printed by Domberger Stuttgart, this print is housed in a contemporary black frame and is signed in faded pen by Vasarely at the bottom of the print. About the Artist: Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was born in Pécs on April 9, 1906 and grew up in Pöstény and Budapest. Originally taking up medical studies, Vasarely abandoned medicine in 1927 to learn academic painting, studying at Sándor Bortnyik's private art school, Műhely (or "Workshop"), then widely recognized as Budapest's center of Bauhaus studies. After settling in Paris in 1930, Vasarely worked as a graphic artist before turning to creating art and sculptures using optical illusions. Developing his style of geometric abstract art over the next three decades, Vasarely widely became known as the founder and leader of the so-called “Op art” movement, with numerous museums and galleries collecting his work. After a long and successful career, Vasarely died in 1997, at the age of 90. This screen print is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
GEORGE RODRIGUE (1944-2013) Signed and Numbered Exhibition Poster
This exhibition poster advertises a showing of work by notable Louisiana painter George Rodrigue (1944-2013) and depicts a well-dressed gentleman against a moody, swampy bayou landscape. A painter regarded for his depiction of New Orleans culture and mythology, Rodrigue catapulted to wild success in the 1990s with his series of “Blue Dog” paintings based on the Cajun legend of the “Loup-garou”. Highly sought after, this exhibition poster is framed in a sleek black and is signed and numbered 261/300 by the artist. This exhibition poster is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
SID CHAFETZ (1922-2013) “Sholem Aleichem” Artist Proof Woodcut
Original artist proof woodcut by Columbus-based printmaker Sid Chafetz (1922-2013) depicts the portrait of Yiddish playwright and author Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916). A sullen image befit to Chafetz’s unmistakable, expressive touch, Aleichem’s eyes are locked with the viewer’s, creating an image of intrigue and mystery. Matted and housed in a modern frame, this original woodcut is titled and signed by Chafetz along the bottom of the print. About the Artist: Sid Chafetz (1922-2013) was an artist and professor based in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he attended Rhode Island School of Design before being drafted into the US Army in 1942. He returned after his service and graduated in 1947. He continued his education in France at L’Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts and the Acadãmie Julian, alongside artists Fernand Lãger and Stanley W. Hayter. Chafetz would then teach at The Ohio State University beginning in 1948, and was an active part of developing the printmaking program within the Department of Art. He retired from teaching in 1982 to focus on his own art. Deeply satirical with beliefs, his works bear a haunting style laden with politics, education, and literature. This woodcut is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
LEV MESHBERG (1933-2007) “Still Life with Fish” Original Oil on Canvas
Original oil on canvas painting by Soviet-American painter Lev Meshberg (1933-2007) depicts a quiet still life of two fish against a soft background of neutral gray and white tones. A painter whose work often dwelled on the autobiographical, Meshberg’s paintings display a unique touch, with heavy impasto paint being treated delicately to craft textured, yet detailed images. Dated to 1979 and housed in a wood frame, this small oil painting is signed in the lower right hand corner of the canvas by the artist. This painting is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
BJØRN WIINBLAD (1918-2006) for ROSENTHAL Vase
Created by Danish painter, designer, and ceramicist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) for Rosenthal, this charming vase depicts a house with open windows, allowing the viewer a look into the private lives of the residents. Simplified in its oval, cylindrical form, this vase is glazed with bright, modern colors and features Wiiblad’s signature printed onto the vessel. Stamped Rosenthal, German on the bottom. This vase is amongst hundreds of pieces of furniture that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
MICHAEL GODARD (1963-) “Rosé Angel” Giclée on Canvas
Hand embellished giclée print on canvas by Las Vegas-based contemporary painter Michael Godard (1963-) depicts a sensual female figure emerging from a a poured glass of flowing rosé wine. A staple of the Las Vegas art gallery circuit for many years, Godard’s “rock star” sensibilities and approach to contemporary art has allowed his work to remain popular for collectors of all ages and backgrounds. Housed in a modest black frame, this hand embellished giclée is signed, dated to 2016, and numbered 46/150 in the lower right hand corner by the artist. Certificate of authenticity on file. This hand embellished giclée is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
MICHAEL GODARD (1963-) “Bond 007” Giclee on Canvas
Hand embellished giclée print on canvas by Las Vegas-based contemporary painter Michael Godard (1963-) depicts a charming take on the 007 James Bond lore. Godard’s humorous rendition depicts an anthropomorphic olive dressed in the classic Bond attire, a giant martini glass and Bond’s instantly-recognizable Aston Martin DB5 placed against a landscape of London. A staple of the Las Vegas art gallery circuit for many years, Godard’s “rock star” sensibilities and approach to contemporary art has allowed his work to remain popular for collectors of all ages and backgrounds. Housed in a modest black frame, this hand embellished giclée is signed, dated to 2018, and numbered 42/150 in the lower right hand corner by the artist. Certificate of authenticity on file. This hand embellished giclée is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
PETER MAX (1937-) “Zero and Flowers” Color Lithograph
Limited edition lithograph by renowned German-American Pop artist Peter Max (1937-) depicts a male figure surrounded by an interior of colorful florals. Titled, “Zero and Flowers” and dated to 1978, this print showcases Max’s signature psychedelic style that has remained popular with collectors since Max first began exhibiting in the early 1960’s. Framed in a painted grey frame, this lithograph is numbered 182/300 and is signed in pencil by Max on the lower right hand side of the paper. About the Artist: Peter Max Finkelstein was born on October 19, 1937 in Berlin, Germany. The son of German Jews, Max’s family fled Berlin a year after his birth and settled in Shanghai, China, where they lived for the next ten years. From there, his family moved to Israel and eventually westward, stopping in Paris for several months: an experience that Max would later credit to fostering his appreciation for art. Finally settling in Brooklyn, New York, Max began formal art training at the Art Students League of New York, eventually setting up a studio with his friend Tom Daly in 1962. Beginning work in advertising, Max’s usage in counter culture and psychedelic imagery quickly gained popularity, leading him to an appearance on The Tonight Show and designing cover art for Life Magazine. By 1974, Max was commissioned by the United State Postal Service to design a stamp commemorating the Expo ‘74 World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, followed by the book, “Peter Max Paints America”, a commemoration of the United States Bicentennial. Along with many other pop culture projects and commissions, Max operated galleries throughout the world that sold his work and commercialized products. A modern icon of the Pop Art movement, Max currently resides in New York with his two adult children; his work continuing to remain popular with collectors and galleries alike. This lithograph is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
PATRICK NAGEL (1945-1984) “Park Place Estate” Silkscreen
Silkscreen by renowned artist and illustrator Patrick Nagel (1945-1984) depicts a female model against a stone blue background with gridded details. A female lion occupies the right hand foreground in a symbolic gesture of the central model’s depicted elegant ferocity. A widely collected artist, Nagel’s popular illustrations emphasize the female form in a distinctive, immediately recognizable style descended from Art Deco and Pop art. Posthumously released, this commemorative silkscreen is matted in a sleek, contemporary frame and signed and numbered by Nagel’s widow, Jennifer Dumas. About the Artist: Patrick Nagel was born November 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, but was raised most of his life in the Los Angeles area. After serving in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, Nagel attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1969, and in that same year he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton. Beginning in 1971, Nagel worked as a graphic designer for ABC Television before partaking in freelance work for companies and magazines such as IBM, Rolling Stone, and Universal Studios. Likewise, Nagel produced album covers for recording artists, most notably for Duran Duran’s 1982 hit album, Rio. Nagel contributed to Playboy Magazine from August 1975 to July 1984, with one of his paintings being published in every issue between that time period, roughly totaling 285 pieces. Nagel died of an undisclosed heart defect in 1984, at the young age of 38. His already popular work exploded throughout the 1980s and flooded the market to make Nagel a quintessential American artist still today. This set of prints is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.