MARC WEINSTEIN Mid Century Starburst Wall Sculpture
Original mid-century wall sculpture by St. Louis-based sculptor and inventor Marc Weinstein depicts an abstracted, starburst form crafted from welded and torched brass elements. Beginning work on his body of work in 1967, Weinstein’s stylish sculptures have been exhibited and purchased around the world, with he and his sons still continuing to fabricate multi-dimensional art to the present day. Wall mounted, this original sculpture is unsigned by the artist. This wall sculpture is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989) “Autumn” Etching
Etching by renowned Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) depicts a central, well dressed figure parading with two cherubs, their faces obscured by rays of sunlight that exude from the top right corner of the image. Drawn simply, this etching is a reproduction of a 1970 original piece by Dalí and exhibits the late artist’s brilliant skill and refined linework even at an advanced age. Framed in gold, this etching is reverse signed in plate by the artist. About the Artist: Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was born on May 11, 1904 in the town of Figueres, close to the French border of Catalonia, Spain, to a wealthy family who encouraged him to pursue art. Being introduced to modern painting and art at a young age, Dalí studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, where he made the acquaintance of noted Spanish figures Pepín Bello, Luis Buñuel, and Federico García Lorca. A talented, but eccentric student, Dalí left before his final exams, becoming increasingly fascinated with the Surrealist movement in 1927 and beginning to incorporate subconscious imagery based on the writings of Sigmund Freud into his work. From 1929 to 1937, his painting style matured rapidly, quickly making him the world’s best known surrealist artist; in particular, his 1931 masterpiece The Persistence of Memory is regarded as one of the greatest and most recognizable works of art of the 20th century. Dalí moved to the United States in 1940 with his wife and muse, Gala, where he lived until 1955. Dalí’s later work incorporated themes of religious subjects and continued to use center on Gala. He was forced to retire from painting in 1980 by a motor disorder that caused weak and trembling hands and moved to Pubol, a castle that he had purchased for Gala, where he became increasingly reclusive. Moved back to Figueres by friends and patrons to live his last years comfortably, Dalí died of cardiac arrest on January 23, 1989 at the age of 84. This etching is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Pair of Bronze Tang Horse Sculptures
Cast from heavy bronze, this pair of Chinese Tang horse sculptures offer a stately piece of culture to the sophisticated home or office. A pair of sizable statues, Tang horses were originally used in China as tomb accessories, intended to be comforting to the deceased in the afterlife. A symbol of status, these horses were typically found in the tombs of the rich and powerful, as well as in the imperial family. Free standing, these sculptures display a natural patina that accentuate their age and well-loved history. This pair of tang horses is amongst hundreds of pieces of décor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
CURTIS JERÉ Pom Pom Wall Sculpture
Fabricated from brass, this sculpture by Curtis Jeré depicts a bouquet of fanning plants attached to branching, leafy supports, adding whimsy and decorative flair to the home art collection. Polished brass provides a beautifully industrial contrast to the stylized form of this sculpture’s organic subject matter. This sculpture is signed and dated “C. Jeré 1979” near the base of the sculpture by the artists. About the Artist: C. Jeré is a compound nom de plume of Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler, two brother-in-laws. They were metalworking artists who focused on home accessories and wall sculptures. The works of C. Jeré were produced and marketed by Artisan House, an art production for the average consumer that was founded by the duo in 1963. Freiler was the chief of production and Fels was the chief of design. They employed a great number of minorities and handicapped people and at one point employed 300 people. They sold the company in 1972. Early C. Jeré works were produced in California, but continue to be made overseas since the company’s outsourcing in 2003. Freiler passed away in 2008, Fels in 2013 at 103 years old. This wall sculpture is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
EDWARD SCATTERGOOD Original Oil on Canvas of a Sailing Scene
Original oil on canvas painting by American artist Edward Scattergood depicts a traditional boating scene, with a sailboat cutting through waves of blue, scattered clouds punctuating the warm day. Utilizing traditional subject matter with modern technique, Scattergood’s painting harkens back to the great American painters from the turn of the century, such as Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Framed in wood, this original painting is signed in the lower right hand corner of the canvas. 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.
PAT DURGIN “Top of the World” Original Oil on Canvas
Original oil on canvas painting by New Mexico-based artist Pat Durgin depicts a lone shrub perched upon a rocky mountain, a single mountain and dramatic clouds lingering in the background. Painted with a delicate respect for nature and technique, Durgin’s painting helps capture a sense of peacefulness through isolation, while reminding the viewer of the beauty that comes with making the climb to the “Top of the World”. Housed in a rustic wood frame, this original painting is signed in the lower right corner by Durgin. 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.
Painting on Canvas of a Cityscape
This wide painting on canvas depicts a cityscape rendered in bright tones of vibrant primary red, yellow, and blue against a gradient background of white and rust. Delicately defined by palette knife strokes, tall skyscrapers line the horizon of this sizable work of art, adding a contemporary take on urban painting to the home. Mounted on the original canvas stretchers, this painting is signed in the lower right hand corner of the painting by the unknown 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.
PAULA CRANE (1945-) “Evensong II” Etching
This original etching by American artist Paula Crane (1945-) depicts a treeline warped by a magnificent color gradient. Consistent with her other works, Crane’s attention to detail benefits this more commonplace subject greatly, turning the trees and sky into an almost otherworldly, ethereal environment. Framed in wood, this print is signed by the artist in the lower right corner of the paper. This etching is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
WARIK WHEATLEY (1928-1996) Original Oil Landscape on Canvas
Original oil on canvas by Australian artist Warik Wheatley (1928-1996) depicts a tasteful landscape of a waterway positioned next to a park path, passersby strolling in the late summer afternoon sun. Painted in thick, impasto paint, Wheatley rose to prominence in Australia and New York with his contemporary take on impressionist scenes, such as the one depicted in this charming image. Housed in ornate gold, this original 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.
FRANK PALMIERI (1922-2017) “Girl in Yellow” Original Oil on Board
Original oil on board painting by American artist Frank Palmieri (1922-2017) depicts a moody scene of a young girl dressed in yellow looking out to an implied seascape against stark blue skies. A painter who spent a majority of his career between New York and Maine, Palmieri had a fascination with painting land and seascapes, often utilizing figural portraits to imbue a sense of intrigue into the landscapes they inhabited. Framed in a tasteful bronze and green, this large painting is signed in the bottom center of the board by the artist and includes an affixed nameplate. 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.
SID CHAFETZ (1922-2013) “Surrounded by Her Treasures” Original Woodcut
Original woodcut by Columbus-based printmaker Sid Chafetz (1922-2013) depicts the portrait of a smiling woman stationed in front of a mantle place, a large dog panting beside her. Printed in layered tones of ink, the woman is surrounded by small sculptures and paintings hanging on the wall behind her, suggesting this woman was a prominent collector encountered by Chafetz. Matted and housed in a postmodern pink and black frame that accentuates the color palette of the piece, this original woodcut is titled, signed, and numbered 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.
Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract on Paper
This small mixed media painting on paper depicts abstracted, swirling hues of color painted in drips, washes, and thick, impasto brush strokes. Contemporary in its execution and stylings, this painting is ideal for the burgeoning collector or abstract expressionist enthusiast. Housed in a modest wooden frame, this original mixed media is unsigned by the unknown artist. This mixed media is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.