Living with Art


February - March 2016
Georges Braque
Deux Oiseaux

color lithograph

55 5/8 x 43 in.

edition 29/50

1961

Georges Braque
Tête en profil et l'etoile

etching and aquatint in colors

15 x 11 1/4 in.

edition 35/50, +8 HC

1960

Alexander Calder
Flight

Signed Lower Right

Color Lithograph

25 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (31 3/4 x 25 3/4 x 1 in. framed)

1970

Edition 13/250

Provenance: Private Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Al Held
E. Series No. 2

India ink on paper

20 3/4 x 24 7/8 in.

1968

Provenance:

Andre Emmerich Galler

Private Collection, CA

David Hockney
Félicité Sleeping With a Parrot

etching and aquatint

14 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.

from the unnumbered edition of 100

1974

Fernand Leger
Marie l'Acrobate

color lithograph

23 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.

edition 13/75

1948

Fernand Leger
Le Femme et la Fleur

color lithograph

29 3/4 x 22 3/8 in.

edition 63/75

1954

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Provenance: Direct from Artist 

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Carlos Luna
Talavera Plate

Ceramic

17 in. diameter

2010

Pablo Picasso
Fumeur a la Cigarette Rouge

aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors
22 1/4 x 16 in (25 x 18 3/4 in. framed)
1/15 AP, edition of 50
1964

Pablo Picasso
Fumeur

aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors

22 1/4 x 16 in. (25 x 18 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. framed)

1/15 AP, edition of 50

1964

Pablo Picasso
Tete d'Homme Autete d'Homme au Maillot Raye

aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors

22 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (25 x 18 3/4 in. framed)

1/15 AP, edition of 50

1964

Jack Roth
La Ligne Tremblante

acrylic on canvas

40 x 54 in.

1980

Sean Scully
Seven Mirrors (6)

Signed Lower Right

Aquatint

23 x 18 7/8 in. (27 5/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 in. framed)

1997

Edition 37/40

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

Sean Scully
Seven Mirrors (5)

Signed Lower Right

Aquatint

22 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. (27 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 in. framed)

1997

Edition 37/40

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

Sean Scully
Seven Mirrors (2)

Signed Lower Right

Aquatint

23 x 19 in. (27 5/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 in. framed)

1997

Edition 37/50

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

Josh Smith
Untitled (JS06144)

Acrylic on canvas

21 x 16 in.

2006

Edward Steichen
Elisabeth Bergner

Silver gelatin print

9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

edition 86/100

1935 /1984

Edward Steichen
Gloria Swanson

Silver gelatin print

13 x 10 1/4 in.

edition 86/100

1927/1984

Edward Steichen
Marion Morehouse

Silver gelatin print

13 x 10 1/4 in.

edition 86/100

1927/1984

Edward Steichen
Noel Coward

Silver gelatin print

13 x 10 1/4 in.

edition 86/100

1932/1984

Edward Steichen
Carl Sandburg

black and white photograph

12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.

from the unnumbered edition of 100

1930/1984

Edward Steichen
Colette

Silver gelatin print

13 x 10 1/4 in.

1935/1986

Edward Steichen
Anne Harding

Silver gelatin print

13 x 10 1/2 in.

1931/1986

Edward Steichen
Brancusi, Voulangis, France, 1922 (The Blue Sky)

Silver gelatin print

12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

1922

Edward Steichen
Agnes Meyer

9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.

Silver gelatin print

c. 1915/1987

Edouard Vysekal
Costume, Life and Still Life

oil on panel

47 1/2 x 43 1/4 in.

1922

William Wegman
Monument

Silver gelatin print

7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (16 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. framed)

1982

Edition 8/20

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

William Wegman
Dog Cabin

Silver gelatin print

7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (16 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. framed)

1982

Edition 8/20

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

William Wegman
Three Dolls

Silver gelatin print

7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (16 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. framed)

1982

Edition 8/20

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

William Wegman
Double Portrait

Silver gelatin print

7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (16 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. framed)

1982

Edition 8/20

Provenance: General Electric Corporate Collection

Heather James Fine Art

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Press Release

Heather James Fine Art, in collaboration with Willetts Design & Associates, is pleased to present Living with Art, an exclusive series of interior vignettes designed by Dorothy Willetts. This month highlights the Library Vignette with art by Georges Braque and Alexander Calder.

 

As a child Alexander Calder was fascinated with the circus. And who didn’t like the circus as a child; I know I did! But his interests went much further than mine. As an adult he became a classically trained and practicing artist in New York. His small-scale model of a Circus made from wire, wood, cloth, leather string and other materials, is currently in the Whitney Museum and shows how he used these materials to essentially create three-dimensional people, animals, and objects. These three-dimensional figurative drawings eventually became one of the things that Calder is most known for, mobiles. While in New York I was lucky enough to see the installation of Calder’s Circus.  The color Lithograph used in this Vignette is titled “Flight” and contains the yellow, blue, red, and black colors Calder is known for. 

 

The other two pieces are both by French artist, George Braque. The larger of the two works, “Deux Oiseaux”, (Two Birds) contains two birds (surprise!) soaring through the dark lapis lazuli blue of a night sky. The white outline of their wings barely touches one another, and is also used to represent a sliver of a moon and three stars. This subject matter, birds and their flight, is one that Braque goes back to time and again. It is also one that he painted when in his seventies, on the ceiling of the Etruscan room at the Musée du Louvre! 

A prolific artist, Braque stenciled letters onto paintings, blended pigments with sand, and copied wood grains and marbles to achieve great levels of dimension in his paintings. Throughout his career he worked in several styles, starting out as an Impressionist, evolving into a Fauvist, and working with Picasso to develop Cubism. The smaller piece, “Tête en profil et l’étoile” (Profile and Star Head, for those who don’t speak French) is an etching and aquatint in colors done in 1960, three years before his death. It repeats both his use of the colors blue, white and black and the night sky imagery.

 

In the room I wanted to continue using the same colors from both Calder’s and Braque’s works. I found this very groovy Mondrian inspired vintage Swedish Rug and used that to tie in the furnishings with the art. From there I add a French inspired wing chair upholstered in white Alpaca, (so soft and cuddly). For a pop of color, I used a red lacquer side table and a yellow lumbar pillow.

 

To balance out the newer pieces, I used an antique sideboard with crotch mahogany and inlay on the drawers. And another beautiful piece of art, a bronze bust, “Womboli” or Little Eagle, an American Indian by A. A. Weinman sits atop the sideboard. 

 

Dorothy Willetts

Principal

Willetts Design & Associates

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