15 Questions – June 2016

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Welcome to 15 Questions, a monthly segment in which Heather James employees share a little bit about themselves and their love of art. This month features our sales associate Andrea.

1. What’s your name? 
Andrea Rico, I am a Sales Consultant out of our Jackson Hole gallery.

2. What do you do at the gallery? 
I help find new homes and collections for all of our amazing artwork.

3. What is your favorite Piece of Art? 
Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights.”

4. Why? 
The piece comes from a wonderful moment within art history and while it depicts quite serious religious subject matter, the artist’s incredible sense of humor and imagination is, in my opinion, unparalleled.

5. What is you Favorite artist or piece in the gallery? 
David Gilhooly’s “Frog Burger.”

6. What is your favorite museum? 
The Cloisters Museum in New York. The medieval collection of artwork as well as the building itself (which was constructed by relocating parts of four European, medieval abbeys) transports you to another place and time.

7. What is your favorite genre of art? 
I love Old Master Paintings, particularly Northern Renaissance artwork.

8. What do you like to do for fun in Jackson Hole? 
Jackson Hole is a magical place. I love skiing and building snowmen.

9. What is your favorite art spot and/or art event in Jackson?
It really is our gallery! We have so many fantastic works of art that I love looking at all day long.

10. If you could afford any piece for your home what would you buy?
I would love to have a Will Cotton cloud painting to place in my bedroom. Looking out into a sky full of cotton candy seems like the most tranquil way to drift off to sleep.

11. If you could meet any artist dead or alive who would it be?
Rose Sélavy.

12. What is your favorite city for art?
New York has it all! You can see Jacques Louis David’s “Death of Socrates” one minute and then step outside and see Keith Haring’s “Crack is Wack” handball court mural the next.

13. If you could have any artist create a portrait of you who would you pick?
Mark Ryden.

14. What is your favorite movie or book about art?
The Thomas Crown Affair

15. What is your first memory of art?
I remembering looking through a book of paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo at the library and fell in love with his portraits and faces made up of elements from nature.