CHIP TOM

Senior Curator
Palm Desert, Los Angeles

Chip Tom is the Senior Curator for Heather James Fine Art and is based in Los Angeles and Palm Desert. He has curated many acclaimed art and design exhibitions globally, including Ketty La Rocca, and The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Chip has worked with museums ranging from Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva, to the USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena. Most recent projects include serving as the guest curator for Art Macau 2019. He received his BA from Yale University. Chip lectures extensively with recent groups including the California Desert Art Council, and Yale University Alumni.

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CLAUDE MONET - Coup de vent - oil on canvas - 32 1/8 x 25 5/8 in.

CLAUDE MONET

CLAUDE MONET - L’Ancienne rue de la Chaussée, Argenteuil - oil on canvas - 18 1/4 x 25 7/8 in.

CLAUDE MONET

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico - oil on canvas - 36 x 30 in.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

DIEGO RIVERA - Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila - oil on canvas - 79 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.

DIEGO RIVERA

CAMILLE PISSARRO - Le Jardin des Tuileries, apres-midi, soleil - oil on canvas - 26 x 36 1/2 in.

CAMILLE PISSARRO

WILLEM DE KOONING - Woman in a Rowboat - oil on paper laid on masonite - 47 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.

WILLEM DE KOONING

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE - Vue du jardin de l’artiste et de la Vallée de I'Yerres - oil on canvas - 19 1/8 x 25 1/2 in.

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth - Puritan Cod Fishers - oil on canvas - 108 1/2 x 157 1/2 in.

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth

ALFRED SISLEY - L'Église de Moret, le Soir - oil canvas - 31 1/4 x 39 1/2 in.

ALFRED SISLEY

ALEXANDER CALDER - The Cross - oil on canvas - 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.

ALEXANDER CALDER

ANISH KAPOOR - Halo - stainless steel - 120 x 120 x 27 in.

ANISH KAPOOR

N.C. WYETH - Summer. "Hush" - oil on canvas - 33 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.

N.C. WYETH

WINSLOW HOMER - The Shepherdess - oil on canvas - 22 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.

WINSLOW HOMER

FRIDA KAHLO - Hammer and Sickle (and unborn baby) - dry plaster and mixed media - 16 1/4 x 13 x 6 in.

FRIDA KAHLO

TOM WESSELMANN - Bedroom Brunette with Irises - oil on cut-out aluminum - 105 3/4 x 164 5/8 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

SEAN SCULLY - Grey Red - oil on aluminum - 85 x 75 in.

SEAN SCULLY

JAMES ROSENQUIST - Television or the Cat's Cradle Supports Electronic Picture - acrylic on canvas over panel - 66 x 240 in.

JAMES ROSENQUIST

MARSDEN HARTLEY - Bach Preludes et Fugues No. 1 (Musical Theme) - oil on canvas laid down on board - 28 1/2 x 21 in.

MARSDEN HARTLEY

JOSEF ALBERS - Homage to the Square: "In and Out" - oil on masonite - 40 x 40 in.

JOSEF ALBERS

Initially used as a frontispiece illustration for the 1914 novel, “The Witch,” by Mary Johnston, Wyeth’s painting presents a poignant scene of friendship and understanding between a grieving, independent woman and a generous, misunderstood doctor. Although the two hardly know each other, they have a shared understanding of and reverence for what is good. While the rest of the town searches for the devil in all things, these two choose kindness and light. Here, they take a moment to appreciate the lives they have led and the good they have done. Wyeth’s illustration depicts hope and expectation of good despite the perils and sorrows of human life.
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<br>In addition to illustrating more than 100 books, including adventure classics like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, and The Last of the Mohicans, Wyeth was also a highly regarded muralist, receiving numerous commissions for prestigious corporate and government buildings throughout the United States. Wyeth’s style, honed by early work at the Saturday Evening Post and Scribner’s, demonstrates his keen awareness of the revealing gesture, allowing readers to instantly grasp the essence of a scene.

N.C. WYETH

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB - Azimuth - oil on canvas - 95 3/4 x 144 1/4 in.

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB

FRANK STELLA - The Musket - mixed media on aluminum - 74 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 33 in.

FRANK STELLA

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN - River Landscape with a Windmill and Chapel - oil on panel - 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 in.

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL - A Dune Landscape with Figures Resting and a Couple on Horseback, a View of Nijmegen Cathedral Beyond - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL

JOAN MIRO - L'Oiseau - bronze and cinderblock - 23 7/8 x 20 x 16 1/8 in.

JOAN MIRO