Heather James New York – Gallery Intro

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Andrew Wyeth is considered among the preeminent representational painters of the 20th century. Born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Wyeth drew his subject matter from the world around him: the interiors and exteriors of the stone buildings, mills, and farms of the Brandywine River countryside, and in the summers, the clapboard houses and stark landscape of the Maine coast. 
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<br>In this full-sheet watercolor, “Star Route” (1977), Wyeth depicted a house on the road to East Friendship, Maine, not far from his own summer residence. While relying on keen visual observation, he pared down the elements of a composition to their most essential, giving his works an abstracted quality and imbuing them with a sense of quietude and stillness.

ANDREW WYETH

N.C. WYETH - With a Quick, Noiseless Stride, He Crossed the Narrow Space - oil on canvas - 30 1/4 x 20 1/8 in.

N.C. WYETH

Gottlieb was a first-generation member of the Abstract Expressionists. “Blue on Black” is from his trademark “Burst” series. Like fellow Ab Ex artists including Pollock who settled into their signature style late in their careers, it was not until 1956 that Gottlieb focused on these burst paintings.
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<br>This painting showcases the lyricism that he found within the “Burst” paintings by simplifying color and form. In this painting, the shapes and color coalesce to produce harmony and depth within the visual landscape of the canvas.
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<br>Gottlieb had an amazing 56 solo exhibitions during his long career and his works are included in over 140 museums throughout the world.

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB

GRACE HARTIGAN - Still Life with Blue Wall - oil on canvas - 23  x  31 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

ROBERT MOTHERWELL - In Black and White - oil on paper mounted on board - 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 in.

ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Franz Kline was a central figure in American Art until his death in 1962. Close friends with Jackson Pollock and the “Cedar Tavern” group, Kline would help make New York City the epicenter of post-war avant-garde art in the 1940s and 1950s. Broad, gestural abstractions dominate the artist’s work. Those abstractions range from small, eloquent studies (such as the present work) and grow in scale to some of his monumentally scaled oil on canvas works, such as “Monitor” (1956) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  Kline tapped into the unconscious; his work portrays the free-flowing and impromptu moment. “Untitled” (1951) was in the artist’s collection until 1960, just two years before his death. Smaller-scale works of comparable quality can be found in museum collections worldwide. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has a similar drawing on newsprint: “Untitled” (1951).

FRANZ KLINE

IRVING NORMAN - Prison - oil on canvas - 56 x 46 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Prisoners - oil on canvas - 52 x 68 1/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Cityscape - oil on canvas - 74 1/8 x 37 1/2 in.

IRVING NORMAN

HELMUT NEWTON - Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975 - vintage gelatin silver print - 13 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.

HELMUT NEWTON

HELMUT NEWTON - Woman into Man, Hotel George V, for French Vogue, 1979 - gelatin silver print - 18 1/2 x 12 in.

HELMUT NEWTON

IRVING NORMAN - Prisoner - oil on canvas - 54 x 20 in.

IRVING NORMAN

GEORGE CONDO - Abstract Face - oil on board - 15 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.

GEORGE CONDO

IRVING NORMAN - Slum Youth - oil on canvas - 44 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.

IRVING NORMAN

HELMUT NEWTON - Portrait of Veruschka on the Terrace of the Presidential Suite, Hotel Meridien, Nice, 1975 - vintage gelatin silver print - 8 x 11 3/4 in.

HELMUT NEWTON

IRVING NORMAN - Striptease - pencil and colored pencil on paper - 30 x 20 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Wine Bottle - graphite on paper - 18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - From Work - lithograph on paper - 20 x 25 in.

IRVING NORMAN