Another vignette from the gallery’s collaboration with Jerry Pair, in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. A rich and beautiful abstract oil by artist Chris Hayman.
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Splendid painting by CA-based artist Sam Nejati in a beautiful room setting—A collaboration between Thomas Deans and Jerry Pair, ADAC, Atlanta. It only takes an imaginative designer and an adventurous client to work art of intrinsic quality into a room.
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Another one from the vaults: a very late small wash drawing by Henri-Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916). Dated 1913, when the artist was 94. A drawing of similar date and media by Harpignies is the the National Gallery, Washington, DC. You do understand that ‘Contemporary’ is a state of mind, don’t you?
85612:04 AM Sep 21, 2018
Zigi Ben-Haim, formed painting made from waste paper, gauze, and matte medium over twine ( pulled out to make the deep tracks in the paper)
Beautifully subtle and sculptural. New York, dated 1979. Vintage work from the gallery’s inventory.
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And now for something totally different: Photographer Forest McMullin’s first Atlanta solo exhibition opens at the gallery on 12 October. Late Harvest: On Back Roads in the Deep South. This is a portrait of Judy in Port Gibson, Mississippi. We call it “A Long Way from Downton Abbey.”
Last night we posted a video of British artist David Brayne at work. This picture shows the result. Called “Ariana” it alludes to the myth of Ariadne on Naxos. Or, it could simply represent an English summer day. Either way, Brayne’s technical mastery is impressive.
Installation day at the new Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse near Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall. Consultant par excellence Michele Pizer stands with “Seinfield,” by Daniel Byrd, one of a number of works by Atlanta artists from several area galleries, including Thomas Deans Fine Art. We love working with Michele!
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It’s difficult ever to criticize an artist’s messy (creative) studio when your office looks like this! And it does, most of the time. On the walls, pictures waiting to be picked up or waiting for just the right buyer.
1472012:27 AM Aug 22, 2018
Just unpacked. Three unique progress proofs of woodcuts by Christopher Le Brun from the suite “Seria Ludo” (2015) for our 35th anniversary exhibition.
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Throw back to 2010. On one of my visits with Christopher Le Brun in his London studio, the afternoon sun perfectly illuminated this dramatic and uncompromising sculpture. “Tower,” a unique casting in bronze, painted red. It featured in our exhibition of his work in November of that year.
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Putting a toe gingerly into the new week with this large (60x60) sumptuously colored painting by Donald Beal from 1994. Perhaps a touch of Balthus? The palette, however, is purely and recognizably Beal’s alone. We kidnapped it from his living-room wall (couldn’t bear to leave it). It’s now available through the gallery!
132812:19 AM Aug 14, 2018
Still life from artist Charlie Bluett’s studio in Vermont. Perfect image for a quiet Sunday.
Is it too early to mention Thomas Deans Fine Art’s 35th anniversary exhibition opening September 7? This rich and masterly oil on paper (detail shown) by great British artist Christopher Le Brun will be among the works exhibited. The gallery has worked with Christopher Since 2001. An exhibition of his new, large paintings is currently on display at London’s Lisson Gallery. One, with a palette somewhat similar to ours, is described in the London press as “the center of a star split open onto canvas.”