Heather James Fine Art
Heather James Fine Art is an American company with galleries in Palm Desert, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The galleries offer exhibitions, lectures and guided tours of impressionist, modern and contemporary art. They also have two art consultancy agencies. While focusing on the latest and most cutting-edge pieces on the art scene, Heather James Fine Art have great respect for classical, antique masterpieces.
Objects "Heather James Fine Art"
A color lithograph on Arches paper depicting a harlequin magician in the foreground with the city of Paris and a crowd of onlookers in the background by Marc Chagall. Editioned lower left, "E preinte d'exposition, H.C". H.C. aside from ed. of 50 and 25 AP.Read more
oil on French linen Signed on verso, "Robert S Neuman, Blue Space Signs, 1970". As a second generation Abstract Expressionist, Neuman explores regional, historical and metaphysical themes. Drawing inspiration from architecture, landscape and history, his passion for color, application, drawing and geometry unify a prolific body of work. Neuman was born in the small, Northern Idaho mining town of Kellogg in 1926. After a brief enrollment at the University of Idaho and service in the U.S. Army, he studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where he earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Neuman studied with contemporary masters such as Max Beckmann and has exhibited alongside artists such as Willem de Kooning, Kline, Motherwell and Theibaud. As a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, he studied with Willi Baumeister in Germany and also studied in Barcelona, Spain on a Guggenheim Fellowship. After returning to the States, he taught at several universities on the east coast, including Brown, Harvard and Keene State. He has shown widely and has work in major museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as in private collections coast to coast.Read more
A white earthenware clay round dish, engobe & white enamel decoration, under partial glaze, painted black, blue & white by Pablo Picasso. Edition 33/200 Numbered verso, "33/200." Two stamps underneath. Provenance: Masterworks Fine Art; Private Collection, London. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881. He grew up in Barcelona, where he spent his childhood studying drawing and painting under his father, Jose Ruíz, who taught at the local art school. Picasso spent a year studying at the Academy of Arts in Madrid, before traveling to Paris in 1900. Landing in the center of the European art world, Picasso shared lodgings with the poet and journalist Max Jacob, with whom he lived the Bohemian lifestyle of the poor and starving artist. The next few years saw an improvement in his fortunes and he spent time in Paris and Madrid, founding and illustrating the art magazine Arte Joven. Picasso began to mingle in the company of other artists and literary figures including the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the legendary writer, art critic and salon hostess Gertrude Stein, whose portrait he painted in 1906. He had astonishing powers of invention, continually innovating and refreshing his work and experimenting with one style after another. His earliest distinguishable period is the Blue Period, dating approximately from 1901 to 1904 when he used a mostly blue and blue-green color palette and painted poignant images of beggars, prostitutes and other tragic figures from the streets of Paris. His Rose Period, which followed thereafter, made use of a warmer color palette and focused on generally less somber subject matter. Around 1907, Picasso became very influenced by African masks and art which began making their way into Parisian museums following the expansion of the French Empire into Africa. The faces and simplified, angular planes of the women in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, clearly derive their style from African masks and sculptures and this painting is often heralded as the beginning of Cubism. Along with his contemporary, Georges Braque, Picasso began to develop an artistic style, later known as Analytical Cubism, which approached the visual world from the perspective of geometric forms. In 1926, Picasso turned towards Surrealism, a movement that was growing in strength and popularity among Parisian artists. Picasso’s most famous surrealist work, Guernica, depicted the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. This painting is a powerful anti-war statement warning against the suffering and devastation of war. Arguably one of the greatest, most radical and most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso’s legacy is far-reaching and enduring. More than any other artist, Picasso defined Modern Art of the twentieth century by his establishment and development of one of its major movements, Cubism.Read more
A blue and white ceramic plate depicting a stylized crowing rooster by Carlos Luna. Carlos Luna’s oeuvre is an amalgam of native Cuban influence from twentieth century artists such as Wifredo Lam, Mario Carreño, and Cundo Bermudez, among others, and the profound influence of Picasso’s and Gris’ Cubism and Leger’s futurist embrace of the machine age. Luna finds inspiration in the naïve and the provincial resulting in an individuation that melds Mexico’s penchant for the macabre and the primitive with the art of western academy and results in his inventive exploration of these culturally diverse artistic forces.Read more
An oil on canvas described by the artist Max Pellegrini as "The painting depicts in the lower part the birth of Jesus and in its upper part the life of the church. The birth of Jesus is portrayed through an 18th century Neapolitan nativity scene whose baroque joyfulness is by me interpreted as a feast for the Birth of faith. Faith which is the material support for the Popes’ power and of the Church’s glory here represented as the Pope holding the moon in His hands (the glory of St. Peter )"Read more
An oil on canvas painting executed in lush greens, golds and blues, depicting the Notre Dame Cathedral by Post Impressionist artist Auguste Herbin. Signed lower right, "Herbin". Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland; Salis & Vertes, Switzerland; Private Collection. Literature: Geneviève Claisse, Herbin, Catalogue raisonné de l’Oeuvre peint, Paris, 1993, no 157 (ill.)Read more
A dye and oil on linen painting by contemporary artist Tony de los Reyes. Border Theory is part of Tony de los Reyes' new series of rigorous, visually tactile paintings contemplate abstraction as the foundation of both color field painting and the establishment of the US-Mexico border. The paintings are both visually stimulating and subtly provocative, the exhibition asserts the proclivity behind border-making and the aesthetic principles of abstraction are motivated by the same habitual pursuit of spatial order. De los Reyes theorizes that both abstract painting and border-making rely on the assumption that absolute space can be materialized through its transformation into a space of containment and law. In the Border Theory paintings, the artist investigates the indeterminate, layered structures of identity as found in the continuum of his location and profession. The imagery of the paintings reference sections of the US-Mexico border captured by satellite photography. Viewed from this perspective, regional landscapes are flattened into ambiguous areas of varying shape, color and tone. Tony de los Reyes lives and works in Los Angeles and received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Tony de los Reyes’ work was the subject of the exhibition and catalog Chasing Moby-Dick: Selected Works by Tony de los Reyes (2010) at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. In 2011 he was a recipient of both a City of Los Angeles (COLA) grant and a California Community Foundation Fellowship. Reviews and articles include Artforum “Critics’ Pick” October 2012, Art in America, X-TRA, Modern Painters and the Los Angeles Times.Read more