The Pastoral Landscape in the Present Tense: the Artworks of Bill Claps and George H. Lewis
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 17th 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
When: November 17 – December 1, 2015 (Monday – Saturday, By Appointment)
I am thrilled to extend a cordial invitation to an exciting upcoming art exhibition, which Jeffrey Scott and I have curated. Please join us at the opening reception on Tuesday, November 17th.
“The Pastoral Landscape in the Present Tense – The Artworks of Bill Claps and George H. Lewis” is an art exhibition which confronts and defines our contemporary concept of genre. Bill Claps and George H. Lewis are both artists who are collected internationally, and the landscapes they have created for this show are breathtaking. The polarity of their styles and innovative contrapuntal painterly techniques build on tradition, capture the present vibrantly, and anticipate the future in evocative, haunting ways.
As dealers in masterworks on the secondary market (both acquisition and disposition), Jeffrey and I source and secure important works of art for clients across the world. Spending on art last year rose another 6%, and the “luxury” market in toto (fine art, precious jewels, and collectables) passed the one trillion dollar mark for the first time in history.
Portfolio diversification doesn’t mean only Picasso, Rembrandt and Rothko: there are emerging artists of astounding talent and value all around us.
Anticipatory New York auction week frenzy is upon us, and while we watch firsthand and take note of market valuations and headlines, we felt there could be no more appropriate moment to focus on the real meaning of art in our lives, and on giving artists of worth much needed recognition and attention.
This exhibition has been arranged in conjunction with the Harvard Business School Club of New York, is presented by Salomon Fine Arts Gallery, and is made possible by the generous support of Aviation American Gin.
Jeffrey and I look forward very much to seeing you at the opening reception!