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Collector's Corner 12MAR2017

Collector's Corner 12MAR2017

Collectors are very proud of the art which they have chosen to surround themselves with. Here we have Howard Tullman at 1871 in Chicago showing us one of the high tech ways of experiencing art. 

@1871chicago @howardtullman April 16, 2016

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See previous week for information about the use of hashtag #heydidi on Instagram. 

This week I am continuing with the number system in identifying the collectors. We are using the same number to identify the same collector each week. Some do not participate each week and new collectors may be added. We will assign new numbers as new collectors chime in. This way we may possibly be able to identify a pattern. The community does not know who these collectors are. We have a range from the occasional collector to prominent collections.

We have two anonymous collectors participating this week.

CHART
COLLECTOR #1: Female - Participated last week.
COLLECTOR #2 Male | West Coast
COLLECTOR #3 - Participated last week.
COLLECTOR #4 Male


COLLECTOR #2  

Daniel Maidman has drawn the body with unflinching clean detail and the fixed devotion of a Zen monk. In the last decade he has probably drawn more nudes with greater dedication than anyone I am aware of. In the process he has evolved his own slick and reliable logical technique on toned paper with a light touch in white pencil. This sort of mentally-focused exploration of a common subject — taking it farther than ordinarily reasonable — is the very definition of art. He also paints, but these nudes are an impressive body of work and well worth owning one.
— COLLECTOR #2 | MALE | WEST COAST
Nick Gebhart has strong skills as a realist painter and here he turns to fruit. You see a lot of trompe l’oeil fruit painted — it’s a cliche — but Nick has made it fresh with the daring coating of gold paint on his lemon. First, this is weird enough as a subject to be engaging and border on the surreal, but more than that it allows a very strong pleasing graphical design and attractive limited yellow-gold color. It would be a conversation piece on any collector’s wall. If it weren’t done so well it would be silly, but Gebhart’s skill forces us to take it seriously.
— COLLECTOR #2 | MALE | WEST COAST
Mark Tennant’s loose and deft touch in figure painting makes his work reliably some of the most attractive figural work around. You can find a lot of echoes in Tennant: flavors of Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, Euan Uglow, some Gerhard Ricter. He doesn’t look much like any of them but you can see his mind at work and it’s very good. A deep understanding of tone control using lighting on forms and value to draw and paint. It would be terrific to add any of his paintings to a collection, beyond anything else they are colorful and lively.
— COLLECTOR #2 | MALE | WEST COAST

#heydidi #painting #contemporaryart #figure #fineart #drawing

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COLLECTOR #4

Dianne Gall, “Everybody Knows” - Exacting realism that raises many questions. Why is the woman turned to the wall? Is she pondering shadow that’s fallen on the wallpaper pattern of her life? Does the pregnant posture of the lamp give us meaning? And what does everybody know?
— COLLECTOR #4 | MALE
Omalix, “Sleepless” - A gorgeously muted painting, as if the dimness of the hour softened the entire palette – like seeing the world through half-closed eyes.
— COLLECTOR #4 | MALE

Omalix | Sleepless | Oil on linen| 24 x 42 | 2016 #heydidi

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Tenley Dubois, “I’d Rather Be Ashes Than Dust” - The eyes are expressive, weary after a life of long decline. The lighter in the woman’s hand is inert, and yet has explosive narrative power.
— COLLECTOR #4 | MALE
Collector's Corner 19MAR2017

Collector's Corner 19MAR2017

Interview with art collector ROBERT SHIELL

Interview with art collector ROBERT SHIELL

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