Exhibition: Vose ArtNotes XIV: A Guide for Collectors
On exhibition November 8, 2014 - December 27, 2014
Vose Galleries is pleased to announce the fourteenth edition of the award winning Vose ArtNotes, a publication devoted to advising collectors on practical, behind the scenes issues in the art world. Past editions have included how paintings are priced, restoration tips, framing guidelines, under-appreciated artists, auction analyses, good art publications, artists’ biographies, painting authentication, and connoisseurship. Six of the past issues contained a detailed historical timeline titled Art and Collecting in America, dating from 1725 to the present.
The current issue features over thirty-five recent acquisitions from the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Among the more recent artists, a watercolor by Millard Sheets is featured on the cover followed by two rare major works by Regionalist Roger Medearis and a watercolor by modernist Charles Burchfield. We spotlight two major paintings by the Provincetown artist Henry Hensche, who taught at the Cape Cod School of Art for fifty years, continuing the tradition of the school’s founder, Charles W. Hawthorne.
Fifteen recent acquisitions of early nineteenth century artists are shown, accompanied by spotlights on William Morris Hunt, Charles W. Knapp, and Albert Bellows, whose 1864 painting depicts a northern regiment heading off to war.
The next section, Romance of the Sea, showcases fourteen marine paintings including an early iceberg scene by George Curtis and a small jewel by Sanford R. Gifford.
An article titled Restoration: Before and After follows noted Maine art restorer Tony Moore as he conserves paintings by Samuel L. Gerry and Henry Hensche and discusses his methods and how each painting was restored.
This fall the galleries will feature over twenty-five new works in an exhibition of the galleries’ group of seven contemporary realist artists, Joel Babb, Don Demers, June Grey, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Janet Monafo, Warren Prosperi, and John Whalley. Fourteen paintings will be illustrated in ArtNotes, and the remainder of the exhibition may be viewed online.
Perhaps the most popular section of ArtNotes, the works on sale, includes twenty paintings, featuring three major paintings by Frank Benson and Charles Hopkinson, a lovely floral by Jane Peterson and a charming view of the upper Hudson River by Frederick Richards.
The catalogue is available for $15 p.p., and the entire exhibition will be viewable in the gallery and online through December 27th.