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Art & Antiques

Art & Antiques March 2021

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The Art of Excellence. Art & Antiques is tailored to readers who are actively involved in the international art market. Our editorial policy places special emphasis on the interests of the serious art aficionado—a collector whose passion is acquiring and living with art, antiques and high-end collectibles.

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English
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2 min.
out of the shadows

IN THIS ISSUE of Art & Antiques, we feature in-depth articles on three American artists who have undeservedly flown under the reputation radar for decades—in roughly chronological order, Will Henry Stevens, William S. Schwartz, and Charles Pollock. One of the nicer aspects of the era we live in is that it’s a period of reputation renovation or artistic rediscovery. There are various reasons for that, and without a doubt one of them is that the market is hungry for fresh material and works by the established big names can be quite scarce. But there’s more to it than that. It seems that dogmatism, one of the scourges of art criticism and especially of modernist art criticism, is on the wane, and now that the old prejudices are being cast aside,…

2 min.
modern medieval

The Kelmscott Press was the passion project of the pioneering Arts and Crafts designer, writer, and socialist activist William Morris (1834–96). Based in Hammersmith, London, Morris’ “typographical adventure,” as he called it, was named for Kelmscott Manor, the 16th-century Cotswolds country house where he lived during the last 25 years of his life. For Morris, the publishing of finely printed and illustrated books was a way of bringing medieval-inspired ideals of craftsmanship into the modern age. Appropriately, then, the most famous and ambitious book printed by the Kelmscott Press was The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted, or, as it is generally known, the Kelmscott Chaucer. Issued in 1896, the last year of Morris’ life, the Kelmscott Chaucer is a historic landmark in the art of book making. A…

1 min.
fresh off the boat

When the SS Normandie entered service in 1935, the ocean liner was peerless. In fact, the contract between the French Line and the government stated that the ship “had to be not less than equal to the best foreign ship in commission or under contract.” These stipulations led to the ship’s unrivaled size (longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall, said the press at the time), tonnage (double the amount of any other liner), and lavish Art Deco interiors. Author Ludwig Bemelmans, who sailed on the maiden voyage, wrote that “she leaned to excesses in her décor—there was something of the fatal woman.” Among its beautiful excesses were 20-foot-tall murals designed by the French painter and designer Jean Dupas and executed by Jean-Charles Champigneulle using the reverse-painting and gilding technique of…

3 min.
ritual magic

ALFREDO GISHOLT’S abstractions seem to hold a lot of information—not just of technique, material, or mark-making, but of spaces and stuff, places and memories one might hold on to and look back on. It’s a rare occurrence for abstract works to make a viewer feel like he or she has been somewhere or left something behind. But Gisholt accomplishes this by filling the canvas with a vast variety of interplaying forms, creating an effect that can appear almost collage-like. His agile line work, which takes on various thicknesses, comes to the forefront of the broader, taller shapes that anchor his canvases like high-rises in a city. A palette that favors black and dark gray creates depth and his lighter pops of bright color—golden yellow, pumpkin, an electric teal—a spark of…

1 min.
getting the picture

A HUB FOR contemporary art in Atlanta for more than three decades, TEW Galleries has recently expanded its purview to include photography. Over the past year, the gallery has incorporated the medium into its programming, first through the expansive landscapes and architectural interiors of David Burdeny and now through the cinematic work of the German-born, London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. “Introducing Julia Fullerton-Batten,” which ran at the gallery through late February, featured a swath of work from the last decade. It showcased the photographer’s unique heavily lit, meticulously orchestrated style, which can appear so hyperreal it almost becomes surreal. Heavily featured was the 2020 series Looking Out from Within, which Fullerton-Batten began after the initial lockdown due to Covid-19. The artist found subjects in her West London neighbor-hood via social media and advertisement…

1 min.
l.a. looks

The Los Angeles-based Andrew Jones Auctions will hold its Design for the Home and Garden auction on March 28. The sale features art, antiques, and design drawn from several private collections and estates, including that of architectural wood carving designer Raymond Enkeboll and the storied Nathanson Collection amassed by long-time art patrons Marc and Jane Nathanson. Variety abounds in the auction, which highlights modern art and mid-century design, Greek antiquities, important European works of art from the Renaissance and Baroque period, and Old Master paintings. Among the highlights is Jacques Martin-Ferrières’s Collioure la rentrée de barques (1922, oil on canvas), a shimmering depiction of sailboats crowding the shore that has an estimate of $6,000–8,000. Martin-Ferrières was the son of Post-Impressionist painter Henri Martin and on display in this work is the…