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MLA Gallery - Artist's summary

Posted by Mark Schneider on January 03, 2013 1 Comment

Raul Enmanuel Enmanuel has used Wifredo Lam’s early work, which Lam was doing in the late 30’s and early 40’s, as a point of inspiration. As Lam’s most famous painting, “La Jungla” exemplifies, it is an expression of the tropical jungle, and all the sublime energy and spirits that dwell within. Enmanuel has established a language, that uses the palm specifically, as the basis of his iconography. He is a practicioner of Santeria. Many of the practicioners of this Afro Cuban faith believe that the spirits (Orishas) of their faith (or the equivalent of our angels, or saints) dwell at...

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Tamayo mixografias - the process, and details

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1899 To a Zapotecan Indian family, Rufino Tamayo is one of the most world-renowned Mexican artists. As a boy in school, he spent most of his time drawing, which caused his aunt to withdraw him from classes and put him to work as a vendor in her fruit business. Tamayo continued to spend time at the National Museum in Mexico City, drawing archaeological treasures, especially the pre-Columbian objects, which influenced his art for the rest of his life. Tamayo believed in the universality of painting, which put him in direct opposition to the other well-known...

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Art as an investment

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Obviously, there is alot of uncertainty in the economy, and in general, many collectors are more cautious, and less active than usual. Many areas of our gallery trade are being affected by this. We are doing a fairly brisk business in Asian art right now (having become a bit of a sub specialty), with international collectors, via the internet. This helps, as the economy is so much stronger in Asia, Australia, and parts of Europe.  Having said that, the strongest area of our gallery trade, in the past year, has been in Tamayo print work, with collectors here in the U.S, and abroad. It seems, many of the collectors who have been acquiring this work feel that...

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