Speaking of About Last Night, me and Mrs. Jones — we got a thing goin’ on — head to New York this weekend for the annual ADAA art show. Terry often talks about his collection on ALN, so for your amusement I put together a list of some of the things we have. No photos, but I provide links so you can see what the artist’s work generally looks like.
Stephane Couturier, 1998. Cibachrome print.
Valerie Demianchuk, 2003. Pencil on paper.
Richard Diebenkorn, 1986. Drypoint, etching and aquatint.
Lionel Feininger, 1944. Ink and watercolor on paper.
David Hirschi, 2004. Oil and alkyd on canvas.
Horst Janssen, 1973. Etching.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, 1915. Woodcut on laid paper.
Michael Triegel, 1997. Mixed media on board.
Jacques Villegle, 1961. Paper decollage.
Stephen Wright, [undated]. Oil on canvas.
We have a couple more that I like, including the rather cheerful Janssen poster depicted above. A few of our pieces have literary connections; one was inspired by a scene in Mann’s Buddenbrooks. Most came from Chicago galleries, a couple from New York, one from San Francisco. We go to the AADA show in New York every February, and also to Art Chicago. (Waiting to see what happens with Art Chicago this year, given its new competition. Neither has published an exhibitor list, which seems odd for shows supposedly taking place in the spring.)
We’re complete amateurs at this, but it’s been fun to get to know the galleries, to learn about the artists, and to have interesting things to look at on our walls.
Addition 9/27/10: Updated the list with a few things we’ve bought over the last couple years.