ANTHONY MEIER - HOTEL CALIFORNIA - HERITAGE AUCTIONS
(with assistance from RWM)
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Anthony Meier Fine Arts: Nicholas Byrne - Spring.
Comment by AB: British artist Nicholas Byrne combines abstraction, patterns, and figurative and representational elements like rope and letters into sensitive yet vibrant compositions, visually complex and enticing. A number of his paintings are on copper, the paint accented or textured with occasional burnished areas and fine incised lines, sometimes painted over, other times left bare. You really have to see these close up to appreciate the attention to detail; definitely deserving of a visit.
Art by Nicholas Byrne at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Art by Nicholas Byrne.
Nicholas Byrne art closer at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Art by Nicholas Byrne above closer (note the bare copper accents).
Nicholas Byrne art at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Art by Nicholas Byrne.
Ambiance - Nicholas Byrne (at rear in black) art at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Heritage Auctions: Western & California Art Auction Preview.
Comment by AB: Preview of some of the highlights of the upcoming Western & California Art Auction to be held live at Heritage Auctions headquarters in Dallas, Texas on May 11, but you can go to the website and bid at anytime. Some fine antique and period examples on display.
Here we are - Heritage Auctions San Francisco headquarters.
Eanger Irving Couse (right, presale estimate $100-$150K), Blanche Grant (left).
Spurs & Riata (presale estimate $800-$1200) at Heritage Auctions.
Rorschach butterflies by Albert Bierstadt (presale estimate $8-$12K each).
Albert Bierstadt butterfly art above closer at Heritage Auctions.
One of a lot of two vintage Stetson hats (presale estimate $1000-$1500).
Art by Thomas Hill, left (presale estimate $40-$60K) at Heritage Auctions.
Art by Edgar Payne, upper right (presale estimate $30-$50K).
Art by Millard Sheets, left (presale estimate $30-$40K) at Heritage Auctions.
Circumstance - California & Western auction preview at Heritage Auctions.
Hotel California: Bittersweet Dreams - Yarek Godfrey.
Review by RWM: Interesting attention to the female form, but more idealization that realism. Easy to get caught up in the allure with some images steering not that far away from the line between art and pornography. Great show with beautiful artworks to put on your walls.
Comment by AB: This show marks the end of the artist's one month residency at the hotel.
Art by Yarek Godfrey at Hotel California.
Yarek Godfrey art.
Art in progress by Yarek Godfrey at Hotel California.
No shortage of options to choose from - art by Yarek Godfrey.
Yarek Godfrey art at Hotel California.
Display of technical replication skills - Yarek Godfrey art.
Yarek Godfrey residency art show at Hotel California.