“Through the Looking Glass”, a Solo Show by Anke Schofield

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 22nd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Anchor Up by Anke Schofield

Piquing the imagination, Anke Schofield’s whimsical imagery of figures and objects integrated in unexpected ways is a sophisticated combination of photography, collage, oil paint, acrylic paint, wax, and other media. The surreal juxtaposition of imagery is reinforced by the eclectic use of media, melding the real with the imaginary, creating a “through the looking glass” effect.

New River Fine Art is one of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious fine art galleries. The gallery is the premier source for masterworks and fine contemporary paintings, sculpture and glass art.

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Feature of the Week: “Nu endormi au bras levé” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Feature of the Week: "Nu endormi au bras levé" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Nu endormi au bras levé”
1885
Pastel counterproof on Japan paper with some of the outlines redrawn with a fine point in black
16 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches
31 x 27 inches (framed)

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Provenance:
Ambroise Vollard, the artist’s dealer; the Estate of Henri M. Petiet, Paris.

The thirty-four works included in this exhibition represent the second part of an extraordinary horde of pastel counterproofs by Mary Cassatt and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. They were put away in portfolios nearly a century ago by an eminent dealer, Ambroise Vollard, and remained in complete obscurity, as a time capsule, until their recent rediscovery.

As with the Cassatt counterproofs, which we presented last year, it appears that Vollard provided both the means and the impetus for the creation of these works. August Clot, a resourceful printer and master lithographer (who also helped Degas to produce over 100 counterproofs), printed the editions for Vollard’s famous sets and individual lithographs by many artists of the day, including Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Renoir and Edouard Vuillard. He also refined the method for transferring a pastel image to a fresh sheet of paper by using a lithographic press to apply the necessary even pressure. He protected the surface of the pastel from undue abrasion and enhanced the luminous transparency of the counterproof by transferring the image to a smooth and soft, tissue-thin Japan paper, backed for support with a sturdier sheet.

At the end of the 19th century, when the demand for Renoir’s work was steadily growing, Vollard commissioned Renoir to create lithographs, and employed Clot to transfer the artist’s finished drawings to lithographic stones.

The dating of Renoir’s pastel images is often difficult because favorite themes recur and his style remains relatively consistent over many years. The pastels for counterproofs in this collection were documented by Vollard on large glass slides, but these were in black and white, and so, for many of the pastels, the counterproofs provide our first knowledge of their colors. Renoir scholar Pascal Perrin believes that the revelation of the colors will help in more precise dating of the pastels.

Dali vs Picasso / Picasso vs Dali

Salvador Dali in 1939.
Photo: Carl Van Vechten. Via Wikimedia Commons.

New River Fine Art has one of the largest selections of Dali artwork in the country and also offers original works and fine prints by Picasso.

Who Gets Top Billing?
It is rare that the name of a museum exhibition is a political hot potato. But it’s happening in Barcelona and St. Petersburg, Florida right now.

“We have been over the title [of the show] for the last two years about a thousand times,” says Bernardo Laniado-Romero, director of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. In March 2015, the museum will open a show devoted to Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, pretty much the first recent one focused on just the two Spaniards, he says. But the show actually premieres at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 18, 2014.

So which artist gets his name first in the exhibition title? In short who gets the top billing?

Splitting the difference, sort-of, the Dali Museum will open its show with a double-billed title: “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso.” What a silly solution for an exhibition title, but I guess it works for the organizing venues.

As for the show itself, it is a surprisingly apposite pairing: Picasso, not always known as a warm supporter of younger artists, took his younger countryman under his wing after Joan Miro introduced them in the mid-1920s. “These are two artists who have been written about but their relationship has not been studied,” says the director of the Museu Picasso. Meanwhile, the director of the Dali Museum, Hank Hine, notes: “We think we know Picasso, we think we know Dali,” but the show “will add new knowledge.” Let’s hope so.

Full story from Alexandra Peers found here.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale listed among top 10 downtowns

March 18, 2014 | By Miriam Valverde, Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale #7
Livability.com has ranked downtown Fort Lauderdale at No. 7 among the Top… (Robert Duyos, Sun Sentinel)

Locals aren’t the only ones noticing Fort Lauderdale’s bustling downtown. Livability.com has ranked downtown Fort Lauderdale at No. 7 among the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the nation. It’s the first time Fort Lauderdale has made its annual list.

Tennessee-based Livability.com ranks the best small to mid-sized cities to visit, work and live in. It released its top downtowns list on Monday.

Fort Worth, Texas placed first in this year’s list of Top 10 downtowns, Birmingham, Ala. rounded the list at No. 10. Fort Lauderdale was the only city from Florida to make the 2014 rankings.

Downtowns that made the list “maintain a high level of energy and give all city residents a reason to come in,” Livability.com said. Some factors Livability.com considered were retail improvements, office vacancy rates, income growth and ratio of residents to jobs in downtown areas.

“The ratio of jobs to residents in the downtown area is nearly equal,” Livability.com said about Fort Lauderdale. “A sign that people want to live where they work.”

“We are an incredibly hot market,” said Stan Eichelbaum, president of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association. “We have an incredible infrastructure, many good plans in place to make things work, and many more have to be done to take advantage of the situation.”

Downtown Fort Lauderdale has become a much more vibrant destination in recent years for locals and tourists, said Lisa Burgess, owner of New River Fine Art, going on its 17th year in downtown’s Las Olas Boulevard.

“There’s a lot more to do downtown than ever before,” Burgess said.

And it should only get better. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said the city has more than 4,000 new residential units in development in downtown Fort Lauderdale and several initiatives in place to reshape and enhance downtown.

“These investments, coupled with our outstanding quality of life, continue to strengthen downtown Fort Lauderdale’s position as an outstanding place to do business and an even better place to call home,” Seiler said in a statement.

mvalverde@tribune.com, 954-356-4526, Twitter @MiriamValverde

Top 10 Best Downtowns, 2014

  1. Fort Worth, TX
  2. Providence, RI
  3. Indianapolis, IN
  4. Provo, UT
  5. Alexandria, VA
  6. Frederick, MD
  7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  8. Bellingham, WA
  9. Eugene, OR
  10. Birmingham, AL

Source: Livability.com

Thomas Arvid and Vintner David Long at the Winter Equestrian Festival

"It's a Long Night" by Thomas Arvid
“It’s a Long Night” by Thomas Arvid

Wellington, FL. (March 3, 2014) – “Photo-realistic” artist Thomas Arvid, named one of the top “25 Artists You Should Know” by US Art magazine, will make a special appearance at New River Fine Art’s gallery in Wellington on the grounds of the Winter Equestrian Festival on Saturday, March 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00. The gallery is housed in the lobby of the International Club. Special guest David Long, proprietor of David Arthur Vineyards, will be on hand to host a wine tasting during the event featuring his award winning wines.

“Thomas Arvid’s influence on the art world has been the focus of an Art Business News cover story, profiles in Wine Spectator and the Los Angeles Times, and featured on the cable program “In Wine Country,”” said Wissam Elghoul, New River Fine Art Gallery Director. “The magic of his painting is his ability to visualize and chronicle an entire scene beyond the frame – to tell a story of enjoyment and the good life – using lush color and adroit composition. He illuminates and shares that moment with viewers.”

“We will be featuring Elevation and Merritaggio,” said David Long, Proprietor of David Arthur Vineyards. The David Arthur Estate is located on Pritchard Hill, on the eastern side of the Napa Valley and has consistently turned out highly rated wines. His Elevation 1147 received 99 points on its 2009 release. To date, three generations of the Long family have worked together to establish David Arthur as a world class producer of the highest quality wine.

“The Winter Equestrian Festival once again has the privilege to house one of South Florida’s leading art galleries at the facility” said Katherine Bellissimo, Principal and Founder of Equestrian Sport Productions. “New River Fine Art presents a large collection of both paintings and sculptures in various mediums and styles that appeals to our vast population of owners, riders, exhibitors and the general public.”

Visitors to the gallery will be impressed with the eclectic mix of world class artists such as Salvador Dali, Picasso, Joan Miro, Royo and Chagall, to name but a few. “New River Fine Art is mainly focusing on Equestrian and Horse artwork, besides some other Modern 20th Century Masters,” Wissam Elghoul added. Other artists include Anke Shofield, Craig Alan, Gustavo Torres, Virginia Fifield and Anna Sweet.

“Equestrian enthusiasts, athletes, business people, and admirers fly in from all over the world to attend the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington,” enthused Lisa Burgess, owner of New River Fine Art at 914 East Las Olas. “We have found that many of these equestrian fans are also collectors of art and it’s for that reason we have once again opened our Wellington satellite art gallery.

New River Fine Art is one of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious fine art galleries. The gallery is the premier source for masterworks and fine contemporary paintings, sculpture and glass art.

The spectator entrance to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is at 3400 Equestrian Club Road in Wellington, Florida.

The Wellington gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 a.m., the gallery will be open until March 30th. For information on hours or to learn more about the artists, visit www.newriverfineart.com , call (954) 524-2100 or e-mail lisa@newriverfineart.com.

Feature of the Week: “Les Essencies de la Terra” by Joan Miro

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Les Essencies de la Terra by Joan Miro
Joan Miro
“Les Essencies de la Terra”
1970
10 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches
Unique Ink Wash over Lithograph

Brush and India ink over colored lithograph on Arches vellum paper. This is an original, unique work of art painted on lithographic paper.

Inspired by a strong love of fantasy and imagination, the Spanish poet Juan Perucho combined Catalan literary, cultural and historical references with fantasy to produce highly original narratives. Les Essencies de la Terra was a volume of poems that Miro illustrated for his Catalan friend and poet Juan Perucho. 9 original lithographs were created for the volume. On 13 of these lithographs between 1968 and 1970, Miro painted in India Ink over the lithographs to create unique works of art.

The present work is one of only 5 hand-painted examples by the artist executed on Velum (8 were on Japon) between 1968 – 1970.

The lithograph is referenced in Lithographs Vol. III 1964-1969, page 165 #510.

Feature of the Week: “Orchard” by Harry Gordon

Feature of the Week: Orchard by Harry Gordon
Harry Gordon
“Orchard”
1983
60 x 48 x 33 inches
Cherry Tree Sculpture

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“Orchard”, by Harry Gordon of Lambertville, NJ, 1983, from a massive salvaged Cherry tree trunk, a storm fall, shaped and polished, finished in linseed oil, mounted on a wood platform; the sculpture alone, which weighs approx. 400 pounds, is roughly 60″ tall x 48″ long x 33″ wide.

For Scale:
"Orchard" (scale)