Issue 16

Welcome to our August newsletter which we hope finds you enjoying this weird, but not always unpleasant, summer weather; and for those of you who are away, we hope you are having a fine time……even if we are somewhat envious.

We apologise for the slightly late distribution this month – having been away, we are trying to catch up with everything but things should be back on track for September with even more news to bring. This month is relatively quiet on the news front but that is because we are still formulating some exciting new initiatives for you……as ever, watch this space!

New in

We love to bring you special things and Figures with still Life, a beautiful etching with aquatint by David Hockney, is really special. From his now quite scarce Blue Guitar suite, this wonderful piece has a lovely story attached to it because not only was the suite inspired by a Wallace Stevens poem, the poem in question had been inspired by The Old Guitarist, an early painting by Picasso. Keenly priced at just £3,500 this signed and numbered Hockney can easily be yours……just drop us an email or pick up the ‘phone or, better still, pop in to see it.

Also rather fabulous are a couple of Henry Moore lithographs that we have in. Both are signed artist’s proofs (signed both individually as well as in the plate) and are worth a serious look. They are priced at £2,950 each and would make a wonderful addition to anyone’s wall.

David Hockney, Figures with still Life. £3,500
David Hockney, Figures with still Life. £3,500

 

Bringing you a rare glimpse of WW1

September 10 is the start of our next show which is French WW1 propaganda posters. These stunning original lithographs were created by a myriad of leading artists of the day and after 100 years are now rare examples. The imagery is simply beautiful and its execution extraordinary and they give us a wonderful snapshot of an important period in our history. Prices will range from £650 up to around £2,500 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to own something rare and historic.

Souscrivez pour hâter la paix par la victoire, Paul-Albert Besnard 1917
Souscrivez pour hâter la paix par la victoire, Paul-Albert Besnard 1917
Souscrivez pour la France qui combat! pour Celle qui chaque jour grandit, Auguste LeRoux
Souscrivez pour la France qui combat! pour Celle qui chaque jour grandit, Auguste LeRoux
Pour le suprême effort, M Falter
Pour le suprême effort, M Falter

Potty about our pots

Over the last couple of months we have been spoiling our pot-lovers with the sheer number of new pieces so to give you all time to catch up with the new additions, we have decided not to add any more this month. However, fear not, we have a lot more new pots to bring you and we will let you know when the next lot are in stock.

Don’t forget that our associate gallery, Goldmark, has pot shows scheduled throughout the year – currently they are exhibiting the work of 10 of the most respected Japanese potters at the gallery, including the Living National Treasure Jun Isezaki and Shinsaku Hamada. If you see anything you are interested in on the Goldmark website please contact us so we can organise for it to be brought down for you to view.