Happy New Year and we hope that you all had a wonderful time over the festive season whether it was spent here or abroad. Firstly apologies for the tardy circulation of our newsletter but the combination of holidays and the festive season has meant that we are running slightly behind our usual schedule; we will be back on track next month.
I am sure that, like us, you are fed-up with the miserable weather – will it ever stop raining – so allow us to brighten your day. Drop in for a chat and let us see whether we can find you a something that will help you to forget the storms and floods.
Ecce Homo by George Grosz
Our new show, Ecce Homo by George Grosz is now open and will run for most of January. You may not be aware but this suite, along with some other pieces, is being toured around the country by the Southbank Centre, via various gallery venues. You, however, don’t have to travel too far to see this landmark suite because we have it here, on your doorstep……but we have 80 pieces for sale.
As the Southbank Centre website says… “’Ecce Homo’ shows Grosz at the height of his satirical powers. His razor-sharp line anatomises Berlin life with devastating acuity and savage humour. The drawings range from the primitive and graffiti-like, to complex Futuristic street scenes with multiple viewpoints and teeming crowds of overlapping figures, to harshly objective character studies in which every whisker and wrinkle seems to betray a personal vice, and every eye glints with malice or fear.
“Shortly after publication in 1923, all available copies of the portfolio were seized by the Berlin police and Grosz and his publisher were prosecuted for obscenity. The Nazis ordered the offending plates and drawings to be destroyed; they were publicly burned in May 1933. In that same year, Grosz immigrated to the USA.”
The lithographs after the drawings are available for £350 each whilst the lithographs after the water colours (of which there are only 13 available so don’t wait too long) are priced at £750.
Notwithstanding our new show, we continue to bring new and exciting art in through our doors for you to purchase. Latest includes a wonderful example of paper collage by Francis Davison. More…
We also have a fabulous new print by John Piper and a couple of new birds have flown in from Sid Burnard. We would also like to introduce you to the artist, Jenny Grevatte by way of a couple of her classic, mixed media pieces. More…
Whilst the Grosz show is running the above-mentioned works, along with all our other art, will be available to look through downstairs.
Pot-wise we are anticipating some new pieces in shortly by the wonderful Jim Malone and will, throughout the year, seek to update and refresh our pot stock for your delectation. More…