Jane Kahan Gallery is thrilled to participate in Art Miami this year. We hope you will visit us at Booth AMA 2!
Below, a special preview of the museum-quality masterpieces that will be on display:
Art Miami will take place December 3-7 at the Art Miami Pavilion:
Midtown Miami – Wynwood
3101 North East 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137
VIP Preview (by invitation only): December 2
For complimentary day passes, please click here
Nature is the heart of art.
Art springs from nature like the flowers that bloom in the spring.
Fleurs Bella, art from the heart.
Calder works have become more highly collectible than ever in 2014.
At Jane Kahan Gallery, we offer clients a rare opportunity to find their own museum-quality prints, paintings, and tapestries.
Many of the same Calder lithographs currently on display in the Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice can be found for sale with us, as we have been a primary source for such important prints for over forty years, as well as a distributor of Calder prints to the “trade.”
Also available are a number of Calder tapestries that were featured in the Whitney Museum’s blockbuster 1976 Calder retrospective Calder’s Universe (including the “Green Ball” pictured at left). According to the Gazette Druout, it has never been a better time to purchase tapestries, an undervalued but increasingly coveted medium making a strong resurgence in the art world. We are in the midst of a revival of this ancient and contemporary art form, which was given a jump-start by the magnificent tapestry exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As the Museum of Modern Art in New York celebrates the monotypes of Gauguin in their blockbuster exhibition “Metamorphoses,” Jane Kahan Gallery gives collectors a special opportunity to have their own museum-quality Gauguin masterpiece, Les Chaumieres, a watercolor monotype of the Breton landscape done by the artist in 1894.
This monotype was once part of the collection of Enid Annenberg Haupt, and also likely belonged to Gauguin’s close friend, the sculptor Francisco Durrio.
In the early summer of 1894, Gauguin left Paris, where he had been since his return from Tahiti a year earlier. He returned to Pont Aven and visited Concarneau with Roderic O’Conor, Armand Seguin, and others, where his leg was broken in an altercation. Unable or unwilling to paint, he turned to the smaller and more easily managed art of woodcut and watercolor transfer monotypes.
In this exceptional example, he took a watercolor, wet it, and then applied a sheet of Japon paper to the front, then rubbed the back to create a transfer. After drying, portions of the transfer were rubbed away so that the white of the board could show through as clouds.
Richard Field, in his catalogue from the 1973 Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition of Gauguin monotypes, describes Les Chaumiers as exemplary of Gauguin’s style in 1894, noting that the composition is similar to three other works of Breton Subjects from that year: Ferme en Bretagne I and II (Wildenstein 526-27) and Le Moulin David (Wildenstein 524).
Provenance: Francisco Durrio? (according to Field)
Private Collection, New York
Enid Annenberg Haupt
This monotype is certified by the Wildenstein Institute.
The Jane Kahan Gallery exhibited once again at ART ANTIQUES LONDON, the prestigious art fair which was held in a specially built pavilion across from the Royal Albert Hall, June 13 – 20th, 2012.
The centerpiece of the gallery’s booth was Frolicking Horses, an Aubusson tapestry by renowned Islamic artist Ahmet Moustafa that Jane Kahan had commissioned from the Pinton atelier to introduce at this art fair. Moustafa’s tapestries woven by Pinton already grace public spaces in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Luxembourg. Also featured were tapestries by Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Robert Delaunay and Yvette Cauquil Prince, who worked closely with Picasso, Max Ernst and who wove all the Chagall tapestries ever available for sale. Rounding out the booth were paintings by Paul Gauguin, Jean Dufy, Clement Serveau, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Alfred Reth, Marcel Dyf and Arlene Graston.