Thomas French Fine Art
2012-12-03 05:56 PM
We will be exhibiting at the upcoming Flint Institute of Arts 4th Annual Print Fair, December 8th & 9th, 2012. The Fair is located at the FIA, 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503. In addition to a FIA Print Society Preview & Reception Friday 6 to 9PM, the hours of the Fair are Saturday 10AM to 5PM and Sunday 1PM to 5PM.
I will be brining my usual selection of Old and Modern Master Prints, Drawings, and Japanese color woodcuts. In addition to our flip through bins, we are excited to have the opportunity to highlight beautifully framed works that will appeal to many tastes.
Our Old Master selection will include Albrecht Dürer’s Ecce Homo. Part of Dürer’s The Large Passion series, this woodcut print depicts the emotional moment when a scourged and bound Christ is presented with his crown of thorns by Pontius Pilate to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. The woodcut itself remains an excellent impression from the artist’s first edition of 1511 with Latin text verso and wide margins.
Our selection of European prints will also include works by Cezanne, Tissot, Renoir, Lautrec, Bonnard, Rouault, and Picasso. Of special note remains Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Claude Renoir, La Tête Baissée (Claude Renoir, Head Lowered), which features the artist’s inquisitive young son in three quarters view and was created as part of a portfolio of twelve Renoir lithographs published by Ambrose Vollard in 1919.
Finally, I will also be bringing many works by American artist George Bellows, who is currently the subject of a major Retrospective Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City November 15, 2012 - February 18th 2013. One of Bellow’s more tender familial depictions remains his rare 1921 lithograph My Family, First Stone, created four years before his unexpected death at the age of forty-three. I also plan to bring works by Bellow’s fellow Ohio artist Charles Burchfield, including Burchfield’s Crow’s In March, 1951, one of only three lithographs created by the artist.
For more information and to view a more extensive selection of our current offerings, please visit our websites thomasfrenchfineart.com and georgebellows.com. In addition, please sign up for our email newsletters via the homepage on thomasfrenchfineart.com and like our new Facebook page for the most up to date information on acquisitions, exhibitions, and promotions at facebook.com/thomasfrenchfineart. I look forward to seeing you soon.