one hundredth gallery is ‘for everyone new to art’. So if you don’t know what a Matisse is, don’t worry, we’re here to help!
For most of 2011 our primary focus was on new artists, both aspiring and emerging. In 2012 we want to shift our focus to ‘everyone’; artists, viewers, and everyone in between.
How many of you have never stepped inside an art gallery due to fear? Fear of not knowing anything about art? Fear of the snobbery that comes with some galleries? Fear of the prices?
We aim to change all of this by providing an easy going atmosphere where people can have open conversations about what they like and what they don’t like without any judgement.
To help kick things along, we will be exhibiting six original artworks (etchings and lithographs) from our very own personal collection; three by Henri Matisse, one by Marc Chagall, one by Arthur Boyd, and one by Charles Blackman.
All of these artists have artwork in permanent collections in the very best galleries in the world; from the Louvre in Paris, to MoMA in New York City, to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
All works are authentic originals; come with certificates, and all are framed. Five of the six works are for sale with prices between $1,000 and $2,000. Yes, that’s right! There are no missing zeros in those numbers!
one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art, so if you would like to see (and potentially own) art by world-famous artists that you may have studied in school, please come and see us.
These works will be on display from Saturday 25 February.
If you would like to learn more about these artists, here is what Wikipedia has to say about them!
Henri Matisse (1869 –1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the arts in the opening decades of the 20th century.
Marc Chagall (1887 –1985) was a Russian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
Arthur Boyd (1920 –1999) was one of the leading Australian painters of the late 20th Century. Boyd’s work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both.
Charles Blackman (1928 – ) is one of the best known Australian artists still living today, especially for the famous Schoolgirl and Alice in Wonderland series of the 1950s. He was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval, and Clifton Pugh.