One of the more exciting things about being an International Art Collector (I just made that up because it sounds James Bond… and, hey, I have purchased art from galleries in Australia, Switzerland and Mexico) is the day that a new piece of art arrives at my door. It’s usually not possible to jet-set around the globe to see these wonderful paintings in person at the champagne toasting openings, so quite often my art selections are based on itty-bitty, teeny-tiny JPEGs posted on the Internet — trusting, of course, the excellent tastes and recommendations of the gallery directors I’ve come to rely upon over the years.
Oh, sure, every now and then I will venture to Los Angeles to gaze’n’choose in person, but I’m usually waiting for a big box to arrive, and can hardly wait to (c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y) peel open the packaging to get my first wide-eyed and in-person glimpse at a new addition to my collection.
Such was the excitement yesterday evening when I arrived home from work to find a sturdy cardboard box from Roq la Rue waiting beside my kitchen door. New art! Yay!!
Inside was “Jungle Radio” by Ryan Heshka, nicely presented in a vintage tiki-inspired wooden frame, along with a fairly rockin’ black gallery t-shirt from gallery owner extraordinaire, Kirsten Anderson. Thanks, Kirsten!
Point your browser over to the Roq la Rue site and checkout their latest show, “Once Upon A Time” featuring the talented work of Catalina Estrada, Gretchen Ryan and Moira Hahn. Guaranteed to please.
I have no idea where my new piece of art will hang. I usually have to live with a painting for a while before it finds a home on one of my walls. In the meantime, I’m sure I will enjoy its company in several rooms.
Ah… it’s so good to have new art!