The More Things Change,
The More Things Really Change
Still Life with Oranges in a Basket ( detail)
Years ago ( By that I mean anything more than last year) in the
New York art world, Summer meant that come July or August the
galleries closed and everybody fled town. New York became a
ghost town. Now, with the Internet and Art Fairs everywhere it
is business 24-7 / 365.
Hirschl & Adler Modern, the gallery that represents me,
decided to organize an exhibit of current gallery artists and pair them with
artists from the past of their collection.
The show was curated by
Lauren Riggs and Yarden Elias.
Severin Roesen (1815-1872)
Two-Tiered Still Life with Fruit
oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
They asked me to select two of three artists who have influenced me.
Hmmm. Since they didn't have any Giovanni Bellini's I decided on three American artists,
one being Severin Roesen. The curators then asked me to write a few words about Roesen's
influence on me and my work.
This statement is hanging between the two paintings, mine and Roesen's
Little known fact: This painting, Still Life with Oranges in a Basket,
was done while I worked on a portrait of my friend, Robert O.
Portrait of Robert O.
oil on canvas
Still Life with Oranges in a Basket
oil on canvas
By the way...
Hirschl & Adler
is now in The Fuller Building
41 E. 57th St.
New York, NY