A Dallas Fine Art Collection
“My collection was amassed over years, and you can see that it’s eclectic. I bought pieces that really interested me, and often that connected in some way to where I lived. Through my work in marketing, fashion and consulting, I lived in New York, Seattle, Columbus and Minneapolis, while traveling frequently to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Europe and Japan. These opportunities enabled me to explore the art in museums, galleries, exhibitions and streets, all of which helped expand viewpoints. A terrific learning experience for any collector.
Those habits carried over from my childhood and my mother, who took us to museums and art shows. It’s something I continued with my daughter as well. I loved taking her with me to galleries and involving her in my collecting. ‘What do you like?’ I’d ask her. She was very much a part of my acquisitions. It was great father-daughter time.
I tried to purchase things that appealed to me, or pieces that I didn’t understand. I explored a wide variety of mediums — photography, bird carving, painting; often following the taste and the interests of the moment. They’re all very different, but usually there was some degree of artistry to what I bought. Many of the works that I purchased were by artists who were at the time unknown.
I hope that people who purchase these get a chance to enjoy them. I’m ready to let them go, but I enjoyed every single piece.” — Dallas Collector
Linda McCartney Silver Print of Janis Joplin
Daniel Katz Color Photograph
David Gahr Silver Print of Janis Joplin
Paul Chesley Color Photograph of Paradise Cafe, Honolulu, Hawaii
Men's 1990s Jeff Hamilton Custom Leather Art Jacket
Sid Burns Bronze Sculpture "Headin Out"
Stefan Georg Acrylic Painting "Grace"
John Bowman Oil Painting "Shining Path"
Toby Kahn 1992 Acrylic Painting "Cadha"
Don Osier "Rocky Affair" Carved Wood Sculpture depicting Red Tailed Hawks
Lynn Geesaman Color C-Print Photograph of Bernheim Arboretum
Gregory Grenon Painting on Acrylic Glass "I Sit Here"
Paul Chesley Photograph "Native American Market Vendor and Her Wares"
Sid Burns Bronze Sculpture "Tribal Enemies"
Handwoven Mexican Zapotec Wool Rug by Master Weaver Wence Martinez, 1989
Yuji Morita Intaglio "Envelop"
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph
Chuck Jones Signed 1979 Hand-Painted Production Cel "Wile E. Coyote"
Stefan Georg "Planetary Vision" Abstract Painting
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph "Airport with Clemente"
Rick Gill Offset Lithograph of Loon on Lake
Don Osier Peregrine Falcon Wood Carving
Marsha Burns Gelatin Silver Photograph "# 17 Snowgoose Fantasy Sequence"
H. Heap III Carved and Hand-Painted Decoy "Common Loon"
Men's 1990s Jeff Hamilton Limited Edition Custom Leather Art Jacket
Jim Tittle Silver Gelatin Photograph
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph
Dean Chamberlain Photograph "Mustique 1986"
Stefan Georg "Another World" Acrylic on Round Canvas
Ollor Abstract Acrylic Painting "Ascending"
Johanna Zjawinska Watercolor Painting "Night Spots"
Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey 1984 Polaroid "Downtown LA"
Wolfgang Kaehler Color Photograph "Antarctica 1981"
Restrike Etching after Pablo Picasso "Pour Robie"
Mirielle Kramer Limited Edition Color Lithograph
Offset Lithograph after Fernand Leger
Stefan Georg "Shaman" Abstract Painting
Reclining Woman Photograph Attributed to Dean Chamberlain (b. 1954)
Peter Max Lithograph "The Mime"
Dennis Kunkel Microscopic Color Photograph "Starstreams"
Linda McCartney + David Gahr
Both photographers have portraits of Janis Joplin in the collection. “Janis Joplin, Circa 1968” was included in McCartney’s Book Sixties. “It’s towards the end of her career, and you can see the change in her,” notes the seller, of the work bought at a gallery in Seattle.
The photo by David Gahr of Joplin at a concert appeared in TIME magazine. “I saw her a few times in concert and she was a real belter,” notes the seller. “This photo captures her strong vocal presence.”
I Sit Here, oil on plexiglass, was purchased from the Traver Gallery in Seattle. An American artist from Portland, Oregon, Grenon’s work is owned by the New York Public Library and the Seattle Arts Commission. Much of it features women in strong poses. “I thought it had a strength to it,” explains the seller.
Chair and Jewels is a good example of Chamberlain’s experimentation with light. “Before this was done with digital cameras and photoshop, Chamberlain would achieve this effect with a camera manipulation including a long exposure and waving a light wand.
“When I lived in Seattle and worked for a well known outdoor specialty brand, Osier went to one of our shows. I hadn’t seen wood carving, and he was an award-winning master. I was so impressed by the level of detail that he was able to capture and to be able to paint and make them lifelike was an extraordinary talent.”