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Seller Story

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

Seller Story: A Dallas Fine Art Collection
Seller Story: A Dallas Fine Art Collection
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph

Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph

Final Bid:
$55
Chuck Jones Signed 1979 Hand-Painted Production Cel "Wile E. Coyote"

Chuck Jones Signed 1979 Hand-Painted Production Cel "Wile E. Coyote"

Final Bid:
$230
Stefan Georg "Planetary Vision" Abstract Painting

Stefan Georg "Planetary Vision" Abstract Painting

Final Bid:
$180
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph "Airport with Clemente"

Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph "Airport with Clemente"

Final Bid:
$201
Rick Gill Offset Lithograph of Loon on Lake

Rick Gill Offset Lithograph of Loon on Lake

Final Bid:
$45
Don Osier Peregrine Falcon Wood Carving

Don Osier Peregrine Falcon Wood Carving

Final Bid:
$324
Marsha Burns Gelatin Silver Photograph "# 17 Snowgoose Fantasy Sequence"

Marsha Burns Gelatin Silver Photograph "# 17 Snowgoose Fantasy Sequence"

Final Bid:
$580
H. Heap III Carved and Hand-Painted Decoy "Common Loon"

H. Heap III Carved and Hand-Painted Decoy "Common Loon"

Final Bid:
$87
Men's 1990s Jeff Hamilton Limited Edition Custom Leather Art Jacket

Men's 1990s Jeff Hamilton Limited Edition Custom Leather Art Jacket

Final Bid:
$430
Jim Tittle Silver Gelatin Photograph

Jim Tittle Silver Gelatin Photograph

Final Bid:
$38
Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph

Dean Chamberlain Color Photograph

Final Bid:
$55
Dean Chamberlain Photograph "Mustique 1986"

Dean Chamberlain Photograph "Mustique 1986"

Final Bid:
$75
Stefan Georg "Another World" Acrylic on Round Canvas

Stefan Georg "Another World" Acrylic on Round Canvas

Final Bid:
$170
Ollor Abstract Acrylic Painting "Ascending"

Ollor Abstract Acrylic Painting "Ascending"

Final Bid:
$30
Johanna Zjawinska Watercolor Painting "Night Spots"

Johanna Zjawinska Watercolor Painting "Night Spots"

Final Bid:
$735
Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey 1984 Polaroid "Downtown LA"

Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey 1984 Polaroid "Downtown LA"

Final Bid:
$400
Wolfgang Kaehler Color Photograph "Antarctica 1981"

Wolfgang Kaehler Color Photograph "Antarctica 1981"

Final Bid:
$207
Restrike Etching after Pablo Picasso "Pour Robie"

Restrike Etching after Pablo Picasso "Pour Robie"

Final Bid:
$120
Mirielle Kramer Limited Edition Color Lithograph

Mirielle Kramer Limited Edition Color Lithograph

Final Bid:
$50
Offset Lithograph after Fernand Leger

Offset Lithograph after Fernand Leger

Final Bid:
$76
Stefan Georg "Shaman" Abstract Painting

Stefan Georg "Shaman" Abstract Painting

Final Bid:
$142
Reclining Woman Photograph Attributed to Dean Chamberlain (b. 1954)

Reclining Woman Photograph Attributed to Dean Chamberlain (b. 1954)

Final Bid:
$35
Peter Max Lithograph "The Mime"

Peter Max Lithograph "The Mime"

Final Bid:
$235
Dennis Kunkel Microscopic Color Photograph "Starstreams"

Dennis Kunkel Microscopic Color Photograph "Starstreams"

Final Bid:
$150
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Seller Story: A Dallas Fine Art Collection

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.”

Gregory Grenon

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.

Dean Chamberlain

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.

Don Osier

“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.”

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