"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter and becamePicasso."
Throughout the month of October American Fine Art is celebrating the Birthday of one of the most celebrated and renowned artists in history, Pablo Picasso. American Fine Art features the original works of the Spanish master including lithographs, etchings, ceramics, and more.
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NOVEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 29, 2013
In honor of the life and work of Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012) American Fine Art will be hosting an expansive life-long collection by the master painter for exhibit and sale. Theo Tobiasse: Master Retrospective will feature some of Tobiasse’s most celebrated compositions for sale and on display.
Tobiasse’s art is a product of intellect, submerged memories and laborious experimentation with various media. As Chagall and Picasso did before him, Tobiasse looks deeper into his work, seeking to express the inner world of man. Surrealism taught him to be experimental, to juxtapose pictorial elements in order to redefine them. He welcomes the new freedom of the 20th Century where there are no rules. Space can be twisted, altered, folded and rendered by its own reality. His influences are as diverse as the etchings on a teapot carried from Lithuania to the Winged Victory as it is set in the Louvre.
He imitates no one, but has sensitively collected imagery which evolves into an art that is truly his. It is the brilliant vision of Theo Tobiasse, expressed in his work, that echoes the vocabulary of modern art. Theo Tobiasse, master of the Paris School, was born in Jaffa, Israel in 1927 of Lithuanian parents. His father, a Zionist who was a printer by profession, had brought the family to Jaffa from Lithuania in 1925. By 1931 the family had settled in Paris. Tobiasse has never forgotten his first sight of Paris, the City of Light. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Tobiasse family lived hidden for two years in a minuscule apartment in Paris. On August 25, 1944 Paris was liberated, and Theo walked out of the apartment with a large portfolio of drawings into the light of a cloudy day.
Since 1961, Tobiasse has enjoyed incredible success as far afield as New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, Caracas and Tokyo, in all of which he has had one-man shows. Art Expo New York, the world’s largest art trade show, listed Tobiasse as one of the only Museum Quality artists represented when American Fine Art exhibited his works there in 1998. Tobiasse was famous for his quintessential style in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, carborundum engraving, pastel, drawings, pottery and stain-glass windows. He became a member of the Côte d'Azur Lodge in 1969 and donated a special artwork made for the Lodge representing the emblem of B'nai B'rith, the Menorah. The last piece he made for the Lodge in 1996 is also a painting representing a Menorah indicating that it has been specially made for the 50th anniversary of our Lodge.
On November 5, 2012, Théo Tobiasse passed away in Cagnes-sur-Mer, South of France at the age of 85. He will be remembered for his kindness, his devotion to the Jewish cause, and his mark and influence in the world of fine art shall never be forgotten.
American Fine Art proudly presents The Hollywood Collection of Frederick Mellinger. We just unveiled the long anticipated release of the pre-publication Hollywood Collection of Frederick Mellinger catalogue raisonné. Our opening night reception was a fabulous affair and we thank all of who joined us for the festivities! The exhibit is now open to the public, we invite you to visit the gallery today to see this spectacular collection.
In addition to the catalogue raisonné, the gallery is currently showcasing an incredible array of original mixed media artworks, drawings, and photographs from The Hollywood Collection of Frederick Mellinger. These are unique one-of-a-kind works and therefore availability cannot be guaranteed, please contact your International Art Consultant to reserve or acquire your Hollywood Collection artwork today.
Mr. Frederick succeeded in transforming women into breathtakingly beautiful creatures and a blank surface into an incredible work of art. When looking at a work from The Hollywood Collection, you're not just looking at a piece of fashion history, you're looking at a work of art, you're seeing a master's genius come to life! Whether your interest lies in Mr. Frederick's revolutionary Wonder Wear creations or something from the Dressed to Impress creations of The Hollywood Collection you are sure to find something you love from his oeuvre.