Welcome Inside the New Desert Eagle Fine Art
Welcome to the all new look of Desert Eagle Fine Art, a showcase for established as well as up and coming artists. Our collections include painting, sculpture, pottery, glass, and a few surprises. desert eagle fine art has been representing fine art to discerning buyers worldwide since 1992, and presenting fine art on-line since 2000. Our success has been due to the consistent high quality standards of the fine art and fine craft that we present. We have built a reputation of trust with our patrons, artists, communities, and corporate partners alike. By taking the gallery on line we intend to extend our marketing reach for the benefit of artists and patrons around the world.
New The Talking Stick
The other day I was listening to a disk by the famous Japanese composer and performer Kitaro. The album “daylight, moonlight Kitaro Live In Yakushiji” records a special concert given at the temple of Yakushiji in Nara, Japan. This concert was given for world peace. It is a beautiful recording, Kitaro has long been one of my favorite composers, his music is insightful. As I listened, my thoughts went to our Mother Earth and how She is our Common Ground so I wrote a short letter to my Sisters of the World, I thought you might like to read it.
Have you ever thought of how much we have in common? Love for our children, love for our families, sorrow and pain in loss. A child dies for no reason that our hearts can understand. A loved one suffering a pain we cannot cure. Work, labor, hunger. Laughter! Joy! Love! Giggles and blushes! Pride of place and home. We experience Beauty in ourselves and Beauty in Nature. Each one of us dear Sisters are born with these inescapable events.
We are also born on one Common Ground. Each time your foot touches the Earth and each time my foot touches the Earth we resonate together. No matter where you may be in your present age or where you live. No matter what your Race or your belief system, we, each of us, are connected by the Common Ground. We grow our food, together. We dance and sing, together. We march, we shuffle, we run, always together on the Common Ground.
Dear Sisters, we have everything in Common. The Common Wind, The Common Spirit. The Common Earth. If you can stop for a moment today and touch the Earth and think of me, I am touching Earth Mother and thinking of you. And I’ll be thinking of the Peace in the World we can help create, one footstep at a time. Peace and Loving Kindness.
Kitaro is available on Amazon.
Off the Easel
New Works from Wendy Wells-Bailey
This wonderful piece is called Athene. It shows Athene in her warrior aspect surging forward with the wings of her sacred owl propelling her forward. I love the detail Wendy always puts into her work. She works for hours on each line building up the gold paint until it has the luster she wants. It is my new favorite! The painting is 12wX36hX2d inches, museum wrap acrylic and gold on canvas. $1,475.00 Plus shipping.
Framed, The Art of Collecting Art
Are you an Art Collector? Of course you are. Do you know all about art? Of course you don’t but that does not mean you are not a collector. Every month in our brick and mortar gallery some curious passerby would stop in the doorway and peer in. “Come in” I would offer. “Oh no I don’t know anything about art” was always the same timid reply. (It seems that someone, somewhere told these good people that art was only for the high elite of society, whatever that is.) My next question “do you know what you like?” always got an emotionally charged answer good or bad. This usually resulted in the person coming into the gallery. Some looked around gingerly as I answered questions, some took the art critique aspect quite to heart and had no trouble telling me what the liked and didn’t like in no uncertain terms. Many of these Good Folks would come back again, usually with a friend in tow explaining each piece of work in their own terms. Others, tourists, told friends and family back home and the next year someone would come into the gallery with a bedraggled Desert Eagle business card in their hand and say that a friend, cousin, uncle, sister told them to have a look at the gallery when they came to town. We treat these would-be patrons like royalty. They become the backbone of our repeat business. I hope you too will step through the threshold of our website to see what’s new.
Books I’m Reading
Did you get a chance to order Rosamond Bernier’s book “Some of My Lives? Just in case you didn’t I have kept the information on this blog post for you. It is a real treat it would be such a shame if you missed it. This is what I wrote last week:
If you haven’t read Rosamond Bernier’s “Some of My Lives” stop everything and get this book. Mrs. Bernier has been an art lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for many years. Her father Samuel Rosenbaum was head of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra and from her pre-teens she acted as his hostess. She personally knew such greats as Rachmaninoff, Stokowski, and many others. Later she lived in Mexico and became a close friend to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. When she moved to Europe she became friends with Matisse, Picasso, and again many others. Her book is personal, easy to read and fascinating! Anyone interested in art of the 20th century will want this book. It’s available through Amazon.com ISBN978-0-374-2661-5
Not All That Glitters……
I can see that you are just settling down with your cappuccino or martini and just thinking to yourself that you want to read something current in the art world, something to take you away from the vicissitudes of the day, and then I come along!
It has been said by experts that from 45% to 80% of all art brought to auction is either fake, misattributed, or stolen. Two weeks ago, I was reading in The Boston Globe that some new clues are being explored over the theft of art works from the Gardner Collection. (Remember, the 1990 theft of over $500 million dollars’ worth of art from the Stewart Gardener Museum?) I read the news report with trepidation, what were we all going to learn? Nothing as it turns out, at least there has not been any follow up that I can find. Maybe you can find something new? There has been nothing in the Boston Globe and no press statement from the Gardner Museum. I guess we will have to continue to wait and see. The read the Boston Globe article go to www.boston.com archives May 10 2012 Special Reports.
Written on the Wind
Russell Lynes definition of a Philistine; “a smug, ignorant, especially middle-class person who is held to be indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values”. Love it!
Mount Parnassus is the paradise of art where Apollo and the Muses inspired poets, musicians and artists. In this section I will discuss issues concerning the creating and selling of artwork. I will be stepping on some sacred cows and herding new ones. I will be discussing such topics as how to choose an art show, art show etiquette, art gallery etiquette, what to say, what not to say, the dark side of thank-you. As a gallery owner for more than 20 years and as a show artist I would like to pass on some of the do’s and don’ts that I have learned. Watch for this section in I my next blog, it’s sure to please!
I hope you like the look of our new web site I am so happy to be working with Mia Johnson and her crew at Kits Media, thanks Mia for an outstanding job! And thanks to you for reading our new blog, stay tuned for more interesting information about the arts and some lively discussion. In the meantime,
Walk in the Beauty Way.