Saturday, December 12, 2015


Finally back in NYC along with the inventory that arrived at the end of the week. It was nice to be away but it’s nice to be home too. And this time coming back to Cirkers really did feel like coming home. 

In Florida at the INK Miami Art Fair, 2015, we made groupings for the Urban/Industrial Scene (Peggy Bacon, Lou Barlow, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Michael J. Gallagher, Gwyneth Leech, and Angelo Pinto), American Modernism (Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick, Alice Trumbull Mason, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan), and an Atelier 17 wall (Howard Daum, Dorothy Dehner, Peter Grippe, and Franz Kline). Somehow I think Grippe’s work managed to find a way onto every wall.

We were especially pleased to have a Baziotes gouache next to the Pollock Mexican Bandits holiday card. Old pals and painting collaborators together again in our booth – we were THAT pleased! And both works are from the late 1930s, exactly then they and Gerome Kamrowsky are becoming friends and planning a painting together. Above is a shot of that part of the wall with, clockwise from the far left, Baziotes, Charles Burchfield, Barnet, Lozowick and Pollock.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

National Miners' Day

Turns out today was not only the last day of INK Miami, but also National Miners' Day.

Michael J. Gallagher, Sunday Evening, 1937