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L'Estampe Originale: Album One

L'Estampe Originale: Album One

A printer-friendly pdf of this information can be downloaded here. Imagine a contemporary print publisher convincing Mel Bochner, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Chuck Close to all make a work with them.  Or imagine a few decades ago those artists...

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E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

Edward Julius DETMOLD (1883-1957)Off to the Fishing GroundsEtching on simili-japon paper, 1899. This is a companion piece to a similarly large plate by Edward Julius’ twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold (1883-1908), titled “Duel in the Air”.  Both our composition and...

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Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

From his extensive travels in Europe, North-Africa and the United States, we can deduct that Louis McClellan Potter (1873-1912) had a curious mind.  Time spent with Berbers and Bedouins, as well as with Native-American tribes such as the Tlingit; the...

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Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

A few days ago was armistice.  I asked my children if they knew what happened on that day, on November 11th 1918.  They didn’t, so we talked about it.  I told them that my father’s uncle, Henry Xavier Derroitte, a subdeacon monk at the Maredsous Abbey died on the front, at the Battle of the Yser, as he was trying to get to a wounded soldier, on May 3rd 1916.  He was a noncombatant, trying to save a life, and paid with his.  That’s part of my history, and theirs.
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New York Print Fair

Art shows & Print fairs - Fall 2019 & Beyond

COMING UP Cleveland, OH Thu, September 12, 2019: 6 pm - 9 pm - Benefit Preview PartyFri, September 13, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm - General AdmissionSat-Sun, September 14-15, 2019: 10 am - 5 pm - General Admission The 34th Annual Fine Print FairCleveland Museum...

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Henri Riviere - Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel - Frontispice

Henri Riviere - The Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel (original French title)Thirty-six lithograph printed in four tones on thick wove paper, 1888-1902.Reference: Fields pages 77-78.The series was conceived as a series of woodcuts at the time of the construction of the tower,...

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Hermann-Paul: Nationalism

Hermann-Paul: Nationalism

René Georges HERMANN-PAUL (1864-1940)Nationalisme  Hermann-Paul remains to this day a prolific creative mind whose artistic importance is generally understated.  The reason for this injustice is simply that he was active for so long, and that he expressed himself in very...

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Websites: a history of Armstrong Fine Art online

Websites: a history of Armstrong Fine Art online

Welcome to Armstrong Fine Art’s new website.  For those interested in a bit of history, I went digging through the records to find out how far the site has come. The gallery, which had been founded by Richard Reed Armstrong,...

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