The Rich Haines Gallery, formerly located at 150 Center Street, is shuttered, and the Turpin Gallery has moved in. I can’t find an active website for Haines. Although Turpin has not opened, there is website information on the gallery. The gallery says it is located in “historic Jackson Hole” and is a “top purveyor of fine art and custom jewelry in the United States.” Turpin lists representation of these artists, among others: Rip Caswell, Howard Terpning, Mian Situ, Rodney Huckaby, Eric Christensen, Malcom Furlow, Henry Asencio.
The gallery logo is a sort of a family crest–center shield shape flanked by lions–in shades of gold, crimson and green. I googled “Turpin,” under images. A family coat of arms comes up, but it is not THIS coat of arms. Completely different. So, we have a mix of a reference to Turpin Meadow Ranch and some sort of Western European lineage. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
It turns out that the gallery will be run by Ronnie Turpin, known for his photographic prints. His wife, Shari, owns “Pearls by Shari,” adjacent to Häagen-Dazs. Turpin’s website suggests he divides his time and business between Jackson and Beijing, China.