“The point of the show, and everything else we do at Heather James, is to bring works of excellence by a large variety of artists and genres to the viewing public and collectors. This show is no exception,” says Heather James Fine Art’s Shari Brownfield, gallery director. “Our goal is to always be searching for fine examples of paintings or sculptures by great artists. When you get all these greats together, and curate them either into an integrated thematic or genre show, it’s amazing the conversations elicited just by hanging certain works side by side.”
Right now Heather James Fine Art, known for its Post War, Contemporary, Latin American, Impressionist and Modern Art, as well as collections and works from all corners of the earth, is showcasing an impressive collection of (and I’m linking you to the best-known museum for this genre, the Autry) American Western Masters. Now on display at Heather James’ Palm Desert location, the works come from a variety of private sellers. Together, they comprise one hell of a show. Represented artists are Maurice Braun, Gerald Cassidy, William Gollings, E. Martin Hennings, Frank Tenney Johnson, William R. Leigh, Frederic Remington, Joseph H. Sharp (sigh…love Sharp) and Olaf Wieghorst. Provenançes include institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, the Gerald Peters Gallery and private collections in Jackson Hole, Dallas and Houston, Denver, and the state of Florida.
Remington’s “The Bronco Buster” is listed as #34, cast at the Roman Bronze Works in 1906, inscribed and copyrighted by Remington. I’ve read that the correct title spelling of Remington’s work is “The Broncho Buster,“ but almost every literary resource I’ve looked at spells it as it is spelled for this collection. Except the Met~~which has gone with “Broncho.”
Heather James Fine Art’s Jackson Hole gallery is located at 172 Center Street, downtown Jackson; again, this collection is being exhibited at the gallery’s Palm Desert gallery. For information, contact Shari Brownfield at [email protected]
The gallery has issued an on-line catalog, best viewed by visiting this link: http://issuu.com/heatherjames/docs/western_art_catalog?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage