A Wonderful Start To 2017 Thu, 19 Jan 2017
2017 unfolds with the arrival and sale of exciting new works. Our first week of opening saw many paintings adorned with red SOLD stickers. This included the large contemporary painting of Venice, La Serrinissema by Madrid based Alberto Serrano hung in the main gallery window over the Christmas break. Serrano enjoys continuing success with a great receptions at Italy's recent Padua Art Fair, his work has already been acquired by Baroness von Thyseen for her private collection. Serrano (28 years old) is a bright young art-star attracting a great deal of attention both here and in Europe. International Art Centre have been appointed as his Australasian dealers. His works feature in our forthcoming Summer Salon, February 23 - March 9.
Currently on view in the gallery are two exceptionally fine traditional oils by internationally acclaimed maritime artist A D Blake. Across the Startline At St Tropez was researched during Blake's 2016 visit to the south of France where he attended St Tropez's classic yacht regatta, Les Voiles de St Tropez. Since 1981 this unique event has afforded the opportunity for ordinary racing boats to sail with prestigious Maxi yachts and sophisticated prototypes, with classic yachts. The second A D Blake painting is set closer to home with classic yachts Thelma, Waitangi & Rainbow racing passed Auckland's North Head. These long-awaited masterpieces confirm A D Blake as one of today's greatest living maritime artists.
Frances Davies - Director