I’ve been an arts adviser, curator and gallerist for more than three decades. Patricia and Donald Oresman were clients and friends– curious, erudite, generous and kind. The Doyle auction on Tuesday November 20, 2018 features 567 works from their renowned collection. Have some fun viewing – they loved to share it– here’s a link to the complete catalogue on line: https://doyle.com/sites/default/files/pdf/catalogue/2018-11-15/18OR01-catalogue_0.pdf
photos of the Oresman collection illustrated in the Doyle auction catalogue (for Cape Ann locals- there is one work inspired by Gloucester, and some artists with connection here, e.g. Louis Lozowick, John and a Helen Farr Sloan, and a couple of works by Sally Avery, etc.)
Throwback photos at the Oresman library. I suppose a more accurate photo of Donald would show him sporting his favorite hat. He took it off when he met my kids 🙂
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Watched this documentary on PBS last night and decided that if they could fit over 4000 pieces of original art in their New York City apartment, I have plenty of room in mine for my extensive collection. I have never met collectors like the Vogels. The Vogels really got to know the artists, the artists’ process, and really supported the artists at critical times in their career.
There are a few collectors of my work that have more than one of my works, but there are no collectors as intimately familiar with my work as the Vogels. My paintings have sold one at a time, with very few repeats. Why? because most of my sales have been commissioned for the space over the couch, the sideboard, the bed. The biggest impact this video had on me is that it gave me great courage to continue and helped me to see some of my ‘hidden work’ as valid. So, I won’t throw it out. I will look at my art hiccups, see the value and remember that there is more to painting and making art than making pretty pictures.