Derrière le Miroir Lithographs: A lot of art for a very small investment

Derrière le Miroir Lithographs: A lot of art for a very small investment

Derrière le Miroir  - “Behind the Mirror” was a French art and literary journal published from 1946 through 1982.  Aimé Maeght was a prominent gallery owner and lithographer in Paris and Barcelona. Following World War II he created the publication as a way to make the work of important modern artists affordable and accessible to a wide audience.  The publication featured artists exhibited by Maeght Gallery including many of the most significant artists of the 20th century: Miro, Calder, Kandinsky, Chagall, Giacometti, Leger, Kelly, etc.

Each issue of Derrière le Miroir included exceptionally high quality loose leaf original lithographs (a few issues also had original etchings or woodblock prints) created by the artists for the publication.  The prints are unsigned and unnumbered because the artist authorized the printing by Maeght Gallery rather than printing the lithographs themselves. These lithographs have become highly collectible.  They are generally less expensive than signed numbered prints by the same artists, and provide a great opportunity for new collectors to own high quality original lithographs that will maintain their value over time.  

August 05, 2019 — Andrew King
Why I'm grateful for Everything But The House

Why I'm grateful for Everything But The House

This past week it was announced that Everything But the House is going to be liquidated.  I’m not going to get into my thoughts about why this has happened or the ridiculous decisions that were made that led to this moment.  I just want to express my gratitude for what the company allowed us to do and for the fantastic people that we’ve gotten to know.
July 28, 2019 — Andrew King
Seeing Music in the Art of Abstract Expressionist Paul Chidlaw

Seeing Music in the Art of Abstract Expressionist Paul Chidlaw

I love the work of American abstract expressionist painter, Paul Chidlaw.  His paintings a very visceral emotional response when I see them for the first time.  As a musician, I am always trying to understand why a particular musical decision creates a profound response in listeners (or fails to do so).  Throughout my life I grew up going to museums and looking at great art.  However, it’s only been since starting a business buying and selling art that I’ve started trying to understand what makes looking at a piece of art a powerful experience.