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Offering a Jean Jansem lithograph of a seated Ballerina.  The limited edition print is number 36 of 120 and signed Jansem on the right hand bottom in pencil.  It’s a lovely composition in monochromatic colours. Circa 1970-1981

The condition of the print is, Fine.  It’s matted in a tasteful silvered frame, which measures approximately 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches.  The backing is untampered and displays the sticker of the Associated American Artists, which closed in 1981.  The New York AAA was run by Reeves Lewenthal.  Prints brought to market by the now defunct gallery, have become very desirable to art collectors, with prices steadily inclining.

Offered at $1300.- SOLD

Email: inquire@hartonginternational.com

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Notre Dame, Paris, circa 1930
  By Guy De Neyrac
The painting is of Notre Dame Cathedral, with a morning street scene in the foreground.  It appears to be painted just after a morning rain, as the clouds began to disperse, with a glimpse of sunlight. The artist focused his attention to the reflectiveness of wet pavement, using broad washes and loose pen outlining of the architectural elements.  It’s a restful scene of a usually busy avenue and Notre Dame.  There are a few loosely painted cars and a couple horsemen at the controls of a carriage.  The playful pen outlining is a trademark of Neyrac’s style.

The condition of the watercolour is excellent.  The title of the painting is seen on the bottom left and is signed prominently on the bottom right.  The watercolour is tastefully framed in a high quality limed wood frame, linen border and anti-glare glass.  The frame, glass and backing appear to be more recent than the 1930s.  The dimensions of the frame are approximately 25″x30.5″.
SOLD
Many of Guy De Neyrac’s paintings go up for auction at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams.


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Being familiar with the French landscape designer, Patric Blanc, I’ve seen Parisian office buildings covered in swaths of textured and colourful foliage. The garden designs seem to defy the laws of gravity. Not only can a building have grounded gardens, rooftop gardens, but also vertical gardens. Truly remarkable to see.

The concept of vertical gardens, grown on walls has been taken to all new environments. A South American rain forest has been recreated on the New York condo walls of Michael Riley. As a director of the New York Horticultural Society, Mr. Riley has plenty of experience with tropical specimens, but he wasn’t satisfied with traditional pots and containers. He built a complex infrastructure or irrigation, drainage, containment and lighting on the walls of a typical New York flat.  Brilliant!

Thanks to the New York Times, you can read more about this gravity defying indoor garden.

For more about gardens in Chicago, visit Watercolour Gardens.

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