Gender Equality in the Art World.

Set Fire to the Rain - Louise

SET FIRE TO THE RAIN By Louise McNaught

 

News this week pertaining to Woman in Art and the argument of equality has been a debate for generations. Bonham’s have taken the stance to initiate and redress gender equality in the art world.

Gender equality is something that the UK continues to strive towards, but lack of opportunity for women is still a very real issue. A lack of senior female figures on the boards of UK business and industry greatly undermines our economy and makes for a perpetuation of male dominated patterns of behaviour in the professional world. However, gender roles are changing for both men and women in Britain and we must ensure equal opportunities for both sexes exist, more so than ever within the art market.

The highest price at auction for a work by the French sculptor Germaine Richier is £1.2m, compared with £91.6m for Alberto Giacometti, who studied alongside Richier. The difference in price driven by independent sales is astonishing and surely only speaks to the commonly held but unspoken perception that male generated art has more ‘value’ than that created by women.

Despite their treatment in the art world through history, women have been present and played an important role in art as artists and not just as the inspiration for the male gaze. The Bayeux Tapestry was designed and created by Nuns…

So as per usual George Thornton Art continues to ‘buck trends’ and we would like to salute our bank of Woman artists! We celebrate an almost 50% ratio of men to woman artists on our books. To strengthen arguments (in the case of our Nottingham Gallery) we are fortunate enough to represent the likes of Kate Brinkworth. An artist who continuously sells through auction houses in London. Even the larger publishing houses in the country don’t represent a young talent of this calibre!  Jan Nelson, who in terms of number of pieces sold, was by far our most successful artist in 2015. And not forgetting Alicia Dubnyckyj whose works commands prices in London close to £10,000 a painting; and Katy Jade Dobson who can now boast of clients having to wait an incredible two years for original commissions to be completed. Finally the gallery’s two latest signing of 2016 ‘Louise McNaught’ and ‘Kirsty Mackay’ are both woman… no inequality here, just really great art!

You can view work by our celebrated body of females below and further compositions can be found on our website. www.georgethorntonart.com

 

Coke and Stripey Straw

COKE AND STRIPY STRAW by Kate Brinkworth
Signed limited edition to just 50 copies.
Presented; float mounted within a large, black modern frame.

 

Crowded Course!

CROWDED COURSE By Jan Nelson
Beautifully crafted and presented in a large, white wood frame
£995 (spread the payment over 10 months interest free)

 

The Gherkin VIII, London 40 x 48 - £5,000

THE GHERKIN BY NIGHT By Alicia Dubnycykj
Fascination with cubes of colour and a love of paint itself are hallmarks for this contemporary artist.

 

KJD - Dumbo Webfile

DUMBO By Katy Jade Dobson
Signed limited edition: Presented within a large card mount and large black frame.
£395. Spread the payment over 10 months (interest free)

 

For all the information contact us –

{12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN} {01159 243 555} {george@georgethorntonart.com}

Kind Regards, George Thornton Art

 

 

 

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George Thornton Art – What we offer? Watch the video!

George Thornton Art

George Thornton Art is a Nottingham based art gallery dealing in original works of art and sculpture by established local artists and international modern masters.

What we offer – Video.

  • Dealing in affordable, original works of art and sculpture.
  • Working with established Artists’ collected worldwide.
  • Each represented Artist creates work by utilizing interesting and contemporary techniques.
  • View art in your own home before purchasing.
  • Commissioned work available by selected Artists’ for that personal touch.
  • Pay via interest free monthly instalments supported by Arts Council England.
  • Professional and experienced staff to help you make that all important choice.

Represented Artist –

  • Alicia Dubnyckyj
  • Christopher Green
  • Darren Stevenson
  • David Bez
  • Dean Fox
  • Dean Kemp
  • Dilk
  • Ed Chapman
  • Elaine Bunfield
  • Gail Troth
  • Ian Hodgson
  • Jan Nelson
  • Jane Thomson
  • Jeff Childs
  • JJ Adams
  • Joel Moens de Hase
  • Kate Bentley
  • Kate Brinkworth
  • Katy Jade Dobson
  • Lawrie Williamson
  • Mackenzie Thorpe
  • Magnus Gjoen
  • Marion Bolognesi
  • Matt Colagiuri
  • Mr Mead
  • Nick Holdsworth
  • Nikki Douthwaite
  • Nom Kinnear King
  • Paul Lemmon
  • Rachel Tighe
  • Rachel Wood
  • Russell Hatton
  • Sara Sanz
  • Sarah Graham
  • Sarah-Jane Szikora
  • Stephen Rautenbach
  • Xue Wang
  • Yvonne Coomber
  • Do come in and meet the team – 12A Flying Horse walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – http://www.georgethorntonart.com – 01159243555

    Boom or Bust? The Art Bubble…

    With news that house prices are once again rising out of control, that they need regulating and that a new bubble is forming, should we be concerned about the art market?

    In this particular case what I mean by the art market is the very top end. The end reserved only to the top 1% of the world’s population. Just last month the New York branch of Christies held an auction that took almost 745 million dollars (Approximately £450 million sterling). Making it the highest grossing auction ever!

    In the past such highs, such records have always come before a fall and it may be worth keeping an eye open for signs of a fall. Like most economic trends the art market is very much cyclical seeing drops fall in the 1990’s the 1970’s and during the Great Depression at the end of the 1920’s when many established Victorian and Edwardian artists whose art were breaking the records of their time crashed enormously, inflated initially by the types of auction we saw at Christies last week

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    Marc Quinn’s, sculptor of Kate Moss outside Christie’s New York which sold for $1.3million

     

    The art market seems to have survived the latest crash, buoyed by investors from emerging markets in the Middle East, China and the newly wealthy looking to build collections. Another factor in all this seems to be a growing trend to guarantee the art coming to auctions, it transpires that 40 of the 72 lots on offer last week had already in theory been sold.

    These guarantees cement high prices for the works of art pre-sale and prevent those works (and the artist) failing to sell looking weak in the eyes of the market. If the sale goes over the guarantee then the piece is sold to the highest bidder while the party who placed the guarantee gets a cut of the sale. This practice although not new is becoming increasingly common and threatens to artificially market prices. On the other hand, it also protects investment and does stave off market crashes and benefits us all across the entire art world. This practice is really no different to other measures imposed on the housing market, the banks and other sectors to try and ward off financial hardship.  
      
    Despite the warning I gave earlier, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of these records or market highs just yet. The art market having survived the latest economic downturn relatively unscathed appears even more appealing to those looking to invest.  

    Here at George Thornton Art we may not quite be selling our works to the 1% of society (yet), but a number of our artists, such as Kate Brinkworth and Laurie Williamson are already selling through auction houses. As in all areas, the artists we sell are driven by the fashions coming out of the top end of the market and the gallery thrives on a new breed of art fair, where buyers reflect and mirror the trends established at these types of events. Hopefully the art we deal in the gallery today will be tomorrows masters.

    www.georgethorntontonart.com

    Artwork on line and available in the Nottingham gallery – 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

     

     

    Fresh New Artwork in for June

     We’ve got some brilliant new pieces of art coming in for you this coming month from artists such as Kate Brinkworth, Jan Nelson, Ed Chapman and Lawrie Williamson.

    Take a peek at the images featured below and if you would like more information on any of the works shown please do not hesitate to contact the gallery. Don’t forget that there is also more from each artist and others at our website.

    www.georgethorntonart.com

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    ‘An End’ by Kate Brinkworth
    Dimensions: 32″ x 21.5″
    Oil on Board
    Price: £3,000 or spread the payment over 10,12 or 18 months (interest free), enquire for more details.

    Kate working in mono tone has tried to portray a narrative of ‘Old London Town’. The sinister alleyways’ of Whitechapel and glory days of gangster Britain.

    Incredible detail is poured onto board with Kate’s ability to work on the curtain cord and reflection upon the revolver. Each inch of detail is meticulously thought through and executed with breath taking results.

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    ‘The Writer’ and ‘The Post’ by Kate Brinkworth
    Dimensions: 13″ x 11.5″
    Solar Plate Etchings, edition of 10
    Price: £200 each or spread the payment over 10 months, just £20 a month (interest free).

    There are a series of 6 solar plate etchings available each in an edition of 10.
    Buy the complete set of 6 for just £1,000
    Contact us via e-mail or pop into the gallery to view all 6 pieces –

    george@georgethorntonart.com

    These etchings scratched into copper plate are created using from her own photography. Ink is then applied to the plate and transferred to paper. This is a new experimental venture by the artist; the results echo her original pieces and make affordable, but well formed editions to any collections.

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    ‘Brisk Winds’ by Jan Nelson
    Dimensions: 32″ x 32″
    Oil on Canvas
    £995 or spread the payment over 10 months, just £99.50 (interest free)

    This is one for all those sailing fans our there. Nelson,a sailor herself really captures the emotions and rush you get out on the open waves.

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    ‘Bob Marley’ by Ed Chapman
    Dimensions: 31″ x 48″
    Broken Vinyl Record Mosaic on Board
    £10,000 or spread the payment over 10,12 or 18 months (interest free), enquire for more details.

    One of only 10 Vinyl creations ever made by Ed Chapman. This iconic piece brings a fresh perspective to an already renowned iconic image.

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    ‘Ovaltiney’ by Lawrie Williamson
    24″ x 27″
    Oil on Canvas
    £6,750 or spread the payment over 10,12 or 18 months (interest free), enquire for more details.

    Based upon the theme from the Radio Luxembourg show ‘The Ovaltineys’, originally aired in the 1950’s. Lawrie was a young man, however this song stayed with him and several years later whilst painting work surrounding nostalgia he was inspired by this song and thus this piece took shape.

    Featured Works for February

    DSCF3922‘Aryton Senna’ by Nikki Douthwaite
    Original Artwork: Card and Paper (hole punch dots) onto board (framed)
    Dimensions: 55″ x 46″
    Price:£3250 or 16 monthly instalments of £203 (Interest Free)

    Check out some of our new works in for February.

    We have some great pieces in from Kate Brinkworth, Nick Holdsworth, Jan Nelson, Russell-Hatton and Nom Kinnear King.

    Along with these fantastic artists, we would like to welcome aboard the amazing Nikki Douthwaite.
    She has already built a name for herself in the driving world; featured on the Grand Prix 2013 round up show, she is now widely collected by people including big names such as Mclaren, Martin Brundle  and Jake Humphrey. Motorcar mad she uses paper dots collected from hole punchers to create intricately detailed portraits of drivers. (See Above)

    Check out some of the images below and for more information please feel free to contact the gallery for more information.

    KBR‘Oxford Circus’ by Kate Brinkworth
    Original Artwork: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 24″ x 36″
    Price: £3500 or 10 monthly instalments of £350 (Interest Free)

    Kate’s Work recently sold at Christies, beating the expected guide price.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/kate-brinkworth-tall-coke-5762480-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5762480&sid=305c8de3-efd0-4711-a0c1-bb148ca17f44

    Marlena‘Marlena’ by Nick Holdworth
    Original Artwork: Gloss on Wood(Framed)
    Dimensions: 33″ x 26″
    Price: £995 or 10 monthly instalments of £99.50 (Interest Free)

    Train of Thought‘Train of Thought’ by Ian Hodgson
    Medium:Graphite on Paper
    Dimensions:28″ x 22″
    Price: £495 or 10 monthly instalments of £49.50 (Interest Free)

    Like-it-too-much‘Like it too Much’ by Paul Lemmon
    Original Artwork: Oil on Canvas
    Dimensions: 32″ x 32″
    Price: £995 or 10 monthly instalments of £99.50 (Interest Free)

    1779782_10153797658580078_1498353910_n‘Henrietta’ by Nom Kinnear King
    Original Artwork: Pastel on Paper, Mounted and Framed
    Dimensions: 25″ x 26″
    Price: £945 or 10 monthly instalments of £94.50 (Interest Free)

    This piece has taken many months to complete. After relocating from Brighton to Norfolk King was inspired by the provincial landscape, animals, birds as well as the seasonal harvest time flora and fauna. An idea that transpired into this beautiful creation.

    The impressive work of Kate Brinkworth

    Kate Brinkworth undertook her artistic training at Nottingham Trent University, and graduated in 2000 with first class honours. She rapidly began showing her work, exhibiting here in the UK, Sweden and the U.S. She has won numerous awards and accolades as well as selling through top auction houses such as Christie’s. A venture which is something any living artist aspires to achieve.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/kate-brinkworth-tall-coke-5762480-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5762480&sid=305c8de3-efd0-4711-a0c1-bb148ca17f44

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    ‘Moet’ – Original Artwork: Oil on Board

    Kate is particularly inspired by effects created through experimentation with focus, as she repeatedly photographs her ‘still life’s’ with various shutter speeds, camera angles and lighting to find the optimum composition.

    I personally find that the genre and style of ‘Pop Art’ is revamped and re-branded in many ways to suit the modern market place. Actually the term ‘Pop Art’ is really a play on words and synonymous with an actual time in history and not the present day, however I have to admit that Kate elevates this style of art and really delivers something new and innovating by way of challenging our perception of everyday images, encouraging us to look differently at these somewhat out of focus and off set paintings. A developed technique that very few artist’s have managed to accept and put into practise with such precision and detail.

    The images below reiterate Kate’s ability and talent.

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    ‘Oxford Circus’ by Kate Brinkworth

    Original Artwork: Oil on Board (unframed)

    Dimensions: 24″ x 34″

    Price: £3,500

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    This detailed image of ‘Oxford Circus’ shows Kate’s ability to capture reflection.

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    This detailed image exudes perfection with regards Kate’s attention to detail.

    For more information contact the gallery {george@georgethorntonart.com} {01159 243 555}

    or

    Pop in to the gallery in Nottingham and view this incredible work in the flesh!

    New for September

    Check out this months new works from 5 of our amazing artists; Kate Brinkworth Nick Holdsworth, Gail Troth, Russell Hatton and Rachel Tighe.

    All these works will be available to see in gallery and also on out stand at the Manchester Buy Art Fair, running from Thursday 26th September to Sunday 29th September. Feel free to come along and enjoy , you can get your free ticket to the event by registering through the link below.

    www.buyartfair.co.uk/page.cfm/Action=PreReg/PreRegID=1/t=m   

    In other news, the gallery is getting very excited about our upcoming Xue Wang exhibition which will be on from Saturday 5th October for a week. Xue Wang will be in the gallery from 1pm -5pm  to talk about her work and answer any questions you may have.

    Browse featured works by the artist below.

    For more details check out our website (www.georgethorntonart.com) or contact us at the gallery available in house, by phone and email. Ask for George or Daniel.

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    ‘8 pm’
    Oil on Mounted Board
    24″ x 34″
    £2850 or 18 monthly installments of just £159 (interest free)

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    ‘Kate Moss Eyes’
    Supersized Pixels & Spray Paint onto Paper (Framed)
    24″ x 34″
    £1250 or 10 monthly installments of just £125 (interest free)

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    ‘Ethereal’
    Oil on Canvas
    40″ x 40″
    £1295 or just 10 monthly installments of £129.50

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    ‘Dynamic Poise’
    Oil on Canvas
    40″ x 20″
    £995 or just 10 monthly installments of £99.50

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    ‘Entelechy Grey’
    Candy and Xryalic onto Aluminium
    53″ x 33″
    £3000 or just 18 monthly installments of £167.00

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    ‘Covent Garden Parasols’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36″ x 24″
    £795 or just 10 monthly installments of £79.50

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    ‘New York Crane’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    24″ x 36″
    £795 or just 10 monthly installments of £79.50