In time for Valentines Day…

Valentines eh? The socially acceptable or moral induced date night… I’m sure (like myself) you have received hundreds of emails popping into your inbox explaining the benefits of treating your loved ones? Therefore in accordance with what can only be considered peer pressure we have highlighted a number of new and exciting pieces of art to coincide with February 14th!

As if you need a reason to buy art?

Enjoy…

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“February” by Harry Bunce

Signed limited edition, presented within a modern white frame.

£250 (Own Art Available, spread the payment over 10 months)

The work is also available as a hand embellished limited edition. The artist has worked over the edition, adding flowers and paint before sealing the detail with varnish. For information about this particular artwork do contact us.

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“Love Hurts” by JJ Adams

Mr JJ Adams: a quiet unassuming provocateur of the contemporary art form.

Signed limited edition. Beautifully presented within a large card mount and large black modern frame.

£545 (Own Art Available, spread the payment over 10 months)

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“Bang” by Mr Go

Signed limited edition

MrGo is one of the prime practitioners with modern day, pop art themed graphics. Combining traditional sketch work with digital techniques, MrGo’s art contains humour and wit, often using word play or visual puns to communicate his point.

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“Highland Cow”

Signed Limited Edition

£395 (Own Art Available, spread the payment over 10 months)

For all the information regarding modern contemporary art, possible commissions and art consultancy do contact the gallery.

Kind Regards,

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – Tel : 01159243555

Bob Carlos Clarke – Model Kadamba Simmons

The gallery has the pleasure in showcasing work by the late, great Bob Carlos Clarke (b.1950 – d.2006)

Carlos Clarke was best known as a photographer of women in a state of undress as well as iconic portraiture most famously for Marco Pierre Whites ‘White Heat’ front cover as well as further iconic faces from stage and silver screen. Clarke established a body of work that was original, diverse, challenging and often beautiful.

Clarke’s work is available as limited edition fine prints including signed silver gelatin and giclee prints. His works are highly collectable and have been purchased by national art galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, National Media Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Here in the gallery we have acquired a beautiful piece taken of the British actress and model  Miss Kadamba Simmons who, like Bob, also passed away in tragic circumstances.

The subject is classically Bob Carlos Clarke and the technical quality of the image is as you would expect from his in-camera and darkroom printing work.

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This beautiful work displays Clarke’s admiration for content as well as visual impact. Presented within a deep card mount and black modern frame this piece is truly striking.

Title – Model Kadamba Simmons

Dimensions – 70cm x 75cm (framed)

Authenticity – Stamped and signed by Bob Carlos Clarke. Edition 66 of 500

Price – £1,850

 

On display in our Nottingham Gallery –

George Thornton Art, 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – Tel : 01159243555

Battersea Affordable Art Fair

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It won’t be long now until the gallery jets off to Battersea for the areas biannual Art Fair.

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Now in its 17th successful year, Affordable Art Fair Battersea has established itself as the “must attend” art buying and social event of the year.

Every year, the art appreciation community comes together to celebrate Battersea’s long history as a haven for the creation and patronage of art.

 Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd October

The success of Battersea is down to a careful selection of independent galleries, the artists they bring and a strong reputation for being one of the UK’s best destinations for fine, affordable art.

This will be the fourth time George Thornton Art will have had the great pleasure at exhibiting in Battersea, alongside gallery staple artists such as Russell Hatton, Rachel Tighe, Christopher Green and Jane Thomson. We will also be taking newly signed artists such as Louise McNaught and Kirsty Mackay for whom the fair will be an amazing stage on which to build awareness for their artistic talent.

 Perfect opportunity for you to discover something new. So why not come along?

The gallery has a number of complimentary tickets through the Battersea Art Fair Ticket Shop by inputting the following code: GEORGEHP For all further information do contact the gallery 01159243555 / george@georgethorntonart.com

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“Exhale” by Louise McNaught – Original Artwork, Mixed Media on Canvas

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“Liquid Love” by Kirsty Mackay – Original Artwork, Industrial Paints on Canvas

For all the information do contact the Gallery

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – 01159243555

New Artist: Clare Ferguson-Walker

We’ve got a brand new artist coming into the gallery, Clare creates bronze sculptures using her own personal experiences of the human condition to inspire her surreal fantasy like, image creations.

For her art is a passive, silent way of breaking into people’s minds and hearts. The work comes directly from her imagination, that raw conduit between the sub-conscious and what we loosely describe as reality, which of course is only a matter of perception anyway…

Please view her striking images below and for more information please feel free to contact the gallery for more information.

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“King Midas and his Touch”

Original Sculpture: Hand Painted Bronze Resin, Edition of 25
Dimensions: W:17″ x H:16″ x D:7″
£2250 or 12 monthly instalments of just £187.50 (interest free) 

Inspired by the classic tale, this piece looks at the notion of greed and how it can destroy us and those around us. When the desire for riches comes before love, we have become nothing but slaves to our own neediness. Only when we loose what is often taken for granted will we see that money cant love us in return.

 

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“Clockwork Heart”

Original Sculpture: Hand Painted Bronze Resin, Edition of 25
Dimensions: W:27″ x H:22″ x D:15″
Price: £3000 or 18 monthly instalments of £166 (Interest Free)

Through self reflection the artist found that childhood conditioning arising from society via her parents and school has created a kind of mechanical system inside. A set of rules that have made individuals almost robotic in their responses.

 

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“Centaur”

Medium: Hand Painted Bronze Resin
Dimensions: W:17″ x H:16″ x D:5″
Price: £1450 or 10 monthly instalments of £145 (Interest Free)

A creature combining the physicality and strength of a horse and the delicate beauty of a woman. Totally at one with its on nature, self reliant and unquestioning.

“I see this piece as a representation of a psychological state that I aspire to achieve. I was born in the year of the horse and have always felt akin to them in some way, I hate being boxed in and a desire for freedom is very much at my core”.

 

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“The Lonely King”

Original Sculpture: Hand Painted Bronze Resin Edition of 25
Dimensions: W:9″ H:16″ D:9″
Price: £1950 or 10 monthly instalments of £195 (Interest Free)

This archetypal character represents the potential loneliness associated with power and the responsibility therein. For the artist the king is not a king but her father, the most influential masculine presence in her and in most peoples lives. Most comfortable in his own company, deeply unsure of how to share himself emotional he has made himself an island.