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06-15-2005, 10:53 PM
Well the mouth from the south is at it again,basically a follow up to an earlier thread about calling the director of the Booth Western Art Musuem about my horse sculptures.After a positive visit to my studio a few months ago ,one of my horses is being included in a show,Saturday night june 18th, from musuems and private collectors.The show"Western art below the sweet tea line" will have 80 works from almost 80 artist.Although I am not Butterfield or macDonald,whom will be in the show,I am like the local georgia artist ringer.I was hoping to put Elton John's horse,"Willie Weaver" in the show ,but I found out it was in his villa in France,and the Monumental Horse,"Scarlet" ,is on his 36 story Atlanta condo's balcony looking over the side.Plan B was to get the guy that sprigged $650,000 on a chihuly at the Lowe gallery ,and healso bought three of my horses to boot.After some creative networking with the gallery,musuem and collector,Patches will be in the show.They also liked my concept to do a herd of stainless horses for a show to go on the grounds,which are really nice, of the new musuem.Lesson learned it never hurts to "work"it because the worst thing is they say no,and the best thing is now I get to freek out how the heck I can pull this show off by Early fall. :) P.S. I will post a cousin That I just completed,but I had not put the finished polishing on yet, for the collector in LA..line drawings in stainless,not concerned about anatomy,just hints of a horse ;)
06-15-2005, 11:15 PM
Great story and great pictures, M3. I remember we had a bit of discussion about photography earlier, and this group of pics is quite clear. You sound so busy producing, Iím not surprised your earlier photography was rushed, but obviously good pictures help a lot. These set an example. Congratulations on both this work and the overall report.
06-20-2005, 09:48 AM
FRitchie,I went to the private show Saturday night for collectors,artist and musuem directors from Georgia.I was blown away Cartersville Georgia has this top rate musuem that could be in any city in the country.At 43 I was the youngest artist in the show,and only two from Georgia.They placed my sculpture in a key location which was cool.They had a cast Silver Remington,A bronze/wood butterfield,a large bronze McGary,and an Eric Strauss ,thats me, too.The building will be perfect for my up comming show their,They has Stainless trim ,handrails, elevators ,bolts ,ect,and they are excited to get mystainless monumental horses.Liz the librarian,whom I told about the website,said she will include sculpture magazine in the collections libary room.I hope to go back,I forgot my freeking camera,to photograph the show.Overall,I got great exposure,meet several musuem directors,collectors,and now I am motivated to give 110% towards making a powerful instaltion on the grounds.
06-21-2005, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the report, Eric. I was curious about your name when I put up that last post, and I looked up your profile, but decided to let you use the name first. Sounds like a great event. We have a fairly new art venue here in New Orleans as well, the Ogden Museum, which is in a glass and stainless building near the cityís main art center. Itís a production of both a local entrepreneur/collector and the University of New Orleans, and it is making a new impact in the city.
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