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Heather James Fine Art presents a rare look into art history’s past and present, offering important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres including Post-War, Contemporary, Impressionist, Modern, American, Latin American, and Old Masters. In 24 years, Heather James Fine Art has expanded into a global network with galleries located in Palm Desert, California; New York City; Montecito, California; Jackson Hole, Wyoming along with consultancies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newport Beach, Austin, New Orleans and Basel, Switzerland. Each year, its gal...Read More

Heather James Fine Art

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Untitled
By David Smith
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Untitled" is a painting by American artist David Smith. David Smith’s paintings from the 1930s rarely come to market, and when Untitled (Billiard Players) surfaced at a Christie’s auction in 2018, it created quite a stir, realizing an impressive price of $1.15 million. Painted around the same time, Untitled shares many similarities with Untitled (Billiard Players). Both paintings affirm Smith’s place among the American artists when ideas and style began to intermingle and coalesce around Picasso’s innovations. Uniquely positioned in temperament and ability, Smith was a man of considerable ambition whose direct-metal configurations would have much to do with achieving new ideas about abstraction. Yet all along, he insisted he was a painter, not a sculptor who painted. Paintings by Smith...
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled
By David Smith
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Untitled" is a painting by artist David Smith. The work is signed and dated in the upper left "David Smith (symbol) 1936". When David Smith set up a workshop on the Brooklyn Navy P...
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A Dream Within A Dream, (What Am I, A Mind Reader?)
By Ryan McGinness
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"A Dream Within A Dream, (What Am I, A Mind Reader?)," is an acrylic on canvas painting by Ryan McGinness, made in 2007. The artwork size is 96 1/4 x 143 x 2 3/4 inches. The painting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled
By Hans Hofmann
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Untitled" is an oil on canvas painting made by Hans Hofmann in 1962. The artwork size is 25 x 30 1/4 inches. The framed size is 33 1/4 x 38 1/4 x 2 inches. The painting is signed lo...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Oval Spiral
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Alexander Calder. "The Oval Spiral" is a Post-War, geometric abstract painting, gouache and ink on paper in bold colors of reds and blacks by artist Alexander Calder. T...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Gouache

Vive
By Alexander Calder
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Alexander Calder. "Vive" is a Post-War abstract painting, gouache and ink on paper in bold colors of reds, blacks, and blues by artist Alexander Calder. The artwork is signed lower right, "Calder 72...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Gouache

Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada from Owens Valley, California
By Ansel Adams
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada from Owens Valley, California" is a photograph by famed landmark photographer Ansel Adams. The photograph is signed by the artist on the mount below ...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Ladies Club
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"The Ladies Club" is an acrylic on canvas painting by Genieve Figgis, painted in 2021. The artwork size is 31 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches. The piece is signed verso, "Genieve Figgis 2021". ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

All The Pretty Faces
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"All the Pretty Faces" is an oil on canvas painting made by Shara Hughes in 2019. The artwork size is 36 x 30 inches. The work is signed verso, "Shara Hug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Forgotten Thoughts
By Damien Hirst
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Forgotten Thoughts" is a butterfly painting by Damien Hirst. The painting is signed, dated and titled verso, "Forgotten Thoughts, 2008, Damien Hirst (Encircled Hirst cross symbol)". The framed piece measures 69 1/2 x 69 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. A leading figure in the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s and 1990s, Damien Hirst (born 1965 in Bristol, England) became controversial for his dead animal displays and spin paintings. Raised Catholic in Leeds, he had a well-pronounced dark side as a child, when he showed an interest in the gruesome aspects of life. In 1988, while studying art at Goldsmith’s College at the University of London, he assembled a ground-breaking exhibition featuring works by Fiona Rae, Sarah Lucas, and others, as well as his own. They became known as the YBAs, distinguished by their use of unusual materials and for their challenging art concepts. Advertising mogul and art collector Charles Saatchi started investing in Hirst’s work. Following his first solo show at London’s Woodstock Street Gallery in 1991, Hirst participated in the Young British Artists show at the Saatchi Gallery, famously exhibiting The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot-long glass tank...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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House Paint

Bedroom Brunette with Irises
By Tom Wesselmann
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture by Tom Wesselmann. "Bedroom Brunette with Irises" is a contemporary wall sculpture, oil on cut-out aluminum by Blue Chip, Pop artist Tom Wesselmann. The work is unsigned. This piece was conceived in 1988 and frabricated by Lippincott Sculpture studio in 2004. Tom Wesselmann was born in Cincinnati Ohio on February 23 1931. He attended college from 1945-1951, first at the Hiram College in Ohio and then the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in psychology. He was drafted during the Korean War in 1952, and it was during this time that Wesselmann did his first cartoons. After he was discharged and had finished in degree in psychology, Wesselmann began to study drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He sold his first cartoon strips to two magazines, 1000 Jokes and True. In 1956, he was accepted to Cooper Union in New York and he continued his studies there. It was while he was studying in New York, specifically on a trip to the MoMA that Wesselmann became inspired by Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning. In 1958, a landscape painting trip to Cooper Union’s Green Camp in New Jersey brought him to the realization that he could make his career in painting, rather than cartooning. After graduation, Wesselmann became one of the founding members of the Judson Gallery, along with Marc Ratliff and Jim Dine. Wesselmann also began to teach art at a public school in Brooklyn and later at the High School of Art and Design. In 1961, Wesselmann began the series that would bring him to the attention of the art world, Great American Nude. After a dream concerning the phrase “red, white and blue”, Wesselmann decided to limit himself to a palette of only those colors (including colors like gold and khaki that are associated with patriotic motifs). This series incorporated representational images along the same patriotic theme, including American landscape photographs and portraits of the founding fathers. Wesselmann often collaged these images from magazines and discarded posters which required him to work in a much larger format than he was used to. As his works became larger and larger he approached advertisers directly to acquire billboards. Wesselmann’s first solo show was held in 1961 at Tanager Gallery. In 1962, Richard Bellamy gave him a one man exhibition at the Green Gallery. In 1962, Wesselmann participated in the group exhibition “New Realists” at the Sidney Janis Gallery and kicked off his international career. In that same year his first pieces with the title of Still Life, came about. In these works, Wesselmann concentrated on the juxtaposition of different elements, i.e. a cigarette ad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Binaki, Athens
By Dorothy Hood
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"Binaki, Athens" is a collage on mat work by Dorothy Hood made between 1982-1997. The artwork size is 20 x 16 inches. The framed size is 26 5/8 x 22 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches. The work is s...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

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