A Closer Look at a Georgian Trestle Ended Rectangular Stool...Three Planks, Two Angles.
Earlier this week, I had a phone interview with a leading American arts journalist who is interested by our RYA Contemporary Collaborations initiative and the inspiration behind it.
Rather as I imagine it would be talking to a counsellor, she asked simple sounding questions that reached further than they initially seemed designed to do. I found myself looking back to my school days and remembering the lofty ambitions I harboured to become a painter at that time. This lead to a chat about some of my teenage inspirations.
A Closer Look at an Unusual Full-Bodied Primitive Cockerel Weathervane
The best weathervanes somehow encapsulate the raw sculptural qualities and explore the unselfconscious spirit of Folk Art that collectors cherish.
Primarily made for function, (remembering that wind direction was very relevant and informative for sailors, agricultural workers and the rural population), they also offered both skilled artisans and entirely untrained makers great scope to explore form, scale and material, to create works of individual character and style
The sun is shining, spring blossoms are coming out and the birds are singing, but everything else is in chaos!
For the time being we are all well at RYA. We are following government and medical directives, heeding all advice and doing our best to protect our colleagues and clients. To this end we have, for the time being, decided to reduce our opening hours to weekdays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10-4pm.
We are delighted to announce we will be returning to the NY Winter Antiques Show, which runs from 24th January - 2nd February 2020.
Our consignment has been collected and loaded, and will be making its way to New York over the festive period. We have selected over 80 works to be exhibited at the Show - highlights include Carved Folk Art Hunting Trophies and a Collection of Naive Dog Portraits.
Please contact us if you would like to receive a complimentary Guest Ticket.
The Festive Season is upon us...and we would like to let you know that the gallery will close at 5.30pm on Friday 20th December, and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
We will be checking emails and messages regularly, and we will be happy to come in for viewings, collections or other visits by prior arrangement. Please do not hesitate to get in touch!