Luis Jimenez

Working States of Luis Jiménez Self Portrait at Flatbed Press

But Jimenez spare no mercy on how the public should see him and his legacy, with the ultimatum of death. He had been no strangers to controversies – Determined to move his art out to the public, he worked on fiberglass monuments for many commissioned public installation by mixing high art with popular, and sometimes low, art. But here , unlike his provocative, rapturous public work, he presented him as an aging man, frail and vulnerable, staring outward. The double imagery that blends the living with the dead is striking, because it is visually uneasy. It is uneasy, because it is true, like his other public work that has been criticized as vulgar, violent or politically incorrect.

Antique Elegance Introduces New, Younger Crowds to Antiques (and they love it)

The Antique Elegance Show, formerly the Victorian Elegance Show in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, is a show of a different breed. Changing the name from Victorian to antique does not change the dandy nature of the show. If vintage clothing and jewelry have traditionally distanced some antiques dealers who strictly follow a thumb rule […]

59th Annual Theta Show to Feature Collections from Texas Governor’s Mansion

The 2011 Theta Charity Antiques Show in Houston will have a special display of items from the Texas Governor’s Mansion. For the first time since the devastating fire in 2008, the mansion will release a collection of fine and decorative arts to display at this year’s show. Jane Karotkin, Texas Governor’s Mansion Curator/Administrator of Friends […]

Give Me Glory and Blue Bonnets: Texas Art Results from Heritage

News came from Heritage Director of Texas Art Atlee Phillips via Facebook that the long-lost and much talked about The Battle of San Jacinto by Henry McCardle more than tripled estimate to bring $334,600 at November Dallas Signature Art of the American West & Texas Auction on Saturday.  A draftsman for the Confederate Navy, McCardle later served […]

Antiques of French Colonial Vietnam, Onderdonk Painting to be Auctioned in Austin

Whit Hanks collection includes 19th-century Indochinese Catholic artifacts The stellar Whit Hanks collection of European antiques and Vietnamese French Catholic religious relics serves as the centerpiece of Austin Auction Gallery’s June 26-27 East Meets West cataloged Estates Auction. A total of 600 lots will be offered, 350 coming from the Hanks collection. Owner of a […]