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Maroon Bells, Near Aspen, CO, 1951

Walter Paepcke, Ansel Adams, and the Birth of Critical Dialogue in Aspen

Ansel Adams, the iconic American photographer, is famous for having said, “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create, or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Isn’t that notion what is in the real guts […]

Christopher Burkett Cibachrome

Valley Fine Art Welcomes Christopher Burkett in Colorado & Beyond

Valley Fine Art has been privileged to feature work from historical artists such as Edward S. Curtis and from living masters such as Christopher Burkett. Edward Curtis lives on through those who admire and collect Curtis photographs, but art and history enthusiasts can only learn about him and his work from what has been documented. […]

Edward S. Curtis The North American Indian

Edward S. Curtis: In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Valley Fine Art in Aspen—a gallery specializing in the work of Edward S. Curtis—gives thanks this November, a time in which we also celebrate Native American Heritage Month. We appreciate and recognize artists who have dedicated their talent and their lives to visual storytelling, and few have created an ethnographic legacy like Edward Curtis with […]

Warhol Bighorn Ram

The Warhol Experience

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seven floors of sensory stimulation. The museum is not a brick and mortar tombstone tribute to the life and times of Andy Warhol. It is the embodiment of Warhol life and art: a prolific pop of diversity. The galleries at the museum provide more than a spectator’s […]

"Teddy Roosevelt"

Edward S. Curtis, Andy Warhol, and Teddy Roosevelt?

Edward S. Curtis and Andy Warhol are both artists with a connection to Theodore Roosevelt: Curtis for his friendship, and Warhol for his iconic “Old American West” imagery. Edward S. Curtis—his photographs of Native Americans, his portraits that honored Indian cultures— moved Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Roosevelt and Edward S. Curtis shared a passion and a […]

Woodrow Blagg Captures the West

Looking at a Woodrow Blagg graphite drawing is like being transported to another time and place. They remind one of a scene from a big screen Western. In fact, movies like Hud and High Noon, Blagg says in an Aspen Times 2010 article, inspired him. “These epic black-and-white Westerns were beautiful to watch, visually,” Blagg […]

Gallery Owner Mia Valley with Nancy Mayer of Sojourner

Valley Fine Art Combines Art with Dining at Trecento Quindici

Valley Fine Art is pleased to include Italian landscapes by Colorado artist Joellyn Duesberry at The St. Regis’ new restaurant. THE ST. REGIS ASPEN ANNOUNCED THE JUNE 7, 2013 OPENING OF TRECENTO QUINDICI DECANO New Restaurant Features Authentic Italian Fare, Lively Mediterranean Design and Family-Friendly Menu                 Aspen, CO—May 21, […]

Thoughts to Edward S. Curtis from the Smithsonian – 1907

EXTRACT FROM LETTER FROM MR. HOLMES, CHIEF OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON, D.C. “Your idea is a grand one – the preservation for the far future of an adequate record of the physical types of one of the four races of men, a race fast losing its typical characters and soon […]

Nicholas Coleman

Sssssshhhhh… Can you hear that plopping sound? That’s the apple falling not too far from the tree. Which brings us to our current artist of note Nicholas Coleman. I know you are standing there with your index finger on your face and your eyes looking upward thinking – “Coleman? Coleman?! Artist?” where have I heard […]

 

 

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