Summer & Fall Musts – Schatz, Tunney, De Villemejane

The fine art world continues on a torrid pace of change.  Technology has moved contemporary fine art to sing in so many different ways.  A walk through Times Square will bedazzle visitors with digital displays of works by living masters and influencers.

Times Square during August 2015 at Midnight

City of Dreams by Tunney displayed August 2015

In July, Peter Tunney, Anne De Villemejane and Howard Schatz were featured by Colorado based GALLERY M during the 2015 Art Hamptons fine art fair.   Schatz’s Corps de Ballet was one of the main attractions for the entire fair paired with Walking Woman by De Villemejane and the original movie star serigraphs by Tunney.  Collectors responded and artists took note.  While the Parrish Museums’ annual summer gala displayed Chuck Close’s polaroids. Tunney’s use of the exact same camera that Close used produced a series of what Peter calls PTography.   With each photograph, Tunney turns his Giant Giant polaroids into reflections of pop culture and fine art today.

Howard Schatz at GALLERY M

Corps de Ballet by Howard Schatz displayed with sculpture by Anne De Villemejane and original works by Peter Tunney

Building on her success in Europe and the Middle East, the compelling abstract sculpture by Anne De Villemejane defines any setting with her elegant talent. Each work (typically a bronze or acrylic) enables the space to majestically rise above the every day.

Her technique is immediately identified visually as similar to Giacometti.  Yet her inspirations stem from travels and her experience with texture, design and fashion.

Howard Schatz’s latest two set volume release – Schatz Images: 25 years has been stimulating a deeper look into his contribution to the medium.   The niche magazine Venu found his Body Knots series to be the appropriate lead for its summer cover.   New York City’s NPR station, WNYC, hosted Schatz to recount his journey from world renowned Retina Specialist to Master Photographer.   Listen Now | Own the Box Set | Collect Photographs.

Perspective at GALLERY M Art Hamptons' booth

Giant Giant Polaroid Warhol Cigarettes by Peter Tunney and Calypso by Anne De Villemejane

The works by Tunney and Schatz will be on display and available for acquisition at the 2015 Art Aspen Fine Art Fair August 13th – 16th.

While in Aspen, make certain to revel in the Quintez Gallery featuring Ansel Adams photographs.  The show, Masterworks from Seven Decades, has stunning examples from his career.  Moonrise, Hernadez, New Mexico and Half Doom are particular favorites, specifically due to the tonality of each print.


Around the block visit Gonzo Gallery, a pop-up space featuring the local fine art of Thomas W. Benton.   The show is dedicated to the life influences of Hunter S. Thompson and how Benton created works to assist the American writer as both friend and aspiring local politician.




Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, real estate and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world-class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing, and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure at GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the founder of MASONmodern, a boutique real estate firm based in Denver, CO. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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