Archive for May, 2013

Last chance on this piece of art history

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2013 by Richard Summers

They say that art is in the eye of the beholder. The owner of this painting of the Plum Island Lighthouse bought it from Jim Mickelson in the 1980s, over a few drinks, while in the Thirsty Whale, although he’s not not sure, it may have been know as Harry’s American Bar at the time… the years and the effect of the night’s refreshments have contributed to the uncertainty. There’s no uncertainty about the painting though. Quintessentially Mickelson, the brushwork, the palette, the subject matter… even the price paid are clear and fondly remembered. Hoping for the appreciation of the years and the resurgence of interest in Jim’s work, our client originally set a price that has simply not inspired much interest. Before returning the work to his collection, or passing it on to his daughter, he’s asked us to publicize its availability one more time, and note that all offers will be considered. Contact us for serious offers by email or by phone at the Connor Summers Gallery.