Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Petroglyph Paintings Robert Cafazzo

All of a sudden I'm selling a lot of my paintings lately, please take a look at these and contact me if you're interested, thank you very much.

Above 3 paintings acrylic on board left "Green Meadow (Deer One)" 5" x 6" SOLD
center "Green Meadow" 8" x 8" Sold right "Green Meadow (Deer Two)" 5" x 6" Sold

"Green Deer Barking" 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas $2000.

"Blue Mountain Deer" 8" x 7 1/2" acrylic on board Sold

"Lyre Red Deer" 10 1/2" x 12" acrylic on paper $350. unframed

"Red Deer Steps" 10 1/2" x 12" acrylic on paper $350. unframed

"Black Deer" 5" x 6" acrylic on board SOLD

"Taos Deer" 5" x 6" acrylic on board Sold

"Walking" 5" x 6" acrylic on board SOLD

"Blue Deer One" 5" x 7" acrylic on board SOLD

Horse Paintings

Four horses in various fazes of a cantor 8 1/4" x 9" acrylic on board Sold

"Black Horse on White Field" 19 1/2" x 15" acrylic on paper $500. unframed

"Black Horse in Snowfall" 19 1/2" x 15" acrylic on paper $500. unframed

"Turquoise Horses, Llano Quemado" 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas with turquoise stones and pastel SOLD

"Rio Grande Antelope" 5" x 6" acrylic on board Sold

"Blue Horse, Wet Earth" 6" x 7 1/4" acrylic on board Sold

left "Littlington Chalk Horse" 4" x 6" acrylic on board SOLD
right "Pewsey Chalk Horse" 4" x 6" acrylic on board SOLD

Other Robert Cafazzo Paintings

"First Man" 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" acrylic on board $195.

left "Taos Buffalo Rain" 10 1/2" x 12" acrylic on paper $400. unframed
right "Taos Buffalo Clouds" 10 1/2" x 12" acrylic on paper $400. unframed

"Black Bull" 5" x 6" acrylic on board Sold

Ram Paintings

"We Lose Direction" 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" acrylic on board w/gold dust Sold

"Flying Ram" 7 1/4" x 8" acrylic on board w/mica Sold

"Ram on Rocks" 7 1/4" x 8" acrylic on board w/semi-precious stones & mica Sold

Stylized Zia & Zuni Birds

60 Bird pen & Ink drawings on Italian Paper 5 1/2" x 6 3/4" $50. each unframed, limited availability 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day of the Dead 7 Dia de los Muertos VII: Part 2

Our annual Day of the Dead exhibit has been dedicated to the memory of Dennis Hopper. In past exhibitions we have had a number of family altars and art related to Day of the Dead depicting skeletons and such. This year the Hopper shrine is the featured altar, and includes the center piece created by Nancy Neva Gagliano, ($1,200.) along with photographs by Dick Spas and artwork by Robert Cafazzo.

Robert Cafazzo "Chief Hopper" SOLD assemblage 6 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Robert Cafazzo "Hopper Star" $75. box assemblage 5" x 5"

Robert Cafazzo "Blue Hopper" $95. assemblage 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Robert Cafazzo "Dennis Hopper, Bad ASS" assemblage 4" x 6" SOLD

Although I've posted this photograph before in the Easy Rider blog, here it has been reprinted by Dick Spas. "Dennis Hopper at Taos Pueblo Cemetery" $1,000. framed and matted. Mr. Spas works very meticulously printing over and over again destroying those prints which don't pass his expectations until he is happy with the results, then he frames and mats the photographs himself, again with great care. This photograph, (the first of which printing sold this past summer), is his second printing of this particular photo, these are archival silver gelatin prints. As Dick told me the other day he prints these very rarely, his archives are FULL of great Taos images, which brings me to the next one...

Dick Spas "Dennis Hopper The Actor's Studio" SOLD framed and matted the photo itself is 7 1/2" x 13"this is the first print of this particular photograph. Dick told me about it and asked if I'd like to include it in this exhibit, well OF COURSE. Again, in his vast photo archives this appeared. For the Harwood Museum $100. a plate benefit "Dinner with Hopper" at Antonio's restaurant as part of the Taos Summer of Love promotion this photograph was printed as a souvenir button, your ticket more or less to the event, perhaps 100 were printed as a button, Mr. Spas had never printed this piece before now, and here it is exclusively at Two Graces, wow.

Father William Hart McNichols "I Hold Out My Hand..." SOLD This is set into an Old Spice box that was my Mom's stepfathers, he was a big Old Spice guy before it was popular! Father Bill took about 10 days to finish this, but before he did he took a trip to California to visit his sister where he was telling someone about the piece he was working on for this exhibit. The woman immediately sight unseen purchased this original artwork! I didn't even get a chance to buy it for myself.

These 2 pieces are by Lindsay Robertson they are twig skeletons $50. each 9" x 14" on black velvet & 11" x 18" on brown corduroy.

Greg Moon "Going Old Testament" $485. above & below "Lighten up Francis" $350.

Greg Moon and his dad a while back had a gallery here in Taos, they also were the originators of the Taos Gallery Association. Now Greg has a new gallery called Greg Moon Art on Kit Carson behind the green door 575-770-4463

"Offering" collaboration between Mel James & Bill Jennings-Hill. SOLD

View of the south wall inside Two Graces Gallery featuring artwork by Chakotay, Dita & Wanashe Frank. When I asked these 3 young people to participate in this exhibition they were SO excited, in the past their mom Merce Mitchell has been a frequent guest artist for the Day of the Dead exhibit with her wonderful felted skull heads and other artwork. This year her very proud children have been included.

Rebecca Sievers "Skeleton Sock Monkeys and friends" $25. & $40. each. 3 of the original ones that were bound for this exhibit sold before the show even went up, Rebecca generously took the time to make a few more. Thank you to everyone who has helped and participated with this year's exhibit.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day of the Dead 7 Dia de los Muertos VII

October 16-November 22, Two Graces Gallery will be featuring our ever popular exhibition of altars & artwork for Dia de los Muertos, our seventh annual Day of the Dead exhibit. The opening reception with the participants is Friday October 22 from 5-8PM.
Here's a taste of our exhibit, with more pictures to come...
Our seventh exhibit includes a tribute to Dennis Hopper by one of his long time friends Nancy Neva Gagliano. As she says, “Holding the memories of what seemed so long ago: a time that was dreamy and as fresh as this young man on a horse… …riding freely through the sage, between the mountain and his new mud palace (The Big House/Mabel’s) that he’d just bought and escaped to… …or so it seemed. That notion of ‘escape’, a theme of the time, was one feeling that I shared with Dennis and many others.”

Come see for yourself, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on Friday, October 22, 5-8PM or stop by to see this years’ spectacular exhibit before November 22.
above "Peanut Skeleton" Lindsay Robertson
Shrine to honor our dear friend the artist Mary Witkop
courtesy of Bill & Barbara Thomas
Greg Moon "Family Portrait" the many different meanings of Family
courtesy of Bill & Barbara Thomas
Vicki Barton shrine for her dear friend Mary Lou Rose

This year the gallery is transformed into a very colorful environment thanks to a very generous loan from the folk art collection of Barbara & Bill Thomas. The wonderful vintage papier mache skeletons on display have added another dimension to our usual Dia de los Muertos exhibit. Still as always included are ristras of marigolds (cempasuchiles), banners of handcut Papel Picado (paper cut flags), and Sugar Skulls.

Interpretations on the theme of Day of the Dead by the very talented youngsters Dita (age 12) has created a fiber art skeleton, Wanashe (age 10) has made an altar tribute to her Grandmother & Chakotay Frank (age 7) is including paintings of skulls. The popular Skeleton Sock Monkeys and other animal critters handmade by Rebecca Sievers are back. Other participants are Katy George, Greg Moon, Vicki Barton, Father William Hart McNichols, Lindsay Robertson, William Jennings-Hill & Mel James.

Two Graces Gallery also celebrates our 7th year of being in business here in Ranchos de Taos. Yes, indeed, we are truly blessed, thank you Taos!

Two Graces is open 7 days a week 10AM-5:30PM. 66 St. Francis Church Plaza, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575)-758-4639