Hirschl & Adler’s May gallery show will be the “brick-and-mortar” version of our virtual booth for The American Art Fair Online 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic has flushed out some great works of art from multi-generational private collections. Among our most noteworthy recent acquisitions is a magnificent sporting painting by Frank Benson, Redheads Lighting, which has been in one family’s collection since the patriarch acquired it from Benson—his friend and hunting companion—in the 1920s. Another recent new acquisition is a magical 1949 Charles Burchfield watercolor called Cobwebs in Autumn, which was acquired by the father of its current owner in the early 1950s, perhaps as a memento of his honors thesis on Burchfield at Harvard University in 1942—the first at the university treating a living artist.
While we will miss seeing our many friends at The American Art Fair this year, we are very much looking forward to presenting our new acquisitions on the Fair’s virtual platform and “live” at our gallery. The collection will also be featured on our website for the benefit of out-of-town collectors and museum curators who aren’t able to travel right now.
More information coming soon.