Annex

Corner of a Bank

Richard Estes was born in 1932 in Kawee, Illinois. He is best known for his photo-realist paintings that typically reflect appear hyper realistic in the forms of geometric and inanimate landscapes. Estes is considered one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the 1960s. This is a limited edition print of Richard Estes iconic work "Corner of a Bank". The composition is dominated by repeating geometric pattern and sharp lines. The only organic element exhibited is seen in the floral bouquet through the office window.

Demons of the Night

This small painting contains a large variety of color and texture. Dark greens and blues of the outer edge struggle to focus in on the commotion of tan swatches layered over deposits of orange and yellow at center, resulting in a halo effect. Excess paint creates a choppy texture across the painting's center that serves to heighten the emotion already emerging with intensifying color. Lack of form within the composition leaves much to the imagination, yet the piece's title, "Demons of the Night", incites a suspenseful read.

Enlarged Thomas Hart Benton Boomtown

Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and Muralist. He was born in Neosho, Missouri in April 1889. After spending several years in the U.S. Navy and other travels, he moved to Kansas City and began teaching at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Garroby Hill

This is an exhibition poster that includes an image of David Hockney's oil painting "Garrowby Hill" (1998). The image here depicts an expanse of the Yorkshire countryside in bright swatches of color strung together with a winding road that simultaneously reaches toward the viewer and disappears into the distance. The painting was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts the same year it was created.

Mova Scholar Globe

Mova is a globe production company that believes the globe to be superior to flat maps because they better represent the Earth in form (-movaglobes.com). The globe provides a more complete spatial understanding of the Earth, an idea that Mova takes further by using light-activated technology to incite the globe to spin on it's own similar to how the Earth does under gravitational pull. A clear outer casing covers the globe while a thin liquid suspends it just enough to achieve this effect consistently, on and off the tripod.

Riders on the Beach II

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, better known simply as Paul Gauguin, is one of the premiere French post-Impressionist era artists. Gauguin's work held great influence on the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Toward the end of his life, Gauguin spent ten years in French Polynesia. The majority of his paintings from this time capture the people and landscapes from the region. The original painting was created in 1902, the year before Gauguin's death.

Study in Blue and Black

This abstract original print finds an aesthetic balance of form and design through the use of basic shapes and color. Cubist elements are significant to this work by artist Sonia Aimee Hansen that were typical of the early twentieth century. Hues of blue are prevalent to signify the ground, horizon, and apparent automobile that appears in the foreground. Black is the additional part of the color composition, forming the architectural structure in the background and it accentuates portions of the automobile. A combination of blue and black are used to cross hatch the ground.

Three-tiered Console

We do not know precisely when Maitland-Smith manufactured this 19c. elegant three-tiered mahogany console on brass castors. Each tier bears an umber leather inlay and an ornate gold embossed border. Elaborately turned spindles and solid wood galleries provide visual and structural support. A brass Maitland-Smith maker’s plaque is affixed to the back of the upper-tier wood gallery.

Uncle Sam and His Search Light: Looking Over the "Port Arthur Route"

In this map, Uncle Sam stands atop a platform shining his searchlight onto the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad referred to in shorthand here as "The Port Arthur Route." A didactic in the lower right hand corner explains that while Uncle Sam was looking for the Schomburgk Line like in Venezuela, he discovered the (literal) fruits of his own domain, namely the "The Promised Land" region of North America between the blizzards of the north and the swampy heat of the south.

Victorian Cabinet

This is a custom built Renaissance Revival walnut cabinet. The front exterior is primarily encompassed by two large front doors that swing outward. In the interior there are ten narrow shelves with a drawer separating the fifth and sixth shelf. The shelves are each lined with red velvet. The drawer includes a fold-out desk with nine compartments, five of which contain smaller drawers. Two smaller doors, flanking the left and right of side of the main cabinet, open to reveal three shelves. Small drawers are positioned below both of the side doors.

Victorian Centennial Clock

This meticulously crafted clock has a large nineteen inch silver dial with the inscribed initials and date "J.B. 1876". This piece is purported to have been made for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and may have been displayed in one of the convention halls. This clock has a pin wheel jewelers movement made by George A. Jones from upstate New York and his movements are considered the finest on that period. This large scale walnut Centennial presentation tall clock was stylistically influenced by the Renaissance Revival.