Cézanne and the Modern
Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman CollectionOctober 25, 2014 - January 11, 2015
I cannot wait to visit the High Museum to see the exhibit, Cezanne and the Modern, fifty pieces from the late 19th and early 20th century from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection. My excitement stems mostly from my admiration of the artists included in the Pearlman's collection--Cezanne, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, van Gogh, Pissarro, Manet, Gauguin, and Modigliani. click here for link to High Museum exhibition page
But, my interest in this collection was piqued further upon reading about the collectors themselves, Henry and Rose Pearlman. Henry Pearlman was a businessman who founded the Eastern Cold Storage Company in New York in 1919. In 1925 he married Rose, and by 1945 they were collecting avant-garde artwork by both established and lesser known artists. On the pearlmancollection.org website, it says that the Pearlmans "enjoyed the thrill of the hunt [for art]...and learning about the social bonds among artists and the aesthetic influences they had on one another."
The High Museum write up says " Henry Pearlman found living with these works of art in both his home and office a transformative experience, which he aimed to share with others by lending his collection. The present international tour of the Pearlman Collection has been organized in this spirit of generosity."
We at Pryor share Henry Pearlman's vision for how one should live with and enjoy art. Listening to one's own intuition or "gut" is something that we encourage often with our clients. It makes the art buying experience more fun and less stressful. So, with that in mind, I thought I would share a few new fabulous pieces that are in the gallery. You may be surprised at how you respond. What memories or feelings do they evoke? Or does it simply make you feel "happy." That is ok too.
Elena Zolotnitsky Susie Pryor
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon,