PRAISE FOR STRANGE BOTANICA

After a successful opening at Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans, praise continues to roll in for artist Anne Faith Nicholls and her newest collection of original works, titled STRANGE BOTANICA on display through September 30th, 2017. Here's what a few publications have to say...

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"Nicholls’ work is stark with symbolism that touches upon one’s subconscious, and how it relays to ideas of identity, truth, power and especially, feminism."  -Academy of Art University News
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"Anne Faith Nicholls is unlike anyone else on the contemporary art scene. Her paintings offer a point of view and suggest and energy and verve that provides a uniquely revealing and refreshing look at the soul of a modern woman." -Globe News Wire
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RECORD-BREAKING SALE!

Announcing a record-breaking sale of Bark, Bite, Heart & Fight, the largest painting created to date, by artist Anne Faith Nicholls.  Measuring in at over eight feet long, the impressive and provocative work made it's public debut last month in San Francisco, CA at Martin Lawrence Galleries for Nicholls' Neosurrealism exhibition. The subsequent acquisition of this painting is rumored to be the largest sale of the artist's career, bolstering an already steady rise in value and demand for Anne Faith Nicholls' iconic, original works of art. 

Bark & Bite, Heart & Fight by Anne Faith Nicholls, 2017. Approx. 105” x 79”, acrylic on custom-made grommeted canvas

Bark & Bite, Heart & Fight by Anne Faith Nicholls, 2017. Approx. 105” x 79”, acrylic on custom-made grommeted canvas

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Bark & Bite, Heart & Fight depicts a mantra of self-preservation conveyed though anthropomorphism and symbolism. The violent, yet bucolic scene can be interpreted as an allegory of current social discourse, and is loosely based on Aesop’s fable of The Fox & The Crow, warning against flattery. This mural-like painting was intentionally created to present like a giant, vintage, circus or propaganda poster, inspired by the artist’s obsessions with Folk Art, Patriotic Propaganda, and Fraternal Art Movements, with material use directly influenced by contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall. The work’s heavy-weight, treated canvas tarpaulin has been meticulously hand-aged and distressed for an antique finish. Beautifully imperfect, and impressive, when stretched directly on a wall using black steel nails. 

Martin Lawrence Galleries is proud to exclusively represent the art of Anne Faith Nicholls at their multiple locations throughout the United States. For more information on this work or others, please contact the gallery directly at geary@martinlawrence.com 

MEET THE ARTIST...

The Art of Vegas Gala & ExhibitionJuly 14-15, 2017
Martin Lawrence Galleries @ Cesars Palace Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada
RSVP: vegas@martinlawrence.com
 

THANK YOU SAN FRANCISCO!

A sincere thank you to all the wonderful art lovers who were in attendance at the opening night reception of Neosurrealism: New Works by Anne Faith Nicholls in San Francisco, CA on May 13, 2017! A beautiful weekend of rare sunny weather in San Francisco provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant evening hosted by Martin Lawrence Galleries.

Much of this show was inspired by my years living in San Francisco, and my evolution since then, so I was thrilled to show this work in the heart of the city. I have a long history with, and love for, The Bay Area. And so I was happy to get some love back, in this "homecoming" of sorts. I can report, as of now, after a great week, only a few works from this show are still available, and you can inquire about those directly with the gallery by emailing:  geary@martinlawrence.com 

Many thanks to the exceptional team at Martin Lawrence Galleries, namely Gallery Director Chadwick Johnson, whose team is happy to accommodate any collector with warmth and respect.

Most importantly, I'd like to thank my collectors! Your support enthusiasm has fueled me through the years, and because I'm always in the studio, it's such a treat to see your beautiful faces and hear your take on the work!

With gratitude, 
Anne Faith Nicholls 

Photo Credits: ©Jacob Arden McClure, Barry Chukerman, Martin Lawrence Galleries

NEXT UP...

Las Vegas, NV,  July 2017
New Orleans, September 2017
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Thyssen Favorites

It's the thrill of my life to enjoy master works of art in-person. To study them, to learn from them, and soak in their sumptuous quality at close range is an artist's dream, or something one could compare to a holy pilgrimage. Jacob Arden McClure and I were lucky to visit a few of our favorite masterpieces, all under one roof, in Madrid's "Pink Wonder" El Museo Thyssen.