market report market offerings are by no means exclusively historical or Western-themed, but these genres do provide the backbone of the collection, and they have an enduring appeal. “Lately we’ve noticed a new, younger collector here,” says gallery director Dustin Belyeu. “That trend emerged over the last seven or eight years. They specifically want to visit certain galleries to find art of a certain quality.” “For a long time, it was all about the region,” says Matthews. “Then the world began coming to Santa Fe to see the art, and some of the dealers
Clockwise from left: A gallery assistant rearranges work at Alan Barnes Fine Art; Frederick Morgan’s A Father’s Return (1875), oil on canvas, 52 x 34", at Alan Barnes Fine Art; Leon Gaspard, Russian Market Square (1922), oil on fabric on board, 9 x 17", at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.
december 2011 /january 2012
Published on Nov 10, 2011