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CEREMONY in Los Angeles: Gail Potocki, Clive Barker, Matthew Bone, Michael Hussar, Olivia, Shepard Fairey, Jeremy Lipking and more…

Posted in Century Guild Contemporary, Century Guild Events, Clive Barker, Gail Potocki, Matthew Bone, Michael Hussar, Stephanie Inagaki on 16 June, 2014 by Thomas Negovan

Painter Matthew Bone and chef Craig Thornton (aka Wolvesmouth) have created a culinary oasis with their elegant and artistic private Wolf+Bone dinners, and the second run of their series concluded with a group art exhibition titled CEREMONY.  Curated by Matthew Bone, we at Century Guild were honored to be asked to handle the business operations of the exhibition.

Ceremony.

Ceremony

Thank you so much to everyone who came out!  We were so busy that I didn’t do a very good job of taking photos, but do a search for this online and I’m sure a ton of images will come up!  It was a beautiful immersive forest experience- with an art gallery built right in the middle!  I did manage to take photos of some of the artists and performers, here are my favorites.  Click on them to enlarge.

Thomas Negovan and Gail Potocki at Ceremony

Thomas Negovan and Gail Potocki at Ceremony

The Art of Being Numb by Matthew Bone SOLD

The Art of Being Numb by Matthew Bone SOLD

Painter Gail Potocki, fashion designer Giuliana Mayo, and Yee Lam

Painter Gail Potocki, fashion designer Giuliana Mayo, and Yee Lam

Nesting - Karasu by Stephanie Inagaki $1400

Nesting – Karasu by Stephanie Inagaki $1400

Exhibiting artists Gail Potocki, Stephanie Inagaki, and Jason Shawn Alexander

Exhibiting artists Gail Potocki, Stephanie Inagaki, and Jason Shawn Alexander

Pelican band members studying Shepard Fairey's This New Wave is a Little Slick For My Taste

Pelican band members studying Shepard Fairey’s This New Wave is a Little Slick For My Taste

Exhibiting artists Michael Hussar, Gail Potocki, and Matthew Bone

Exhibiting artists Michael Hussar, Gail Potocki, and Matthew Bone

Flowers For Fun by Michael Hussar $32000

Flowers For Fun by Michael Hussar $32,000

Artist Matthew Bone and Chef Craig Thornton

Artist Matthew Bone and Chef Craig Thornton

Dalilah in Pink by Jeremy Lipking $16,000

Dalilah in Pink by Jeremy Lipking $16,000

Guests at the exhibition

Craig looking things over as the doors open; Thomas greets early guests at the exhibition

Skull Tree by Clive Barker $13,000

Skull Tree by Clive Barker $13,000

Craig and Matthew interviewed

Craig and Matthew interviewed

The Flora and Fauna of Ceremony

The Flora and Fauna of Ceremony

 

 

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Just in time for HÄXAN… Michael Hussar and “The Devil & His Consort”

Posted in Century Guild Events, Michael Hussar on 18 October, 2011 by j.a.

A brief glimpse at some of our latest acquisitions for THIS SATURDAY’S exhibition, “Grand Guignol II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him”.

The first, from painter Michael Hussar:

"American Teet" by Michael Hussar

"American Teet" by Michael Hussar

This piece, as well his painting “Apple of Eden”, join a roster of fiendishly gorgeous artworks adorning our walls.  If you aren’t able to see these in person, worry not: in addition to the exhibition book slated for release after the show, the show will be available to view online!

We also welcome the black-hearted bon vivant, the most dapper Lord of Darkness himself… with the loveliest of corseted companions! “The Devil & His Consort” are a pair of antique, carved wooden sculptures from 1883.

"The Devil & His Consort", 1883

"The Devil & His Consort", 1883

It is impossible to top this quote commenting on the statues from an arts periodical. After commenting favorably on the furniture and decorative works in the Esposizione di Belle Arti in Rome, the correspondent was taken aback by one artist’s works- and two pieces- in particular:

(From The Architect, March 17, 1883)

“Amongst the furniture of F. Toso in the next gallery there are a number of figures, life size, carved in coloured woods in a realistic manner for hall decoration, than which it would be more difficult to conceive anything more disagreeable, or to imagine where and to whom they could give the slightest pleasure. One of these is a fiend with hoofs and horns in elaborate evening dress, holding out a plate for the reception of cards; another is a female to match, offering a ring. The vulgarity and hideousness might poison the taste and fine artistic feelings of a child for a lifetime, and shake the nerves of a sensitive person in any house in which they might be found.

You’ll have to wait until the 22nd of October to see them in all their decadent glory. To present inquiries about placing them in your art collection, email us at inquiries@centuryguild.net.

Hope to see you Saturday.
–j

 

GRAND GUIGNOL II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him

Posted in Austin Young, Century Guild Events, Chris Mars, Dave McKean, Dean Karr, Gail Potocki, Grand Guignol, Malleus Rock Art Lab, Michael Hussar, Steve Diet Goedde on 15 September, 2011 by j.a.


HAXAN - 22 October 2011

Century Guild invites you to investigate the dark and sensual wilderness of two of history’s most vilified figures: THE WITCH and her dark master, SATAN.  “Grand Guignol II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him” explores not only turn-of-the-century artists’ fascination with these embodiments of evil, but also brings together a roster of acclaimed contemporary artists who’ve rendered their dark visions for a one night only special exhibition.  This event marks the one-year anniversary of Century Guild’s showroom, which opened its doors in Chicago’s industrial Kinzie District last October for the beyond capacity show, “Grand Guignol: An Exhibition Celebrating the Legendary Parisian Theater of Terror.”

Artworks include original historical posters from the French theater of terror Le Théâtre du Grand Guignol, antique works on paper by Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha, a selection of 19th century Devil imagery, and modern contributions from contemporary painters Dave McKean (cover illustrator of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman), Michael Hussar, Gail Potocki, and Chris Mars; photographers Dean Karr (video director for Marilyn Manson), Austin Young, and Steve Diet Goedde; Italian poster art collective Malleus, and more.

The event will take place October 22nd, 2011 at Century Guild (2041 W. Carroll, C-220.)  The event is open to the public from 7-10 pm, and formal or dramatic costume attire is required.  No one under 21 will be admitted.

Century Guild was founded in 1999, and specializes in artworks 1880-1920, with emphasis on Art Nouveau & Symbolism.  They have placed artworks in museums and top collections around the world.  Works previously in the Century Guild inventory are on permanent display in The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Century Guild showroom is available for scheduled viewings.

To contribute to the production of the exhibition book, visit our Kickstarter page HERE.

For more information:
inquiries@centuryguild.net or Jack @ 800.610.2393