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“Provenance is king. When you sell something, you want to know what it is, what's the story behind it, when and where it was made, and how to reach the right people - people interested in buying. This is more true of fine art than anything.” - Elizabeth Hulings
Why Own a Hulings?
You join a discerning group entrusted to care for a work by one of America’s most important painters..
Some recognize their heritage in the work. Some admire the painter’s technical brilliance. Regardless of the reason, the work holds its value on the secondary market.
In 1952 my father left art school and started trying to get commercial illustration work in New York. He would traipse from one publishing house to the next, portfolio in hand. At each art director’s office a receptionist would tell him to leave the portfolio and come back in an hour or two. Invariably, when […]Continue
The sun was already high in the sky and it was hot when we arrived at the top of this Quinque Terre village on the Western Coast of Italy. We started exploring the narrow corridors and worn staircases that serve as pedestrian walkways, slowly wending our way down toward the harbor. After about half-an-hour my […]Continue
My Father spent the years 1958-1961 in Europe and North Africa, painting, studying etc. He purchased an Opel when he arrived in Germany, and took it as far North as the Arctic Circle, and as far South as the Sudan. In late 1959 he was driving in the countryside near Alexandria, Egypt when a construction […]Continue
“Fans of contemporary Western art packed Altermann’s Camino Del Monte Sol galleries on Saturday, August 13, eager for a crack at the collection of the late Robert M. Eagle. A determined phone bidder won “Old Town,” a view of the sleepy New Mexican town of Cerrillos in winter, for $96,000, including premium. The oil by […]
At Heritage’s $4.2+ Million American Art Sale: Influenced by his childhood spent in Spain and the American Southwest, Kaleidoscope by Clark Hulings – a bucolic and vibrant depiction of an everyday market scene– fetched $161,000.
Hilton Head Art Auction brings in renowned artists’ work, big bids: Page after page of the catalogue featured work to be auctioned by artists such as Stephen Scott Young, Clark Hulings, Mary Whyte, Dean Mitchell, Joseph Lorusso, Dan McCaw, Dan Gerhartz, Milt Kobyashi, to name just a few. Top lots included the catalogue cover painting by Clark Hulings, a 24-inch by 36-inch oil, “Near Woodville,” estimated at $80,000 to $120,000, sold for $112,125.
The Jackson Hole Art Auction: Clark Hulings’ Lower Colonias will be offered at $100,000-$200,000.
Gallery-style corridor: The home’s architecturally rich interior reflects the Van Sants’ love for the Arts & Crafts aesthetic, as well as their art collections. Beyond the entry hall, the TEA2 team devised a gallery-style center corridor to display paintings by Clark Hulings, Joanna Arnett and other favorite artists on the upper walls, and books and objets d’art in lower built-in bookcases. Reproduction Greene and Greene period lanterns, sourced by Marilyn, and strategically placed skylights light the way.
“Clark Hulings was an American master painter who was said to be able to describe air itself with paint. Surviving, even thriving, as a realist painter throughout the second half of the 20th century was no easy feat but Hulings had the talent and dedication, and, thanks to a successful career in illustration, he had the financial resources to pursue fine art painting full time, and to become one of the true greats of 20th century representational painting.”
The Fund which bears Clark Hulings’ name helps working artists become thriving artists through business education, tools, networking, PR, and funding at critical moments. Fine Art Connoisseur featured CHF’s grant winners in 2013.
Clark Hulings “left illustration behind to focus on fine art and went on to earn a worldwide following for his paintings, which captured everyday scenes he came across during his travels in the United States and Europe. Mary and Elizabeth have established the Clark Hulings Fund to help up-and-coming artists take advantage of opportunities to […]
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