"Teabowl (the first day of Spring)", Peter Schmidt, watercolor, 1975-79
(Provenance Unknown, extracted from Iceland exhibit photo, 1978-9)
Eggert Petursson sent me gallery photographs of works hanging on the walls, from Peter's Iceland exhibitions in 1978 and 1979. I have tried my best to extract images of the works shown at these exhibits, in an effort to continue to grow our catalogue. I will present these images over the next few weeks. Due to size limitations (many were quite small) some are better than others. All are beautiful examples of Peter's work.
If anyone of you own these works and would like to donate
"Taking Tiger Mountain", Peter Schmidt, 1974, lithograph, #1028 of 1500
(Collection of and with kind permission of John Fitzpatrick) All of the Tiger Mountain prints in our collection, to date, have been posted. Please contact me at: info@PeterSchmidtWeb.com or PeterSchmidtWeb@aol.com if you would like to have an image of yours added to this catalogue.
"Ernest Cross", by Peter Schmidt, pencil drawing, 1950
"The attached pencil drawing of me was done at the Lenton Hurst site of Nottingham University in England on 13th October 1950. We were both in the army doing national service, and were attending an arts short course. Peter was a sergeant, in the Education Corps, I think. I remember him telling me at that time that he had completed a sculpture just before coming to Nottingham. It had been carved out of a block of salt, and was called Lot's Wife. I thought the drawing had been lost until last year, when it surfaced during our change of house. " Ernest Cross
Many thanks to Mr. Cross for sharing this story and this very cherished momento.
This drawing is the oldest example of Peter's work we have in our raisonne catalogue.
Also featured in this exhibition are, among many, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Peter's friend Jan Voss. Jan runs a first rate art book shop in Amsterdam called Boekie Woekie. Aside from books, he also has rare prints and muliples that may be something you've been looking for. He has a copy of the catalogue from Peter Schmidt's 1995 retrospective in Iceland in the shop right now. Please check it out sometime at: http://www.boekiewoekie.com/