Sunday, January 27, 2008

The new "Monoprint"...

The new "Monoprint" has arrived. It's in much better condition than the seller's photographs indicated. It was purchased through an estate sale in Canada, sadly, it was the only piece by Peter Schmidt. There were 200 of the "Monoprints" created by Peter in 1968. I will add this, and a few detail pictures of it to in the coming days.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Curwen Gallery circa 1965-66...

Inquiries have been made to PeterSchmidtWeb for works like these illustrated above. This request could lead to possible inclusion in an exhibit at a London gallery this summer of late modernist painting. These and other works like them were exhibited at Curwen Gallery in 1966. The piece on the left is "For Esme", 1965, and on the right "not titled", 1965, both emulsion on photographic paper. The ownership of these two pieces is unknown. The advertisement appeared in "Studio International", February 1966. Please email if you are aware of any examples of Peter's work from this period.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

“Snæfellsnes in the distance”

Ingólfur and Susan Guðjónsson of Sheffield, England,
have shared the image of their Peter Schmidt painting which is a view across Faxaflói Bay to the glacier of Snæfellsnes in Iceland. "I dont think it had a name,but when the image was used for the Living Art exhibition in Reykjavík in 1995 somebody wrote on the back “Snæfellsnes in the distance”. I don't think it was there before! We bought the painting in 1978 at Gallery Suðurgata 7 and we almost bought another, "Sprengisandur", which subsequently appeared in the Iceland Review magazine. How we love ours and miss the other one! We only met once or twice with Peter but we could so easily have become friends. I guess that that feeling is common to most of us as he died so young".

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Insights from Russell Mills...

Peter Schmidt and Russell Mills were good friends. They met through a common friend, Brian Eno, and both are responsible for making some classic album covers for Brian. I've had the pleasure of corresponding with Russ for several years, and he's been sharing his thoughts on Peter's motivation and technique. Have a look at the "Quotes" section of PeterSchmidtWeb for an excerpt from a recent note...

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Picture of "The Tunnel"

Eggert Petursson, a dear friend of Peter's and an esteemed artist, has sent a much better photograph of "The Tunnel", a watercolor painting from 1978, which resides in the National Gallery of Iceland. Eggert and another artist, Ingolfur Arnarsson were instrumental in bringing Peter and his work to Iceland for two exhibitions in the late 70's, and later a retrospective in 1995. They have both been very supportive of the effort to preserve Peter's legacy.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New acquisition...

Monoprint, 1968


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