Thursday, October 26, 2006

Probably the very best thing about Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion is that they not only feature artists, but they show whose work those artists admire and collect. The October/November issue has a feature on author Walter Wick (who does books around just *amazing* dioramas) and his home and studio - and in his greatroom, there is this huge, gorgeous painting by Julie Heffernan.

It is just unspeakably gorgeous. A NY Times art critic described her work as, "an impresssive imitation of 17th-century high style...a magical mix of Old Masterism, Surrealism and post-modernist pastiche." Um, yes. It is.

Some are at P.P.O.W. Gallery in NYC. Julie Heffernan's works are from around 18x22 to a *huge* - 82x60. Some of the smaller ones are available at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Beautiful...

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