February 2017 Newsletter

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

Artist: Grun
Inv. #13288g
Title: Cocorico! (Rooster) (Detail)
Medium: Giclee print on paper after original lithograph poster
Art: 6" x 4"
Frame: 13" x 11"
Date: 2012
Haitian Art
Inv. #12856g
Title: Rooster
Medium: Steel
Art: 16" x 9" x 13"
Date: c. 2000
Artist: Ming, Xiao
Inv. #10552c
Title: Any Life of Home
Medium: Mixed media on paper signed
Art: 34 ¼” x 34 ¼”
Frame: 44 ½” x 44 ½”
Date: 2002
Artist: Ming, Xiao
Inv. #10561c
Title: The East Light
Medium: Mixed media on paper signed
Art: 34 1/4" x 34 1/4"
Frame: 43 7/8" x 43 1/2"
Date: 2001

A great way to “look your best” is to start an impressive art collection! The David Barnett Gallery has over 6,000 artworks certain to meet your taste and price range. But you don’t have to be local in order to peruse our collection. You can find artwork on our website, on Art Net , and on Amazon.

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See an artwork you like online but can’t make it into the gallery? We can come to you! Our VanGo Mobile Art Service brings the art to your home or office. No need to arrange transport- we have it covered. You can even check work out on approval.

Q: “What is Out on Approval?”

A: Out on Approval is a way to ‘check out’ an artwork for 24-72 hours. Art is very personal and subjective. When you can see the work in the comfort of your own space, it’s easier to visualize its impact. Van Go Frame & Art was born in 1984 with the idea that the gallery and our expertise comes to you!

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“Celebrate Black Culture” our premier bi-monthly online exhibit will feature four African American artists whose work explores identity, folklore, fictional narrative and abstract expressionism. Milwaukee artists Reginald K. Gee and Della Wells, Lyrical Abstractionist artist Sam Gilliam, and narrative artist John Biggers.

Artist: Biggers, John
Inv. #13288g
Title: ...At Risk
Medium: Original lithograph, signed lower right AP 2
Art: 30" x 22 1/4"
Frame: 35 3/8" x 27 7/8"
Date: 1996
Artist: Gilliam, Sam
Inv. #11103g
Title: Manet
Medium: Mixed media print, signed lower right ed. of 120
Art: 18" x 22 ½”
Frame: 26 3/8" x 30 5/8"
Date: 1999
Artist: Wells, Della
Inv. #11564c
Title: Blue Gal
Medium: Pastel, signed lower LL & dated
Art: 15" x 11"
Date: 2008
Artist: Gee, Reginald K
Inv. #9215c
Title: Laura's Grammy Performance Live At Ovation Theatre
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, signed and dated
Art: 36" x 24"
Date: 1999



What better way to show your love than with a unique work of art? Among the artwork in our collection we are confident we have that special gift just for your Valentine. Here are some hand selected ideas. If you are in Milwaukee come by for a free art consultation. We offer complimentary gift wrapping as well ;) For those of you who can not get to Milwaukee, we ship world wide!


Inv. #13124g
Title: 22K GOLD LEAF HANDMADE PHOTO FRAME 4X6 (Vertical -or- Horizontal)
Medium: Wood and UF5 Plexiglas
Photo: 4” x 6”
Frame: 6 3/8"x 8 3/8"
Date: 2011
Inv. #13129g
Medium: Wood and UF5 Plexiglas
Frame:, 5 x 7 photo, 8 1/2"x 10 1/2"frame"
Date: 2011
Inv. #12966g
Title: Jewelry Box 2
Medium: Leather and wood
Art: 3 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 7 1/8"
Date: 2011
Artist: Summers, Carol
Inv. # 13508g
Title: Heartrise
Medium: Woodcut, signed lower right in pencil, titled & dated all in image
Art: 28” x 16 5/8”
Frame: 35 3/8” x 23 7/8”
Date: 2015
Artist: Mucha, Alphonse
Inv. #12510g
Title: Woman w/Hearts and Stars From Princess de Tripoli
Medium: Giclee print on watercolor paper after 1897 lithograph
Art: 16" x 16"
Frame: 18 1/4" x 18 1/4"
Date: 2006
Artist: Moreau
Inv. # 5764d
Title: Erzulie Freda Beaded Flag (Heart Symbol for Love Goddess Erzulie)
Medium: Textile, cloth, beads, sequins, signed lower right
Art: 12" x 15 ½"
Frame: 20 1/4" x 23 ½"
Date: 2001
Artist: Barnett, David
Inv. # 5991d
Title: Valentine's Day Garden with Bleeding Hearts
Medium: Mixed media on paper, signed and dated lower left
Art: 6 1/4" x 8 1/2”
Frame:13" x 15 1/4"
Year: 2012



Artist: Unknown
Inv. # 10644c
Title: Large Portrait of Abraham Lincoln A hybrid form of portraiture-part photomechanical and part handwork
Medium: Hand painted print based on a photograph
Art: 39" x 29"
Frame:46 1/2 x 36 1/4
Year: c.1900
Artist: Woody, S.J.
Inv. # 12008c
Title: Portrait of Abraham Lincoln w/ proclamation in ink in Lincoln's handwriting
Medium: Original lithograph, signed lower right in pencil
Art: 10 5/8" x 14"
Frame:18 5/8" x 20 5/8"
Year: 1864



Come by February 22nd to wish David a “Happy Birthday” celebrating another year young, enjoy a toast and a special 22% discount on all of David's work between Feb. 22 - 28th!

Artist: Barnett, David
Inv. # 1862d
Title: Beaver Lake Sunset Nov. 11, 1996
Medium: Watercolor on antique J. Whatman paper, signed
Art: 5 3/8" x 9"
Frame: 13 1/4" x 16 7/8"
Date: 1996
Artist: Barnett, David
Inv. #6000d
Title: Famous Artist Series: Tattooed Matisse Model Variation III
Medium: Mixed media, signed and dated lower right
Art: 20-5/8" x 14-3/8”
Frame: 32-1/4"x 26-5/8”
Date: 2012
Artist: Barnett, David
Inv. # 12061g
Title: Anticipating Summer Garden Rain
Medium: Giclee print on watercolor paper from original, signed and dated lower right, AP
Art: 12" x 18"
Frame: 19 7/8" x 26"
Date: 2004
Artist: Barnett, David
Inv. #12003g
Title: Boston Tea Party II
Medium: Giclee print on watercolor paper after original, signed lower right, AP I/XXV
Art: 14 3/8" x 19 1/2"
Frame: 21 5/8" x 26"
Date: 2004
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