The White House Gallery
Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:50

Four Reasons to Collect Works by Joan Mirό

Joan Mirό was a 20th century artist, often considered to be the Father of Surrealism and one of the greatest artists of his time. Born in the Catalonia region of Spain, his works brought together reality and illusion, heavily inspired by early cave paintings and his own childlike imagination. 

His works are still highly regarded to this day as ground-breaking feats in utilising art as a way of subverting the conventional methods of painting by asserting his uniqueness to defy the norm. 

Below we explore four reasons to collect works by Joan Mirό:

The 8th of September 2017 marks the opening of The FNB JoburgArtFair. It is an environment where art collectors, galleries and artists can congregate and interact amongst people with incredible art talent. Visitors to the Fair can visit the various Galleries, Artists, Art Magazine and Book Stands. Food and drink will also be on sale at the fair. 

It is here that The White House Gallery will exhibit and sell an exciting collection of limited edition prints, unique drawings and sculptures by International and World- Renowned artists.

A few of the highlights featured at our stand this year will be:

Monday, 03 July 2017 14:22

Blue Chip Art

As you may already know, The White House Gallery specialises in 20th century art – both local and international; spanning editions, drawings, paintings and sculptures. Our featured global artists include Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Henri Matisse, Jim Dine, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, while artists of local heritage include Deborah Bell, William Kentridge, Norman Catherine, Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss, Sam Nhlengethwa, and others.

At The White House Gallery we encourage collectors to buy artworks that they appreciate for aesthetic reasons. However, in the current art market, we also believe that carefully acquired ‘blue-chip’ art can serve as a safe haven for collectors’ capital. It is beneficial to be aware, in this regard, that the key aspect of a ‘blue-chip’ artwork or artist is not the opinion of the collector, a critic, or a fellow artist, but rather the demand for and resale value of the blue-chip piece in question.