Art Spotlight- Martin Lawrence Galleries

February 01, 2018
As the blossoms bloom, returning color to City Park, spring hits New Orleans like a second line on Royal Street. Think of spring, and what comes to mind? Martin Lawrence Galleries, of course. With their Annual auction season kicking off, Martin Lawrence Galleries at 433 Royal Street is preparing to bring “Buy it now, or Bid later” back to the Westin Hotel in Canal Place for their annual Auction Season Gala. You can expect their regular, impressive world collections along with some new surprises this year. Experience some of the world’s most acclaimed 20th and 21st century artists like never before, in a collection that has been called the most impressive in the city and state.

Reserve a free copy of their Auction Guide to get the full experience, and enjoy the event itself on March 25, 2018 starting at 2 p.m. with a preview beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Is March too long for you to wait? Well, they have that covered too. French figurative artist, Francois Fressinier, will be in attendance for a showing of his work on February 21 from 6-8. Fressinier has become known for his elegant paintings comprised of oil, some sketch work, and deep conversations with the art itself. Meet him and discuss his impressive resume. Having had the fortune to be raised by portrait photographers in a part of the world that afforded him the opportunity to work among, and be influenced by, the creations of the Masters. His most intense study came from the Ecole Brassart in Tours where he was surrounded by some of the most impressive figurative works on the planet. Fressinier’s process combines collage, sketching, impasto, abstraction, and figurative study to create grand illusions of texture and an exceptional style that unites classical and contemporary.

Take a springtime stroll through the collections and get a museum quality look at some of the biggest names in Modern and Contemporary art. The local leader in these styles, with an unprecedented collection of exceptional artwork, Martin Lawrence Galleries owns each of their large collections of Chagall, Francis, Haring, Picasso, and Warhol. They are also the publisher and representative for Bertho, Deyber, Erté, Fressinier, Hallam, Hart, Hofmann, Kondakova, Lalonde, Mas, and Nicholls. Martin Lawrence Galleries values dealer reputation first in a business marked by their impeccable reputation: “We value the trust you place in us, and take our responsibility to preserve and enforce our reputation seriously.” In the last 15 years, Martin Lawrence Galleries has lent nearly 250 different works of art by 16 different artists to 32 different museums around the world. In New Orleans, springtime is synonymous with Martin Lawrence Galleries. Add them to your spring bucket list.