Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert
Our gallery in Palm Desert is centrally located in the Palm Springs area of California, adjacent to the popular shopping and dining area of El Paseo. Our clientele appreciates our selection of Post War, Modern, and Contemporary art. The gorgeous weather during the winter months draws visitors from all over the world to see our beautiful desert, and stop by our gallery. The mountainous desert landscape outside provides the perfect scenic backdrop to the visual feast that awaits inside.
Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico, 1943
From 1943 to 1945, O’Keeffe painted a series of works where she focused on portraying the trees that grew near the artist’s desert home. The image above shares some examples from the series. At the center is Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico (1943), which highlights how these works, softer than her architectural flower paintings, showcase the artist’s skill in depicting landscapes and the light of the desert. O’Keeffe created only a handful of these cottonwood paintings, many of which are now in museum collections. Both a desert landscape and a tightly cropped study of the area’s plant life, Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico is a stunning representation of the serene desert imagery that makes O’Keeffe a coveted, household name among fine art collectors around the worl
Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila, 1952
The celebration of Mexican culture and political commentary in his paintings secured Diego Rivera’s role as one of the 20th century’s most impactful painters. Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila illustrates how Rivera incorporated these principles into his works through carefully crafted symbolism. Similar portraits are now held in museum collections around the world, providing a nuanced appreciation of Diego Rivera’s unique talent.
Untitled (Cowboy), 2016, c-print, 79 2/3 x 60 in.
The epitome of rugged American individualism, cowboys have been a consistent source of inspiration in Prince’s career. By taking imagery from the iconic Marlboro Man ads, Prince upended the campaign’s nostalgia and in fact, brought the imagery’s role as advertisements into focus. The re-appropriation of media imagery also raises questions of ownership and artistic transformation. Touching on themes that continue to develop over time, works from Richard Prince’s “Cowboy” series are now becoming important parts of private and museum collections around the world.
L’Église de Moret, le Soir, 1894
oil canvas, 31 1/4 x 39 1/2 in.
Depicting the church of Notre Dame in the medieval village of Moret-sur-Loing, Alfred Sisley’s L’Église de Moret, le Soir beautifully juxtaposes the ephemerality of light with the permanence of the ancient church. Sisley’s examination of this contrast is enforced by the many iterations the artist painted of this same subject. Today, several of Sisley’s depictions of this church are held in museums around the world, and the work of art we share here is on par with any example from this enlightening series.