Dirk Staschke Acquired by The Huntsville Museum of Art

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to announce the acquisition of a major work (pictured below) by artist DIRK STASCHKE for the Permanent Collection of The Huntsville Museum of Art.

The permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art is comprised of over 3,200 objects, primarily focused on 19th and 20th century American art with an emphasis on art from the Southeast. African, Asian, and European art, from cultures influential on American art, is the Museum’s secondary collecting focus.

The collection holds some 400 works on paper by American artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Reginald Marsh, John Sloan, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. These works have allowed the Museum to provide its community first-hand access to original works of art by leading 20th century masters.

Since 1998, nearly 70 contemporary works in wood, glass, metal, clay and fiber have been added to the collection, including works by Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Philip Moulthrop. In 2008, the Museum acquired the prestigious Sellars Collection of Art by American Women, a landmark gathering of over 400 paintings, drawings and sculptures that heralds achievements of more than 250 American women artists active between 1850 and 1940. An eclectic holding of more than 600 works in various media form the remainder of the collection, such as the unique assembly of sterling silver animals created by the luxury Italian jewelry firm of Buccellati; European and Japanese prints; Chinese snuff bottles; carved African objects; and other valuable community resources that affirm that artistic heritage and provide context for American achievements in the arts.   In 2017, the Museum acquired the historic portrait of Ethel Waters, created by well-known artist, Luigi Lucioni.

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DIRK STASCHKE

Vanitas Vase #7, 2017, 22”x 18”x “18, ceramic

Collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art

Check out the associated video with this work at: https://vimeo.com/240389142

“I make sculptures based on paintings in what is traditionally considered a craft medium. In this translation, the sculptural representation of still life painting creates abstract forms. The results are beautifully made objects that simultaneously expose the crude structures of their creation.The pieces are both a simple exploration of residual forms derived from representation and a question regarding the merits of an Art object.” – Dirk Staschke

MMFA is also very pleased to present the first online exhibition of the work of Dirk Stachke in an exclusive featured ARTSY feature on view now.

VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE

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DETAIL IMAGE: Vanitas Vase #7, 2017, 22”x 18”x “18, ceramic

Collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art

Staschke received his BFA from the University of Montevallo followed by an MFA from Alfred University and has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last twenty years. During this time, he has taught at many notable universities, including Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington (DC); Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center (Gwango-dong) South Korea; Portland Art Museum (OR); Birmingham Museum of Art;  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;. He has received various artist’s grants including grants from The Virginia Groot Foundation and the Canada Council on the Arts. Staschke currently resides in Portland Oregon where he is a full time studio artist.

For additional information please go to the follwing link HERE 

For images of available works, or pricing inquiries, please email: info@markmoorefineart.com

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