Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My father Sam Salz and Marc Chagall in the early sixties at Chagall's home in the South of France. My father had a gallery In Cologne, Germany in the twenties where he showed and sold Chagall's paintings. One of the them was titled "Birthday" which is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For more on my father and Marc Chagall, you may go to posts made on March 22, 2011 and December 14, 2009 or to the blog made on him: http://samsalz.blogspot.com/?view=classic
"Birthday"by Marc  Chagall. Here is a link to the painting from the provenance department at MoMA:  http://www.moma.org/collection/provenance/provenance_object.php?object_id=79360
My father also had Chagall's "Over Vitebsk" which is now also in the Museum: http://www.moma.org/collection/provenance/provenance_object.php?object_id=79370

Sunday, February 19, 2012

 "Tempest", 2011, oil/gessoed ragboard, 20"-17".

Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Golden Game", 2002(revised 2007), oil/baltic birch, 25"-19". From the "Talmudic Abstraction" series by Marc Salz. So many abstract painters have used crosses (Christian) or circles (Asian) in their paintings so I wanted to give the format of the Jewish Talmud it's fair representation. This painting was included in two shows: a group show "Painting Midrash: Abstract art in response to sacred Jewish texts"  at the Borowsky Gallery in Philadelphia(2009) and a one person show at the Society Hill Synagogue(2012). It is dedicated to all the alchemists who used the Kabbalah as their source.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Stars and Clouds", 2001, oil/baltic birch, 15"-16". My studio is near the Betsy Ross house home of the "Stars and Stripes". In these different times, these are the "Stars and Clouds".
"Bathers", 2005, oil/baltic birch, 22"-15". From the "Talmudic Abstraction" series. More of this series may be seen on the rest of "The Salzmines".