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    Hundreds of Pieces of Art Destroyed



    Hello everyone,
    I work with a lot of artists with whom you might be familiar (Gregory Manchess, Gary Kelley, Sterling Hundley, David Johnson, C.F. Payne, Mark Summers, Peter de Sève, Brad Holland and others) through Richard Solomon, Artists Representative. Unfortunately, our office/studio space was totally destroyed by the crane collapse in New York, as seen on CNN. The tragedy of the lives, of the construction workers and visitor, lost in the event cannot be minimalized. In addition to this pain, all of the artists had original artwork, often times their best work, on display in that office. There were also thousands of transparencies of the artists' work.

    All of that work has now been demolished, never to be seen again. Though our business is being rebuilt, brick by brick, the loss of the history contained in those walls caused great sadness on our part, and we want to share with you what remains. As a tribute, we will be posting as many of these as we can here and throughout the artistic community.

    Here's the link to the YouTube Short Clip/Documentary on the Art:

    YouTube: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Bryan Beus
    Illustrator, and associate of Mr. Solomon



    Last edited by beaux; March 21st, 2008 at 06:13 AM. Reason: propriety, clarity
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    A very sad addition to the tragedy of the deaths involved

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    This is truly a tragedy and I am sorry for the world that these beautiful works were lost. Each one was a classic in its own right.

    Best wishes as you stride forward out of the rubble.

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    I heard about this last weekend, it's a total shame... it's good to hear that the business is pressing on, though. Good luck with everything.

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    the whole incident is a sad mess. for the work and the lives lost.

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    I can't believe the dumb luck that this landed on Richard's building.
    At least none of you guys were there.

    I hear you got a temp office set-up pretty quickly.
    Everything going smoothly?
    Clients can still get through I assume?

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    oh man what an incredible shame...

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    Brian, my heart goes out to you, to Richard, and to all of your artists.


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    Mark Wiener's Painting



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Artist: Mark Wiener
    Website: www.mwienerarts.com
    Lost Artwork (1 out of 2):


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    Last edited by beaux; March 22nd, 2008 at 08:34 AM.
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    Thanks wassermelone, kev ferrara, cotron, tensai, elwell, eskanta and DS Illustration.
    DS: yep, we got ourselves a hotel room and went straight back to work!

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    John Jude Palencar



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Artist: John Jude Palencar
    Website: http://www.johnjudepalencar.com/
    Lost Artwork:


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    Illustrator, and associate of Mr. Solomon

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    David Johnson



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Artist: David Johnson
    Website: http://www.richardsolomon.com/
    Lost Artwork (From damaged photograph): Punch and Judy



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    Gall



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Artist: Chris Gall
    Website: http://www.chrisgall.com/
    Lost Artwork:



    Post by Bryan Beus
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    Bennett, Kelley, Arisman



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    Artist: James Bennett
    Website: http://www.richardsolomon.com/
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: Marshall Arisman
    Website: http://www.marshallarisman.com/
    Lost Artwork: (I'm trying to find a shot of this piece by Marshall in its final form, but have not been able to.)

    Closest thing we have:


    Artist: Gary Kelley
    Website: www.richardsolomon.com
    Lost Artwork:


    Special thanks to Jason for his support.

    Post by Bryan Beus
    Illustrator, and associate of Mr. Solomon

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    The Final Post



    On March 15, 2008, the crane collapse on 51st Street of New York destroyed the lives of many. Among the damage were several of our artists favorite and most memorable original pieces of art. As no one will ever be able to see the originals again, we'd like to share what's left.

    YouTube Short Clip: The Destroyed Artwork of the Solomon Artists

    There's many many more (at our last count, close to two hundred), but I'm going to stop here. We need to focus on more positive things now. Thanks to everyone for their support.

    Artist: Mark Summers
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: David Johnson
    Lost Artwork:













    Artist: Rick Farrell
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: Sterling Hundley
    Website: www.sterlinghundley.com
    Lost Artwork:









    Artist: Tim Bowers
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: Gary Kelley
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: James Bennett
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: Kent Barton
    Lost Artwork:



    Artist: Herman Majia
    Lost Artwork:



    There's many many more (at our last count, close to two hundred), but I'm going to stop here. We need to focus on more positive things now. Thanks to everyone for their support.


    Post by Bryan Beus
    Illustrator, and associate of Mr. Solomon

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    I cant handle this, so many good works. Poor david johnson, it seems his whole gallery got destroyed.

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