Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ....

From all of us here at The Alexander 909 Gallery to you - A Very Merry Christmas and all of the best to you and yours in 2013.

Madonna and Child
c. 1650 canvas
Provenance: From a chapel in Mauerbach, 1772 in the gallery detectable

Madonna and Child 
Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Il Sassoferrato (Italian, 1605-1685)
Sassoferrato was a Roman Baroque painter who is perhaps best known for his many luminous and pious images of the Virgin. The Madonna and Child with  shows Mary cradling the sleeping Christ Child tenderly in her arms.  With his rosy cheeks and plump arms and legs, the Christ Child appears as a typical, healthy baby. Mary is shown as a radiant young mother. This image endows the Virgin and Child with human qualities and celebrates the natural maternal bond between mother and infant. This bond is emphasized by the manner in which Mary embraces Jesus, resting her cheek on his head. 

The rich, warm golds and pinks, and the soothing blue of Mary's shawl lend peace and tranquillity to the composition. Sassoferrato's clean, crisp lines, exemplified by the finely executed folds of drapery, reveal his command of classical Baroque painting techniques. This painstaking craftsmanship contributed to his renown. 

Description from Loyola University Museum of Art changed from the "with cherubs"

Title Information from Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Coming in 2013 ....

Gallery wrap canvas (sometimes referred to as museum wrap) in a dozen sizes.

Original art from emerging artists.

Additional art from the masters including offerings from more artists.

We're looking forward to 2013 and these additions - both to the gallery as well as our road shows.

Come see us in the New Year - we'll keep an eye out for you!

To be available as Gallery Wrap canvass.

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Friday, December 14, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut

Our hearts and minds are with the community, families and survivors in Newtown, Connecticut ....

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lighthouse Art - Gift Ideas

We are big Lighthouse fans here and we just can't seem to get enough!

These art prints make wonderful gifts - have a look ....

Cape Hatteras

Yerba Buena Lighthouse - Goat Island

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christian Art

Christian Art - Merry Christmas ....

Madonna and Child - Sassoferrato
Madonna and Child - Sassoferrato

Adoration of the Shepherds Lorenzo di Credi
Adoration of the Shepherds Lorenzo di Credi

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NASA Photographs

Beautiful Posters. Art print posters are printed on a special archival, heavier paper which provides more texture, a much longer life and a richer finish. Just Beautiful! You'll be very pleased.

NASA Art Work

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Four Sisters BB61 BB62 BB63 BB64

The "Four Sisters" - BB61 USS Iowa;  BB62 USS New Jersey;  BB63 USS Missouri and BB64 Wisconsin.

BB61 Uss Iowa

BB62 USS New Jersey

BB63 USS Missouri

BB64 USS Wisconsin

Navy Ships

Other Sizes available!

Happy Holidays from The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Black and White Photo 8X10 Park Benches In The Snow In Chicago

Beautiful in Black and White - Park Benches In The Snow In Chicago

Black and White Photo 8X10 Park Benches In The Snow In Chicago

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving ....

From all of us here at The Alexander 909 Gallery we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.  Enjoy ....

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas

Unique holiday gift ideas from The Alexander 909 Gallery ....

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog
Caspar David Friedrich - 1818

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dust Bowl, Power Farming

Title: Tractored out

Description:  Power farming displaces tenants from the land in the western dry cotton area. Childress County, Texas Panhandle
Photographer: Dorthea Lange

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Great Depression - Chicago Soup Kitchen

Title: Soup Line in Chicago

Description: Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago provided by Al Capone. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed".

Al Capone Soup Kitchen

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Great Depression, New York City

Title: Out of Work in NYC
Description: Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression.
Photographer: Lewis Hine

The Great Depression, New York City

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Great Depression, The Pea Pickers

Title: Pea pickers from Vermont

Description: Pea pickers from Vermont - 6 weeks earnings $7.00 - at squatter's camp, Nipomo.  The men are working on an automobile parked in front of a tent in a grove of eucalyptus trees.

Photographer: Dorothea Lange

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evicted sharecroppers

Title: Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri

In addition to the trials of the Depression, minorities dealt with discrimination. Tenant farmers and sharecroppers like these were evicted when Southern farm owners used cutbacks in production as an opportunity to discriminate against African Americans. 

In 1932, unemployment among African Americans was about 50 percent, twice the national average.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

European Union ....

Though it had been mentioned as a possibility and despite our skepticism here, the European Union has won the Nobel peace prize.

Our first reaction - disbelief.

Congratulations to the EU.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Dust Bowl, A Farm

Black and White Photography

Title: Dust Bowl Farm 
Description: The winds of the dust bowl have piled up large drifts of soil against this farmer's barn near Liberal, Kansas.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Young Migratory Mother

Black and White Photography

Title: Young Migratory Mother
Description: Young migratory mother, originally from Texas now in Edison, Kern County, California
Photographer: Dorthea Lange  
Date: April 11, 1940

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Children and Sugar Beets

Black and White Photography

Title: Children and Sugar Beets
Description: In Hall County, Nebraska children are harvesting sugar beets, October 1940.
Photographer: L. C. Harmon

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Mona Lisa .... In the News

It's good to see so much attention being paid to this iconic painting in the news lately.  Question is, do we think there is a second, earlier Mona Lisa.  10 to 15 years younger.  

We've listened to the experts.  We've done our own research.  Do we think this is an earlier work?

No.  da Vinci was a fiddler.  Always trying something new and changing it.  No evidence of this on the earlier work.  Our conclusion is that this is an earlier work - done by a "student" of da Vinca's.

Just our opinion.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1503–1519
Oil on poplar, 77 cm × 53 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Have a wonderful Friday,

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Monday, September 24, 2012

Milan Fashion Week

The biggest and best of the four major fashion shows:  Milan Fashion Week!

Have a great week!

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Open Courseware

Some courses we thought you might like:

The Nature of Creativity

Course Description
This course is an introduction to problems about creativity as it pervades human experience and behavior. Questions about imagination and innovation are studied in relation to the history of philosophy as well as more recent work in philosophy, affective psychology, cognitive studies, and art theory. Readings and guidance are aligned with the student's focus of interest.

Media Art I 

Course Description
This course introduces students to time-based art practices, including sound, installation and video art, as they relate to the visual arts.  The objective is to provide students with hands-on production experience while familiarizing them with the various visual and textual discourses that surround contemporary time-based disciplines.

Media Art II

Course Description
This course continues the multi-disciplinary approach to art making developed in Media Art I.  Students learn black and white chemical photography, digital imaging, and new genre public art, as they relate to the visual arts.  These media are investigated through both studio production and academic research.  Throughout the course, students develop technical and conceptual skills for production and critical engagement.

Media Art III

Course Description
This course takes a more advanced approach to art production.  Students are introduced to digital sound, digital video art, and performance art, as they relate to the visual arts.  Students engage in comprehensive analysis of national and international media art practices while discussing and creating art from a critical perspective.  Conceptual strategies and technical skills are further developed enabling students to create and articulate from an informed position.

Media Art IV

Course Description
This course is intended to advance technical and conceptual development of Media Art practices and begin the development of independent art making, proposal writing and thematic art production.  Students create a project based on appropriation, while discussing issues of authorship, originality and the reinterpretation of history.  They go on to develop a self portrait in any of the disciplines covered in Media Art, and finally propose and create an independent project at the end of the term.

Studio Seminar in Public Art

Course Description
How do we define Public Art? This course focuses on the production of projects for public places. Public Art is a concept that is in constant discussion and revision, as much as the evolution and transformation of public spaces and cities are. Monuments are repositories of memory and historical presences with the expectation of being permanent. Public interventions are created not to impose and be temporary, but as forms intended to activate discourse and discussion. Considering the concept of a museum as a public device and how they are searching for new ways of avoiding generic identities, we will deal with the concept of the personal imaginary museum. It should be considered as a point of departure to propose a personal individual construction based on the concept of defining a personal imaginary museum - concept, program, collection, events, architecture, public diffusion, etc.

Special Topics in Multimedia Production: Experiences in Interactive Art

Course Description
This class deals with interactive art. Visiting artists will discuss their work from a theoretical and practical perspective. Discussions of the history of interactive digital art and contemporary issues in the field will take place. Students will develop an interactive art project for a final exhibition or submit a short paper.

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Penguins ....

Have a wonderful Wednesday ....

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fashion Week in New York City!

We're missing it!

Well ....  Not entirely.  Follow us and Fashion Week in NYC on Twitter.  And while we're "all a twitter" about fashion week we're also very busy getting the gallery redone for the holidays.  We love the holidays!

Hope you all have a great Monday.

Peace and Love - The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

P.S. STILL can't believe we've lost Neil Armstrong.  Like losing a relative.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Midweek. Hopper anyone?

Edward Hopper ....

Lighthouse at Two Lights


Compartment "C"

Shows are over for the season so now it's time 
to concentrate on the Gallery store for the holidays.

Have a good rest of the week,

The Gang at the a909!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Last big show of the season ....

Last show of the season this weekend. Just having fun with folks and using an iPad and Google Street View to "drive" around London. 

We have them start at 221B Baker Street and "drive" the street view to the destination of their choice. 

Pretty cool. Try it and pick the world city of your choice. 

Our advice - skip Venice.

All the Best - The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery ....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Have a Great Monday ...

Just a little something to pick you up ....

Claude Monet The Waterlily Pond Green Harmony

Claude Monet The Artist's Garden at Giverny

See you sometime later in the week!

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong - 1930 to 2012

"As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them," said Charles Bolden. "As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong. We mourn the passing of a friend, fellow astronaut and true American hero."

Rest in Peace

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All Things "Outer Space"

Do you like all things "Outer Space"?  NASA, Commercial Space Ventures, Spacecraft, Astronauts, Hubble Space Telescope, Mars, Solar System, Black Holes, Rovers, Planet Earth as Art, Other?

Us too!  And we have a trove of pictures and art covering it all.
We're putting it up over the next couple of weeks.
Here's some Gemini photographs we love ....

Hope your week was a good one.  Have a fun weekend!


The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Do you like Gauguin?

We do ....

Paysage Landscape

Landscape With Peacocks Matamoe

We hope your week is progressing well ....

The Gang at The a909 Gallery!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Religious Works now in the Gallery ....

Some of the most beautiful paintings ever produced by some of the most renowned painters in history:

The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci Post Restoration

Beautiful ....

Hope your week is off to a good start!

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery

Sunday, August 19, 2012

At The Met ....

We thought you might enjoy this article from today's New York Times ....

"Chinese Gardens" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We hope you're having a good weekend!

The Gang at The a909 Gallery

Friday, August 17, 2012

Art Festivals

Summer is the time for Art Festivals all across the country.  We're at a lot of these every year;  we really enjoy it - or frankly we wouldn't do it.

Its also monsoon season in the southwest which can make it really interesting with the high winds.  

NO complaints about the rain though - not from me or most people this year.  The drought has been unbelievable and there are, as of this writing, 70 major wildland fires in 13 western states.  The West is literally burning down. Bring on the rain!

Still adding to the new Gallery.  Lighthouses and Religious works.  Here's a sample:

Two Harbors Lighthouse

Madonna and Child Sassoferrato

That's all for now. Need to go check Accuweather!

The Gang at The Alexander 909 Gallery!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Time to Add Some Pizazz ....

Now that we've finished the redecorating its time for the Pizazz - the Art!  We're at it Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Thursday is prep day for the shows that begin on Friday and end on Sunday.  Done quite well actually but you be the judge.

Displaying the best of our Art Prints:


Art Deco Travel Posters:

Cute wall decor for the "Little Ones"

And of course our Fab Black and White Collection:

We're havin' a good time so stop by and say Hi!

Later ....  The Gang at the a909!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Blue Moon

August is a "Blue Moon" month.  Astronomical details aside, its been Blue for us as we've moved locations and gone through a name change.

Having rented our space for G1 Gallery ( from 3d Cart for three years we just couldn't take it anymore and have moved.  Technical problems we can fix and adapt to but our customers could not check-out.  Now if there's one thing a hosting service should do well it's checkout and they didn't.  Good customers are hard to come by and should have a good experience and be treated well.  We have great customers (and understanding as it turns out) and they deserved better treatment.

So, move we did.  And took the opportunity to change our name and a little of our look. Why change the name? The Canon G1 camera. There is just too much confusion on the search engines.

We are now The Alexander 909 Gallery.

We continue to move works into the new gallery.  The "old" will get you to the new location until we're done with the set-up.  A name change is coming to Twitter and there will be a new Facebook Fan Page.

The old is out:

Old G1 Gallery Logo

And the new is in:
New Alexander 909 Gallery Logo

That's it for now.  Check the bottom of the Blog for our latest Tweets.