I was introduced to the art of Eyvind Earle when I started working for Robert Bane Editions, who had just signed Mr. Earle to a publishing contract. Earle had previously been represented by Hammer Galleries in New York, but really hadn’t taken off in a commercial sense, which led him to signing with Bane. It was a good move for both the artist and the publisher. And for me. While I had come to the publishing company because my favorite contemporary impressionist, Aldo Luongo, was published by Bane, I soon got a nickname among the other publishing reps in the company as the Duke of Earle, because of my focus on Earles’ artwork.
Green Valley 34″ x42 1/2″ framed limited edition serigraph by Eyvind Earle. $3500. With COA from 1989 showing a value of $4500. Make an offer.
Eyvind Earles artwork met with a positive reception from art galleries and dealers familiar with his work, and surprised that he was now with a new publisher. It seems that he had fallen off the map for awhile until Bane signed and started to aggressively market his limited editions. But while there was a bonafide appreciation for his unique Designed Realism approach to landscape, and a good response from galleries interested in selling his limited editions, sales for his work didn’t really skyrocket until the Gallery Americana show in Carmel, California that I prospected, championed, negotiated, and even personally delivered paintings to.
ABOVE THE SEA dedicated 33 1/2″ x42″ framed Ltd Ed Serigraph by Eyvind Earle $4500. Comes with the original COA from 1989 showing an appraised value of $6750 Feel free to make an offer.
The most successful exhibition of Earle’s original artwork prior to Gallery Americana resulted in 4 paintings sold within a 30 day window, as well as numerous limited edition serigraphs published by Robert Bane. Gallery Americana bought and sold more than 10 paintings within the first 30 days of Earle’s artwork being on exhibit at their gallery. I think the number was actually 14. That show caused a very positive stir and momentum for Eyvind Earle, and soon Earle’s artwork was on display in many fine galleries in the United State and Japan, who really had an affection and excitement for his artwork.
Why was the Gallery Americana show so much more successful for Eyvind Earle than previous shows at other prestigious galleries? Location. Location. Location. Carmel by the Sea. The Central California coastline. Eyvind Earle country. It was a perfect match of the artists imagery, and gallery location, and the reputation of both.