Happy 29th Anniversary!
My how time flies when you’re collecting art and helping others to collect art too!
It’s amazing to think that I have been selling art on the same block here on Paulina St. since October 1991. It took a few months to finish the space and I opened officially as the David Leonardis Gallery in April 1992. My 30th year now providing the happy fun art to the cool people. Truly my priviledge. TYVM to all of you who helped make this dream possible!
More and more people are getting vaccinated and from what I hear the roaring 20’s are going to return. The art here at the DLG has been flying out the door this year I can tell you that for sure. People are really collecting art now more than ever.
Something about 2021 has me buying quite a bit of art to offer to you fine art collectors! I recently acquired over 80 Peter Mars originals. Peter Mars was how I got started in the art business. I walked into the now closed Mars Gallery in 1989 and purchased a Peter Mars, Howard Finster and Ken Brown. Pop and Folk Art make a great combo. I added contemporary art to the mix from the very beginning.
I Love Pop Art and Peter Mars is an absolute expert artist with over 35 years of art collectors wanting his pieces. I’ve added quite a bit of this collection to my website and feel free to contact me for more info.
This year I also acquired a collection of 125 Matt Lamb works on paper.
Many of these and others I own by Matt Lamb are double sided. Not one to waste Matt Lamb made art on both sides. We have a fantastic series of “Double Sided Double Drawings”. They look amazing! Truly Matt Lamb would Love it. It’s in keeping with my idea that you should collect several pieces of art from several different different artists and when you put them together you have a art collection. Having 4 pieces of art in a double sided frame is a great way to accomplish that. Having an Internationally exhibited and accomplished artist such as Matt Lamb in your collection is an awesome feeling.
The average one bedroom apartment needs 21 pieces of art if you want it to look smoking! The good news is that I’ve done the heavy lifting for you as all of the artists at the DLG look great together.
The DLG is mask mandatory and we have spray-on hand sanitizer.
We’re not really having gallery receptions per se yet but you’re more than welcome to come on in and have a socially distant viewing of the DLG, a couple PBRs and pick-up some new art for your collection.
I know how important it is to have fantastic original art in your home. Right about now all of you are realizing that too.
I can turn you into an important art collector in 15 minutes if you’re up for the challenge.
The new David Leonardis Galleries website is awesome and now almost fully e-commerce capable. Just hover over the title and price and you can automatically pay using your card with Square.
We are continuously updating it and adding new art works and information for your consideration.
We are also excited to announce that David Leonardis Gallery is now on artsy.net/david-leonardis-gallery.
Check us out on this exciting internationally relevant arts platform. The super cool part is the art we carry on Artsy is more expensive. So all the art at the DLG just went up in value. I always say, “The collector should only buy the art if they love it. However if they’re buying it from a savvy art dealer who’s job is to raise the prices well then there’s nothing wrong with that”!
So start browsing and keep on buying!
Stay safe!Yours in Art!My very best,David Leonardis312-863-9045www.DLGalleries.comwww.artsy.net/david-leonardis-gallery
Princess Tiana and Elsa
The museums, located in various corners of the world, dedicated to this great American painter stand as testament to his influence as an artist and as a human being. Born in Chicago in 1932. Matt Lamb dedicated the last half of his life to using art to spread his message of peace, tolerance, hope, communication, and love among human kind. When you own the art of Matt Lamb you not only own great art, you own a significant part of the global effort to bring peace to humankind which is a big deal in and of itself.
Happy Art Buyers
- builds cognitive development
- increases empathy
- has health benefits
- social benefits
- identity benefits
- of course it’s valuable!
- Contemporary Art has a broader scope and can activate a variety of different emotions in different people.
- Folk Art is enjoyed, in part, for it’s simplicity and honesty of the untrained artist’s creation.
- Photography is a snapshot of a moment in time that people want to relive for the way it makes them feel.
Every upgrade is always needed and appreciated. I constantly strive for “Discernible Progress”.