David Barnett (American, b. 1946)

Homage to Chopin-Nocturnes The Pleasure of Polish Potatoes-Sunset w/Potato Clouds in the Western Sky, 2004
Watercolor, with vodka label
14 x 10.88 in
SKU: 11281g
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"Homage to Chopin-Nocturnes The Pleasure of Polish Potatoes - Sunset with Potato Clouds in the Western Sky" is an original watercolor painting with collage elements by David Barnett, signed and dated in the lower right. The collage elements is the Chopin Vodka label in the center of the image. The piece is whimsical, featuring a piano viewed from above in a field with ferns and wild flowers. The space if flat, fading directly into the purple and blue sky, and musical staffs decorated some of the space. The other most prominent element in the image is the potato, a reference to the process of making vodka. Framed to conservation standards with a silk-lined matt, gold gilded accented fillet, and glazed in TruVue Museum Glass that filters 99% of UV rays and reduces glare. All this is housed in a filigree carved moulding with a gold leaf finish.


Art size: 14" x 10 7/8"
Frame size: 24 1/2" x 21 1/5"


Artist Bio:

David Barnett, an artist, collector, appraiser and gallerist has been passionate about art from the early age of five. David’s career as an art dealer began at age nineteen when, as a fine arts student, he sponsored an exhibition of work by fellow student artists. In 1966, he opened his first gallery in a converted basement apartment at Wisconsin Avenue and 21st Street. In 1985 David moved his gallery from Wisconsin Avenue into the Old Button Mansion on State Street and has been active ever since. David’s talents for recognizing undervalued artists and for meeting the needs of art lovers, art collectors and artists have created a vibrant, flourishing gallery and collection of over 6,000 works of art.

David was born and raised in Wisconsin. He has been painting in watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels as well as fine art photography. David has more than 10 different series he has developed over the years. They include Abstract, Surrealism, Morph Dog, Up North Birch Bark, Impressions of Mexico City, Southwest, Fireworks, Famous Artist Paying Homage and Garden Panorama. Influential artists include Vermeer, Miro, Kandinsky, Chagall, Nolde and Klee. David has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and public television programs regarding his beautiful gallery, collection and knowledge and passion of fine art. David also has work in the permanent collection Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona.