More Unicorns

By Ming & Mark On June 7th, 2012

Thank you Gallery on Greene for sending us this fascinating piece of art – this one has shutters!

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Unicorn Cloud

By Ming & Mark On June 7th, 2012

Not the actual name of this painting but it seems appropriate.

We Don’t Throw Food

By Ming & Mark On June 6th, 2012

Again, Thank you Tony from NYC for sharing your collection!

More from the Gallery

By Ming & Mark On June 6th, 2012

Thank you Nance (Gallery on Greene) for sending us more of Van’s art! Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

  3 Lovely Ladies and Parrot

 

For Sale

By Ming & Mark On June 6th, 2012

Upon Googling the name “Van Eno”, I came across liveauctioneers.com.
Posted for sale (back in 5/9/2009) were two Van Eno paintings:


Three Virgins
- acrylic on canvas
- 14 x 11 inches


Saint Ketchup
- 12 x 10 inches

Their link: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6333722

Artist: Van Eno
Work Title: The Three Virgins and St. ________
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 14 x 11 inches and 12 x 10 inches
Signature: St. is signed lower left
Provenance: Garthe Massingill Collection
Frame Type: silver metal
Frame Size: 14.5 x 11.5 inches and slightly smaller

Condition report:

both in very good condition

  • Estimate $200 – $400
  • Starting Bid $125

The Nine Muses

By Ming & Mark On June 6th, 2012

Our appreciation goes out to John N. for his Van Eno painting.


This is John’s story:

The Van Eno painting I have, THE NINE MUSES, (3’6” x 5’6”) was a gift from my Uncle Chuck. My Uncle spent the last year of Van Enos life with him. Taking care of him while his life was taken from him by aids complications. I spent many days with my Uncle during his last years while he also fought complications. His home was full of Van Eno’s paintings. Gifts from Van for the tireless care, love and companionship given during those last months. According to my Uncle Chuck, Van during his last years painted 12 saying that they where to all be used to assist in the financial needs for those also suffering from aids complications.
Some went out to persons in the San Francisco area, while most of the paintings where passed to the Gentleman who took such great care of my Uncle during his last month’s. I would love to see all those paintings again. Always wondered what happened to all of them

Thank you so much John!

Sisters

By Ming & Mark On June 6th, 2012

Our appreciation goes out to Dawn Smith for submitting her Van Eno art entitled “Sisters”.
Dawn inherited this beautiful painting from her uncle’s estate.

Dimensions = 14 inches tall by 8 inches wide
Paper work shows the name of the piece as “Sisters” purchased at the Gingerbread Square Gallery in Key West, Fla 1985.

Thank you Tony

By Ming & Mark On May 27th, 2012

Our appreciation goes out to Tony from NYC who sent us his collection of Van Eno art. Its wonderful to see such diversity in Van’s drawings.

The Frog

The Frog

Gallery on Greene

By Ming & Mark On May 27th, 2012

In mid September 2011, we paid a visit to Key West – Gallery on Greene.

We met the gallery director, Nance Frank, who presented more works on Van Eno. Thank you Nance for allowing us to post these wonderful paintings of Vans.

My Piggy

By Ming & Mark On April 2nd, 2009

Our thanks goes out to Rebecca for sending us her beautiful Van Eno painting.

This is Rebecca’s story:

In about 1985, I bought a painting at the local Lexington, Virginia  thrift store. I was about 14 at the time. It was $5 which was a lot  to me, but I loved it and always have.It is a wild boar under a  tree with mountains in the background.It is painted on wood with a  wooden border that is splattered with teal and rust colors.I never knew who painted it, but I have hung it in my room during High School, college, and every home I have lived in. So I actually held it under the light and made out a signature that runs vertically along the side in the darkest part of the painting.I got online and Googled VANENO and came across your site  for Van Eno.I knew immediately that the bold jewel toned pieces on my computer screen were done by the same artist as My Piggy (which I affectionately call it). However, it was the very first block, bold signature on your page about the ways Van Eno signed his name that left no doubt in my mind.

Thanks Rebecca for sharing your story! I loved it.  You had a great eye for good work as a young teenager. Van’s paintings are not widely circulated as collectors tend to hold on to them. I think collectors become fondly attached to Van’s work like an old friend.