Esteemed Gallerist Ron Gremillion Shares His Top 10 Works
BY CAITLIN HSU // 01.20.23
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Gremillion & Co. Fine Art is holding an enormous sale of 500 unique works of art from the inventory and private collection of esteemed Houston gallerist Ron Gremillion.
The collection, gathered over Gremillion’s four decade career, contains modern and contemporary paintings, prints and sculptures that range in price from $200 to $200,000. Every wall of the two-story Sunset Boulevard gallery building will be covered in art, making the sale an unforgettable visual spectacle. Be sure to visit more than once. Due to the collection’s large volume, the display will rotate different works over the course of the sale, which is running through Monday, February 20.
This sale will be the gallery’s first — and final — ahead of Gremillion’s pandemic-planned retirement and a future repurposing of his gallery space. To give further insight into this once-in-a-lifetime acquisition opportunity, PaperCity spoke with Gremillion about his Top 10 works from his personal collection. These are Gremillion’s 10 selections:
Christian Renonciat‘s “The Grand Carton”
Renonciat lives in the Noire Valley in France. Many are fascinated by Renonciat’s ability to transform a solid slab of wood into his subject matter — in this case, he uses cardboard — but most fail to see it as serious art.
Elizabeth Chandler’s “Continental Drift # 123”
Chandler resides in California. She has been with the Gremillion gallery since 1987. This artist is also a mathematician, which is an influential aspect when it comes to the composition of her work.
Eric Peters’ “The Secret of The Lake (Bugatti)”
Eric Peters lives in Aachen Germany. He has been with the Gremillion gallery for 17 years. This very large painting of a Bugatti car comes with a most fascinating narrative.
Knox Martin’s “Untitled”
Martin, one of Ron Gremillion’s mentors, was a second generation New York School painter who had a profound influence on the development of this Houston gallery’s philosophy which became the Gremillion mission statement.
Reuben Nakian’s “Garden of The Gods 1”
Ron Gremillion met Nakian in 1978 and they worked together in the Houston gallery until Nakina’s death in 1986. Nakian is considered by many to be one of the most important American sculptors of the 21st century.