While driving through Wellington last week, I popped by to visit Jeanne Chisholm, an old friend and owner of the Chisholm Gallery, known as a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over 30 years. I was a accompanied by an avid sailor who also happens to be a serious art collector. He was immediately drawn to a spectacular oil on canvas by Isabella Monari called “Regata blu 1” pictured here. I was drawn to Monari’s stunning fencing scenes! That was just a sampling of so many fabulous pieces on display at the gallery. Jeanne’s impressive collection currently on view include watercolors by Hungarian artist Elmyr de Hory (think F For Fake by Orson Welles,) polo paintings of legendary Pete Bostwick and Tommy Hitchcock by Lisa Bostwick, and fine art limited edition black & white photographs by Francesco Scavullo: Think Sting, Jagger, Bacall, Sophia, Pavarotti, Lisa, Glenn etc… Scavullo created the COSMO GIRL His photographs graced the covers of Vogue, Rolling Stone, Life, Time, Newsweek, Town and Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper’s and Queen, L’Officiel and Max.
Lovers of the finest in Sporting and Polo Art: Stay tuned for so much more from Chisholm Gallery this season!