Located on Royal Street in the heart of New Orleans historic French Quarter, Windsor Fine Art features an impressive collection of original paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by some of history's most relevant artists. Representing over 500 years of art, we specialize in only the most exceptional pieces from the old masters to the modern masters, as well as a handful of renowned contemporary artists. Established in 2000, Windsor Fine Art has remained a resource for discriminating collectors and connoisseurs worldwide.
Preparatory study for the “Femmes Poules” an illustration of the “Night of Walpurgis” chapter from Goethe’s Faust novel, dated 1968. Appearing out of the hand of a Magician, 3 Dalinian women, with elegant legs transformed into elongated chicken legs are dancing into a magic circle. One of them holds a crutch (Dalinian symbol). They are taking part to the Sabbath dances of the Night of Walpurgis.
The work of Jose Basso reveals such an absolute artistic honesty that it can be seen as a timetable, an approach, as an occidental and contemporary form of illumination. His painting can often provoke that extreme sensation of something in which perfection, again nearly hurtfully extreme, turning the sublime and the emptiness, humanity and absolute abstraction of all thought and action, the forthrightness of the landscape and of the signs as well as their absolute immaterial quality, into a simultaneous present.
Since he first came into the public eye when he co-curated the controversial ‘Freeze’ exhibition of 1988, Damien Hirst has created and drawn attention to a generation of artists who became known as the Young British Artists, and played an important part in defining the Britart ‘movement’. From the controversy of Separated From The Flock (a lamb preserved in a glass tank, which was vandalized when included in the ‘Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away’ exhibition Hirst curated for the Serpentine Gallery in 1994), to the political storm surrounding the arrival of ‘Sensation’ in Brooklyn, his work has redefined international expectations of British art.