We’ve been representing the sculptor Lyman Whitaker since 2008. Periodically I place large groupings of his works in different locations around the country. It’s good biz, and anyway I love to travel. This install is at the Naples Art Center, and man do they love it! So do we.
We installed this cool piece, by KCAI alum William Lobdell, to help bring the Royals luck. Apparently that worked–along with world-class play. Made of 1000 baseball-related objects, it’s in the main lobby just inside the doors. 6′ x 6′. Thanks to everyone at Royals for giving us such a great gig. Congratulations on a beautiful World Series Win!
After 10 years of mentoring kids at Sumner–a great college prep school in downtown KCK–they decided to name a gallery after me. So I said, Hot Damn! Thanks so much to everyone at Sumner. I adore you all. What do I do as a mentor? Reassure kids from the city that they’re just as bright as their white counterparts–and HELP THEM GET INTO COLLEGE. Thanks to all my clients for writing big checks.
Blown-glass sculpture we did for a client in Leawood. Vernon Brejcha blew the glass–brilliantly; we designed and installed. Client lives in Tuscany Reserve. Told him we used to race motocross there when it was just a field. He loved that. Photo credit Michael Robinson. LEOPOLDgallery.com
One of my Denver clients recently commissioned this Flint Hills landscape by Phil Epp. We installed it last month in his downtown condo, overlooking City Park. What a great excuse for going to CO!
Barnett Helzberg is a legend in the world of philanthropy and business. He sold Helzberg Jewels to Warren Buffet 20 years ago, and with the money built a lavish K-12 school for kids from the inner city, helped build the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in KC, and has given away millions to various nonprofits that he and his wife Shirley believe in.
We were commissioned to create a very cool sculpture for this generous couple, and this film tells the story. I think you’ll dig it:
Arlie Regier installation, stainless steel, University of Northern Iowa. Thanks to Peter Goulet and President Ruud. Arlie created this piece for a Leawood collector years ago. Dude moved to Carmel and asked us to sell it for him. No problem–and it sold for much more than what he paid. Arlie, you were and always will be a genius.