The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

James Havard b. 1937

James Havard first gained recognition in the 1970s for pioneering the Abstract Illusionist movement, a style of painting where forms on the picture plane were shaded to appear three-dimensional. The movement included artists such as Al Held and Allan D'Arcangelo. By the 1980s and 1990s, Havard returned to figuration, creating works inspired by Art Brut masters such as Jean Dubuffet. Richly colored, collaged and carved in encaustics, these works are raw, rudimentary and elemental, drawing inspiration from Native American, African and Caribbean tribal cultures, cave paintings and children's drawings. Havard also made mixed media box constructions offering another area of experimentation in his incredibly prolific forty-year career.

James Havard was born in 1937 in Galveston, Texas. He earned a BA from Sam Houston State College in Huntville, Texas in 1959 and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia from 1961 - 1965. During the 1960s and 1970s Havard traveled extensively throughout Europe and lived in France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, and the Caribbean island of Tortola where he had a second home. He lived in New York in the 1970s and 1980s before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico permanently in 1989. He has exhibited extensively for over forty years in the United States and Europe. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden, among others. He now lives in Pennsylvania.

Auction Results James Havard

JAMES HAVARD, Hopi Studying Mimbres | wright20.com

James Havard

Hopi Studying Mimbres

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,350
JAMES HAVARD, Cactus Bloom | wright20.com

James Havard

Cactus Bloom

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $11,875
JAMES HAVARD, Chippewa | wright20.com

James Havard

Chippewa

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $11,250
JAMES HAVARD, Cane Garden Bay | wright20.com

James Havard

Cane Garden Bay

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,100
JAMES HAVARD, Santa Fe Light Wall and Mask | wright20.com

James Havard

Santa Fe Light Wall and Mask

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,750
JAMES HAVARD, Untitled | wright20.com

James Havard

Untitled

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $8,750
JAMES HAVARD, Untitled | wright20.com

James Havard

Untitled

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $7,150
JAMES HAVARD, Dusty Dress | wright20.com

James Havard

Dusty Dress

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,938
JAMES HAVARD, Mimbres 1250 AD | wright20.com

James Havard

Mimbres 1250 AD

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,625
JAMES HAVARD, For Arnold | wright20.com

James Havard

For Arnold

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,313
JAMES HAVARD, Outside Pojoaque | wright20.com

James Havard

Outside Pojoaque

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,550
JAMES HAVARD, Mimbres Cave | wright20.com

James Havard

Mimbres Cave

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $4,550
JAMES HAVARD, White Cloud | wright20.com

James Havard

White Cloud

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,500
JAMES HAVARD, AH PS 103 (333A) | wright20.com

James Havard

AH PS 103 (333A)

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,375
JAMES HAVARD, Adobe | wright20.com

James Havard

Adobe

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063
JAMES HAVARD, New Mexico History Page (220A) | wright20.com

James Havard

New Mexico History Page (220A)

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,640
JAMES HAVARD, Falling Eagle | wright20.com

James Havard

Falling Eagle

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,380
JAMES HAVARD, Mimbres Introduction Page | wright20.com

James Havard

Mimbres Introduction Page

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $3,250
JAMES HAVARD, New Mexico History Page (224A) | wright20.com

James Havard

New Mexico History Page (224A)

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,120
JAMES HAVARD, Sacagawea (No. 21) | wright20.com

James Havard

Sacagawea (No. 21)

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,000
JAMES HAVARD, Crow Bed | wright20.com

James Havard

Crow Bed

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,000
JAMES HAVARD, Mudhead Wall | wright20.com

James Havard

Mudhead Wall

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,000
JAMES HAVARD, New Mexico History Page (236A) | wright20.com

James Havard

New Mexico History Page (236A)

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,860
JAMES HAVARD, Fallen Eagle | wright20.com

James Havard

Fallen Eagle

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $2,750