Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Site for Millard Sheets Art Information

Tony Sheets, artist and son of Millard Sheets, has set up a new websitet centered on his father's work: 

Tony will use the site to gather information about artwork--mosaics, murals, etc.--of his father's. He'll keep it updated with the preservation work he's doing in conjunction with Chase Bank, for one thing. There will be announcements about artwork being moved and re-installed. For instance, news about the Rose Bowl Mural (a panel is pictured at left) removed from a Pasadena Bank and soon to be on display elsewhere.

Tony also hopes to gather information about former bank sites and buildings in and out of California with artwork by Millard Sheets Studios. Some of these buildings are vacant; some artwork is hidden or needs repair.

There's even a picture of the one mural in San Francisco that was painted over by Chase--an irreplaceable loss, but one that alerted everyone--including Chase Bank--that steps had to be taken to protect the art.

This picture, which I took at the Millard Sheets Fine Arts Gallery of the LA County Fair 3 or 4 years ago, is a painting done by Sheets. I've lost the my notes, but I think it's of Chavez Ravine, pre-Dodger Stadium. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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