La Mair — at the David W. Streets Beverly Hills gallery
#18488 / STD
STILL LIFE WITH PITCHER AND GLASS CASTER
40 cm x 50 cm (15.7" x 19.7")
Oil on Board
#3773 / F751
182 cm x 100 cm (71.7" x 39.4")
Oil on Board
Originally classified as a fine painter, he gradually developed a broader technique with raised painting textures; without losing his connection with the traditional trade of painters. His style and craftsmanship have often been compared with those of the “old masters,” but unmistakably his work has it’s own identity.
Also striking is his artistic versatility. In addition to his divergent choice of painting themes, including portrait, figure, landscape, still life and marine, he is a musician who constructs his own instruments. He also is busy at architecture and writes stories and articles about his work. He is truly a renaissance man, encompassing all disciplines of the arts.
Following preliminary model sketches, in 1980 Le Mair started the design of a fantastic project, which later developed into a monumental work of art, the Vanitas Triptych. As its subject he chose a theme from the classical mythology, the Three Graces. The triptych is called “Allegory of Vanity, and was com- pleted in the autumn of 1991. The triptych’s size, including the richly ornamented and painted frame, which Le Mair made by hand, is over 13.5 by 21 feet. In 1992 the triptych’s value was appraised to be 2.5 million US Dollars.