The exhibition, entitled Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody consists of abstract mixed-media paintings and large and small scale bronze sculptures. Alpert’s expressive use of various media invite the viewer into movements and forms that are somewhat lyrical.

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Herb Alpert has spent more than half his life as a respected abstract expressionist painter and sculptor, whose work has been widely exhibited in the States and Europe. Since he began painting in 1969, Alpert has experimented with a number of different styles and materials. Always personal and expressive, Alpert's painting articulate fluidity and motion. The artist's sculptures, particularly his towering Black Spirit Totems series, draw interest with their freedom of form and massive size. The first totems were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest, but the recent works have become more gestural. Walking among these giants is awe-inspiring.

 

Herb Alpert, Arrowhead, 2015 Herb Alpert, Arrowhead, 2015

Alpert's paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in museums and galleries in America and Europe including, Art Cologne, Art Fair Basel, the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. His work is also in the permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles,CA., the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, and 9 sculptures at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. In 2013, Herb Alpert received the National Medal of Arts Award presented at the White House by President Barack Obama.

Herb Alpert, Torso, 1993 Herb Alpert, Torso, 1993

Alpert commented on the exhibition at Heather James, ''To have my work exhibited at a world-class gallery like Heather James is exciting.'' Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody will run until 31st May, 2018.

 

Salvador Dalí, Untitled, 1932 Salvador Dalí, Untitled, 1932

At the same time, Heather James is currently presenting to the market Untitled, 1932 by Salvador Dalí. The piece was previously an unknown painting until experts agreed it was the work of Salvador Dalí.

Herb Alpert, Mind Game, 2012 Herb Alpert, Mind Game, 2012

The work, which has been signed ''Gala Salvador Dalí'' in tribute to Dalí's wife Gala, was recently authenticated by Dalí scholar Nicolas Descharnes. It has been in a private collection for over 75 years.

It features two recurring motifs from Dalí's oeuvre: a window looking in on an interior space and a protruding pole.

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