Joe Coleman News

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Spencer Art Museum of Kansas purchases Coleman painting

Spencer Art Museum of Kansas just purchased Joe Coleman's 1992 painting,"The Ballad of Quantrill's Raiders" for their permanent collection. The portrait delves into one of the more horrific periods of Kansas history, in which a Confederate guerilla names William Quantrill looted, sacked and murdered in towns along the Kansas-Missouri border.

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New book, "Everyone Loves a Good Trainwreck" has a section on Joe Coleman

Available from Amazon HERE

Mary Bell

"And a Child Shall Lead Them" now on display in NYC

And a Child Shall Lead Them (Mary Bell) is on display through April 29, 2012 at the National Academy in New York. There is a downloadable catalog on the their website.

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"Coal Man" up for Auction at Christie's

Joe Coleman's extraordinary self-portrait Coal Man will be going up for auction at Christie's on November 9, 2011. Auction estimate is $80,000 to $120,000.

The painting is reproduced in their catalog in a flip-out inside cover, a position usually reserved for million-dollar paintings.

Get it while you can!

See the Christie's Website HERE.

Joe Coleman and Bill Jamieson
Bill Jamieson and Jessica Phillips

R.I.P. Bill Jamieson

The Coleman family mourns the loss of our dear friend Bill Jamieson who died on his birthday July 3 , 2011.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his fiancee' Jessica Phillips and all who knew and loved him.

Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Vengeance movie

Donate HERE to support this amazing film, which features Joe Coleman.

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Latest paintings now up

The 13 most recent paintings from Joe's Auto-Portrait show at Dickinson Gallery are now up on the Catalog Raisonne section of this website.

Jan Gossarty diptych from Metropolitan Museum website.

Review compares Coleman's work to that of Jan Gossart

Article in the online Journal Old Masters New Perspectives entitled "Indiana Jones and the Malvagna Triptych and Joe Coleman’s “Auto-Portrait”"compares Joe's work to that of Northern Renaissance master Jan Gossart now on show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Latest reviews of Joe's Auto-Portrait Show at Dickinson

"A New “Old Master” shows in NYC: Joe Coleman Auto-Portrait"
by Robert Marbury of Marbury writes: "Studying Joe’s paintings in his books and online is spectacular. But seeing his work in person is shocking. At the opening of his Auto-Portrait exhibition at Dickinson Gallery in NYC, I felt the same haunted way I felt viewing Lenin’s Tomb in the Red Square twenty years ago. I wanted to just sit in the dark and just study each and every line."

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Hank Williams Key now up...

A Flash closeup viewer and key to Joe's painting of Hank Williams, A Picture From Life's Other Side is now up and running on this site