Briels Olympic painting fetches $75,000 price tag – news – Brief Article
MIAMI–The original of the official commemorative painting of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games by Dutch painter Clemens Briels was sold for $75,000 by Scott Sichterman of One as Unique as You Gallery in Geneva, III. The painting, “A Jump of Joy,” was to tour the United States prior to the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. On the painting’s second stop, at One Gallery, it was purchased by Ken Shodeen, a local businessman and owner of the Herrington Hotel in Geneva, after showing it to his family.
“A Jump of Joy” is a three-dimensional, mixed-media original that symbolizes the energy and spirit of the Olympic Games, according to Side Roads Publications officials, publisher of Briels’ work. it now hangs in the Herrington Hotel until it makes it way to Park City, Utah, where it will be displayed during the 2002 Olympics. “This is certainly another wonderful legacy for Kent Shodeen and a wake-up call to the art world about the caliber of collectors in the Chicago area,” said Sichterman.
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