POP Artist dEmo’s “La Lola” Spanish Venus

Pop Artist dEmo (Spanish, b. 1960)

La Lola

Fiberglass, polyester and resin

105” x 21cm x 21cm

Available in various colors

PRICE: $14,500

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NEW VIDEO of his work from YOUTUBE:

dEmo Pop Art movie

RARE Frederick Hart Suite “Daughters of Odessa” (3/4 Life scale)

Frederick E. Hart (1943-1999)

Daughters of Odessa

¾ life-scale bronze

Matched set

Sold out edition of 60 on the three-quarter life scale.

Individual heights:

Daughter (49.5″)

Sisters (48″)

Youngest Daughter (43″)

“Daughters of Odessa” is Hart’s allegorical tribute to the four daughters of Czar Nicolas, martyred during the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. He felt that the four daughters personified all that is beautiful and innocent in the world, which has been much forgotten by the end of the 20th Century. This was his call to remember, “The ability to have FAITH, sustain HOPE, feel the transforming power of BEAUTY and to revel in the INNOCENCE around us.” (-Frederick Hart). Faith, Hope, Innocence and Beauty… The four Daughters of Odessa.

Literature: Frederick Hart Changing Tides, by Michael Novak, pg. 53-68. [illustration of another cast]

LIST PRICE: $665,000.

PRICE: $295,000.

Only ONE Set available at this price!

Purchase inquiries to Reed@RobinRile.com

SOLD OUT SNOWDEN Bronze becomes available

M. L. Snowden (American, b. 1952)



Edition of 25

44” x 27” x 15”


PRICE: $45,500.

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New Original paintings from ROYO and BOFILL

In response to our consistent and avid demand for the Spanish impressionist masters Jose ROYO and Joan Beltrán BOFILL, we have endeavored to locate new examples of their most popular themes. Since the passing of Master Bofill in 2009, this task has become increasingly difficult. However, we have just discovered a cache of well-priced original works from both master which we are now able to offer to our international clientele.

Please contact reed@robinrile.com for pricing and purchase details.

Joan Beltrán Bofill (Spanish, 1939-2009) “Septiembre” 41x33cms
Joan Beltrán Bofill (Spanish, 1939-2009) “Luz y Movimiento” 61x42cms
ROYO (Spanish, b. 1945) “La Sombrilla Amarilla” Oil on canvas, 73cm x 60cm
ROYO (Spanish, b. 1945) “El Ramillete” Oil on canvas, 73cm x 60cm
Royo (Spanish, b. 1945) “La Buena Fortuna” Oil on canvas 65x67cm

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Gil Bruvel’s Original Paintings now available

Gil Bruvel (Australian, b. 1959)

The Flight Inside (1997)

30.25” x 40.625.”

Oil on Canvas.

Provenance: Gil Bruvel to Private Collection, San Francisco, CA 2003

Literature: “Timeless Travelers: Portraiture of Gil Bruvel” (2002) Bruvel Editions, pg. 144 [ill]

Gil Bruvel (Australian, b. 1959)

“The Piano” (1993)

40” x 18.5”

Watercolor and gouache on paper mounted to board.

Provenance: Gil Bruvel to Private Collection, San Francisco, CA 2005

Gil Bruvel (Australian, b. 1959)

Remembrance (1997)

34.875” x 47.375”

Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Gil Bruvel to Private Collection, San Francisco, CA 2004

Literature: “Timeless Travelers: Portraiture of Gil Bruvel” (2002) Bruvel Editions, pg. 20, 23 [ill]


For acquisition information, or to see more available works from Master Gil Bruvel,

please contact reed@robinrile.com

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Newde, Nude, Nood… The works of E. Jones

By Reed V. Horth, for Robin Rile Fine Art

While visiting a restaurant in Western Florida several years ago, we were enraptured by some of the art shown on the walls. Curious as we always are about original art, we inquired to the waitress about who the artist was and how to get in touch with him.  She said he was a raving drunk, and would never call us back even if we had cash to spend, which we did. Understanding that we may be barking up the wrong tree with this artist, she recommended a local gallery that carried something similar. Apparently her Ex had shown there, but stopped because in seemed like too much effort. (You would be surprised at how often we have heard this in the art world).

Ever hopeful, we tracked down the gallery the very next day. She was right, we were quite impressed and made off with a few originals that day. Among the artists we discovered was E. Jones. His works were a graphic mixture  of the odd eroticism of Olivia DeBerardinis and D. Bilodeau. He had a pin-up style that smacked of the modern graphic novel. As a comic fan myself (See my blog post on the subject HERE), this obviously appealed to me.

Our first meeting came after I placed several of his works with one of my collectors/investors. He and I, along with one of his other friends, proceeded to polish off 7 pitchers of Guinness in the name of Art. This typifies his almost wild-man stature. While exceedingly sensitive in his portrayal of his subjects, he is also an out-of-the-box thinker that often lets his risk-taking side show, in both his art and in his life. He has since become a valued friend and collaborator.

Flash forward nearly four years, and we have placed Jones’ works in collections as far as New York, Los Angeles, Ireland and London. His style has evolved and matured, while still keeping the sensual innocence which drew us in at the first glance.

To this end, Jones has unveiled his newest collection, which I feel may be his best works to date. Geometrical and linear but still organic and soft, his works are suited for nearly every collector of contemporary figurative art. Whether a new collector or a seasoned one, Jones’ works will convey the simple emotive responses hidden deep within you as well as your linear prospective side of an artist on the ascendancy of his career.

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E. Jones (American, b. 1983) Perspective 24"x36" Watercolor / acrylic / color pencil / Nue Pastel / Water-soluble oils /on Revis bfk paper White lines created with acid free artist tape. Price on request to reed@robinrile.com

E. Jones (American, b. 1983) I AM 7 21"x30"x3" box framed Watercolor / acrylic / color pencil / Nue Pastel / Water-soluble oils /on Revis bfk paper White lines created with acid free artist tape. Price on request to reed@robinrile.com

. Jones (American, b. 1983) Paper Razor 31"x36" Watercolor / acrylic / color pencil / Nue Pastel / Water-soluble oils /on Revis bfk paper White lines created with acid free artist tape. Price on request to reed@robinrile.com

E. Jones (American, b. 1983) Marksman 27"x39" Framed Watercolor / acrylic / color pencil / Nue Pastel / Water-soluble oils /on Revis bfk paper White lines created with acid free artist tape. Price on request to reed@robinrile.com

E. Jones (American, b. 1983) Air Candy 22"33" Watercolor / color pencil / acrylic / on Revis bfk paper. Price on request to reed@robinrile.com


Pop Artist in Miami Cries (Well, that’s part of the story)

It is usually not good when you see your friends cry. However, there are exceptions in all things. This past weekend, I happened to have seen a wonderful example of this fact illustrated in living color.

In summer 2011, my wife Kat and I had the pleasure of getting to know a Pop artist in Madrid (Spain) named dEmo (Eladio de Mora). While walking from our neighborhood in Retiro to our favorite restaurant in Chueca, Kat noticed a shiny object in a window and I noticed the sculpture which it hung on. This story is more fully illustrated in my blog post Pop Artist dEmo and the Serendipidy of Shiny Things. Noticing immediately that many of the same collectors in Miami who fancied the works of Romero Britto, Steven Gamson and Leonardo Hidalgo would be drawn to these enigmatic, quirky pop art images from dEmo, I knew we had to meet. Through several meetings and many late-night conversations we developed a wonderful rapport with him, his family and his friends. We were then more convinced than ever that his rapid-fire energy and mile-per-minute thinking were just the right type of energy for us to bring to Miami with us. Within a short while, we began placing his works with our collectors around the world.

Then something miraculous happened. Several months ago, an administrator at Miami Dade College, Dr. José Vicente, President of MDC North Campus saw dEmo’s works in one of our ads. He too felt it was a perfect and enigmatic statement for the Miami community. In conjunction with the heads of The International Solidarity for Human Rights (www.ishrights.org), Ms. Elizabeth Sanchez-Vega and Ms. Devorah Sasha they set to work on a plaza at MDC North commemorating “The Route to Human Rights”. dEmo was, of course, enlisted to create the sculptures for the plaza. In his typical altruistic style, he embraced this project the same way he approaches all things… con ganas (with conviction). The result is “Niños”, a collection of 10 multi-colored Pop Art children perched upon colored pedestals. dEmo felt that the children, each looking in a different direction, represent the children of the world seeking out new inroads to learning and a brighter future without the shackles of racism, sexism, homophobia, and intolerance that we adopt as adults. You see, children do not see their differences with other children. It is adults who teach them to place boundaries between “Us” and “Them”. This cycle can, and must stop with the next generations of us. dEmo’s colorful and energetic work exemplifies this entirely. “This project is taking human rights and the arts, bringing it to the people and making it part of everyday life,” said Elizabeth Sanchez Vegas, president of International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR). This project is also the first and largest permanent public installation of dEmo’s sculpture within the United States.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 2:
  • Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.


With the assistance of architect Frank Costoya Jr. (www.fcarchitect.com) and Willy Fernandez at Link Construction Group (www.linkconstructiongroup.net) as well as a host of others, this project was approved and scheduled for unveiling on December 10th, 2011, the 63rd Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The ground was broken and the project completed in less than 30 days.

It was on this day, that I proudly watched my dear friend cry. Publically. Honestly. Generously. As he was introduced by his dear friend The Honorable Maria Cristina Barrios Almazor, Consul General of Spain, (of whom Kat and I have also had the pleasure of sharing company recently) I saw my friend’s eyes grow red around the edges. Her impassioned introduction, in his native Castilian tongue, was eloquent and extemporaneous. She spoke of his legendary prominence in humanitarian causes and philanthropic pursuits in Spain, and how he is always the first to volunteer to help a friend in need or a cause that is dear to him. As I stood listening, I watched dEmo’s eyes and knew he was humbled and honored by the gesture. When it came time for him to deliver his own speech I knew it would be almost too much to bear. As he began, I texted Kat (who was unable to join us) that dEmo was overcome with emotion at this placement and the ceremony… “Waterworks” I wrote. Her response? “Ahhhh….How cute is he?

This is the effect dEmo has on those who know him. His emotions are as pure as the primary colors he adorns his works with. He wears them proudly. As he walked over to the podium to finally unveil the works themselves with a plethora of children on hand the honor guard played their horns in a regal pronouncement. He turned to me as he walked and threw a strong arm around my neck (which is significantly higher than he can reach comfortably). He looked at me with rosy eyes and smiled. I returned the smile as my own eyes went red.

Felicidades” (Congratulations), I said to him.

Gracias, mi amigo. Gracias por todo” (Thank you, my friend. Thank you for everything) was his reply.

(Sniff sniff)

dEmo sculpture can be exclusively purchased from ROBIN RILE FINE ART at www.robinrile.com.

dEmo’s newest creation placed at Miami Dade College

My friend dEmo and I with his newest installation “Niños” at Miami Dade College, commemorating the “Route to Human Rights” project for the International Solidarity for Human Rights. December 10, 2011.

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Longer post will follow in a few days! Be sure to check back!

Route to Human Rights Leaves another Mark on Miami Dade College

~MDC’s North Campus will unveil the project’s second sculpture on Saturday, Dec. 10, the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Miami, November 30, 2011 – The Route to Human Rights, a multi-media project created and designed by International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR), continues its mission with the unveiling of Niños, a sculpture by one of the greatest known Spanish artist dEmo (Eladio de Mora), at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus.

The Route to Human Rights project is placing art created by local and international artists at 30 locations throughout the State of Florida, including the MDC campuses. Each of the pieces represents a different article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The North Campus sculpture is the second installation in the project and represents Article 2: “The right to freedom from discrimination.”


Miami Dade College will have the commitment to keep the sculpture “alive” by having periodic educational activities and events relating to the sculpture and what it represents inside the Human Rights Values and their meaning.


“This latest, unique piece will be part of the Miami International Sculpture Park located at MDC’s North Campus,” said North Campus President Dr. José A. Vicente.

















Art and the Keys to Ending Recessions

By Reed V. Horth for Robin Rile Fine Art

I had a client recently complain to me that his painting only ascended 1% per year since he purchased it. I asked him what else in his portfolio could offer the same returns at this point, and he relented.


Arman’s “L’Ame de Venus” in silver with black DAUM Glass

While artwork should never be sold as investment, it has proven to be a relatively stable vehicle for placing money into long-term assets. Given the recent fluctuations and instability in the stock market, few of our current investments can claim a 1% return rate per annum…. However, even during a market slump, this client’s work had.
A dealer should never attempt to convince you that you should purchase Art solely on the basis of “making money”. Art is subjective and can lose value as easily as any of your other investments. But in most situations you are encouraged to buy low and sell high. You didn’t buy GOOGLE at it’s apex because it would have made poor business sense. But, you would have bought it at IPO if you knew where it could end up. There are many more artists than stocks, so we must be selective about which artists, genres and prices are most viable in the long-run. Presently the lull has given investors incredible opportunities to “buy low” by discovering emerging artists, locating undervalued secondary market properties and reinvigorate markets with the purchases of these items. While not every person is in a position to do this, there is a large population who are. However, many are taking a “wait and see” approach to major purchases despite their own financial security. These are precisely the people who need to be spending now on goods and services in order to buttress the economy. The arts, as we saw during the Great Depression, were a major focus in the development of a national identity, and re-stimulation of the economy. Artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Paul Cadmus and others who are now featured works in the auction houses, were fostered during this period.
Franklin’s “# of Beauty” (Detail)


There a segment of the international population who turns to Fine Art as a bridge during slow economic cycles between those investments which are number-based (i.e. stocks, funds, etc.) and those that are Asset-based (i.e. Real estate, commodities and Fine Art). As the economy has slowed and people have become more cautious with their discretionary spending we hear more and more “I’ll buy when stocks go above 12000 again”. This option is counter-intuitive as there are fewer opportunities to find first-tier properties for lower prices when the markets are flush with capital. With more money in the market, these assets will command, and receive, premium pricing.
Warren Buffet said recently, “Invest when others are scared to invest… only buy Something That You’d be Perfectly Happy to Hold If the Market Shut Down for 10 Years.” Well, Art qualifies.
This may prove sanguine advice for many of the major art museums in the United States gained substantial portions of their collections during economic upheaval as investors sought undervalued properties, tax benefits, philanthropy and bequests during these times.
Richard MacDonald’s “Dance the Dream”


Of course, Art investment is contingent upon several factors, the first of which is whether or not your purchases would ever be considered for this purpose. It also depends on the individual artist and whether or not the speculative pricing of this artist is expected to increase as his/her sphere of influence grows, or diminish as their appeal wanes. Ask yourself: Do I feel this artists work will increase in it’s sphere of influence?
It also will be dependent on the particular work in the artist’s oeuvre. Just because one Picasso sold for $100M USD, does not mean ALL Picasso paintings are worth $100M USD.
In other words… if the artwork is a fad or phase, chances are fairly good that in one decade it will statistically have a diminished capacity to offer monetary gains. If the artwork has quality, historical significance and/or image longevity it will statistically be more inclined to maintain its value or increase in value.
In many recent cases, I have suggested that clients hold their artwork unless the funds are needed to go in another direction. Enjoy it in your home and in your life. In 12-20 months, the markets will have stabilized and normalized along with the present turbulent investment vehicles. This might be a better environment to place certain works on the market for a premium cost netting you slightly more than present conditions may warrant.
Opportunities abound in a market lull, if you seek them out. You can discover amazing new emerging artists with a great statistical upside as well as locate first and second-tier works from established artists from collectors who are not on as secure financial footing. It is often this type of grass-roots stimulus from those with means, which creates a ground-swell of activity and builds the foundation for much of the subsequent economic growth which benefits us all.

Post ART BASEL deals on paintings and sculpture!


Salvador Dali (Spanish, b. 1904-d. 1989) “Venus de Milo with Drawers” (114cm)”. Bronze AP Edition #3 of 4. Motivated Seller!!!











Salvador Dali (Spanish, b. 1904-d. 1989) “Space Venus” (123cm)”. Bronze Edition of 12. Museum-scale bronze!!! Exceedingly Rare!










Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946) “Blind Faith” (Third-life scale)”. Bronze Edition of 75. Motivated seller!!!











Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946)

“Sleep Marcel, Sleep” (Half-life scale)”.

Bronze Edition of 90. Motivated seller!!!











Frederick E. Hart

(American, b. 1946-d. 1999)

“Adam Fragment”. Bronze from Washington National Cathedral “Creation” series.

Bronze edition of 65.

Amazing work at GREAT price!!!









Frederick E. Hart

(American, b. 1946-d. 1999)

“Mother & Child”. Sold Out Lucite edition of 150.

Amazing work at GREAT price!!! Motivated seller!!!







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