THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gabriella Angeleti:
A gallery dedicated to the British Romantic poet and artist William Blake opened in San Francisco on 14 October. It is the first space to focus on his art since 1793, when Blake himself privately organised a show of his paintings in Lambeth, London—but failed to sell a single work.
John Windle, a California-based bookseller who has dealt in Blake’s work since the late 1960s—and who recites Blake’s poetry on a whim, and has “sold more Blake than Blake ever did”—says that creating The William Blake Gallery was a lifelong goal… Read more
Image: The Virgin Hushing the Young John the Baptist (1799)