Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nick can find what you need -- Bermuda Royal Gazette

Royal Navy Dockyard, Bermuda, circa May 1847 by Gaspard Le Merchant Tupper
Nick can find what you need
By Jessie Moniz
Published Mar 11, 2013
Need a signed Andy Warhol painting for the boardroom, or an ancient manuscript relating to Bermuda history for a personal collection? For many years, art and antiques dealer Nick Lusher was the go-to man in Bermuda. Three years ago, however, he became part of a growing wave of professionals leaving the Island for better prospects. He now lives in New York from where he runs two businesses Nicholas Lusher Antiques in Bermuda, and Lusher Gallery LLC in Manhattan. “Unfortunately, the contemporary art market was drying up in Bermuda,” he said. “Bermuda art charities were cornering the market, gobbling up desirable Bermuda-related art. Moving to New York was natural for me because it is close by, and my wife, Jamie, is American. I have also done a lot of business in New York over the years and I know a lot of the dealers. It is also a wonderful metropolis of culture.” When Mr Lusher spoke to Lifestyle he was preparing for the start of Armory Arts Week, the industry equivalent of New York’s Fashion Week. He anticipated being flat out busy as the city filled with art enthusiasts.
“It is an intense period of work for me,” he said. “I will be trying to put buyers and selling together. There are a lot of art openings, art shows and fairs. There is more to do than one individual could possibly cover.”
His love of art started at age nine when a teacher sparked an interest in art history. Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20130311/ISLAND02/703119990. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/TheLusherGalleryLLC and http://www.nicholaslusher.com/.  For further information about the painting above and other historic painters of Bermuda: http://www.bermuda-online.org/forart.htm

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