Worthington Galleries® owns what is considered by many to be the largest private fine art collection in Tennessee, and among the largest most comprehensive collections in the country. A portion of this collection is on display presently at two gallery locations in the Nashville, Tennessee area, as well as on loan at several well-known galleries and museums. A portion of the Worthington collection can also be found online. Numerous Worthington works of art have also been bought and/or sold at major auction houses throughout the world. A non-exhaustive list would include:
The Worthington collection includes important and variant examples of art in most major categories including:
- wall art (paintings and printmaking)
- primitive art
- ethnographic art
- jewelry art
- mosaic and icon art
- graffiti art
- poster art
- books and manuscripts
- metal and precious metal art (cast, carved and molded)
- antique furniture, fixtures and wall decorations
- religious objects and relics
Worthington’s voluminous painting and printmaking works include thousands of paintings and prints in all major styles and schools. The collection includes important examples of paintings from all major movements including prehistoric, renaissance, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th centuries, modern and contemporary. The majority of painting styles and schools are represented in the collection, including the following:
- Early/High Renaissance
- Hudson River
- Latin American
The Worthington collection includes original works from or attributed to Botticelli, Perugino, Correggio, Raphael, Rubens, Lombardo, Carpaccio, Bellini, Giovanni, Duvet, Durer, Bosch, Bruegel the Elder, Gainsborough, Thornhill, Jacques-Louis David, Blake, Sargent, Picasso, Modigliani, Goya, Van Dyck, Murillo, Caravaggio, Platzer, Dali, Cézanne, Chagall, Diego Rivera, Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Joan Miro, Tamayo, Rodin, Klee, Peter Max, Tarkay, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Kandinsky, Richter, Botero, Yashitomo, Basquiat, Braque, Katz, and Saville.
Moreover, Worthington’s paintings span the spectrum of painting and drawing media including oil, pastel, watercolor, tempura, acrylic, charcoal, gouache, colored pencil, pen and ink, and graphite. This scopious collection includes examples of these media applied to canvas, metal, paper, plaster, vellum, wood, glass and card stock.
In addition to original paintings, Worthington is home to a wide-ranging collection of rare printmaking art including important and very limited examples of woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, monotype, lithography, and serigraph. Virtually all of Worthington’s prints are true artist proofs or very limited editions (and early strikes) that are personally signed, numbered and designated by the artist of the original work. The only exception would be very unique and sought after prints made by the artist’s estate or those authenticated by an heir to the artist (E.g. The Picasso Estate Collection).
The collection’s sculpture pieces include statues, relief sculptures, bronze, ivory carvings, marble pieces, stone, terracotta, ceramic and wood-carving. Such sculptures include important original and/or limited series works from well-known artists such as Rodin, Bernini, Savage, Modigliani, Botero, Mitchell, and Remington.
The prehistoric and ethnographic art include important examples of pottery, jewelry, statues, idols, relics, instruments, tools, weapons, masks, lamps, wall carvings, coins, tablets, manuscripts from most parts of the world including pre-Columbian, Greek, Roman, Russian, Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Northern Europe and British.
The great weight of the Worthington collection was acquired by a private collector, a lifelong collector who traveled to over 50 countries pursuing and acquiring thousands of special works of art. As a result, Worthington’s inventory is so expansive that the gallery believes it can meet most client’s needs from its own inventory.
However, our team of professionals often consult and advise clients and members regarding locating and purchasing specific art pieces not held in Worthington’s extensive inventory. Given Worthington’s highly knowledgeable and experienced specialists, Worthington will authenticate, appraise and market individual pieces, collections and estates that are or contain important works of art. Worthington will acquire or sell pieces of art owned by its clients and members in its own galleries, web based virtual gallery, and through its live and online auctions. These auctions occur several times a year serving both a national and international audience.
Worthington Galleries® is a full service gallery providing a complete list of turnkey and a la cart services to its clients, including but not limited to:
- Private sales
- Art Authentication, Provenance Research & Appraisals
- Estate and Collection sales/liquidations
- Art Consulting
- Art Sourcing and Brokerage
- Confidential representative bidding and acquisition
- Cleaning, restoration and conservation
- New Framing, matting and/or encasing
- Antique or Original Frame Repair & Restoration
- Building Art Displays and Stands
- Art education, lessons and classes
- Private studios and/or instruction
- Design & Space Planning
- White Glove or Curbside Art Transportation, Delivery and Installation
- Art Photography
- Commissioned Artwork
- Art Safekeeping & Storage
- Art Insurance
- Art Curator and Management
All of Worthington’s Services are built on professionalism, knowledge, confidentiality, and customer satisfaction. Worthington provides its clients with both an exciting and extensive art collection as well as superior turnkey art related services. Our gallery’s reputation has been built on extraordinary service, renowned expertise, and unparalleled auction and private sale results.
Worthington establishes trusted and result driven relationships with all of its members and clients, striving always to provide the maximum value to each client. Every Worthington client and member has differing needs, interests and circumstances. Consequently, our staff is very unique in providing confidential, comprehensive and customized services to its clients. Every client has special and circumstantial needs and requirements. Whether Worthington is representing an art buyer or seller, it provides trusted resources and services to facilitate its client’s art related transactions. Worthington strives to always provide experienced and knowledgeable white glove professional services to its very special clientele.
To that end, call us today to schedule an in-house appointment, teleconference or web conference to discuss your art related needs.