PORTALS LTD

CHICAGO

Nancy McIlvaine
Art Consultant - Interior Design- Event Planning

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BARBARA KOHL-SPIRO

"Make the soul sing-this is my mission. Kafka said art should cleave the frozen sea inside a heart. I think that. When critics, curators, gallery owners, art historians, etc., are no longer around 100 years after a work is created, it is the lone work left to relate to future generations. In all times, certain basic things reach the human heart.

The fundamental things survive as time goes by.

I hope I can add a little something to that part of human culture.

I am  Jewish and my tradition teaches the importance of thinking of generations to come.

I think of the legacy given to me by all the great artists of the past.

To me many of these artists were women-often anonymous, often part of the decorative arts. I hope I can be a small part of the creative people's legacy. In this series, I often refer to Ellie Needleman's "Kicking Lady" because she has a spirit of celebration. I love the blessing of finding joy in the work I do every day. I specially treasure my glorious family and friends who always are making more rooms in my heart.

I thank God for giving me a creative soul."

                                                                                                                      - Barbara Kohl-Spiro

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"My Heart Is In The East"

Mixed media on handmade paper

28 x 22 3/4

 Ref. # M1007040       Retail $ 3,000.00

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"Foxy Lady"

Mixed media on handmade paper

33 1/2 x 27 1/5

Ref. # M1007039      Retail $ 3,500.00

 

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"White Nights On Grey"

Mixed media on handmade paper

18 1/2 x 14 3/4

Ref. # M1007042       Retail $ 1,000.00

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"White Nights On White"

Mixed media on handmade paper

18 1/2 x 14 3/4

Ref. # M1007041        Retail $ 1,000.00

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"White Nights On Quilt"

Mixed media on handmade paper

18 1/2 x 14 3/4

Ref. # M1007043     Retail $ 1,000.00

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"White Nights All Day"

Mixed media on handmade paper

31 1/2 x 26

Ref. # M1007038        Retail $ 3,000.00

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With frame

"White Nights II"

mixed media on handmade paper

38" x 30" x 2 1/2"

Ref. # M0910042   Retail $3,000.00


 

Detail

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With frame

"The Medal"

mixed media on handmade paper

26 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Ref. # M0909035  Retail $2,500.00

 

Detail

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With frame

"Three Generations"

mixed media on handmade paper

27" x 21 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Ref. # M0909037   Retail $ 2,500.00

 

 

 

 

Detail

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With frame

"The New Couple"

mixed media on handmade paper

28 3/4" x 23 3/4" x 2"

Ref. # M0909038  Retail $ 2,800.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail

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With frame

"Nanny and Children Evoking an Unwitting Smile"

mixed media on handmade paper

29" x 24" x 2 1/2"

Ref. # M0910041    Retail $ 2,800.00


 

Detail

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"Mainly About Love, Woman with Valor"

mixed media on handmade paper

26" x 20"

Ref. # M0906025    Retail $ 2,800.00

 

                                 Detail                                 

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"Mainly About Love, Twins"

mixed media on handmade paper

26" x 24"

Ref. # M0906024    Retail $ 2,800.00

                     Detail                                    

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Detail of 100 year sampler applied to paper

"Mainly About Love I"

mixed media on handmade paper

58" x 28"

Ref. # M0810170    Retail $4,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

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Detail

"Mainly About Love II"

mixed media on handmade paper

45" x 25"

Ref. # M0810171      Retail $ 3,500.00
 

 

 

 

 

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Detail

"Mainly About Love III"

mixed media on handmade paper

45" x 25"

Ref. # M0810172    Retail $ 3,500.00

 

 

 

 

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Detail

 

"Three Faces"

Three enamel face profiles

mixed media on hand made paper

29" x 24 1/2"

Ref. # M0801004   Retail $ 3,000.00

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Detail

 

"Donkey Serenade"

Mixed media on hand made paper

31 1/2" x 26 3/4"

Ref. # M0801006    Retail $3,000.00

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"Blue Girl"

Mixed media

37 1/4"x30 1/2"

Ref. # M0710239   Retail $ 4,000.00

 

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"Jack & Jill"

Mixed media on hand made paper

33" x 28 1/2"

Ref. # M0801009   Retail $ 4,000.00

Detail

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"Ode to Harry"

mixed media on hand made paper

23 1/2" x 20 1/2"

Ref. # M0801008   Retail  $ 2,500.00

 

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"Hamsa I"

mixed media on hand made paper

21" x 18 "

Ref. # M0801002   Retail  $ 1,200.00

Detail of hamsa

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Detail of hamsa


"Hamsa II"

mixed media on hand made paper

21" x 18 "

Ref. # M0801003   Retail $ 1,200.00

 

 

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"Ode to Youth"

Mixed media

59"x 45 1/4" x 6"

Ref. # M0710248   Retail $ 7,000.00


 

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Detail of doll

"The Three Graces "

Mixed media

29 1/2"x 30 1/2"

Ref. # M0710246   Retail $ 3,800.00


 

 

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"Twins I"

Mixed media

29 1/2" x 25 1/2"

Ref. # M0710242  Retail $ 3,000.00


 

Detail of dolls

 

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SOLD

 

 

"Jamaican Bride"

Mixed media

34" x 34 3/4"

Ref. # M0709177  Retail $ 4,800.00

 

Detail of doll

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"House and Garden"


Mixed media

34" x 28 "

Ref. # M0709175  Retail $ 3,000.00

 

 

 

Detail of house

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"The Dance"

Mixed media

30 1/4" x 25 1/2"

Ref. # M0709176   Retail $ 3,000.00

 

Detail of doll

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"Barbados Jayne"

Mixed Media

56 1/2" x 44 1/2"

Ref. # M0704074  Retail $ 6,000.00

 

Detail of doll

  

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"Girl from Chile with Pomegranates"

Mixed media

46" x 39 1/2"

Ref. # M0606113  Retail  4,000.00

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"Gees Bend Home"

Mixed media

32" x26"

Ref. # M0704077  Retail  $ 3,000.00
     

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"Poem for a Daughter"

Mixed Media

48" x 40"

Ref. # M0607139  Retail $ 3,500.00

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"Checkerboard Couple"

Mixed media

31 1/4" x 26"

Ref. # M0607139   Retail $ 4,000.00

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