Throwback to Summer '15

Fingers crossed that we only have nice, warm months ahead. Here's a throwback to last summer on a beautiful day when I was walking around mid-center city taking in famous murals.

Around 12th and Chestnut

Same artist, same area

Painting is Taking Over the Wall

We've had this large, beautiful piece as one of our mainstays in the lounge area of the Gallery over the past year or so. Hopefully this video does a bit more justice than past pictures I had posted. 

New set of drums

A large percentage of our clientele are musicians (or deeply love music, of course), so Galerie Hamid has always searched the Far East and elsewhere for sets of handmade, perfectly strung, drums. We just got this set of three a week ago.

 

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More Big Pieces on Display

We're constantly testing various presentations of our pieces in Galerie Hamid. Right now, we're focusing on huge sculptures. This wooden turtle is a few hundred pounds and about 5 and a half feet tall. 

 

 

Larger than Life Sculptures

Many of our acquisitions completely overshadow tall men and women. Here is just one example of a beautiful flat Bakota statue that borders on 7 feet and is a few hundred pounds. 

Summer Time Fashion

It's been a long, cold spring. Come try on some of our most colorful North African Jewelry from Morocco for the ladies. 

Beautiful handmade Taureg style necklace   etsy, $70

Beautiful handmade Taureg style necklace  

etsy, $70

Another light, but full of color, Handmade Moroccan necklace (buy on etsy, $70) 

Another light, but full of color, Handmade Moroccan necklace

(buy on etsy, $70) 

Along with the same early summer/late spring style, check out these beautiful earrings. 

Buy on etsy, $25

Buy on etsy, $25

New Site Design!!!!

We've made a few major changes to the website to make it more user friendly, especially on mobile devices.

You'll notice that you can't buy our items directly from this site anymore - we're now using ETSY exclusively as our selling platform. On Etsy we can take any type of payments now, and their checkout system is much smoother than what we had implemented.

We now have time to focus on making this the best medium it can be for you to have a simple, elegant way to  browse our art collection, which is updated regularly.

Thank you, and have a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Sincerely,

Your friends at Galerie Hamid

Cool Art Display in Chestnut Hill

Pop-up Art Gallery Outside of the Chestnut Hill Hotel

Im not sure if they (the adjacent hotel & shops) do this every year, but the exhibit was wayyy cool. There were these mosaic style paintings, some animal sculptures, and some rad furniture next to the mini water-fountain.

Check out the videos below to see the water fountain in action surrounded by the brightest colored furniture you've ever seen.

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Incredible design and colors

Last beautiful painting I walked past

Last beautiful painting I walked past

New Masks Acquired

We're excited to to show you a preview of vintage masks (mainly from Zaire and Cameroon) that we'll soon have ready for exhibition and sale in our gallery. 

 

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Moroccan Jewelry

Although we have jewelry from many different areas of the world, some of our most colorful, unique pieces are from Morocco, shown below. 

 

 

Moroccan necklace, Taureg design

Moroccan necklace, Taureg design

Moroccan necklace, women

Moroccan necklace, women

Another design

Another design

Inside of Our Gallery

Don't get too excited, It's not a full fledged tour of the gallery. But I don't usually post pictures of our interior, which has some really cool views, like the few below towards the main enternce.

 

Main Stairs Looking Up

Main Stairs Looking Up

Main Stairs

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Top of Main Stairs

All about that chandelier and natural light 😎 

All about that chandelier and natural light 😎 

Cool Abstract on Acrylic Works

Although we don't ship many large paintings (due to obvious logistical issues), I still try to share what our newest collection of paintings/drawings look like. Here's two of many examples.  

 

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Welcome to the new web address of Galerie Hamid :)

Thanks for stopping the new Galerie site! Everything is basically the same as before--except for us using "galerieh" instead of galleryhamid.com. Not to worry-this is only temporary. We're switching web hosts, and with that comes delays and issues with transferring over the initial name, which is why we needed to use an alternate name in the meantime.

Fascinating story--I know.

Anyway, all the inventory is the same, and everything will start looking pretty real soon. You can buy from our online store here.

Please shoot me any questions.

Thanks,

Ali

 

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