Journal "The Arts" The Colombian Post, Miami USA
The perfect coordination of planes, the harmony of rhythm, the dynamic organization and brilliance of Carson’s palette bring to mind the best and wonderful Riopelles of the 50s and 60s.
Charles Carson is not a non-figurative painter within the meaning of this term. His painting must be viewed as a detailed group of everyday things, some of which are immediately obvious while others can only be discovered after contemplation. None of the objects he paints are really or truly deformed in spite of their appearance which is due rather to the effervescent colors : after a few seconds of visual meditation, they appear in a reality all their own.
In terms of investment, what was true twenty years ago remains true today, even more so than ever. In the book « Investing in Works of Art » published in 1978, I wrote that there were two types of investment: aesthetic investment, and what doesn’t hurt at all, financial investment. And referring to collections, I added that a large fortune has been built by systematically collecting painting. In 1976, when questioned by a shareholder who was concerned about money spent acquiring painting, David Rockefeller scathingly replied: « These investments cost US $500.000 and are worth more than US$3 million today. Do you know of a more profitable sector »
The Rockefellers are not neophytes in the art of investing and making money and as far as collecting was concerned, they certainly were not purchasing painting blindly but were probably seeking out quality artists as best investments. The works of Charles Carson are an example of a good investment since they are constantly sought after by investors and collectors.
BY LOUIS BRUENS