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Global Representation of the Art of Manuel Guerrero Mora

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Debut of "Chicago" Series...

We are proud to introduce the series Vertico/Horizonto, inspired by the melting-pot culture and singularly unique architecture of Chicago, Illinois.

"Transparencias" 2007 - Oil on Canvas - 120 x 135 (cm) - 736

About us...

Art-Luis was formed by three individuals, new to the vocation of art, who passionately share an appreciation for the work of abstract expressionist artist Manuel Guerrero Mora.

Rene Karlsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Karlsen operates out of Washington, DC and is fluent in English, German, French, Swedish and Italian. Dr. Karlsen primarily oversees operations in Europe. Dr. Karlsen may be reached via email at rk@art-luis.com

Luis Cortes

Mr. Cortes operates out of Miami, Florida and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Cortes primarily oversees operations in North & South America. Mr. Cortes may be reached via emal at lc@art-luis.com

Dr. Vladimir Skul

Mr. Skul operates out of Chicago, Illinois and is fluent in English but also converses in Croatian. Mr. Skul primarily oversees online operations. Mr. Skul may be reached via email at vskul1@comcast.net

Luis Cortes (305) 746-2729
Dr. Vladimir Skul (847) 559-0108

Please direct general inquiries to art@art-luis.com

Rene Karlsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Karlsen operates out of Washington, DC and is fluent in English, German, French, Swedish and Italian. Dr. Karlsen primarily oversees operations in Europe. Dr. Karlsen may be reached via email at rk@art-luis.com

Luis Cortes

Mr. Cortes operates out of Miami, Florida and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Cortes primarily oversees operations in North & South America. Mr. Cortes may be reached via emal at lc@art-luis.com

Dr. Vladimir Skul

Mr. Skul operates out of Chicago, Illinois and is fluent in English but also converses in Croatian. Mr. Skul primarily oversees online operations. Mr. Skul may be reached via email at vskul1@comcast.net

harry chapin...

Harry Chapin was a singer, songwriter and humanitarian. He was a tireless advocate for the elimination of world hunger and donated proceeds from numerous concerts to promote those causes. Harry Chapin was posthumously awared the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award that can be bestowed by the United States Congress. Mr. Chapin is perhaps best known as a singer/songwriter for his autobiographical 1972 song "Taxi" (on YouTube) and the ever current 1974 song "Cat's in the Cradle" (on YouTube). One would be remiss in not evaluating several other Harry Chapin gems, including: "Mr. Tanner", "WOLD", "Story of a LIfe" and "Circle".

Below is a transcript from a speech which appears in The Gold Medal Collection, a loving tribute to the memory of Harry Chapin.

My grandfather was a painter. He died at age 88.
He illustrated Robert Frost’s first two books of poetry.
And he was looking at me and he said, “Harry, there’s two kinds of tired. There’s good tired and there’s bad tired.”

He said, “Ironically enough bad tired can be a day that you… won.
But you won other people’s battles; you lived other people’s days, other people’s agendas, other people’s dreams.
And when it was all over, there was very little you in there;
and when you hit the hay at night, somehow you toss and turn, you don’t settle easy.”

He said, “Good tired, ironically enough can be a day that you lost.
But you don’t even have to tell yourself, cause you knew you fought your battles, you chased your dreams.
You lived your days. And when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy; you sleep the sleep of the just and you can say, ‘Take me away’”.

He said, “Harry, all my life I’ve wanted to be a painter… and I painted.
God, I would have loved to have been more successful.
But I painted and I painted and I am good tired. And they can take me away.”

Now, if there is a process in your and my lives, in the insecurity that we have about a prior life or an afterlife, god, I hope there is a god;
if he is, if he does exist, he has a rather weird sense of humor.

If there’s a process that will allow us to live our days,
that will allow us that degree of equanimity towards the end,
looking at that black implacable wall of death,
to allow us that degree of peace,
that degree of non fear,
I want in…

Harry Chapin
"My Grandfather"
The Gold Medal Collection
©1988 Elektra Asylum Records

postscript...

Harry Chapin died on July 16, 1981 in a traffic accident on the Long Island Expressway, on his way to a concert. He was 39 years young. His epitaph is taken from his song "I Wonder What Would Happen to this World" :

Oh if a man tried
To take his time on Earth
And prove before he died
What one man's life could be worth
I wonder what would happen
to this world