First of all:
WE LOVE ART, ARTISTS and ART COLLECTORS!
In fact, visitors to this site should know that Lalo, Inc. was formed in mid-August, 2015 by a group of artists, collectors and art lovers to do the following:
- Provide a registry of arts and artists;
- Act as selling agent for artworks via an online, permanent virtual gallery (Studio Bee Gallery) and physical spaces (currently in Front Royal and Luray, Virginia);
- Provide the history/provenance of particular art sold online and in our physical spaces through our proprietary database in a permanent virtual gallery;
- Help prevent theft or recover stolen or lost registered art;
- Provide services to artists and collectors; and
- Provide certain donated art for viewing by the general public, both online and in real life.
The rationale for this site is to LET ART LIVE ON!
All too often certain art works end up in tag sales, discount stores or the trash bin because the art has no place to go and nobody – including heirs at law – cares whether anyone sees the work or not. The best of this “to be forgotten” artwork must live on because of its quality, meaning, composition and history.
We, at Lalo, want to preserve important works of art which would be lost if it were not for the work of this Company. Within this site you will see that Lalo offers members of the Lalo Society a Registry of Artworks. The Company also has an online gallery (The Studio Bee Gallery and the Exhibition Hall) and physical galleries (currently in Front Royal and Luray, Virginia). Works of Art (Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture and Photos) are for sale in our Galleries.
Membership levels in the Society are varied. While corporate ownership is only available to investors, the Lalo Society is a way for all to participate because the Society is comprised of people who are devoted to preserving the arts. All artworks which become assets of the Society or are sold or distributed through the Studio Bee gallery will be traced – we do our best to track the art in the present and in the future so it can “live on”.
A word about “Provenance”. Generally, it is the history of the piece – and it is very important to us. Most of the pieces you will see on our website are originals signed by the artist or certified by Lalo if we know that it is an original piece of art. On occasion, we will show and offer a piece where we either don’t know the artist (“Artist Unknown” – but we like the piece) or where we have not obtained an accurate provenance. Sometimes we may know the last name but we don’t know the artist’s full name or cannot look-up him/her. In such a case, we will state under the “provenance” of the piece, the date the work of art was acquired by Lalo and that there is no further provenance known to us.
Enjoy your visit to our site and consider helping with the important work of the Lalo Society. You can make a difference for the Arts through membership or participation using your talents.