to our fine art gallery. It is our distinct pleasure to introduce you
to an exquisite collection of unique fine art, created by a very special
artists. We hope that you will take a moment to sign our Guest
Book and we always welcome your suggestions, comments or questions.
father has always sought, above all else, to be expressive in his artistic
interpretations. I can recall as a child how much emphasis he would
always place on this matter -- although I never really understood what
he meant at the time. One day, a bit later in life, while traveling
with him in Venice, Italy, I was finally enlightened. We were looking
at figurines displayed in a small gift shop storefront and he was pointing
out which pieces he felt were very good and others that were less so.
Unfortunately, I could not see the same distinctions, so I asked him
innocently; "Why are those better than the others?" -- he
responded; "Because they are more expressive". Still not fully
understanding, I replied; "Father, what should be expressive?"
-- his answer, in one word; "Everything". From that day on,
to truly understand who my father was as an artist and as a person.
Prior to this, I would often wonder what his imagery was all about and
the connection between his paintings, drawings and woodcuts -- they
all seem so different in style .. almost as if they were created by
different artists. After that day, I realized the common relationship
in his art. Unquestionably, his inspiration is derived from a deep need
to expose the "expressive" in all that he sees -- in color
and structure, in facial moods and body position -- it is a moment in
time as interpreted by an artist who seeks to elevate and point out
contrasting and true aspects of life, as he sees them .. and as expressively
as he can, without overly distorting reality.
Laszlo Tar Art Gallery was conceived in 1993. The initial idea was simply to present 12 original
works of art of New York City on the Internet, as a trial to gauge public
interest. The first exhibit was opened at Art-On-The-Net and
received an extraordinary and immediate public response. The small
show was also featured on America On-line (AOL) and the nascent Internet
gallery quickly populated search engines throughout the world, and
was written about in numerous journals. The strong initial response
prompted further openings of monthly exhibits through 1994 and a
realization that the public had a broad interest in the art at multiple
levels. In 1995, a second gallery (this site) and the family owned
publishing firm (TIS Publishing) were launched as commercial
storefronts, offering signed and numbered limited edition reproduction
prints and additional exhibits of Laszlo Tar's large creative collection.
Numerous high-end exhibits at state consulates, art trade events and
walk-in galleries have since originated from the Internet presence,
as have licensing arrangements with firms such as General Electric
Corporation, Pearson Education / Simon Schuster, Prentice Hall Publishers
and CityMeals-on-Wheels. Mr. Tar has appeared on national television,
discussing his art and his life. His life works have been written about
in numerous international news journals and books. Today, the original
gallery at Art-On-The-Net
and this gallery (Laszlo Tar Art Gallery) continue to attract hundreds
of thousands of visitors each year. Collectors, decorators and art lovers
from all walks of life enjoy the numerous changing gallery exhibits
(containing roughly 350 original works of art) and they can personally
become a part of the exclusive art experience by purchasing an expanding
selection of fine originals and signed limited and open edition prints,
directly on the Internet.
Tar's original art collection today amounts to an almost unbelievable
volume of more than 6,000 original works of art. These works,
along with all copy and licensing rights, are carefully managed
by the Tar family. The limited edition reproduction prints, featured
at this site, are exclusively produced, released and distributed
by TIS Publishing, a family owned and operated
firm. These tight controls ensure that each work is a genuine
article of the artist's creative efforts. Funds from the sale
of art are used exclusively to further the goals and efforts of
the artist's creative vision.
aim of the Laszlo Tar Art Gallery is founded upon a singular aim of
cataloging, presenting, promoting, publishing and distributing the fine
art and art related materials of Hungarian-American artist Laszlo Tar,
for the sole purpose of the greater public appreciation of his artistic
of the sales revenue generated by this site goes right back into making
this mission a reality.
are not a high volume gallery, representing numerous artists, nor
will you find our art at any street shop. Our idea was always, and
remains, to keep strict control of the art in order to ensure quality,
authenticity, exclusivity and high accessibility (by keeping prices
low) for the broad general public. Our customers know that they are
dealing directly with the artist and his immediate family and we
work very hard to ensure that this has meaningful long term value
to them. Over the years, numerous galleries and large distributors
have asked to carry Laszlo Tar's art, but again and again we have
turned them away, simply because we know they cannot deliver the degree of devotion
that is in line with our core mission."
of Laszlo Tar's art (whether originals or prints) benefit from knowing
that the complete art collection is carefully and exclusively managed
by the Tar family. The family establishes core policies and usage
guidelines to ensure that the artist's work continues to grow in
popularity, public awareness and value. Limited edition reproduction
prints are painstakingly created in only very low edition sets, using
extraordinary quality standards. Furthermore, no limited edition
reproduction print is ever created of a sold original work. Likewise,
the source original work for a given limited edition print is not
offered for sale, and becomes a part of the permanent collection
archives. When an individual becomes an owner of Laszlo Tar's art,
they become a privileged member of a very exclusive community. Membership
in this community brings with it the inherent reward of personally
experiencing the "magic" of Tar's love-filled
art, and moreover the unique distinction of being an intimate and valued
friend of the artist and artist's family. Owners are personally informed
of events relating to the artist and their art investment and receive
special promotional material that adds depth and value to the art
a family, we are totally committed to furthering public familiarity,
understanding and appreciation of Laszlo Tar's creative collection,
and we are very selective about where and how the art imagery is used
hope that you will join our family in sharing Laszlo Tar's creative
vision and we sincerely thank you for visiting our art gallery!
reach J. Tar directly, by sending e-mail to jtar@TARART.com
or to speak with him personally call (631) 223-2700.
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