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February 13, 2015


The Works of Michelangelo, Available for the First Time in 500 Years

Turpin Gallery is proud to be among a select group of fine art galleries worldwide authorized to distribute, for the first time since the death of the famous artist, the works of Michelangelo. 

View Available Works Here

About Michelangelo

Michelangelo, whose full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, is considered the greatest artist of all time. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Il Divino (“the divine one”). 

Michelangelo Buonarroti created some of the most recognizable images in the history of art. In fact, he became so famous he became known simply as Michelangelo. He was the embodiment of the “Renaissance Man” – a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. 

And now Michelangelo Sculpture International is offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of art history in the form of reduced size, limited edition bronze castings of some of Michelangelo’s most famous images, authorized by the Casa Buonarroti Foundation.

These reduced sized Limited Editions were derived from Bronze Castings from Original Molds made by permission granted by the Vatican and various museums and basilicas throughout Italy. Each original mold is an impression cast taken directly from the original Michelangelo Buonarroti artwork. An extensive and attentive verification as to the quality of the original bronze sculptures made from the original molds has been done. They meet the highest quality standards by experts and specialized art critics in Florence, Italy and the United States and are verified and authorized by the Casa Buonarroti Foundation.

All persons should be aware that current Italian law now prohibits taking casts from any and all antique sculptures in Italy. Casa Buonarroti has certified that they are aware of the fact that bronze reproductions of Michelangelo’s works are present on the international market, which have NOT been attributed to him or authenticated by Casa Buonarroti as his work.

Michelangelo Sculpture International has been granted the exclusive worldwide rights to market reduced-size limited edition bronzes of 28 Michelangelo works in various sizes as well as busts of certain works, available exclusively from a select group of Authorized Fine Art Galleries.

Michelangelo Authorized Bronze Sculpture

History shows that Michelangelo Buonarroti worked in bronze, utilizing the century’s old lost wax casting method, while in Florence as well as during his time in Rome.

Scholars acknowledge that Michelangelo did a number of bronze sculptures. Although many of Michelangelo’s marble sculptures have also been lost throughout history, none of Michelangelo’s bronze sculptures cast during his lifetime survive today. All his bronzes have been lost or possibly melted down to be used as armaments. 

It is a known fact that Michelangelo was trained in the technique of bronze casting by Berthold Di Giovanni in Florence, and as a matter of fact was commissioned as early as 1502 to do a bronze statue of David for the governor of Florence. It is historically known that Michelangelo cast a fourteen foot sculpture of Pope Julius II in 1507-1508. It was the largest single bronze sculpture ever executed during the Renaissance. The bronze was finished in February 1508 and placed in a niche on the façade of the church of San Petronius. Other bronze sculptures by Michelangelo were cast primarily as commissions from numerous patrons such as the King of Spain. It is also known that Michelangelo cast a life size statue of Hercules, and even some smaller works. It is unfortunate that none of Michelangelo’s original bronzes survive today, but now Michelangelo Sculpture International has obtained the unprecedented rights and permission to sell limited Edition Lost Wax Cast bronze sculptures authorized by Casa Buonarroti. Casa Buonarroti is the rightful and lawful holder of and to the artist’s moral rights which have been passed down from the Master to his heirs. Casa Buonarroti is in the unique position as having the “droits moral” in order to grant authorization, sanction and approval regarding works of art created from Michelangelo’s original sculptures. 

These Authorized Sculptures are derived from bronze castings from the original molds made by permission granted by the Vatican and various museums and basilicas throughout Italy. Each original mold has been verified by Casa Buonarroti, the House of Michelangelo, as a direct cast taken directly from the Original Michelangelo Buonarroti artwork. 

View Available Works Here

Please Contact Turpin Gallery at (307) 733-7530 for pricing on all Michelangelo bronzes
August 29, 2014



Jackson's annual Fall Arts Festival is right around the corner and we couldn't be more excited.  This year we will be featuring work from Derek Wicks, Alex Alvis, Karla Mann, Cheryl Harley-Valz, and an amazing selection of international artist for a special viewing of work from around the world.  This year for Palates & Palettes we are once again partnering with Moos Gourmet Ice Cream and could not be more excited. Moo's gourmet ice cream is the perfect way to enjoy our wonderful art and we will be offering a selection of classic flavors and brand-new new ones!  A full list of events, with dates and times is below.  We look forward to seeing you all there!
Derek Wicks
September 4-6
Artist Reception
September 4-5 (5-8pm)

Palates & Palettes
Moos Gourmet Ice Cream
Sept 5 (5-8pm)

Alex Alvis
September 8-10
Artist Reception
September 10 (5-8 pm)

Cheryl Harley-Volz
September 9-11 (9-12 pm)

Karla Mann
September 10

International Fine Art Sale
September 11-13
~For any questions about the events or artists please contact us at the gallery~

New at Turpin Gallery!!!

Turpin Gallery is proud to announce our amazing selection of fur and hides!  Our selection includes fox, beaver, raccoon, wolverine, coyote, wolves, mountain lion, bear, and our best sellers, AAA select quality bison hides.  All of our bison hides are tanned as you would a mink coat and range in size from 36 sq. ft to an astounding 46 sq. ft.  With beautiful coloration and exceptionally soft these are not to be missed.  
Currently all of our bison hides are 25% off and are going fast! Due to the individual nature of the hides we suggest coming to the gallery to view them, if that is not possible please call us and we will send you photos and discuss the hides and what is the best fit for you.  
Now is the time to add one of these amazing pieces to your home and collection.  We here at Turpin Gallery look forward to helping you achieve your dream design.  

New in at Turpin Gallery: Photography

For years Turpin Gallery has shown beautiful bronze, painted art, mixed media, and more. We are now offering stunning original photography by Ronnie Turpin, owner and resident artist.  Ronnie's work focuses on the beauty that surrounds us here in the Tetons.  Featuring wildlife and landscape these pieces are all being done in limited editions ranging from twenty-five to one hundred.  Various sizes are available for a number of the pieces that are printed on canvas.  A select number have been done using a process known as sublimation on aluminum.  You can currently view many of the pieces on display in Starbucks on Town Square, where they are being shown for a limited time.  For questions on the pieces or if you would like to add one of these magnificent creations to your collection come to the gallery at 25 S. Cache Street, Jackson, WY 83001.  Come see us soon, as some of these works are already starting to sell out!
"A Taste of Heaven"
Ronnie Turpin
Limited Edition of 25
Sublimation on Aluminum

New Work from Cynthia Feustel

Redheaded Cowgirl
New in at Turpin Gallery are five works from Cynthia Feustel! Cynthia continues her gorgeous cowgirl series with "Summer Heat" and "Redheaded Cowgirl", she gives us a cheeky saloon girl with "Isabella", entrances us with her dynamic "Eagle Dancer", and revisits "Widow's Mite" with "Tranquility".  Hurry as these works have already started to sell, though we expect more of Cynthia's soon as she is coming down this July!  
We will let you know more details closer to her arrival and you can come in and meet the artist and see these great works in person.  All of Cynthia's work is available in the gallery or online.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the gallery.   

Lakota Winds are Blowing in Jackson

Alex Alvis continues her "Lakota Winds" series with the newest wind "Okaga: The South Wind" brother to the first in the series "Yata: The North Wind" Okaga has come just in time for summer in Jackson. In the Lakota legend, Okaga was the brother who won the “girl” in the story, making Yata, the North Wind very unhappy. That is one reason why these two winds make their homes as far away from one another as possible. This sculpture has a more golden warm patina and a happier look than that of his brother, who is the more serious of the two. A limited edition sculpture of only 62, Okaga is 19″ high, 15″ long from nose to tail and 8″ deep. His patina is Sunshine Gold.  
Whether you are an avid fan of Alex's work or a first time collector her horses are a striking addition to any collection.  With her modern patinas and whimsical presentation Alex's work always makes a statement.  


Turpin Gallery is pleased to announce that we have added local artist Amy Dowell to our gallery.  Amy is a highly skilled and sought after tattoo artist who has made the transition to fine art.  With her edgy contemporary style Amy's work captures the eye with her bold, bright colors and beautiful artistry.  We are now showing Amy's work in the gallery on Cache St.  Visit Amy's page on our website or come to the gallery to learn more about our newest artist and her beautiful work.



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