Garden and Gun's "The Art of the Hunt"
In the last decade Douglas Ivester, a local businessman, has taken the time to amass quite the collection of art revolving around hunting. Beautiful paintings, sculptors and prints primarily of hunting dogs adorn a functioning plantation located in southwest Georgia.
“Doug has a genuine love of working the land, and an attachment to the countryside,” says C. Duncan Connelly, an Atlanta-based art dealer who helped assemble the collection. “He also has a love of dogs. And he’s a hunter. As he decided to start a collection of gun-dog paintings, the point was to depict moments between the dogs and hunters. As it’s turned out, hunters are rarely even in the frame. It’s implied that man is there, but the collection more often focuses on the moment for the dog itself.”
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