Anything-goes art
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Much of the anything-goes art that emerged from the Bay Area artists of the past few decades found its way into the hands of Rene di Rosa, whose offbeat Napa art preserve is one of California’s undiscovered cultural jewels. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
Di Rosa with “Reclining Nude #2,” by Viola Frey, 1987. (Stefan Kirkeby / DiRosa Preserve)
A hall of photographs in the main gallery. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
The main gallery includes “Mother Tina’s Car,” by David Best, 1990, and an acrylic and graphite painting “For R & V,” by William T. Wiley, 1986. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
The living and dining area of the former Di Rosa residence. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
Overlooking the meadow is a stained-glass structure called the Glass Chapel. (Todd Hido/ For The Times)
“Floating Piece” by Paul Kos, 1968. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
Although Rene di Rosa doesn’t consider himself an artist, the Di Rosa Preserve includes two works that he created. One is of porcelain hands that emerge from the meadow (“Untitled,” 1999). Also in the meadow is the steel and glass “Di Rosa Pyramid,” by Gordon Huether, 1997. (Todd Hido / For The Times)
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