When a gallery opened up across the street from J Klein Gallery, Sisso Tribal Art Gallery, Jim walked over to introduce himself like any good neighbor should.
During his time at the neighboring gallery, Jim learned the gallery owners were from Africa. Jim shared with them about his own series of paintings, Africa. “The owners asked if I had visited, and I told them I had not. He told me I must have, or at least my heart had."
Eight out of nine pieces in the Africa series have since found homes. One painting in particular titled “AFRICA” (now sold) was the all-time, most popular piece during its time hanging in J Klein Gallery. At 100 inches tall and 80 inches wide, the massive artwork was often the subject of sustained admiration.
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