Art Cravings

Gallery owner Tayloe Piggott shares the artwork on her must-have list


Tayloe Piggott, owner and director of the eponymous Jackson Hole gallery, known for its sophisticated selection of post-war and contemporary art, shares the artwork on her must-have list.



“At my first viewing of this work, I felt as if I was entering into a playland, seeing through the artist’s window into layers of texture and movement.”

“SST,” 2007 by Jacob Hashimoto
Acrylic on paper, nylon thread, wood;
76 x 72 x 8 inches, price upon request,









“Varney utilizes a unique palette of only the highest quality gemstones, creating textures that are like nothing you’ve ever seen, and elevating your personal style to new heights of timelessness and beauty.”

“Duo” rings, 2008 by Nicholas Varney
Grey agate, amethyst, white
diamond and 18K gold; Lavender ribolite, chalcedony, white diamond and 18K gold;
$23,200 each, at









“This work has an illustrative quirkiness and is storytelling in a very profound and adult manner.”

“Lick My Hand,” 2008 by Jockum Nordstrom
Color spit bite and sugar lift aquatints with aquatint and soft ground etching; Print edition of 50, 191/4 x 271/2 inches, $2,840, at












“Castle used found materials and his own saliva mixed with soot as his media, imparting a real purity into his work. Having limited influence from the outside environment—Castle was born unable to speak or hear—he sought inspiration internally, resulting in the intimacy and realness of his work.”

CAS09-0018 Untitled (“or’s construction”), n.d. by James Castle
Found paper, soot, wheat paste, string; 61/4 x 31/4 inches, $25,000, at









“It was our reciprocal vision of the life force that instinctively and immediately connected me to Jane’s work. Her art resonates with the fundamentality of each being’s spirit.”

Grey White Column, 2010 by Jane Rosen
Hand-blown glass and limestone; 90 x 8 x 17 inches, $80,000, at












Tayloe Piggott
On buying art: “When you are selecting art or jewels, or simply living life, I firmly believe that you have to trust your instincts and be guided by your heart, and you will not make a mistake.”

Tayloe Piggott Gallery, 62 S. Glenwood Street, Jackson, WY, 307-733-0555,











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