Archive for December 15, 2012

Artist of the moment……Antony Donaldson

Antony Donaldson is a well known Pop artist from the United Kingdom.  Donaldson was born in 1939.

A clip featuring a show by the artist given in     .

For his collegiate studies the artist attended the Sloan School of Art.

Included in many private collections and musuems including the Museum of Modern Art in New York city, the British Museum located in London, and the Tate Museum also located in London.

Awarded a commission in the renovation of the Gainborogh Studios for a large bust of Alfred Hitchcock. You may see it in the photo gallery. It is located in Islington.

Donaldson’s first solo exhibition took place in 1963 at the Rowan Gallery in London.

A link to the artist’s own website: http://antonydonaldson.com/

The website has great archives of works from past decades!

Price range information: Lithographs cost between one and four thousand dollars. Works done in acrylic, the medium he uses most, can range from $2,000 to $50,000.

Donaldson was so enticed by the Pop Art movement and the thought of the ideal American landscape with beautiful people and beaches filled with sun and sand. Donaldson lived in the United States from 1966 to 1968. During this time period Donaldson work became flatter with an deeper emphasis on color.

The artist currently lives and works out of London, England.

Being too young to have experienced Pop Art, I enjoy seeing artists work who were just coming upon the scene in the 60s and 70s and are still with us today. Its true for the photorealists like John Salt, but even more so with the Pop Artists because their artistic movement has passed for the most part. Collectors still love the idea of Pop Art.

For example we have two artists that still repeat the basic genre’s of the Pop Art movement. One artist seems to have an infatuation with Andy Warhol and even had done a series titled Postcards to Andy. His name is Mel Smothers. You will see much of the same subject matter that you would have seen from the Pop Art movement in the sixties. Below is a great example of Mel Smothers’ artwork, a classic tribute to the Pop Art style.

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Another artist stuck in a sixties time warp would be Richard Pettibone. This was the artist I wrote about on April Fools Day. Though he has had a very successful career and has even sold works well into six figure range. He paints with much of the EXACT subjects as the major sixties players, but on a much smaller scale. Below is a great example of Pettibone’s style. He nearly replicates Andy’s idea’s exactly, but they sell very well! This painting is a salute to both Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and his use of the Ben-Day dots.

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Try a painting in the Pop Art style today!

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