Archive for June 2, 2013

Artist of the moment……Nuveeya Ipellie…

Nuveeya Ipellie was an Inuit sculptor born in 1920 in the Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada. He was renown for working with the human figure. Most works priced $500 to $2,000.

Passed away in 2010.

Father of another sculptor named Seepee Ipellie. Below some examples of his style. Seepee lived from 1940 to 2000. Seepee fell in love with carving whilst in a hospital stay when he was a young teen of fifteen years old. Below some example’s of his work. Seepee Ipellie was renown for working with the muskox.

Seepee Ipellie passed away in 2000. The artist lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada for the majority of his life. Most works priced between $1,000 and $3,000.


Artist of the moment……Miriam Schapiro

Miriam Shapiro was born in Toronto, Canada in the year 1923. She is renown for printmaking, sculpting, and painting. A founding artist of the Pattern and Decoration movement. In this movement artists I have covered already include Valerie Joudan, Robert Kushner, and R. Zackanitch.

Price range information: Most works are priced between $5,000 and $15,000.

Her father was an industrial designer.

Included in the collection of the National Gallery for the Arts.

Taught with her husband at Cal-Arts and started a feminist art movement with fellow artist Judy Chicago.

Below a great interview with Miriam Schapiro.

Married another artist named Paul Brach. Brach became the first dean at the famed Cal-Arts school in Los Angeles. He was an important figure for many artists of the 1980s. Below an example of his abstract working style.

In this clip featuring our friend James Kalm, we visit a Pattern Decorative movement exhibition. Miriam’s work is shown at 9:20 seconds into the video.

Renown for what the artist calls femagges. Simply put, these are collage works that use a variety of fabrics vs. using a variety of paper. For my own purposes the best multi media artist is Robert Kushner. His flowers, when you see them in person with the gold leaf and glitter, seem to dazzle and the various colors that shimmer off the surfaces often covered with resin, so much visual delight for the senses!


Artist of the moment….Tyeb Mehta

Tayyabb Mehta was a wonderful painter of the figure using  a modernist approach born in Kapadvanj, India in the year 1925.

For his collegiate studies Mehta attended he Sir J.J. School of Art.

Price range information: The artist has had works break the 2 million dollar barrier in acrylics and the 3 million dollar barrier in oils. Lithographs and smaller works in ink or charcoal can be found between $10,000 and $50,000.

Based out of Mumbai, India for the majority of his painting career.

Had stints abroad in London and New York that increased his skill level.

Had a wife and 2 children.

Receipient of Rockefeller Fellowship.

Also a producer of short length movies including a very well received work titled Koodal, a movie shot at a slaughter house.

One theme the artist enjoyed was portraying a person pulling a rickshaw. Very common and used daily in Indian life.

In this clip we see a drawing with crayon on paper by Mehta.

Tayeb Mehta has had a work sell for $1.5 million at auction. In this clip we visit this magnificent work.

Mehta passed away in 2009 at the age of 83 years old.