Archive for June 17, 2013

Artist of the moment……Street and graffiti artist Duster

A great link that allows you to purchase works from the artist.

In this clip we see a great interview with Duster talking about his history with tagging.

A side note is that much of Duster’s works are done on transit maps of larger cities, mainly New York. It reminds me of the artist I recently blogged about Joyce Kozloff who also incorporates the use of maps in her artwork.

Price range information: Smaller works can be found starting at a few hundred dollars, check out the link above. They are originals and not giclees!

In this clip we visit another street artist named Med alongside Duster in the city of Los Angeles, California.

Back in the day Duster worked with a group called United Artists. He was among the first artists to tag an entire subway car.

Duster is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A link for the artist’s own website. A word of caution, the music plays too damn loud on so you might have to turn on the mute button on your device!

A street artist now in the collection of the Met! Wow!


Artist of the moment….Judas Ullulaq

Judas Ullulaq was yet another of the master Inuit artists specializing in carving the human figure. Ullulaq was born in Gjoa Haven, Nunavet Territory, Canada in 1937.

Moved to Spence Bay whilst in his 2os and lived the basic nomadic Inuit lifestyle. Ullulaq grew up with many girls as his peers and learned how to make dolls. Ulluluq is the only Inuit artist I have studied to approach some western ideas  in paintings, such as the nude or in this case a woman breast feeding. In the gallery these are the sand colored works.

Started to carve as many of his peers did, to replace income lost from the cessation of the fur trade.

Had two other well known artists that were brothers Nelson Takkiruq and Charlie Ugyuk.

Judas Ullulaq passed away in 1999 at the age of 62 years old.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.

Below we see a work by Ullulaq titled “Making Fish.” From the great Waddington’s Auction House of Canada.

A work titled “the Fiddler.”

And lastly a work featuring a mother and child. Another great fact about the Inuit artists, they use very culturally significant artifacts such as carving whalebone or caribou antlers. This work is a mixed media work using stone and bone.