Archive for July 11, 2013

Artist of the moment….CES53 also known as Tony Van Hoenderloo

Ces53 is a well known street/ graffiti artist that lives in the Netherlands.

Started to make his art in 1985.

Ces53 has made art in many countries around the world including Mexico, the United States, Europe, and even Burma.

First started painted trains as did many of his contemporaries.

In addition to painting he also has done sculpture works.

If I was to compare his work to another contemporary artist no doubt Romero Britto comes to mind. Both have bright fun colored palettes and have much action in their art. Below a great example of a work by Britto.


Below a great montage of some street art done by Ces53.

Ces53 is also part of a street collective named Lastplak, many times these images are very large and worked on with multiple artists from the collective.

A link to the artist’s own website:

price range info: Sorry, none available.

In this clip we get a brief street/ graffiti art lesson!


I really enjoyed the graffiti art lesson!


Artist of the moment….Jules Cheret

Jules Cheret was a fantastic artist best known for his work with posters. Jules Cheret was born in Paris , France in the year 1836. At the age of thirteen he left school and became an apprentice to a lithographer. He enjoyed drawing and became interested in painting. Eventually he would enroll at the Ecole Nationale de Dessin to study art.

After attending college in France he moved to London, England and lived there from 1859 until 1866. Whilst in England he took up and studied photography.

Upon his return to Paris he was able to earn substantial amounts of money as a commercial artist. Cheret is renown for his work with the great theater companies of France including the Moulin Rouge and the Olympia.

Cheret was also given acclaim for the way he portrayed women in his paintings. Not too sexy, or pure as the untouched snow, but rather empowered and free women. The women he painted where given the name “Cherettes.” Cheret was given the monicker ” The Father of the Women’s Liberation Movement.”

Awarded the Legion d’honneur in 1890.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Cheret passed away in 1932 at the age of 96 years old.

Posters are in my eyes limited edition or open edition prints. Many artists I have profiled worked creating posters for movies including Steve Huston, the painter of boxers, and Howard Terpning the master of the western genre. Other artists most renown for their work with posters include David Klein who worked with the old TWA airlines and Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec, another french artist who became known for drinking and wonderful posters of the Parisian nightlife including the Moulin Rouge.

Price range information: Posters and lithographs are often found between $500 and $2,000. Originals in oils and pastels range between $5,000 and $30,000.

In this clip we see a great montage of posters from the “father” of the modern poster.



Artist of the moment….Pudlo Pudlat

Pudlo Pudlat was an Inuit artist renown for both graphic work and printmaking and also sculpture. Pudlat was born at a camp on Baffin Island in Canada.

The artist was very prolific in his output completing more than 4,000 drawings over his lifetime. Pudlat completed more than 200 prints over his career.

Pudlat passed away in 1992 at the age of 76 years old whilst living in the Cape Dorset, Nunavet Territory, Canada.

Originally a sculptor he gave it up due to an arm injury he suffered.

A great experience for the artist was having a work of art he produced used for the UNICEF charity organization on a greeting card. Pudlat was thrilled with this chance to travel south of Canada for the first time and also received great critical acclaim for his work.

Last series of his print work is included in the 1993 Cape Dorset Print collection.

Pudlo Pudlat was the first Inuit to have a one man show at the National Gallery of Canada.

price range information: Works range between $1,000 and $7,000.


Artist of the moment…..John J. Moore

John J. Moore is one of the best painters of urban america born in the year 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. For his collegiate studies the artist attended Washington University in St. Louis. For his masters degree he went on to study at Yale. He is best renown for his work with architecture and for paintings with vantage points high above the city.

Part of teaching faculty at the Tyler School of Art and University of California at Berkeley.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

Moore is not only known for his paintings of the city, but for what he adds to it. For instance he may paint a wonderful city scene and then add a flower to add color and movement.

Painter of works on a large scale with some sides measuring longer than 6 feet.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Moore has great works to study architecture were done using charcoal.

Many of his still life works include objects from his imagination.

For his interior works Moore is a master at creating different textures in his  works.  The woodgrain of a table, the fabric of the table cloth, paper, glass, ceramic, and water are usually present in many of his still life pieces. The artist paints everything well!