Archive for July 19, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Henry Evaluardjuk

Henry Evaluardjuk was a master Inuit sculptor born in 1923 in the Igoolik, Nunavet Territory, Canada.

Evaluardjuk enjoyed working with animals and capturing motion. The family moved to Pond Inlet where few people were carving, basically just his dad. Evaluardjuk took up carving after his father.

Henry Evaluardjuk was a key founder of the Co-Op that existed in Iqalit.

The artist passed away in 2007 at the age of 84 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $6,000.

In this clip from our friends at Waddingston’s Auction House of Canada, we visit a work by the artist.

No more information on this artist!

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Artist of the moment…..The Becher family

Bernd Becher and his wife Hilla were born in Germany . Bernd was born in 1931 in Siegen District, Germany. He attended the Academy of Art located in Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, Germany. The artist studied lithography, typography, and painting.

Hilla was born in Berlin, Germany. As you can tell by the gallery both are interested in architecture and photographing large shaped items such as a coal bunker, water tower, or styrofoam plant.

The couple started collaborating on works beginning in 1959. Subjects were large industrial plants, sometimes on the verge of disappearing forever.

The couple taught photography and had many students who went on to become famous photographers. Some names include Andrea Gursky, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth.

Included in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

Brend Becher passed away in 2007 at the age of 76 years of age.

Hilla Becher still lives and works out of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Price range information: Prints and originals range $1,000 to $300,000.

Below an excerpt from a documentary made about   the couple.

Another short interview with the couple.

Although the audio portion of this clip is removed, its a great montage of works by the couple.

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Artist of the moment…..Photographer Deborah Turbeville

Deborah Turbeville is an American photographer born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1938. Turbeville moved to New York City at the age of twenty to work for a well known designer.

Below a clip showing some fashion photographs of Deborah Turbeville.

On her style, she is renown for destroying the image or breaking it down before rebuilding it. The artist enjoys things that are worn down.

She was commissioned to shoot Versailles for Jackie Kennedy. For this project she went to find the unseen and undiscovered. Many of the images in this series have a haunted or ghostly feel. Turbeville went to look for memories. Shooting not only the front of various well known locales, but also the hidden pathways and doors slightly hidden and forgotten.

Didn’t start photography until the age of twenty as she aspired to be an actress.

price range info: Most images priced between $1,000 and $7,000.

Her work has appeared in many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Mademoiselle, Nova magazine,   and the New York Times.

Received Albert Eisenstadt award, another photographer already featured here, for magazine photography.

Received a Fulbright Scholarship for a lecture series in Russia in 2002.

In this clip we visit a shoot for Vogue Italia in 2010.

Throughout the year lives in New York City, Russia, and Mexico.

In this clip Turbeville talks about her methods of photographing the model.

A link to the artist’s website:  http://www.deborahturbeville.com/

Most famous series for Turbeville was a series titled the Bath House Series shot in 1975 that featured scantily clad or nearly nude females.

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Artist of the moment…..Osmeivy Ortega Pacheco

Osmeivy Ortega Pacheco is a great emerging artist born in Havana, Cuba in 1980. The artist is renown for his drawing and prints that bring animals and wildlife we might ordinarily see at the zoo, to our living room.

At the beginning of his collegiate studies the artist was determined to be a lawyer. When push came to shove Pacheco abandoned the idea of law and started to chase the dream of becoming an artist.  For his artistic collegiate education Pacheco graduated from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba.

After graduating from the university he was offered a position on the teaching faculty which he accepted. He has taught there since 2003.

Two heavy artistic influences are Michelangelo and the great Albert Durer. Durer was renown for his woodcuts and as a printmaker Ortega Pacheco has built a reputation for making oustanding linocuts.

A favorite animal of the artists to recreate is the zebra.

Has exhibited in the United States, Cuba, Sweden, London, and Panama.

Price range information: Prints done are usually woodcuts or linocuts that  range from $2,500 to $5,000. Most editions are done in sets of 5.

In this clip done with an interpreter, we learn more about the artists background and how he became an artist.

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