Artist of the moment……Russell King

Russell King is a street/ graffiti artist from Queens, New York that makes Manhattan, New York home.  His genre is the figure and most often he works with the female figure. For his artistic education King attended the New York Academy of Art. The artist has recently moved into selling in galleries.

A large influence on the artist was J.C. Leyendecker. Leyendecker was from the golden age of American illustration and his work appeared in many commercial advertisements. Below an example of his art. In addition I will add Barnes and Noble’s has wonderful books of his many works. The artist lived from 1874 to 1951.

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Has had artworks at auction at Sotheby’s.

His work is all over New York City, if you are walking down the street put your Ipod in your pocket for a few minutes and keep an out for this artist!

price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the artist’s website on Tumblr. Many wonderful images here:

http://russellking.tumblr.com/

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