Archive for December 21, 2013

Artist of the moment….Manuel Marin

Manuel Marin was born in Cieza, Spain in the yea 1942. I like to think of Marin’s work as very similar to Alexander Calder’s mobile works. Marin worked in very large public sized formats.

Marin’s first love was bullfighting. He loved the sport and began fighting by himself when he was sixteen. At the age of 20 he moved to London, England to work in a gallery. At this gallery Marin was able to meet Henry Moore, the world famous sculptor already profiled here, who hired Marin as an assistant.

Marin passed away in 2007.

Price range information: Most non public sized works range from four to twenty thousand dollars.

This artist created some very fun and exciting shapes which are great to see in three dimensions.


Artist of the moment…..Dane Chanase

Dane Chanase was a painter renown for his modernist style. Dane Chanase was born in Palermo, Italy in the year 1894. In addition to painting Chanase was also an avid printmaker.

Dane Chanase was also married to an artist named Sheva Ausubel. Ausubel was a textile artist and member of the National Academy of Design. Both husband and wife took part in the W.P.A. arts programs. 

Chanase was part of World War One fighting for the United States.

The artist was based out of Brooklyn, New York for most of his lifetime.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Dane Chanase passed away in 1975.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Chanase is part of the Smithsonian Collection.