Archive for January 18, 2014

Artist of the moment…..Photographer William Eggleston

William Eggleston was born in the year 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee. Eggleston is thought to be the leading artist when it comes to making the switch from black and white photography to color.

For his artistic education the artist attended many colleges but never earned a degree. He atttended Vanderbelt, Delta State, and even the University of Mississippi. He attended the latter for 5 years, but still left without a degree. Whilst at Mississippi he studied art.

He would go on to be influenced by photographer Robert Frank.

Another influence was Robert Christenberry, who encouraged the artist to add colour to his work. Below an example of Christenberry photography:

In this clip we visit a show from the Whitney Museum of Art:

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $300,000.

I enjoy the works of this artist and Stephen Shore the most when it comes to Americana of the 1970s.


Artist of the moment…….John Grillo

John Grillo is an American artist born in 1917 renowned for his abstract style of painting. In addition to painting Grillo sculpts and produces prints.

For his collegiate education Grillo attended the Hartford School of Fine Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. Grillo then moved to the West coast and attended the California School of Fine Arts. In addition he was able to study directly under painter Hans Hoffman.

Grillo has been part of exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $60,000.

The artist is based out of Provincetown, Massachusetts.