Archive for March 13, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Sue Coe

Sue Coe was born in Tamworth, England in the year 1951. I so enjoy artists who look to improve the lives of our animals friends. Coe takes her passion for animals to heart and is renowned for her works celebrating their plight as many species are dying out as human progress impedes their natural habitat. For her collegiate education Coe attended the royal College of Art located in London, England. Coe is a very avid printmaker and painter.

As a child her family lived close to a slaughterhouse thus forming her opinion about the treatment of animals.

In this clip a brief interview with Sue Coe and Jane Velez -Mitchell:

Coe can also be described as a Social Realist attacking such modern issues as A.I.D.S, September 11th , and war.

Sue Coe was elected to the National Academy of Design.

Price range information: Most works range from $1,000 to $12,000.

Sue Coe first had her art appear in the New York Times when she was 21 years old. This was the same year the artist moved to the United States to begin a career as an illustrator.

In this clip some works by Coe that signify her push animal rights:

I always enjoying when artists use their work to promote good causes and ideas they support.

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Artist of the moment……Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz who was born Hans-Georg Kern, and is  a German painter born in was later to be East Germany in a city called Deutschbaselitz. As a youngster he enjoyed looking at drawings at the school library. The artist would later rename himself after his own hometown. What a great tribute! Basetlitz is a painter and avid printmaker working in a Neo-Expressionist manner. Baselitz enjoys distorting the figure until he finds the expression he is looking for.

First solo exhibition was in 1963 and it took place in Berlin.

For his artistic education Baselitz attended school in East Berlin. In 1958 Baselitz moved from East to West Berlin. The artist also began to find his own artistic voice and produce works having his own unique style.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the work of Georg Baselitz from 2013:

Price range information: Prints can be had starting at $5,000. Original oils have brought more than $2 million dollars at auction.

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Artist of the moment……..Neo Rauch

Neo Rauch is an German painter born in Leipzig, East Germany in the year 1960. The artist studied at the Honschule fur Grafik and Buchkunst located in Leipzig, Germany. The artist is considered part of the New Leipzig school .His work is a mix of story telling and surrealism. Some critics consider his art social realism. In this regard I compare him to the great David Levine. Rauch works in ceramics, painting, and as a printmaker.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to over $1 million dollars at auction for an original oil.

The artist’s parents were killed in a train accident when Neo Rauch was only four weeks old. The artist was raised by his grandparents.

Rauch has exhibited widely in Europe including shows in the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland, and even a show composed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

Rauch is included in prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Stedelijk  Museum of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Price range information: Works range from

The artist remains based out of Leipzig.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Neo Rauch with the great James Kalm:

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