Archive for April 2, 2014

Artist of the moment. Tilt

 

Tilt is a graffiti artist from Toulouse, France born in the year 1972. Tilt made his first tag in 1988. Since then his style has evolved into a throw back style that has echoes of the very beginning of tagging.

What I enjoy most about his style, the layered affect and his use of bold color. Many times graffiti can’t even be read. With Tilt even though the tag may be illegible, one can easily recognize the subject he is painting.

The term for this type of graffiti art is “throw up.”

Tilt has published books of his work.
In this clip a brief interview with Tilt as he prepares for a show:

Price range information: No price available other than auction prices which can reach as high as $20,000 for a large piece. Tilt works with mainly with acrylics and spray paint.

What a wonderful style of tagging!

D

Artist of the moment…….Harrison Begay

 

Harrison Begay was one of most world renown Native American artists of all time. Harrison Begay was born in White Cone, Arizona in the year 1917. Begay painted many scenes of the typical Native American lifestyle including dancing, creating blankets, and cooking. Begay was a prolific artist producing many prints and silkscreens.

As a youngster he was a sheep herder.

For his artistic education Begay attended the Sante Fe Indian School.

The artist was able to live from his artwork from 1947 to his death in 2012.

Begay  worked with watercolor and gouache on board for more works.

Harrison Begay is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $400 to $4,000.

D