Archive for April 16, 2014

Artist of the moment……Furniture Designer Paul T. Frankl


Paul T. Frankl was born in Vienna, Austria in the year 1886. Frankl was a furniture designer whose most famous series was his skyscraper series, the first picture in the gallery is a great example of a work in this series. Each desk was made to look like a very large urban building. This design was in the mid 1920s, Paul Frankl was one of the first Modernist Interior Designers.

Frankl arrived in the United States in 1914.

In this clip a discussion on cork as part of shoes and furniture from Daniella on Design. The section featuring Paul Frankl begins at around 1:55 into the clip:

In this clip a brief look at a desk produced by Paul T. Frankl:

His family made their fortuneĀ in real estate.

For his collegiate education Frankl studied architecture at the Berlin Polytechnic located in Berlin, Germany.

At his peak the artist ran two very successful home furnishings stores and galleries in New York City and Los Angeles, California.

Frankl was part of the teaching faculty at the Chouinard Institute located in Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California.

Paul Frankl passed away in 1958 at the age of 71 years of age.

Frankl had a daughter that went on to a successful writing career.

Price range information: Most pieces and sets priced between $3,000 to $20,000.

What an innovative artist who helped change the way people think about furniture, Frankl made it a work of art!




Artist of the moment……Scott Campbell


Scott Campbell is an artist working in many mediums the two foremost being tattoo art and sculpture. His sculpture work is unique in that he uses uncut and cut sheets of uncirculated currency. The sheets are cut by laser, giving them an outline and slightly burnt appearance.

Scott Campbell was born in the year 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The artist originally signed up for college at the University of Texas to be a medical illustrator but dropped out.

In this clip a brief visit to the studio of Scott Campbell:

After relocating to San Francisco the artist found a full time job and began to tattoo as a way to earn extra cash. Campbell moved his tattoo operations to Williamsburg in Brookly, New York and has had many celebrity clients the first being Heath Ledger. Other clients include Robert Downey Junior and Sting.

Campbell began showing his works featuring currency in 2009. These works were an immediate success.

The artist is based out of New York City.

Price range information: For larger works prices range between $20,000 an $30,000. The artist works in small editions of three for most works.

Campbell was married in 2013 to the actress Luke Bell.

What a talented artist. This artist also gets an A+ for his business savvy and expertise. His work with laser cut currency and text reminds of famed American artist Ed Ruscha.