Archive for May 17, 2014

Artist of the moment………..Liangchi Qi


Liangchi Qi was the son of the wonderful artist Qi Biashi born in the year 1921. The artist worked mainly with landscapes and still life paintings. His works are usually made with ink and watercolor. For his artistic education Liangchi Qi studied with his father beginning at ten years of age. He also went on to Beijing Fu Jen University.

The artist was an astute printmaker.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $75,000.

Liangchi Qi passed away in 2003.

The artist was great at designing works that included multiple panels. A work containting two images is tough, the artist makes it look very easy in the last painting featured in the gallery.



Artist of the moment…….Barnett Newman


I hope if you are reading this article you are somewhat familiar with the art world and the fact that Christie’s Auction House had one if its most successful auctions selling works for high prices for artists such as Jeff Koons, Mark Rothko, and the feature of this post, Barnett Newman.

In this clip we view the recent auction which saw the artist’s work Black Fire sell for  $84 million dollars:

Barnett Newman was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in the year 1905 in New York City. Newman’s parents emigrated to the United States from Poland. For his collegiate education Newman attended Cornell University before earning a degree from New York City College.

He worked for his father’s clothing manufacturing business but it went out of business.

Here we view another work that was the artist’s record for a short time before the results of this past week:

The artist was married to an art teacher Annalee Greenhouse.

Newman was also seen as part of the Color Field painters and also spent time painting in a Surrealist style.

Barnett Newman passed away in 1970 at the age of 65 after having a heart attack.

Newman is part of many important collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Price range information: Lithographs start in the high five figures up to the record 84 million paid earlier this week.


Artist of the moment……Trenton Doyle Hancock


Trenton Doyle Hancock is an African-American artist born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1974. Hancock is a collage artist, printmaker,  painter who works in very contemporary and illustrative style. Many works by the artist are done with acrylics on paper.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Hancock is renowned for his illustrations of creatures he invented called “Mounds.” These are make believe creatures that he features in much of his illustrative works.

For his artistic education Trenton Hancock attended Texas A & M University earning a B.F.A. Hancock went on to the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned an M.F.A.

In this clip a wonderful interview with Hancock and the public television series Art21:

Hancock has been a recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Here we visit a show at the Seattle Art Museum featuring the work of Trenton Doyle Hancock:

The artist is based out of Houston, Texas.