Archive for August 24, 2014

Artist of the moment……Street Artist Tasso


Tasso is a wonderful street artist from Meerane,  Germany.

The artist creates murals with spray paint but also works with traditional works on canvas.

The artist executed his first street art piece in 1991.

Below a link to the website of Tasso:

The artist formed a collective called Ma’claim.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment…….Inuit artist David Ekootak(Ikutaaq)



David Ekootak, also spelled Ikutaaq, was another master Inuit sculptor from the Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Etootak enjoyed carving figures that often featured two heads. For instance a hunter with a bear head. Etootak also enjoyed portraying the daily activities of the Inuit.

David Etootak was born in the year 1929.

In this clip we view a work of an Inuit woman by David Ikutaaq. This is the title shown, but to me the work is of an Inuit man with a mustache!:

David Etootak passed away in 1984.

price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $25,000. Etootak worked with traditional materials such as caribou skin and wood to make the kayak. The artist carved with basalt in most of his sculpture work.





Artist of the moment……..Photographer Brassai


Brassai was born Gyula Halasz was born in Brasso, Transylvania in the year 1899. The artist took the name as a tribute to his hometown which was originally in Transylvania, but later became part of Hungary.

Halasz studied art in Germany and Transylvania.

Brassai was renown for his photography, mainly of Paris, that took place at night. These photographs are grainy in texture, and some might not even think they are professional. The artist made these dreamy works as part of his style. He thought these works left a certain mystery to the viewer.

A wonderful example of works by Brassai is shown below:


He made a book out of his first photographs of the Parisian night life which was titled Paris At Night. The book contained images of the murky people found in the streets of Paris at this time including prostitutes. The book put the images of Brassai on the international art scene.

Brassai passed away in 1984.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $50,000.

Paris at night, with little light and black and white imagery! What a wonderful combination!