Archive for December 1, 2014

Artist of the moment………Street Artist Seen


Seen, also known as Richie Mirando, is an internationally renown Street Artist. Richard Mirando was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1961.

The artist began to tag when he was 12 years old. Even though he didn’t start the movement, he is considered by many to be a founding father of the graffiti movement. Sometimes he is called the Godfather of Graffiti.

A brother who was named “Mad” was also a renown street artist.

In this clip many works of Seen’s work on the side of subway cars:

He exhibited with many famous contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Basquiat.


Below an interview with Seen:

Price range and medium information: Seen works in oils, acrylics, and spray paint. Prices range from $10,000 to $140,000.

His artwork can be found in the video game in which the player is trying to become a graffiti artist or tagger. The game is called Getting Up.

What an artist whose work has stood the test of time. Its great he is able to make some royalties by having his work appear on the video game scene.



Artist of the moment…….William Aiken Walker


William Aiken Walker was an American painter renown for his images of the south that featured cotton pickers. William Aiken Walker was born in Charleston, North Carolina in the year 1838. His father was very successful cotton agent.

The artist worked on surfaces he cut and prepared himself. Walker favored a long and narrow board that he felt was suitable for the southern landscape images he was painting.

Below a wonderful montage of works by William Aiken Walker with the music of New Orleans Street Artist Snooks Eaglin:

I enjoy the work of this artist. William Aiken Walker had so many things going on in his typical paintings of the South. A dog lying or playing with something, chickens running around in the yard, usually multiple figures, laundry on the clothesline, plus a well painted house or barn. Other artists back in the day who painted similar images would be Robert Gwathmey.

William Walker made his first painting at the age of 12 years old.

Another very interesting fact is that William Aiken Walker served in the Confederate Army. The artist was injured badly but stayed in the military and worked as an artist.

In this clip we view an appraisal about a work of William Walker from the Antiques Roadshow:

Another Antiques Roadshow appearance with a work that was saved from a pile of trash!:

The artist studied painting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

William Aiken Walker passed away in 1921.

Price range information: Walker worked mainly in oils but also worked in ink and watercolor. His works are smaller in nature so they could easily be transported. Walker was very prolific and prices range from $10,000 to $20,000.

What a fascinating life Walker led.




Artist of the moment……Carol Young Bagshaw


Carol Young Bagshaw is a Haida artist renown for her carving skills. Carol Young Bagshaw was born Carol Young in the year 1953.

The artist represents the Eagle Clan.

What I enjoy most about this artist is her statement ,” Art gives my life meaning and purpose.” What a great artistic statement!

The artist is attending the Freda Diesing School of NorthWest Coast Art located in Terrace, British Columbia. She has won awards for being a great mature artist. Someone older than the normal student who shows great promise in becoming a professional artist.

She is renown for her carvings of various sizes. In 2000 she began to carve small figures, bowls, and canoes. Now masks are her favorite subject matter. The artist has enjoyed a life long love of working with the figure.

She usually works on a few masks at a time.

An image of a traditional First Nations woman is being used by the country of Canada for use on a coin that can be purchased in silver or gold.

Carol Young Bagshaw is based out of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Carol Young Bagshaw: