Archive for January 26, 2015

Artist of the moment………Lee Bontecou


Lee Bontecou is an American artist renown for her abstract sculpture works. Lee Bontecou was born in Providence, Rhode Island in the year 1931. Bontecou’s flourished as an artist in the 1950s and 1960s with her sculptures made with unique materials.

Bontecou received a great deal of training at the Art Student’s League of New York. Bontecou also received a Fullbright Scholarship to study abroad in Rome, Italy.

A major influence and mentor to the artist was sculptor William Zorach.

Bontecou taught for many years at Brooklyn College located in New York.

Below a signature work from Lee Bontecou that was shown at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City:

Many of the artist’s work was a mix of steel and other modern materials including conveyor belts and mail sacks.

A brief biography and documentary on Lee Bontecou:

Price range information: Bontecou worked as a printmaker and silkscreens and lithographs can be found in the $5,000 to $20,000. Works in casein and graphite range from $20,000 to the low six figures. Sculptures in bronze and steel can reach near the 1 million dollar level.


Artist of the moment……….Alejandro Diaz


Alejandro Diaz is a contemporary artist renown for his work which features text, neon, and humorous sayings.

His basis for much of his art was based on cardboard signs that he made and sold in Mexico that he titled “Mexican wallpaper.”

Although the political and social ideas behind his signs are the same as always, he now uses neon to create more contemporary art. Many works make a racial or class statement cultural statement.

Diaz was raised in San Antonio, Texas. Diaz has also lived in Mexico City and now is based out of New York City.

The artist has also finished sculptures for public commissions.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Diaz is certainly one of the funniest artists out there! I found his take on Warhol’s 15 seconds of fame to be spot on!