Archive for April 19, 2015

Artist of the moment…….Ossip Zadkine

 

 

 

Ossip Zadkine was an artist associated with the Cubist and Art Deco movements. Ossip Zadkine was born in Vitsebsk, Russian Empire in the year 1890. This area is now called Belarus. Zadkine was a painter, sculptor, and print maker.

Zadkine briefly attended the Ecole des Beaux Artes located in Paris, France.

In this clip we visit the studio of Ossip Zadkine in 1965:

The artist’s wife was also an a painter, Valentine Prix.

Ossip Zadkine passed away in 1967.

In this clip we take a closer look at Cubist sculpture titled ” The Accordian Player.” :

Price range information: Watercolors and gouache works range start at $10,000. Bronzes are his highest prices works sometimes bringing in $500,000.

I enjoy the high level of abstraction found in Zadkine’s figure works.

 

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Kesa

 

 

 

 

 

Kesa hails from Montpelier, France. Kesa was born in the year 1980.

One of the artist’s best known series involved using vinyl records as his main medium. He turned the records in various shapes representing birds, cats, and bats fleeing from the circular shape of the record.

The artist began writing graffiti in 1996.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The work of Kesa seems ideally made for one specific time of year, Halloween! Especially the works featuring black cats!

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