Artist of the moment…….Al Taylor

 

 

Al Taylor was an American artist renown for his sculpture and installation works often made from found materials. Al Taylor was born in Springfield, Missouri in the year 1948.

The artist considered drawing a vital element in his process of creating a new sculpture.

In this clip we catch up with our favorite art critic, the great James Kalm, and visit a show by Taylor called Rim Jobs and Side Effects:

Taylor attended the Art Institute located in Kansas City, Missouri. The artist also studied in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Taylor began his career as a painter. After a trip abroad to Africa he didn’t have enough money to buy new painting supplies such as canvas. It was at this point that he began to work as a sculptor in recycled and found materials.

He was one of the first artists to work with Plexiglass as a medium.

Al Taylor passed away in 1999 at the age of 51 years old due to lung cancer.

The artist is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000 for drawings and paintings. No pricing available for his sculpture works.

Another artist making wonderful works of art from wire is Tim Flynn.

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