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Artist of the moment…….Nate Lowman



Nate Lowman is a contemporary American artist renown for his subject matter of bullet holes. Nate Lowman was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in the year 1979. Lowman is a prolific painter and printmaker.

Lowman attended New York University located in New York City where he earned a B.F.A.

In this clip we view a great clip from Art Basel Miami:

Lowman is now based out of Manhattan, New York. Below we visit his studio:

Price range information: Lowman works in acrylics, oils, and inks. Prints can be found starting at $10,000. Original works can reach as high as $700,000.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

When viewing Lowman’s work I am reminded of Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. His bullet hole works are usually made by a silkscreen printed on an irregular shaped canvas.



Happy New Year!!!! Art Celebrating New Year’s and New York City’s famed Time’s Square

For us here in the states we will celebrate later tonight, but Australia is celebrating right now! Let’s have a quick look at some holiday art.

First up Andy Warhol!


Below a work by Canadian painter Mark Lague:

And a work by Andrea Meyer celebrating dusk in the big apple!:


Below we take a look at a poster made by American poster artist David Klein. The appraisal was made on Antiques Roadshow:

And a work by realist Daniel E. Greene. This work is part of his mosaic series. These are spectacular works to see in person with the play of reflective light on various surfaces.

We close the year with a hilarious photograph taken by Australian photographer Inge Morath of a llama in a taxi cab! Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy Halloween 2014…………………

Happy Halloween everyone! Let’s take a look at some art celebrating this time of year!

First up we have some wonderful works by Jamie Wyeth.

And below two works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama:


This fine example of a pumpkin patch by artist Jess:


This work of pumpkin pie’s made by Wayne Thiebaud:


And here a work by Andy Warhol:


And this work by M.C. Escher:



Pumpkin carving has sure evolved since I was a young boy. In this clip we check out my favorite pumpkin caring artist Ray Villafane. This artist has been on many shows displaying his talents I first saw him on Martha Stewart. Here we view his appearance on the CBS Morning Show:

To close we take a closer look at Damien Hirst’s skull that is covered in diamonds:

Happy Halloween everyone!


Artist of the moment………..Deborah Kass



Deborah Kass is an American artist renown or her art which combines bold color and typography. Kass has also done works similar to Warhol’s Pop Art style. Deborah Kass was born in the year 1952.

Its no wonder the artist was heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, Kass also attended Carnegie Mellon University. The same alma mater as Warhol.

Kass is based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Much of the artist’s work is based on celebritie,pop culture, and her political views.

Kass is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a silkscreen print up to $80,000 for an original.

In this clip a brief interview with Deborah Kass:

We visit a gallery show featuring Kass with our friend James Kalm in 2007:

Below a link to the website of Deborah Kass:

What a great use of color and letters. If you enjoy this work be sure and check out other letter artists such as Robert Cottingham, Mel Bochner, and Sister Mary Corita Kent. Kass work reminds me a great deal of the work of Kent.




Artist of the moment……Burton Morris


Burton Morris carries on the tradition that Warhol and other began in the 1960s, painting everyday ordinary items in a pop art style. Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1964.

For his collegiate education Morris attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Art located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Morris knew he wanted his career to be an artist and began taking college classes whilst still in high school.

Before opening his own studio in 1990, Morris worked in the commercial art industry as an art director.

Bruce Morris designed the cover for the 2004 Oscar Awards.

A link to the website of Bruce Morris Studios:

The artist is also heavily collected in Hollywood by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.

In this clip a brief interview with Burton Morris:

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment……James Warhola



James Warhola was the son of Andy Warhol’s oldest brother Paul. James Warhola was born in Smock, Pennsylvania in the year 1955. For his artistic education Warhola attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Warhola also studied at the  Art Student’s League of New York City and privately with artist Michael Aviano.

After college the artist worked for a short time at his uncle’s magazine called Interview magazine.

The artist left his uncle’s magazine and chose to become an illustrator. James Warhola has illustrated more than 300 book covers of science fiction and also children’s books.

The artist also gained recognition for his writing of a book about his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. The book is titled “Uncle Andy’s.”

In this clip we take a look at the book “Uncle Andy’s” Its easy to see where James found his love of art!

James Warhola also has worked with the famed Mad magazine for decades.


Warhola is based out of Tivola, New York and helps to run the Andy Warhol Museum.

A link to the website of James Warhola. Many more great illustration examples are located here!

In this clip we view James Warhola at a book signing for another book with his uncle in mind titled “Uncle Andy’s Cats.”

Price range information: Sorry none available.





Artist of the moment….Nat Finkelstein

Nat Finkelstein was an American photographer who was lucky as he was able to shoot many works that show what life was like at Andy Warhol’s Factory in the middle of the 1960s. Nat Finkelstein was born in Brooklyn New York in the year 1933. His father drove a cab. Finkelstein learned a great deal from an art director at Harper’s Bazaar magazine under Alexey Brodovitch.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $10,000.

A link to the website of Nat Finkelstein:

Finkelstein attended Brooklyn College for two years. but was suspended and never returned after throwing a filing cabinet through a window as a protest against censorship of a campus magazine.

Finkelstein’s early career saw him shooting around New York City making social commentary through his photographs. One recurring subject was the political climate around this time.

Beginning in 1964 Finkelstein shot the images of Andy Warhol’s famed Factory Studio. Warhol had seen some images of Finkelstein about another artist profiled here, Claus Oldenberg, in magazine. Finkelstein met Warhol at a party and agreed to document the goings on at the Factory.

In the late sixties Finkelstein became a supporter of the Black Panthers. He then felt that government officials might even rub him out and left he country. When the charges against him for drugs were dropped, he came back to the States in 1982.

After Warhol’s death Finkelstein rededicated himself to photography and this time he documented the burgeoning rave scene in London.

After this come back his work was in very high demand and the artist had many successful solo shows.

Nat Finkelstein passed away in 2009 at the age of 76 years of age.

I enjoy looking at works of artist’s studio’s. Especially one that many other artist’s enjoy visiting like the American artist Ed Ruscha or Warhol’s famed Factory Studio.


Artist of the moment……Photographer David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle is a world renown photographer born in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in the year 1963. LaChapelle is famous for his images of international celebrities. In addition to his photography work, he also directs music videos and short films. He experienced a difficult childhood growing up in North Carolina for being homosexual. He ran away as a teenager to New York City.

LaChapelle took classes at the Art Students League of New York School of Visual Arts New York City.

In this clip we visit the Museum of Contemporary Art located in Taipai, China for a show featuring David LaChapelle.

LaChapelle returned home with his father but would return to New York City in the 1980s  where he would meet such artists as Andy Warhol. His first job in the entertainment industry was with Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Andy told him he could do whatever he would like, just make sure the people looked good. What great direction from Andy! The celebrity shoots he did for Interview magazine would make the artist famous on an international basis.

A short interview from CBS and their Sunday morning programming with David Lachapelle:

Started exhibiting his photographic work in galleries beginning in the 1980s.

Many fine art books have been that showcase his photographic work. His work has also been featured in many national magazines including Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

One movement that influenced LaChapelle was the Baroque movement.

Made a film titled Krumped that documented the style of dance known as “krumping”  that won awards at the Sundance Film in 2004.

A link to the website of David LaChapelle:

price range information: Many works priced between $10,000 and $50,000 with the high end reaching $150,000.


New Andy Warhol original coming up for auction….Happy Birthday Andy!!!


First off  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite artist of all time Andy Warhol who would have been 85 years old on August 6th were he still alive. Sadly unlike Elvis, there appear to be no more Warhol sitings!

In this clip showing the grave of Andy Warhol watch as fans of the artist bring a perfect tribute to the artist. A can of soup!

A new found original work by Andy Warhol will be up for sale at the end of this month. The one of a kind Silkscreen is titled “Of Thee I Sing.”  The title is in reference to one of the artist’s celebrity friends fashion model and singer Nico also known as Christa Paffgen. The auction will be held on September 2 of 2013.

The work is a silkscreen printed on paper that was made specifically for Warhol. The work was bought in the 1960s and 1970s and kept in a private collection.

Below is one of Andy Warhol’s screen tests of Nico. Nico was the first IT girl of the Warhol bunch, to be followed by Edie Sedgwick, covered here previously.

Thanks again Andy for all your contributions to the art world and of course for the Andy Warhol Foundation, a helpful part of so many working artists!


Some works of art celebrating the Fourth of July

Lets take a look at some work that celebrates the holiday! First up we have a wonderful piece by Ed Ruscha. Made in the USA and Made in America were logos plastered everywhere when I grew up during the 1980s.


And of course we must visit the great Andy Warhol and his tribute to Uncle Sam.


Ab the Flagman Ivens is an artist that works with found wood and other recycled goods. His real name is Roger Ivens.

Charles Fazzino is an artist I recently profiled famous for his three dimensional art. A great piece celebrating the country below.


Vito Acconci is a painter who sometimes does performance art. Below an example of his take on the flag.


And here  the great Jasper Johns talking about painting the flag.

An artist who takes famous images and reworks them using digital technology is Jon Rafman. This work is titled The Oval Office in the style of Jasper Johns. What great piece to celebrate the day!


And to close we check out an artist well known for his appropriation work, Richard Pettibone.


How about getting in the spirit of the day and working with a subject that has to do with the fourth. Some ideas would be fireworks, beer and alcohol bottles, and of course flags!

Happy Holidays!


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