Posts Tagged ‘budapest’

Artist of the moment……Agnes Denes




Agnes Denes is a contemporary conceptual artist renown for her works which have an emphasis on the environment. Agnes Denes was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1931.

Denes attended the New School College and Columbia University located in New York City.

The artist has worked and experimented in many mediums including land art, computer art, poetry, music, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her largest land art work was a two acre field of golden wheat the artist planted in downtown New York City.

Over her career Denes has pubished six books.

Below we view a work by Denes that is a called a living pyramid:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Agnes Denes:

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art located and the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Denes is a wonderfully talented artist who enjoys plunging into different mediums.



Artist of the moment………..Vilmos Huszár



Vilmos Huszár was a Hungarian painter and designer who was part of the De Stijl movement. Vilmos Huszár was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1884.

Huszár also painted in a Cubist style for a period of time. The artist was also a furniture designer and an avid printmaker.

The artist moved to the Netherlands in 1905. He would be based out of the Netherlands for the majority of his career.

As a graphics designer one of his most renown works were advertising campaigns for Miss Blance Virginia cigarettes.

Below a great montage of works by Vilmos Huszár:


Vilmos Huszár passed away in 1960 at the age of 76 years old.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $250,000.

I enjoy Huszár’s mix of shapes and color. His compositions with individual shapes show a great sense of movement.




Artist of the moment…..photographer Andre Kertesz

Andre Kertesz was a wonderful photographer born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1894. Kertesz was renown for his work with experimental photography. He enjoyed distorting the female figure. Kertesz also enjoyed shooting the still fife and architecture works. His architecture studies remind me of the paintings of Dean Mitchell or Ed Hopper.

Whilst working as a clerk at the Budapest Stock Exchange he bought his first camera in 1912, at the age of eighteen years old.

The artist relocated to to Paris in 1925 where he would have his first exhibition in 1927.

Published three books of his photographs in the 1930s.

Andre Kertesz immigrated to the United States in 1936.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A great selection of works by Andre the artist:

Andre Kertesz passed away in 1985 at the age of 101 years old.

A wonderful documentary on Andre Kertesz about a half hour in length:

price range information: Works range from $2,500 to $200,000.

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art  in Los Angeles, California, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.