Posts Tagged ‘Commercial art’

Artist of the moment……….Robert Hedrick

 

 

Robert Hedrick is one of the most influential and renown Canadian abstract artists. Robert Hedrick was born in Windsor, Ontario in the year 1930. The artist received his collegiate education at the H.B. Beal Technical College located in London, Ontario, Canada where he studied commercial art.

Robert Hedrick is the father of yesterday’s artist of the moment Julie Hedrick.

Hedrick works in many mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture. As a painter the artist works mainly in oils. He has also created works in watercolor, gouache, ink, and collage.

The artist is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Hedrick has a master’s touch when it comes to creating innovative shapes.

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Merry Christmas……………Christmas Art!

Let’s have a look at ┬ásome of the wonderful artwork that has been made over the years to celebrate Christmas.

We begin with Russian based artist 0331C and MOW and this wonderful tree for its scale and color.

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And here we have some works made by Andy Warhol. If you are looking for a book to purchase with your gift card that you received a great idea is a book of holiday cards made by Andy over the years for the Tiffany company.

And the master Norman Rockwell!

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In this clip we take a look at a wonderful incident that occurred in 1914. It was World War 1 and the men from two different countries put down their guns for one night of peace and celebrated Christmas.

This was made into a wonderful movie and here we see the street art interpretation. The street art is from London and Berlin. The war story featured soldiers from France, Scotland, and Germany. The movie is called Joyeux Noel and I enjoyed it! The clip is from the Telegraph U.K. :

And Frederick Hammersley, like Warhol also designed holiday greeting cards for others.

And representing the street art movement, Mr. Brainwash.

To close with we look at the next artist who will be featured, Isaac Cordal.

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Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Hanukkah, and Season’s Greeting to everyone!

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Artist of the moment…..Wang Guangyi

A trip to the artist’s studio.

Wang Giangyi is a Chinese and French painter born in 1957. Guangyi is renown for mixing eastern symbols like a chinese soldier alongside a highly recognizeable logo like coca cola or chanel 5.
For his collegiate studies he attended Zhejiang Academy of Art. He had a dream of going to college, but it was delayed and he went to work in state sponsored railway system.

The symbols he uses to represent China are those used by the Communist party and seen in mainstream society back in the 1970s.
Price range information: A work of Mao by the artist broke the 4 million dollar barrier at auction in 2007.
Avoids the media and is quite reclusive. Lithographs range $10,000 to $25,000.
He grew up poor and is now one of China’s wealthiest artists. An interesting change in China right now is at least questioning the authorities and not getting locked up. The negative reader would respond by mentioning Ai WeiWei. Artists like Guangyi have been accepted by the ruling class and now incredible wealth and social status.

Based out of Beijing, China.