Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan’

Artist of the moment…..March Avery

March Avery is the daughter of aforementioned artists Milton Avery and Sally Avery Michel. March Avery was born in 1932. Like her parents she paints in a very colorful style that concentrates on simple shapes in addition to flat fields of color. Mark Rothko was a good friend of her father’s, for me she uses much of the same palette of colors as Rothko. Subject matter are scenes from every day life, flowers, rugweavers, birds loaded with wonderful colours.

The artist enjoys painting in France and also keeps a studio in Manhattan, New York.

For her artistic education March Avery attended Barnard College in New York City.

The medium she uses most is watercolour.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $8,000. The artist is a printmaker in addition to being a painter.

What a wonderful family of artists!

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Artist of the moment……Yutaka Sone

Yutaka Sone is a perfect artist to take a deeper look at right now, there are billions and billions of snowflakes totaling at least 8 inches of snow on ground! Yutaka Sone was born in Shizouka, Japan in the year 1965. Yutaka Sone is an accomplished painter and sculptor. The artist is best known for carving snowflakes out of crystal. The series is titled “Every snowflake has a different shape.

For his collegiate education Sone attended the Tokyo Geijusu University where he studied art and architecture.

Sone works in both graphic media and sculpture. In 2011 he carved a replica of Manhattan out of marble! This very impressive work is below!

In this clip we visit the show featuring Yukata Sone’s marble carving of Manhattan. The Manhattan work is shown towards the end of the clip.

What a multi media master! I enjoy his botanical works as much as his tremendous carving of Manhattan.

Price range information: Paintings range from $4,000 to $15,000. No prices  for works in glass such as the snowflakes. The artist can work in very large sizes similar to a totem pole. One carving of a banana tree was 25 feet long.

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Artist of the moment……Russell King

Russell King is a street/ graffiti artist from Queens, New York that makes Manhattan, New York home.  His genre is the figure and most often he works with the female figure. For his artistic education King attended the New York Academy of Art. The artist has recently moved into selling in galleries.

A large influence on the artist was J.C. Leyendecker. Leyendecker was from the golden age of American illustration and his work appeared in many commercial advertisements. Below an example of his art. In addition I will add Barnes and Noble’s has wonderful books of his many works. The artist lived from 1874 to 1951.

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Has had artworks at auction at Sotheby’s.

His work is all over New York City, if you are walking down the street put your Ipod in your pocket for a few minutes and keep an out for this artist!

price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the artist’s website on Tumblr. Many wonderful images here:

http://russellking.tumblr.com/

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