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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:

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A16.html

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!

Artist of the moment…….Jules de Balincourt

 

 

Jules de Balincourt is a French born artist renown for his contemporary work. Jules de Balincourt was born in Paris, France in the year 1972. The artist attended the California College of Art and Design in San Francisco earning a B.F.A. with a focus on ceramics. He went on to earn an M.F.A. from Hunter College located in Manhattan, New York.

The artist is now based out of New York City.

In this clip we catch up with our artistic amigo James Kalm and visit a show featuring the work of Jules de Balincourt from 2007:

When I view the work of Jules de Balincourt the portraits remind me of Alex Katz and Shag. The flatness and similar drawing style to Katz and the color and playful characters of Shag. His landscapes remind me of travel artist David Klein. Klein was a great artist renown for his posters and the first American artist to have a poster sell for more than $10,000 at auction.

Below we again visit a show featuring Jules de Balincourt with the great James Kalm. This show is from 2012:

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $500,000. The artist works in oils, acrylics, and enamels.

Jules de Balincourt has had successful highly successful shows in the leading contemporary art spots of the globe including Tokyo, New York City, Paris, and London.

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Artist of the moment……..Chen Chi

 

Chen Chi was a wonderful painter born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China in the year 1912. Chen Chi was renown or his landscape paintings.

The artist began to show his work when he was 28 years of age.

Chi came to the United States in 1947 and lived in New York City.

Chen Chi was elected to the National Academy of Design.

Over his career he worked as an illustrator for some well known publications including Sport’s Illustrated.

Chen Chi also published many books of his artworks. He worked in oils and watercolors.

Chen Chi passed away in 2005.

Two cities have Chen Chi museums, Beijing and Wuxi, China. Wuxi was his birthplace.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. Chi worked in watercolors, oils, and ink.

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Artist of the moment………Street Artist Seen

 

Seen, also known as Richie Mirando, is an internationally renown Street Artist. Richard Mirando was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1961.

The artist began to tag when he was 12 years old. Even though he didn’t start the movement, he is considered by many to be a founding father of the graffiti movement. Sometimes he is called the Godfather of Graffiti.

A brother who was named “Mad” was also a renown street artist.

In this clip many works of Seen’s work on the side of subway cars:

He exhibited with many famous contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Basquiat.

 

Below an interview with Seen:

Price range and medium information: Seen works in oils, acrylics, and spray paint. Prices range from $10,000 to $140,000.

His artwork can be found in the video game in which the player is trying to become a graffiti artist or tagger. The game is called Getting Up.

What an artist whose work has stood the test of time. Its great he is able to make some royalties by having his work appear on the video game scene.

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Artist of the moment……..Jose Guerrero

 

Jose Guerrero was born in Granada, Andalusia in the year 1914. Andalusia is an autonomous country associated with Spain. The artist attended the school of arts and crafts located in Granada. Guerrero also studied in Madrid, Spain at the Academy of San Fernando.

The artist relocated to the United States in 1950 and became a citizen in 1953.

In this clip a wonderful selections of artwork by Jose Guerrero:

Jose Guerrero passed away in 1991 at the age of 77 years of age.

The artist is part of many museum collections including the Guggenheim of New York City and the School of Modern Art located in Cuenca.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $300,000. Guerrero produced lithographs and etchings and also worked in watercolor and oils.

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Artist of the moment………….Bonnie MacLean

 

Bonnie MacLean was an American poster renown for her work with the Fillmore Auditorium located in San Francisco, California. MacLean was also a promoter and was also once married to concert promoter Bill Graham.

Bonnie MacLean was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1961.

She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received a B.F.A. After college she headed to California and took a job where Bill Graham would serve as her boss. When living in California she attended the San Francisco Academy of Art, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and San Francisco Art Institute.

MacLean took over for artist Wes Wilson after the two had a falling out. She was then in charge of all promotional works that took place at the Fillmore. She went from overseeing the projects, to being the one that had to produce them. She handled the task wonderfully.

MacLean quit doing the posters in 1968. She divorced Graham in 1975. The artist went on to paint landscapes and the nudes.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a montage of works by Bonnie McClean. Images began at the 1:50 mark in the clip:

She became famous for her posters during the late 60s. Her posters gave the appropriate look of psychedelic imagery quite popular at that time. She lived an exciting lifestyle in the 1960s. She expanded on what prior artist Wes Wilson did for his posters by cultural items from the Native American culture. Other poster artists profiled here include David Klein, Stanley Mouse, and Alton Kelley.

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Artist of the moment……..Stephen Westfall

 

Stephen Westfall is an American artist renown for his abstract paintings. Stephen Westfall was born in Schenectady, New York in the year 1953. Westfall considers himself to be mix of Pop Art,Post Minimalist, and hard edged abstract styles. Westfall attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a B.F.A. and also an M.F.A.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 for a print to $40,000 for an original oil.

The artist has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Below a one minute interview with Stephen Westfall talking about the artist’s lifestyle:

Westfall is part of the collection of the Whitney Museum of New York City and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Here we view Stephen Westfall at the American Academy located in Rome, Italy. If you don’t wish to view the entire clip some great works are shown at the 3:40 minute mark of the clip:

What a great style of art. I enjoy the term Westfall calls anamous geometry. Geometric based work with some life or animation in it. Its a great name for his style of art.

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Artist of the moment……..Susan Shatter

 

Susan Shatter was an American painter of landscapes and renown for her magnificent watercolors of the sea. Shatter was a painter and printmaker born in the year 1943.

Shatter attended the Skowhegan School  of Art located in Skowhegan, Maine. She then switched colleges to the Pratt Institute and earned a B.F.A. from this school. Shatter went on to earn an M.F.A. from Boston University.

The artist was able to take advanced classes as a high school student and her school and also with additional classes paid for her by her parents. Shatter had always shown a desire to create art since she was a youngster.

Some artists that gave Shatter the inspiration to paint are Jackson Pollack, Alex Katz, and Philip Pearstein.

Susan Shatter passed away in 2011 from cancer.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Shatter was an amazing painter of waves and ocean. She also painted wonderful deserts, canyons, and plants. Shatter had a great sense for using lights and darks to keep viewers eye moving in the painting. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out Woody Gwynn.

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Artist of the moment………Warren Isensee

 

 

Warren Isensee is an American painter working in an Op Art style. Warren Isensee was born in Asheville, North Carolina in the year 1956. Isensee attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied architecture and graphics design.

 

Below we visit a show from 2010 featuring the art of Warren Isensee:

What I enjoy most about the work of Isensee is that he creates his own shapes. When looking at a Frank Stella painting or a work of Op Art with Bridget Riley the viewer sees many straight hard edges lines. By creating his edges freehand it gives his work a more artistic and free feeling.

Also his use of color is extraordinary. If I were to compare him to another artist it would be the collage master Rex Ray.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

 

To close we view a show from 2012:

Isensee works mainly in oils but has made some fantastic works using colored pencils.

The artist is based out of New York City.

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Artist of the moment……Kim Keever

 

Keever is a wonderful photographer and painter based out of New York City. Keever began as a painter but is renown for his landscape based photography that he creates in his studio.

Keever was born in 1955. Keever is based out of New York City.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the works of Kim Keever with the great James Kalm. An interview with Keever himself begins at 3:30 into the clip. What is most amazing is that Keever creates his work with fishtanks in his smaller 15 by 20 foot or so apartment. The fishtanks hold around 200 gallons of water. Keever creates clouds and atmosphere by pouring paint  into the tank!:

price range information: Sorry none available.

If you are in the Denver, Colorado area be sure and check out his work at the David B. Smith Gallery.

What a unique technique and idea!

Keever is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

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