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Artist of the moment….Nicolas Africano…

The American  artist Nicholas Africano was among the biggest names in the art world in the 1980s. Africano was born in 1948.  He came to fame by his three dimensional sculptures that were done in plaster and later in glass.

For his sculpture work he often uses his wife for his muse.

Included in prominent art collections including the Met, the Whitney,and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

As you can see in this clip, assistants cast his work in glass. Africano first sculpts the works in wax, then assistants do the work in glass. He does enjoy varying the colors of the glass to invoke certain feelings in the viewer.

 

Price range information: The artist’s sculptures in glass and plaster range $5,000 to $25,000.

Was first a poet, then did works of art to accompany his poetry.

This artist is very unique in that he has been forgotten by the art world and its trendy style. He has stayed true to his own vision and as a result is a reasonably priced museum quality artist.

If you read more about this artist you will find he seems to have very negative views on the world and life in general, so I will ignore those and lets just celebrate his creativity!

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