He added celebrities to canvas and appropriation to art, becoming a founder of the 1960′s pop art movement and an art icon in his own right.
Even after his untimely death in 1987, Warhol reverberated in the art world, influencing contemporary art successors like Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
Warhol’s factory-like production, commercialization, and references to consumer products made an everlasting impression on fine art.
Marilyn by Andy Warhol
When Warhol first introduced the Campbell’s soup can as a work of art in 1962, he prompted a series of fine art that embodied the everyday item and the ubiquity of consumer culture.
American artist Jeff Koons continues down the trail blazed by Warhol, creating reproductions of similarly banal objects.
Koons’ most famous works are sculptural stainless steel creations of balloon animals. Like Warhol, Koons adopts a factory-like system, employing 90 regular assistants at his New York City studio in Chelsea.
Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons (Photo: Librado Romero – The New York Times)
Within the Warhol Factory, silk-screening allowed for assistants to produce multitudes of “Warhol originals.”
For English artist Damien Hirst, his famous “spot paintings,” rows of randomly coloured circles, are created by assistants as well.
Spot painting by Damien Hirst
Warhol’s epic portraits of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor, certainly serve as a landmark of his career.
With a degree from the New York School of Interior Design and experience as a project manager at a high-end Manhattan construction company, Hosford’s combination of artistic vision and building expertise enable an amalgam of definitively deft design.
Despite a clear voice and diverse style, Hosford successfully interprets her clients’ styles within any interior, urging clients to express themselves and what they ultimately feel comfortable living with.
Interior design by Jacqueline Hosford
Interior design by Jacqueline Hosford
When it comes to bringing fine art into a space, Hosford says, “Art is not a decoration. I try to find a balance between works of art that can say something on their own, but also enhance the interior.”
We’ve survived a very cold and snowy week in NYC. And it’s supposed to snow more today and tomorrow.
This weekend stay warm, make some cocoa, snuggle up by your computer and head to The Bare Square Store. Even though it’s cold, here are two HOT, new editions for you, exclusively available at The Bare Square.
Kate Moss Graffiti by Gregory Kirschenbaum
We’ve previously introduced to you Gregory Kirschenbaum, a long-time nAscent artist who is known for his abstract and figurative works on canvas using oxidized metal pigments.
We’re excited to be offering this new edition Kate Moss Graffiti. This work incorporates an image of the iconic English supermodel, Kate Moss. Greg juxtaposes the high-fashion face of a supermodel against a raw rough graffiti- and street-art-inspired backdrop.
Kate Moss Graffiti is very successful in it’s subject matter, composition and color story. The Bare Square Store has the exclusive rights to the limited edition archival prints of Kate Moss Graffiti. Once the run is complete, no more will be produced, so get yours now.
Balancing Act by Glenn Friedel
Glenn Friedel’s artwork has been popular at The Bare Square, so we wanted to offer another to you. (You may remember that we mentioned in a previous article that Glenn’s work has selected for inclusion in suites in the new $3.9 billion hotel and casino, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.)
Glenn works with a technique called a photogram, a photographic process that doesn’t use a camera.
Glenn uses light-sensitive paper, putting it on the ground in a dark room (completely dark, he can’t see anything at all). Live models pose on top of the paper, and then he exposes the room to controlled light in different and interesting ways. He basically paints with light.
Glenn has done more with photograms then anyone we’ve seen, ever! He incorporates multiple colors and exposures to create these brilliantly vibrant figurative works.
You don’t need $3.9 billion to hang a Glenn Friedel work, and you don’t need to be in the fashion industry to have a supermodel at your house. These new editions join the other great editions available at The Bare Square Store, where all of our editions start and only $20!
This weekend, you can finally take care of that blank wall in your apartment or spruce up the office. Select your favorite piece, place your order, and it will be delivered right to your door–so easy! Certainly easier than dealing with all this snow.
Next week in New York City, Christie’s will complete the sale of the art collection of Dennis Hopper, the accomplished actor who appeared in iconic films Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now and succumbed to cancer in May of last year.
Hopper also earned prominence as an art collector over his lifetime, gathering over 200 works. Encouraged by actor and collector Vincent Price (star of the original The Fly and voice-over for Michael Jackson’s Thriller video), Hopper started collecting long before he gained Hollywood fame and paychecks.
In 1962 Hopper bought one of the earliest examples of Andy Warhol’s Soup Can series for $75 (what amounts to about $400 in today’s dollars). A recent sale of another example from Warhol’s Soup Can series from another collection brought in over $9 million.
In Christie’s November Post-War and Contemporary sale, Hopper’s 1987 Basquiat, which he purchased for $17,000, sold for $5.8 million. In total, the November sale of Hopper’s collection commanded $12.7 million.
Despite the value of his art collection, Hopper collected to enhance his life and self-awareness more than to enrich his pocketbook. As he explains in this video from 1999, he often bought controversial work, out-of-favor work, or early work no one else thought much of.
The second and final sale of offerings from Hopper’s art collection are on view at Christie’s in New York beginning Saturday, January 8. For details, click here. (Also view an interesting video by the Chairman of Christie’s America here.)
Audrey Hepburn by Gregory Kirschenbaum
Tomorrow’s renowned artists are toiling away in New York lofts, studios, and dorms. They’re selling work now for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. If you want to get your feet wet, you can buy a print for as little as $20.
Focusing on original fine art,nAscent Art has chosen 50 of New York’s finest emerging artists from over 20,000 and counting, and most of the work goes for between a couple hundred dollars to around $10,000. The Bare Square Store offers prints for as little as $20, like TBS’ exclusive Gregory Kirschenbaum limited edition shown to the right.
We’ll keep releasing new editions of amazing artwork every week so you can find one you’d love to hang on your wall.
So enjoy…and buy artwork by the world’s finest emerging artists.
As promised, we’re cheering over this week’s new limited edition prints. Starting at just $20 at The Bare Square Store, they’re also an affordable, meaningful gift for friends who appreciate art as much as you do. Celebrate this New Year with amazing artwork for your home or office.
Baron has traveled the globe, capturing moments of quiet, natural beauty. God’s Light on the Desert and the previously released Desert Texture make an amazing pair, and would look fantastic as a diptych (two pieces that hang on the wall together).
These two desert scenes convey a sense of beauty, serenity, and calmness, and bring nature’s expanse to any room or office.
My Fair Lady. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Roman Holiday. Oscar-winning actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn has stood the test of time.
Hepburn was a star when being a star actually meant something. Thankful for her own UN rescue after World War II, she used her fame to support the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) until1992, just before her death.
Hepburn was named the most beautiful woman of all time in a poll of beauty editors, make-up artists, model agencies, fashion photographers, and fashion editors. Yet her own view of beauty had little to do with physical appearance. She is quoted as saying,
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.”
Gregory Kirschenbaum’s artistic take on this timeless beauty is only available until this exclusive limited edition runs out. Order yours now.