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Long live Liz

"Liz #5" by Andy Warhol (1963)

The passing of Elizabeth Taylor this week made the world a slightly less beautiful place. Liz happens to have been a cultural phenomena of her time, made more apparent by Pop Art progenitor Andy Warhol’s treatment of her in art.

Warhol’s Elizabeth Taylor Pop Art piece is arguably as well known as his work depicting Marilyn Monroe. As if to echo Warhol’s statement about popular culture, it seems only fitting that an anonymous wealthy collector would put that artwork up for sale so close to the passing of the work’s subject, even if coincidental.

The actual sale by Philips de Pury won’t take place until May, according to their press release. The L.A. Times reports that the owner turned the piece over to Phillips two weeks ago, and the press release’s transmission on the day of Taylor’s funeral was “not connected.”

"Audrey Hepburn" by Gregory Kirschenbaum

Estimates for the artwork’s sale price range between $20 million and $30 million.

The Bare Square Store has beauty icons starting at $20. Audrey Hepburn, available exclusively at The Bare Square Store, captures a classic beauty in Greg Kirschenbaum’s unique style. With it’s oxidized metallic colors, Kirschenbaum’s work creates a new work with his one-of-a-kind technique. Check out Kirschenbaum’s Audrey Hepburn at The Bare Square Store.

Long live eternal beauty.

- James Wallace

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Prints and the Revolution–Part 1

Today’s article is all about the revolution.

The Egalitarian Art Revolution has begun.

The Egalitarian Art Revolution is more than I can discuss in one article. It involves social media, old media, and new media. It involves the regular guy, girl power, and smart money. It involves mass art, street art, flash mobs, and performance. It’s part brick-and-mortar and part virtual; part high-touch and part conceptual. It’s like populism, but not just what’s popular. It’s international, but very local. It’s not dependent on the renowned art critic, the high-powered art dealer, or the big-time museum buyer. And George Carlin would have loved it.

You are the Egalitarian Art Revolution.

Jen and I love all the reasons and ways viewers of art engage the visual arts.

  • If  you’re a museum-goer: bravo!
  • If you attend gallery openings and pop-up galleries just to look: applause!
  • If you go to exhibits at not-for-profits: excellent!
  • Heck, you’re engaged in the visual arts just by reading The Bare Square. And for this, we love you.

But you can have more. You should have more.

Having art all the time, in your home, in your office–that’s what you deserve. But for some, it’s nothing short of revolutionary.

Art is not just for big-time museums, or the “art crowd” we often see at galleries, or or the super-rich buying at glitzy auctions. (To be clear, we love  museums and the art crowd. And some of our best friends may be wealthy–but we’re not sure, and don’t really care if they are or not.)

It’s our belief at The Bare Square by nAscent that everyone–that you should own art. The best art you can.

All of us are in the midst of a revolution, a massive change, in the visual arts. Someday, historians will look back on the early 21st century, and comment on this time period, maybe even this moment, as the nAscent stages of the Egalitarian Art Revolution.

When you’re ready–not before–don’t just watch to the revolution. Be a part of it.

If the revolution seems too overwhelming to charge into head-long, then be subversive. Rabble-rouse.

Consider the lady below as one of the symbols of the revolution. Put her on your wall. Be ready for a secret meeting. Join the movement, starting at $20.

Viva la Revolucion! Viva la Revolucion!

More about the Egalitarian Art Revolution next week. Share this article–it could change someone’s life. Let it change yours.

Bridget Bardot Go Go Cowgirl by Gregory Kirschenbaum

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Long live Liz

"Liz #5" by Andy Warhol (1963)

The passing of Elizabeth Taylor this week made the world a slightly less beautiful place. Liz happens to have been a cultural phenomena of her time, made more apparent by Pop Art progenitor Andy Warhol’s treatment of her in art.

Warhol’s Elizabeth Taylor Pop Art piece is arguably as well known as his work depicting Marilyn Monroe. As if to echo Warhol’s statement about popular culture, it seems only fitting that an anonymous wealthy collector would put that artwork up for sale so close to the passing of the work’s subject, even if coincidental.

The actual sale by Philips de Pury won’t take place until May, according to their press release. The L.A. Times reports that the owner turned the piece over to Phillips two weeks ago, and the press release’s transmission on the day of Taylor’s funeral was “not connected.”

"Audrey Hepburn" by Gregory Kirschenbaum

Estimates for the artwork’s sale price range between $20 million and $30 million.

The Bare Square Store has beauty icons starting at $20. Audrey Hepburn, available exclusively at The Bare Square Store, captures a classic beauty in Greg Kirschenbaum’s unique style. With it’s oxidized metallic colors, Kirschenbaum’s work creates a new work with his one-of-a-kind technique. Check out Kirschenbaum’s Audrey Hepburn at The Bare Square Store.

Long live eternal beauty.

- James Wallace

FacebookOrkutPrintFriendlyEmailShare
posted by admin in Limited editions,news and have Comments Off

Prints and the Revolution–Part 1

Today’s article is all about the revolution.

The Egalitarian Art Revolution has begun.

The Egalitarian Art Revolution is more than I can discuss in one article. It involves social media, old media, and new media. It involves the regular guy, girl power, and smart money. It involves mass art, street art, flash mobs, and performance. It’s part brick-and-mortar and part virtual; part high-touch and part conceptual. It’s like populism, but not just what’s popular. It’s international, but very local. It’s not dependent on the renowned art critic, the high-powered art dealer, or the big-time museum buyer. And George Carlin would have loved it.

You are the Egalitarian Art Revolution.

Jen and I love all the reasons and ways viewers of art engage the visual arts.

  • If  you’re a museum-goer: bravo!
  • If you attend gallery openings and pop-up galleries just to look: applause!
  • If you go to exhibits at not-for-profits: excellent!
  • Heck, you’re engaged in the visual arts just by reading The Bare Square. And for this, we love you.

But you can have more. You should have more.

Having art all the time, in your home, in your office–that’s what you deserve. But for some, it’s nothing short of revolutionary.

Art is not just for big-time museums, or the “art crowd” we often see at galleries, or or the super-rich buying at glitzy auctions. (To be clear, we love  museums and the art crowd. And some of our best friends may be wealthy–but we’re not sure, and don’t really care if they are or not.)

It’s our belief at The Bare Square by nAscent that everyone–that you should own art. The best art you can.

All of us are in the midst of a revolution, a massive change, in the visual arts. Someday, historians will look back on the early 21st century, and comment on this time period, maybe even this moment, as the nAscent stages of the Egalitarian Art Revolution.

When you’re ready–not before–don’t just watch to the revolution. Be a part of it.

If the revolution seems too overwhelming to charge into head-long, then be subversive. Rabble-rouse.

Consider the lady below as one of the symbols of the revolution. Put her on your wall. Be ready for a secret meeting. Join the movement, starting at $20.

Viva la Revolucion! Viva la Revolucion!

More about the Egalitarian Art Revolution next week. Share this article–it could change someone’s life. Let it change yours.

Bridget Bardot Go Go Cowgirl by Gregory Kirschenbaum

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