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Gossip Girl- Art Production Fund benefit-auction

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Uncategorized on April 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Are you keen on owing a piece from the Gossip Girl-set?

Check out Paddle8 auctioneers at http://www.paddle8.com/auctions/apf

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“Spotted- Prop Art straight from the set of Gossip Girl! This auction offers the only opportunity to own artist reproductions displayed on the set of “Gossip Girl” from 2008-2012. These signed and unique reproductions were exclusively made by the artists for the television series. Proceeds from this sale support APF’s public art initiatives. Bid online only from April 10-23 at 11am EST. xoxo, APF”

(From the http://www.paddle8.com)

Gossip Girl Art- David Konigsberg

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art on May 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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(Painting on the right wall by Konigsberg)

 Nate’s bedroom, Photo credit: Christina Tonkin

David Konigsberg (Born in Pennsylvania. Lives and worsk in Brooklyn, NY).

Konigsberg is known for his dreamy world, where a rustic approach brings the world of classic painting and modernisme together. His natural landscapes invite the viewers to narratives sceenes.

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David Konigsberg, “Swimmingpool”  oil on canvas 25 x 20 in.

 Margaret Neill, the curator at 4Sight: “Realism to Abstraction”  wrote in 2002 following words:

At a time when figurative art has enjoyed something of a revival, it is refreshing to find a reason why it should—that is, an approach that doesn’t just revel in the form, but looks at the figure anew, and gives a fresh application. What has attracted me to the work of David Konigsberg is his fairly unique ability to marry traditions of painting (and a classicist’s eye) and a contemporary sensibility. These are not, in other words, your father’s figurative paintings. Whether large or small, Konigsberg’s figures are clearly in a state of transition, filled with character and individual intent, yet tied to a larger choreography over which they have little control or awareness. The spiritual implications of this are both ambiguous and profound. Tension lurks beneath the placid, and humor betrays the menace. In paintings that are frankly a pleasure to look at, he delivers us to a mixed emotional state—one that feels altogether natural in our current time and place”.

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David Konigsberg, “Twos”  oil on canvas  56 x 76 cm

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David Konigsberg “Tableau” 2012  oil on canvas 56 x 76 cm

For utterly information:

http://www.davidkonigsberg.us

Eisenhauer Gallery

Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY

 Kenise Barnes Fine Art

James Nares- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Season 4 on February 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Painting: James Nares, season 4, ep. 18

James Nares (Born: 1953 in London). Lives and works in New York.

James Nares is now a great and well-known artist among art-lovers and collectors. However, at the beginning, Nares had to climb up his own way to the to, but was collected by friends and fellow-artists. He can now be found in collections such as for exampel Paul Kasmin Gallery.

 

James Nares “in action”

Over: James Nares, “Untitled 2008″  oil on paper  60 x 44 in.

The artist in action, taking a” Tom Cruise- Mission Impossible”

James Nares, “Mines’s Made Up” 2009, oil on linen  85 x 55 in.

James Nares, “Now We Know” 2008, oil on linen  30 x 81 in.

Serena van der Woodsen in the entrance hall. The painting in the background is actually a permanent feature at the location.

For utterly information:

www.jamesnares.com

Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY

Richard Phillips- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art on November 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

“Scout”, 1999,  PG version (cropped for the show)

Richard Phillips (Born in 1966,in Marblehead, Massachusetts, US. Curently lives and works in New York).

Phillips is know for his large glossery hyper-realistic paintings. Many of the works  are inspired from the 50′s, 60′s and 70s and popular culture. The works are often clos-up portraits,with women from fashion and soft porn, but also with persons from the pop music, films, and politics.

The artist has exhibited his works in many solo and group shows around in Europe and the US. He is also represented in  a numerous of important collections such as the Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, the Denver Museum,Tate Modern, the Withney Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Richard Phillips is represented with  two pieces on the GG set, with the famous famous “Spectrum” hanging on the wall in the van der Woodsen apartment, and the “Scout” -painting over the bed of Chuck Bass.

Photo credit: Christina Tonkin Interiors

With about 3 millions viewers of the show  each week, a lot of fans have shown their interest for the work “Spectrum”. As a result of this, one can now get a reproduction of the work for 250 USD from the Art Production Fund.

                           Richard Phillips       “Scout”    1999     (original version)

The Art Production Fund is a non-profit art organization based in New York. The organization  leased the set a collection of 25 pieces, among 3 original, the rest high quality reproductions. The production designer Lauren Weeks,set decorator Christina Tonkin, and Stephanie Savage have have worked closely with the Production Fund to match the art with the characters in the show.

Richard Phillips   “Spectrum” 1998

Photo credit: Christina Tonkin Interiors

Some other pieces by Phillips (not on the show):

Richard Phillips, “Awake into Myth” , 2007

oil on canvas, 108 x 72 inches

Gagosian Gallery

(The piece below is an interesting one, and a personal favourite)

Richard Phillips, “Hell” ,2007

oil on canvas

114 x 144 – 3/4 inches

Gagosian Gallery

For utterly information:

Gagosian Gallery

www.gagosian.com

Credit to Rachel Wolff writing for ART news. Visit the link for more information

http://www.rachelwolff.com/97.74.144.68/arttalk_gossip_girl_files/Gossip%20Girl-RSW.pdf

Ruvan Wijesooriya Part III- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Season 3 on October 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Chuck Bass’s apartment at the “Empire”

Many of the works by Ruvan W. featured in the show have been exhibited earlier. The photography above to the left has been exhibited at “Since forever is gone”   in New York, 2009.  Ruvan Wijesooriya is known for his exhibitions where the audience may take the work home. In that way, Wijesooriya says that an image is never for him to keep. It is also a pretty cool thing to do, and really artistic.

“All of Ruvan’s pictures remind me of that feeling: That your life could be
saved if you could get there right then. That you’re geographically fucked,
and it’s all happening right now, somewhere else, without you. There is an
enormous amount of intimacy in them, and promise, and intrusion.”

James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem

Season 3, episode 10

Photo: Christina Tonkin Interiors

Season 3, episode 8


Photo: Christina Tonkin  Interiors

For utterly information:

ruvanw@hotmail.com
+1 917 450 9967

Ruvan Wijesooriya Part II- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 2 on October 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

From Max’s apartment (the photographer based on Ruvan W. in the show). Episode 8, season 2.

A selection of pieces by Wijesooriya from the apartment, made for Gossip Girl. (Look behind on the wall).

Willa Holland as Agnes Andrews

For utterly information:

ruvanw@hotmail.com
+1 917 450 9967

Ruvan Wijesooriya Part I – Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art on October 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

“Untitled”, 2008. Edition of 5, 36 x 24 inches.

Ruvan Wijesooriya (Lives and works in New York).

The famous fashion and music photographer is really one of the favourite artist on the Gossip Girl  set. Here, Christina Tonkin has shown great taste in the chose of works. He is not only into fashion and music, his art also works beyoynd these boundaries.

Chuck Bass’s apartement

The writers for the show liked his work so much  that they based an own character on him. This was to be Max, the photographer in season 2. They also made him to direct a short video featured in season 2.Ruvan has many of his works featured in the show, among many six of them are permanently in Chuck Bass’s apartment. He is still featured in season 5.

More to come…….

Episode 11, season 4


For utterly information:

ruvanw@hotmail.com
+1 917 450 9967

Aaron Young- Gossp Girl Art, Van der Woodsen set

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 2, Season 3, Uncategorized on October 4, 2011 at 6:56 am

(The work  left to the staircase is by Aaron Young. Its a panel from the project “Greeting Card”)

Aaron Young (Born: 1972 in San Francisco, CA. Lives and works in New York).

Aaron Young created uproar when he invited a local biker to drive a motorcycle until he either could not see through all the smoke or his tires were burned, in Francisco Art Institue’s gallery.  As payment, Young gave the biker beer. The artist on the other hand was nearly expelled from the school.


(Panel from the “Greeting Card”.  Was up for auction at Christie’s March 2011. Close to the one in Gossip Girl).

The result of the wild, but short drive was a drawing on the floor-which had been Diego Riveras earlier studio.   In spite of the unconventional performance, Aaron Young was allowed to continue his education, and has later participated in many important shows and exhibitions. The artist is now highly requested.

Young is also known for his collaboration with Nate Lowman, but mostly known his teamwork with different representatives from different subcultures or rebels like bikers and skateboarders.

(The text was posted earlier on March 21, 2011).

Aaron Young is also known for beeing a part of the “Warhol’s Children”, a group of NewYork-based and Warhol-inspired artists who have achieved a lot of attention in the art world.

In collaboration with the Art Production Fund and the Park Avenue Armory, Young held his first public show in New York, placed in the Drill Hall, september 2007. The project was named “Greeting Card”, inspired by Jackson Pollock.Young painted 288 panels of plywood in colors of pink, red,orange and yellow fluorescent, painted with black on the top concealing the brighter colors. He then placed all the panels out on the floor, forming a 128 x 72 feet canvas on which twelve motorcycle riders performed after direction from Aaron Young. The movements from the tires formed a pattern of burnouts on the panels. It is one of this panels which is placed in the Gossip Girl- show.

(The Drill Hall at the Park Avenue Armory )

Image credit: The Art Production Fund

For utterly information:

Bortolami Gallery

520 W 2oth Street

New York

www.bortolamigallery.com

The Park Avenue Armory

www.armoryonpark.org

Christie’s

20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York

www.christies.com

 

The Art Production Fund

New York

www.artproductionfund.org

Miltos Manetas- Gossip Girl Art, Ep. 8, Season 3

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 3 on September 16, 2011 at 8:47 am


Miltos Manetas “Cat Panties”, 96 x 72 inches, oil on canvas, 2005 (Private collection)

Miltos Manetas (Born: 1964 in Athens. Currently lives and works in London and New York. Educated from Accademia di Brera, School of Fine Arts, Milan 1985-1989).

Manetas is an international artist known for his “Internet Art, with paintings of cables, videogames, computers and websites. Earlier  in his career he decieded to abandon the ferformance art,  a long with objects and site specific installations, and began making paintings on canvas about computer techonology. The artist experimented with computer games as object for making art.

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Miltos Manetas,” Cat Panties” on the wall in the background

Manetas is popular among collectors world wide – (Charles Saatchi as an example), and art houses. He has also been commissioned by well- established institutions. The artist is also known for having founded the Interne -based  art movement  “Neen”.

For utterly information:

www.manetas.com

Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan

Blow de la Barra Gallery, London

Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York

GAGOSIAN Gallery, New York

Arnie Arlow-Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 4 on August 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Arnie Arlow- Season 4        ( At Blair Waldoorf, Photo:Christina Tonkin)

 

 

Arnie Arlow ( Born: 1933 in Brooklyn,New York)

Arlow graduated from High School of Music and Art in 1950, to get a BFA from Cooper Union Art School in ’54. He has exhibited several times on the continent, in Spain and France to mention some countries, and is famous for his art and advertisement.

 

 

Arnie Arlow    “Mallorca”    48″ x 48″

 

 

 

During  1988, the artist contributed as art director for the ABSOLUTE VODKA campaign, and in 1990 the magazine advertisment for the brand was the best of the year.Arnie Arlow has also contributed as mentor for students of art and design, and has recieved awards for his achievements.

 

 

 

 

Arnie Arlow     “Amsterdam”   48″  x 48″

 

 

For utterly information:

Arnie Arlow

PO Box 1311 Amagansett

New York 11930

http://www.arlowart.com

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