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In Accessable Art Portfolio on March 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

Scott Campbell (Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY).

Campbell is a tatto-artist who also makes art. His works are rough, but also detailed and smood. He was presented with some works in the art magazine “New York York Minute” which was dedicatd to Dash Snow 1981-2009.

The artist

(If you are into art like this you should also find the time to read “Skin”- a short story by the famous author Roald Dahl).

Really cool works!

Scott Campbell has also partnered with Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Shear
Studio Manager

Scott Campbell Studio

Cecily Brown- Gossip Girl Art, Season 2, ep. 19

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 2 on March 23, 2011 at 1:17 am

Lily Van der Woodsen being informed about a Brown “on the market” by her art dealer. In ep.19 season 2.

Cecily Brown (Born: 1969, London).

The artist studied in London where she received a BA in Fine Arts at Slade School of Art. Not soon after moving to the U.S, Mrs. Brown presented her works at her first solo exhibition in NY at Deitch Projects in 1997. This solo exhibition was a great success and got huge critical acclaim.

The artist also shows a great respect for art history and many of her works reveal her liking of artist such as Francisco de Goya and Willem de Kooning. Her paintings are mixed with figuration and abstraction.  She is known for giving her works titles after classic Hollywood films.

Brown is now one of the greats, and is popular among collector as for example Elton John and Michael Ovitz.  Her works have become rather expensive, but she makes nice original prints which are more “accessible”. (Below on the site).

The piece below was estimated between $600,000- $800,000 at Christies in November 2007. It was sold for $713,000.

“Eyes Wide Shut” , oil on canvas, 80x 84 in. , 2001. Signed “Cecily”.

Source: Christie’s.

Accessable Art recommends:

This is an original lithograph by Cecily Brown from 2005.  39 x 29 1/2 in.

Signed and numbered.

Edition of 30 (few pieces).

Price: Between £1500-2000

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Saatchi Gallery, London


Aaron Young- Gossip Girl Art, Season 2, ep. 19

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Season 2 on March 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

A work by Aaron Young in the background at Bergdorf & Goodman.


Aaron Young (Born: 1972, San Francisco, California).  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.

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.

His works are quite expensive, but not “unaffordable”.


Gagosian Gallery, New York

Saatchi Gallery, London

Bortolami Gallery, New York

Galerie Almine Rech, Paris


One my favourite works by this artist:





Paul Villinski- Gossip Girl Art,Season 4

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 4 on March 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Paul Villinski (born: 1960, in York, Maine). Lives and works in his studio in Long Island City.

Villinski has been shown in a numerous exhibitions, and he is widely collected among collectors. He is specially known for his “butterflies”, which he describes as “three-dimensional paintings”.

The butterflies also have a symbolic function, and Villinski tries to develop a conseptual unity between materials, process, and imagery. The artist also makes philosophically questions regarding the relationship between human beings and butterflies. If we are “more like them than we suspect, or could we be?” are some of the questions he asks.

The installation he made for Gossip Girl, which has been featured throughout the Season 4, is comprised of more than 200 smoke-black butterflies. The piece is installed over Serena’s bed in her bedroom. The set was revealed during the broadcast on Monday,Sept. 27, 2010.

The butterflies really make the wall more “lively” over Lively’s head”.

Paul Villinski has received several awards for his works.

Lehman Gallery, NY

Rene Smith- Gossip Girl Art, Season 1

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Season 1 on March 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Larchwood, Iowa, 2010. Painting by Rene Smith, first time featured in Episode 14, Season 1.

Rene Smith (Born: Philadelphia. Lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York).

The artist recieved her M.F.A  in painting from Tylor School of Art in Philadelphia and a B.A. in painting from Bennington College in Vermont. Her studio is located across the street to Silvercup Studios where the filming takes place.

How her work “landed on” Rufus Hunprey’s walls, Ms. Smith told the Gothamist on 22. of April, 2008:

Since her studio is close to the Gossip Girl Set, she brought the painting to Silvercup Studios and was let in. Here she was lucky to present her work for the art departement. After a while she got a phonecall, letting her know they were interested in using her painting in the show.

Rene Smith also got a tour on the set, which is enormous. She was also introduced to the producers, who liked her works. How much the show rented the painting for is confidencial, but Smith herself said to the that “the amount was very helpful in terms of supporting my new works”.

Rene Smith is just another example of good and talented Brooklyn-artist who have been chosen by the art departement in Gossip Girl.


David Allen Gallery Brooklyn, NY

Deiglan Gallery Akureyri, Iceland

Koi Gallery Bangkok, Thailand


Source: The Gothamist, By Jen Carlson in Arts and Events onApril 22, 2008