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Kruithof and Menard- Gossip Girl Art ep. 18, Season 4

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 4 on April 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Serena van der Woodsen’s bedroom

Painting to the left:  Emilio  Kruithof, “Pink Lady”.

To the right:  Darius Menard- green painting

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Emilio Kruithof (Born: 1969 in Monster, Holland). He graduated from Sint Joost Academy of Fine Art in Breda in 1995. Kruithof was shortly after invited to numerous of exhibitions, and today he is widely known in his country, and highly regarded abroad.

His paintings contain beautiful women in their right element which he creates- it may seem. The woman is his subject, and Kruithof has mentioned himself that he used to collect illustrations of women from LP covers and magazines.  To Emilio Kruithof, the skin is the vital part of the female body.

Jaski Art Gallery, Amsterdam

Photography from Christina Tonkin Interiors & Events,

Emilio Kruithof has also other pieces featured in season 4.

Below: “Act of Decadance”

I have also found some other pieces by Kruithof which are really nice.

“Universal indifference”

Emilio Kruithof has also made some silkscreens in an edition of 150 (graphic works). The silkscreen below  can be purchased at Jaski Art Gallery in Amsterdam.

“The lover she used to be”, silkscreen, 90 x 125 cm, € 950

Hanna Liden- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 2 on April 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Photo of a girl with black scarf, first time featured in Ep. 20, Season 2. (Serena and Poppy throw surprise-party on Jenny’s birthday).

Hanna Liden (Born 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. Lives and works in New York). The artist graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2002 with a BFA in Photography.

Liden grew up in the surburbs in Sweden and moved into her own flat in an age of 17.   After working as photo assistand and in television, she moved from Stockholm to London, where she mostly lived a party life and did Ecstasy. In 1998 she went to New York.

The artist

Hanna Liden made her way into the New York art scene in the mid-2000s with a series of photographs.  Together with friends artists as Nate Lowman, (with whom she also has exhibited with in Salon 94) Dan Colen, Agathe Snow and the late Dash Snow, Liden is a part of the famous downtown subculture in NYC.  Her works have great attention among collectors, museums and collections.

Fang Life (Gum) 2010, Salon 94

Consists of children’s toy Vampire teeth.

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Rivington Arms

Mirabelle Marden

Menard, Tonkin and Kilimnik- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 1, Season 2 on April 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Darius Menard, Tree painting at the Waldoorf’s.

Photograph by Christina Tonkin.

Featured in Episode 4, Season 1.

Karen Kilimnik,(black painting with the white dog behind the mirror).

Featured in Episode 9, Season 2.

“The Devil’s Carriage & Attendants”- Karen Kilimnik

Featured in Episode 8, Season 2

Accessable Art Portfolio, Unni Askeland in NYC

In Accessable Art Portfolio on April 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm

One of the most famous artists in Norway, Unni Askeland (presented in Accessable Art Portfolio, December 30, 2010) has been together with her husband, Sverre Koren Bjertnes in New York and working in a studio.

This is really cool art.

In  2008, Askeland got really known when the earlier director of the National Museum of Art in Norway, Allis Helleland bought Unni Askeland in for the Museum against the recommendations from experts. She resigned shortly after, but she showed ability to make resolutions and going her own way in choosing new and controversial art.