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Jessica Craig- Martin -Accessable Art Portfolio

In Accessable Art Portfolio on November 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

“Let’s Party”

Get hold of an original Jessica Craig-Martin!

The artist was first presented in the Gossip Girl show in season two, on the  walls of Chuck Bass and the van der Woodsens.

Jessica Craig-Martin (Born:  1963 Hanover, NH).  Lives and works in New York, NY

Klick on the link to see previously post about Jessica Craig-Martin on Accessable Art

Jessica Craig-Martin- Gossip Girl Art

The internet-based gallery “20×200”, founded by Jen Bekman, is happy to present new limited editions of work  by Craig-Martin, exclusive to ” 20 x 200″ . They  are all archival pigment prints signed by the artist. In the sizes from 8″ x 10 inches up to 24″ x 30 inches.

“Couger Friends”

Jessica Craig-Martin is one of the most famous artists in the US, specially for her cropped images of the decadent lifstyle to the “rich and famous”.

“I feel that a well examined detail can tell the whole story better than a pulled back, general shot of a scene. The angle of a shot can convey the particular combination of levity and anxiety one can feel in social situations. My art dealer once called it my “drunken lens.” The photographs that work best for me have a sense of human fragility. Unrealized dreams; our perverse optimism as we swim upstream like salmon in order to mate, find love, security, money, power, to retain youth against all odds and evidence. One is never so naked as when dressed for a party”

Jessica Craig-Martin

The “20 x 200”  delievers prints for a nice amount, so everyone can fulfill their desire to purchase a piece of art.  In 2003,  CEO Jen Bekman opened her little gallery on the Lower East Side, with a mission of supporting emergin artists and collectors ,and also making art available!

For further information, visit:

www.20×200.com

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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

“All auctions at one place”

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Barnebys.com

Barnebys.com is a global actor in the art  market which connects auctionmarkets between different countries all over the world. It is a swedish concept with an aim to be site No 1 in the service of giving auction information.

Barnebys is a safe and easy platform searching for art from different well-established auctionhouses around the world. Until now, this is specially best for searching art in Europe, but all of the auction houses afford good service in over-sea shipping.

By purchasing from a smaller European auction house, the chance of getting hold of a piece for a friendly amount of money is not that small. In many cases, some of the art may also be of great technical and artistic high standard without costing much.

If one for example is into more Blair Waldorfs taste of art, Bjørn Ransve might be a suggestion:

(Photo: ChristinaTonkinInteriorsBlair)    Waldorf recidence

Search result from Barnebys.com:

Bjørn Ransve (Born: 1944 in Oslo) at Blomqvist Auctionhouse (Norwegian).

Bjørn Ransve “Enhjørning”, colorlito. limited edition of 23/65

Size: 59 cm x 80 cm, signed and  dated Bjørn Ransve 1976

Up for auction on the net at Blomqvist

(Valued for between 715 – 1070 USD)

www.bna.no

The really good thing about buying on the net, from a safe auctionhouse of course,  is that it is more easy to keep an eye on, and it is faster. It is also no problem getting a username and loggin in. Once you have got the lot. nr. you want, send an email for shipping, or you will be asked autmatic when paying. I may recommend Blomqvist (they are very nice), Lauritz.com and Bruun Rasmussen (Danish) . But start at Barnebys!

For more information please visit

www.barnebys.com