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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)

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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

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

Jessica Craig-Martin – Gossip Girl Art, Season 2

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 2 on February 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Mid-Summer Dream Opening Animal Theme, Southampton 2007 (Renovation Complete), 2007

C-print

48 x 69 1/2 inches (121.5 x 183.5 cm)

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

Craig-Martin has worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and has become celebrity artist. She is also on the board of Directors at The Art Production Fund who has curated “the Van der Woodsen loft” for Gossip Girl.

The artist rarely let the audience identify the subject’s faces, and she also photographs “the moment”, or part of clothes or a party. By doing so, Craig-Martin tells details about the society’s superficial   way of living or thinking, and also their obsession of the surface.

“Renovation Complete”, first time featured in Episode 8, Season 2. Outside Serena’s bedroom.

Jessica Craig- Martins photograph “Showing Pink” featured first time in Episode 5, Season 2.

In the same episode Lily’s art-dealer picks out art for decoration of the Van der Woodsen apartment.  Jessica Craig –Martin has been chosen for the kitchen wall. Other artist who has been picked out is Kiki Smith for the hall, Richard Phillips by the stairs, and Ryan McGinley next to the fireplace. In the background; Prada Marfa special edition sign by Elmgreen & Dragset.

Watermill Center, benefit Gala 2007, (Showing Pink), 2007.

C-print

32 1/2 x 49 3/4 inches (82.6 x 126.4 cm)

“New Jeans, New Pool”, first time featured in Episode 10, Season 2. Chuck Bass’s bedroom at the Van der Woodsen loft.

Real Estate Brokers, Southampton 2007 (New Jeans , New Pool), 2007

C-print

34 1/2 x 49 3/4 inches (87.6 x 126.4 cm)

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

Christian Dam Galleries, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway