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Guido Argentini- Accessable Art Portfolio

In Accessable Art Portfolio on September 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

“Giuila in a zen position”

Guido Argentini  (Born: 1966 in Florence, Italy. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, US).

Argentini studied medicin for three years, but chosed to shoot fashion in stead at the age of 23. His works has been been published by some of the leading world wide magazines as “MarieClaire” , “Men’s Healt”, “Maxim”, “Vogue”, “Playboy” and others.

The artist

The artist also has a great passion for sculpture and dance, which he expressed throug his first book “SILVEREYE”, published in 2003.  Here, Argentino presented  a sublime series of studio and landscape nudes. Later, in 2005, he published his second book “PRIVATE ROOMS” , a result of ten years photograps. The artist  invites us into a universe of feminisme through a meeting with eroticism and beauty, where the photographs are all intimate taken in in ancient villas, closed rooms, and elegant five stars locations. But it is first in 2007, when he released his third book “REFLECTIONS”  that he takes the female study to a nother level. The book contains photograhps of women looking at themself in the mirror- a study of how they studie themself.



(Some of the works may remind a little bit of Robert Mapplethorpe) :

“Guilia inside a sircle IV”

Robert Mapplethorpe, “Thomas” 1987. Gelatin silverprint 47,9 x 47,9 cm.

Guido Argentini “Belen and a chrystal chandelier”  2009, signed. 48 x 48 inches.

For more information:

Galerie Sho Contemporary, Tokyo

Guy Hepner, Wetst  Hollywood


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


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.


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


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