Happy Butterfly Day
Andy Warhol created this print in 1955, and it would later be used on commercial folders as a promotion for Vanity Fair Lingerie!
The New Spirit (Donald Duck) was the title of a World War II propaganda film that Walt Disney studios created using Donald Duck. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature in 1943.
Andy Warhol created this iconic print 40 years later, demonstrating how mass media was used for government gain.
Nude with Bouquet
Typical Tom Wesselmann: A nude with blue stockings, casually reclining next to a bouquet of deep orange flowers.
Warhol’s Oyster Stew
One of the most famous and recognizable images in art history, the Soup Cans by Andy Warhol helped to usher in the Pop Art movement that endures today!
Place your bid for Andy Warhol’s 1969 work, Oyster Stew, online on artnet Auctions.
“Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all ‘meaning’ of the thing seen. Then only, could the real meaning of it be understood and felt.” -Ellsworth Kelly
Happy birthday Ellsworth Kelly! The artist, who was born in New York City, celebrates his 90th birthday today!Separated from the American art world while in Europe, Kelly developed his distinctive method of painting, which features canvases painted in a single color, at times in isolation and other times grouped with different colored canvases. These works echo Kelly’s desire to separate himself from the traditional roles of composition and the artist’s hand.
Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane photographed this pictured Ellsworth Kelly in 2011.
Will the Warhol market rebound?
The last round of spring auctions has shown spectacular growth in both Andy Warhol portfolios and unique prints, and in some cases, prices are beginning to revisit levels not seen since the boom of 2006–2007.
Those of you on the west coast: if you’re looking for some creative culture, a place where fashion, art, and music collide, look no further. Head over to Revolver Gallery in Beverly Hills and dive into its Pop Art aesthetic, complete with a flower-painted ceiling, concrete floors, and an iconic Marilyn hanging in the window!
Pictured are just a few iconic works by Andy Warhol on view at the space.
Celebrating Jasper Johns
“Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.” -Jasper Johns
One of American’s greatest and most influential living artists, Jasper Johns celebrates his 83rd birthday today. Born in Georgia, he soon moved to New York City, where he met artists Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage, all of whom profoundly influenced each other.
Absolutely unique: this screenprint on a cotton t-shirt, created just months before his death, features Andy Warhol’s famous Self-portrait (Fright Wig).
Andy Warhol’s beautiful and wistful Sunset.
Shoe of the Evening
Andy Warhol’s 1955 Shoe of the Evening, Beautiful Shoe (from A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu) seems very appropriate post Met Ball 2013, which saw its star guests embrace this year’s exhibition theme—Punk: Chaos to Couture—with aplomb.
Artist Peter Saul once said “Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture,” and it is with this attitude that he continues to satirize the political, social, and cultural events of his time.
Now, Berlin’s Veneklasen/Werner gallery is featuring the father of Pop Art in a new show, titled Neptune and the Octopus Painter. Be prepared to see some fantastic large-scale works on canvas and a selection of recent works on paper created during the past two years. Drawing as much on the imagery of Walt Disney as on classical painting, Saul’s recent work has a humorous, gruesome, and deliberately offensive effect, and features a range of subjects and attitudes.
Peter Saul: Neptune and the Octopus Painter is on view from April 26 through June 29, 2013 at Veneklasen/Werner.
This recent work by Ed Ruscha, the king of California Pop, incorporates his typical zen-like arrangement of words.
Russell Young portrays Marilyn Monroe glamorous as ever, even though she is in a state of tears.
Nude with Lichtenstein
Monica Nude with Lichtenstein is part of Tom Wesselmann’s iconic Sunset Nude series, which alludes to the famous nudes of Henri Matisse and Man Ray.