acrylic, oilstick, and spray paint on canvas
Born in Brooklyn to middle-class Haitian and Puerto Rican parents, #Basquiat left home as a teenager to live in lower Manhattan, playing in a noise band, painting, and supporting himself with odd jobs. Around 1980, Basquiat’s work began to attract attention from the art world, particularly after a group of artists from the punk and graffiti underground held the Times Square Show in an abandoned massage parlor. A wall covered with the spray paint and brushwork of SAMO received favorable notices in the press and Basquiat started selling his paintings out of his tenement apartment. (Via: @thebroadmuseum)
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Gracias A mi clientes por enviarme imagenes de la obra instalada. I love it when my clients send me pics of installed pieces. #barranquilla
No matter how much I play with colour, I keep coming back to this. The greys. I've been trying to figure out what it is that brings my work together. What's the unifying thread that runs through it all? What makes it cohesive? Maybe this is it.
It might change later. But right now, my work is being defined by the grey areas. Probably because I'm moving away from seeing things in black/white either/or terms, and learning to lean in to the fact that paradox is part of our DNA. If we can hone our ability to hold our paradoxes, we can start to explore our multifaceted nature, we can be contradictory without "acting out of character", we can hold space for others' contradictions. Then, we become more tolerant and compassionate, we see things from both sides, we grow less attached to our own opinions or to being right, we connect to ourselves and to others more deeply, we become less fundamental and more curious. In other words, we begin to live comfortably in The Grey.
That's what I've glimpsed anyway, from my brief moments of stepping into The Grey. I haven't fully figured it out, but my time in that space is slowly expanding, and I like it there. I feel less anxious when I'm there, much more at peace in myself. So the patience and awareness (and the inevitable frustration) it takes to get there is so worth it. #asinartsoinlife
Available for sale: Portrait of Louise de Lévis-Leran c.1662, oil on canvas; Circle of Abraham van der Tempel (c.1622-1672). This large scale portrait depicting a young girl in an Arcadian setting is an exquisite example of mid-17th century portraiture. The sitter is Louise de Lévis and the artist has portrayed her wearing classical garments and placing her in an Italianate setting complete with dense woods and a fountain with a putto, thereby drawing from the tradition of pastoral literature, which by the time the portrait was painted was extremely popular. All educated individuals in the 17th century were familiar with Latin and Greek pastoral poetry, and the mythological world of Arcady was an idyll that the ladies and gentlemen of the Court could inhabit in the guise of shepherds and shepherdesses. The pastoral tradition in literature and plays had been embraced by an aristocratic class since classical times. By the 1640’s familiarity with the pastoral was so ingrained that the mere inclusion of such elements as shimmering gowns, plumed hats, flower garlands, and antique buildings suggested Arcadia to the viewer. The flowing drapery and the sandals suggest the antique and demonstrates luxurious fantasy. Of course, the young sitter did not live in such a place and this masterful painting was a flight from chaos to a tranquil world. 144x112cm framed. Available at www.titanfineart.com #17thcentury#17thcenturyportrait#17thcenturyportraits#art#artdealer#artforsale#baroque#fineart#history#oiloncanvas#oldmasterpainting#oldmasterpaintings#painting#past#periodportrait#periodportraits#portrait#portraitofagirl
The Ukrainian art market is low. Best word for it that it’s bottom. Time to buying cause from 1k for young and 3-5k for old are red prices. For example in NYC prices start from 5k and 20-25k in gallery. Feel the difference. iPhone index for feel it.
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The first layer and start of a new painting. Working hard on the new series 💪