Tag Archives: American art

contemporary american painter robert ryman

contemporary american painter robert ryman

Robert Ryman (b.1930) is one of the great contemporary American painters best known for his monochromatic minimalist paintings. His work serves as a great introduction to modern art for those collectors just putting their toe into the water. Ryman’s works … Continue reading

Jason Salavon reconfigures data into art

Jason Salavon amalgamated images

Contemporary American artist Jason Salavon (b. 1970) has been preaching for years that reconfiguring data can result in amazing art – and I have to agree. Using his proprietary software, he merges masses of data that share a common theme … Continue reading

tarting up the old king cole mural of the st. regis hotel new york

St.Regis-Old King Cole mural-removal

Recently I was walking by the St. Regis Hotel on 5th avenue and 55th street in New York, when it occurred to me to go in and look at the “Old King Cole” mural that was the cover for Joshua … Continue reading

murals of new york city, a rizzoli photo art book by joshua mchugh

Joshua McHugh is a friend and one of the most sought after interior photographers in New York.  His delightful new Rizzoli book – Murals of New York City – in collaboration with Glenn Palmer-Smith and Graydon Carter is about to … Continue reading

the last photos of Marilyn Monroe to cause collector feeding frenzy

Photography is one of the hottest trends in collecting today, and it’s not hard to see why.  Freeman’s auction house in Philadelphia is getting the fall season off to a great start with their sale on September 10th.  Here, just … Continue reading

symbols of american identity through the eyes of Jasper Johns

Being that as Americans we are about to celebrate our 4th of July, I’m over at Modenus paying a short tribute to one of the 20th century’s greatest artists still living today – Jasper Johns (b. 1930).  Johns’ art is … Continue reading

channeling a contemporary picasso, miro and calder – the work of aaron curry

image credit: Aaron Curry, courtesy MichaelWerner Gallery, New York Perhaps better known to the average person for his monumental outdoor sculptures recently gracing parks in Dallas, New York and Paris, Texas-born but LA-based Aaron Curry (b. 1972) only delved into … Continue reading