On view at SFMOMA: Mark Bradford (American, born 1961), The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, 2011, Mixed-media collage on laminate paperboard
Heading to San Francisco? Be sure to see the dazzling exhibition of Mark Bradford’s artworks at SFMOMA
Mark Bradford takes urban detritus, such as street posters and string that he scavenges from his own neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles or other cities, and transforms it into colorful and richly layered abstract paintings.
Scene at an art fair: Scope 2012 in New York City
How can you benefit from the professional skills of an art advisor? Check out this recent article
in Investment Advisor Magazine’s AdvisorOne Newsletter, with an interview of Cheryl Perkey
, owner of Perkey Fine Art Advisor.
Join me at gem, the big, annual multimedia art exhibition and party benefitting Los Angeles Art Association, on April 21, 2012.
Don’t miss this fun evening featuring a fabulous selection of affordably priced works by over 140 artists!
As a member of the 2012 Benefit Committee of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), I am delighted to invite you to gem. Come to the VIP Preview, and get first pick. Proceeds of gem help LAAA, a pillar in the California art community since 1925, to continue to provide important resources to artists in Los Angeles.
RSVP online or get your tickets at the door. I hope to see you there!
The contemporary art world converges in New York City this week for the annual Armory Show and other art fairs around Manhattan. I enjoy attending the New York art fairs each year, and here I am again, in search of engaging artworks for my clients.
The 2012 edition of The Armory Show art fair is scaled down in size from previous years, which I found to be a good thing. More meat, less fat!
Check out my art fair photos to experience some of my top picks from the 2012 Armory Show. Like what you see? Feel free to contact me for more infomation.
Lillian Bassman, Barbara Mullen (Blowing Kiss VARIANT), Harper's Bazaar, ca 1950, 40x40 in., gelatin silver print
Sadly, the art world has lost a unique visionary. Lillian Bassman, known for her alluring, high-contrast fashion images of the 1940 and 1950’s and her work as a fine art photographer, has died at age 94. Her images transcend glamour, they are sublime celebrations of female beauty.
Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more about the life and art of Lillian Bassman.
Read New York Times Lillian Bassman Obituary
Disappearing Environments by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications at ALAC 2012
Preview night of Art Los Angeles Contemporary
was enlivened by an installation created with 25 tons of dry ice and glowing flares. Presented by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications, the piece is a reinvention of Disappearing Environments
, a 1968 work by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the international contemporary art fair of the West Coast, brings together 70 blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world with a focus on Los Angeles galleries. Visit ALAC January 19-22, 2012 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California.
With five art fairs coming to L.A., it’s fun and easy to view lots of wonderful art this month! You can enjoy diverse artworks from around the world at the art fairs. Its all part of the line up of art events for Los Angeles Arts Month 2012.
Robert Doisneau, La Baiser (The Kiss), Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950, silver print, 7-1/8 x 7-1/8 in.
Don’t miss Classic Photographs Los Angeles
on January 14 and 15 at the old Helms Bakery complex. Sixteen leading galleries from around the country are exhibiting at this relaxed and informal venue. Expect to find a wide array of 19th and 20th century photographs in various price ranges, from affordable vintage photographs to iconic masterworks.
Art by Palmer Earl, Ryan McCann & Olga Lah among the works now at Gallery 825
Discover great buys on exciting art by over 35 artists at the 2011 Open Show
, a potent survey exhibition of some of the best emerging contemporary art.
A forest of city street lights at LACMA, by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden, titled Urban Lights
LACMA Holiday Special: FREE 3 gift museum memberships when you buy 3. Support the museum and give someone special a great gift! Membership
includes free admission to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
for twelve months, plus many other member benefits.
You can sign up online, or call LACMA at 323-857-6151 or visit a LACMA ticket office during regular museum hours. Order by 12/9/11 if you would like your gift memberships to arrive by Christmas. Special offer valid through 12/31/11.
I hope you will enjoy your visits to LACMA, where you can see these engaging exhibitions (and more) currently on view: