Tag Archives: American Artist

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)
Double Jack-in-the-Pulpit, 1988
Dye-transfer print
22 ½ x 22 inches
Edition of 7

American artist Robert Mapplethorpe’s provocative and powerful photographs have established him as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Two complementary museum exhibitions of Mapplethorpe’s work are on view now through July 31, 2016 in Los Angeles. One is at the J. Paul Getty Museum and another at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Each of these shows highlight different aspects of the artist’s body of work.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more and for information on Robert Mapplethorpe photographs for sale.

Art Auction Market – How High Will It Go?

Christopher Wool record sale of painting by living American Artist

Christopher Wool’s Untitled (Riot), 1990, enamel on aluminum, 108 x 72 in., sold for $29,930,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale.

I am interviewed in Robb Report August 2015 issue, providing insights into the record-breaking spring art auctions in New York.

At Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction ($179.4 million) and Alberto Giacometti’s Pointing Man became the costliest sculpture ($141.3 million).

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ED MOSES

ED MOSES (American, B. 1926)
Aleff, 2015
Wood, copper rails and paint
72 x 52 inches
(Courtesy William Turner Gallery)

American artist Ed Moses is known as an innovator, experimenting with new artistic processes and unconventional materials throughout his long career. He has been a significant figure in contemporary art in Los Angeles since his first solo exhibition at the legendary Ferus Gallery in 1958. “Aleff” is one of Ed Moses’ newest works. Copper rails bracket the sides of the colorful, rugged painting and a chain creates a graceful arc across the surface.

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DOUG AITKEN

DOUG AITKEN (American, B.1968)
BAD, 2014
Glass, colored mirror glass and high-density foam
32 x 82 x 11 1/2 inches
Edition of 4 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s innovative artworks lead viewers into a world where time, space and memory are fluid concepts. His body of work ranges widely from photography and sculpture to video works and installations.

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BETTY GOLD

BETTY GOLD (American, 1935)
Mallorca II, 2014
Powder coated steel
28 x 24 x 22 inches
Courtesy FP Contemporary

Geometric-abstract sculptor and painter Betty Gold is widely known for her steel sculptures, creating monumental public works and smaller-scale sculptures that have been collected globally for more than fifty years.

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MARILYN MINTER

MARILYN MINTER, (American, 1948)
Leggings, 2009
Chromogenic Print (C-print)
59 3/8 by 44 1/2 inches

Marilyn Minter is like an alchemist who transforms grit into glamour. Her photographs and photo-realistic paintings, at once seductive, sensual and decadent, continue to be highly in demand with collectors and museums.

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Top 100 Living Artists

Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Art Auction Record Sale

Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons is the the most expensive art work by a living artist ever to sell at auction, achieving $58,405,000 at Christies NY in 2013.

Which living artists have generated the highest total art auction records worldwide?

Check out the list Top 100 Living Artists, ranked by total secondary market sales from January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2014.

German artist Gerhard Richter holds the number one spot in this list, with 740 lots of his art works selling for a total of over $760 million, followed by Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese), Jeff Koons (American), Fan Zeng (Chinese) and Christopher Wool (American). Chinese artists occupy five of the top ten highest art auction records by sales volume.

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ANDY MOSES

ANDY MOSES, (American, 1962)
Morphology 1204, 2013
acrylic on concave panel
60 x 54 inches
(Courtesy William Turner Gallery)

California-based artist Andy Moses is interested in pushing the physical properties of paint through chemical reactions, viscosity interference, and gravity to create elaborate compositions that mimic nature and its forces. His paintings are simultaneously abstract and representational, giving perceptions of natural vistas such as distant landscapes, moving water, or aerial views.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for more information on this painting and other available works by Andy Moses.

JAMES TURRELL

JAMES TURRELL, (American, 1943)
Deep Sky (suite of 7), 1984
Aquatint
12.8 x 19.5 inches
Edition of 45
Signed and numbered in pencil

A leading artist in the “Light and Space” movement, James Turrell is best known for immersive art experiences that contemplate perception, light, color and space. The Deep Sky suite of prints represent seven vantage points of Turrell’s project at Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in northern Arizona, which for more than 30 years the artist has been transforming into a series of rooms and tunnels that open onto vistas of the desert sky as an exploration of the ways the eye perceives light.

See James Turrell: A Retrospective at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, now through April 6, 2014.

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LITA ALBUQUERQUE

LITA ALBUQUERQUE, (American, 1946)
Auric Field, 2013
Pigment on panel, white gold leaf
36 x 36 inches

“Auric Field” is a new work by internationally renowned artist Lita Albuquerque, a pioneer in Process Art, Environmental Art and Earth Art and a seminal part of the California Light and Space Movement. Her distinctive visual language brings the realities of time and space to a human scale.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for more information.