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DAMIEN HIRST

DAMIEN HIRST (British, b. 1965)
Your Heart (from the series The Wonder of You), 2015
Polymer-gravure etching with lithographic overlay in colors on wove paper
36 1/4 x 26 3/8 inches (92 x 67 cm)
Edition of 55
Signed on recto; numbered on verso

Damien Hirst is a leading figure in the Young British Artist (YBA) movement of the 1990s. Key themes in his art are life’s mortality and modern science’s palliative, seductive allure. The butterfly, with its ephemeral lifespan, is a frequent subject of his work. In 2012, Hirst showed what went on to be one of his most controversial work in decades, the installation In and Out of Love, which consisted of two white windowless rooms in which over 9,000 butterflies flitted around and died. His artistic practice varies wildly, from dead animals submerged in formaldehyde, to ominous medicine cabinets, to paintings of color spots with pharmaceutical names. A winner of the coveted Turner Prize in 1995, Hirst’s works are held in major collections such as the Tate Gallery in London and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

Contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor to learn more and for information on artworks by Damien Hirst available for sale.

What To See At Los Angeles Art Fairs 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair Los Angeles 2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary returns for its eighth edition January 26–29, 2017 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica

Los Angeles hosts several art fairs in January, kicking off the 2017 international art fair circuit. But with the Los Angeles art fairs spread over a three week period, and each of the fairs offering quite different types of art, you may want to plan ahead. To help you to find the art that interests you the most, here is Perkey Fine Art Advisor‘s guide to what to see at the Los Angeles art fairs.

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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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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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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.

What’s Happening in Contemporary Art: NY Art Fairs 2014

The pulse of the art world is captured at the art fairs that take place in New York City in March every year. The Big Apple buzzes with excitement as throngs of art lovers flock to the art fairs to get a look at art from around the world, and collectors vie to acquire works by leading international artists and hot new talent.

The Armory Show, one of the world’s largest art fairs, is the main attraction, augmented by number of other fairs in NYC the same week, including ADAA The Art Show, Volta NY, and Scope NY.

Check out my photos below of some of the most remarkable artworks at the NY art fairs I attended.

What catches your eye? Feel free to contact Perkey Fine Art Advisor for the lowdown on art market trends and how to find the perfect art for you!

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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.

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TONY CRAGG (British, 1949)

TONY CRAGG, (British, 1949)
Black Diabas, 2006
Black diabas (stone sculpture)
53.125 x 19.75 x 19.75 inches

This eloquent stone sculpture by Turner Prize-winning British artist Tony Cragg shifts our sense of perception. What appear to be human profiles blur and morph as you move around them.

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NY Art Fairs: A Feast of Art in March During Armory Show 2013

The Armory Show 2013 New York Art Fair

The scene at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City.

Would you like to see highlights of one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs?

I am excited to share top picks from my annual pilgrimage in March to New York City for The Armory Show, a massive fair featuring over 210 galleries from 30 countries, plus other art fairs happening in Manhattan during the same time.

It is a weeklong feast of art! Along with The Armory Show, I packed in visits to five other art fairs, including The Art Show of ADAA and Volta NY, attended several special art events and dropped by numerous galleries in NYC.

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Best Art Fairs 2013

The Armory Show in New York A Leading International Art Fair

The Armory Show in New York. Photo by Cheryl Perkey, Perkey Fine Art Advisor.

Where in the world is the best place to see contemporary art? Depends on the month! Throughout the year, major art fairs are staged in various cities around the globe. These fairs give art lovers the chance to see a huge diversity of art, all at one time, all at one place.

I am pleased to give you my recommendations for the top contemporary art fairs in 2013. Mark your calendar!

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