International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair

December 2 - 7, 2014
Exhibitor listing
  • Between the Forest and the Road, 2016 - Victor Matthews
  • You Told Me to Go Up the Road to Find, 2016 - Victor Matthews
  • BLUELIGHT SEVEN - Gary Lang
  • Pretty Pretty Spy Boy, 2016      - Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
  • ICARUS, 2016      - Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
  • Cain and Abel, 2016      - Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
  • Miniature Balance, 2016 - Carole Feuerman
  • Miniature Serena, 2016 - Carole Feuerman
  • The Goddess, 2016 - Carole Feuerman
  • Umwelt, 2016
 - Ramsey Dau
  • The Knot Loops In Upon Itself, I Cannot Find the End, 2016


 - Ramsey Dau
  • Wild Horses Running Wild, 2016 - Brandon Boyd
  • Self Portrait (Black and Raw on White Ground) 2014 - Zachary armstrong
  • Soleil Ebouillante, 1968      - JOAN MIRO
  • friends of the earth 2014 - Petra Cortright
  • Dunkle Materie (Small) 2016 - Ramsey Dau
  • Fleurs Croisees, 1968 - Alexander Calder
  • Untitled, 1983 - John Chamberlain

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

RETNA .
Biography : Retna (Marquis Duriel Lewis) was born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was introduced to L.A.'s graffiti/mural culture in 1986. At the age of fifteen, he started to paint on posted fashion advertisements and led one of the largest and most innovative graffiti art collectives the city has witnessed. He is well known for his unique text-based style, and layering intricate line work with an incandescent color palette, while using paintbrushes mixed with the traditional spray can. His pieces synthesize the line between fine art and graffiti, between power and opposition, between tradition and advancement, between the past and future. Yielding an unmistakable aesthetic that integrates appropriated contemporary photography, graffiti, traditional painting and a unique glyphic style; he has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world. RETNA has participated in numerous international exhibitions, countless public murals, and collaborations- including MOCA's "Art in the Streets" (2011), the West Hollywood Library Mural (2011), the Houston/Bowery wall in New York City (2012), the Louis Vuitton store in Miami, FL and the corresponding limited edition store (2012), "Keith Haring/RETNA" a pop-up exhibition during Art Basel Hong Kong (2013), and the mural connecting MOCA's "Urs Fischer" exhibition and their permanent collection (2013). His upcoming shows include an exhibition at MARTE Museum in El Salvador in 2014, a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art, as well as various upcoming projects. Exhibition : Select Exhibitions 2014 Exhibition, MARTE Museum, El Salvador 2013 Michael Kohn Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach Mural, Petty Cash Restaurant, Los Angeles CA Keith Haring/RETNA, Presented by Andy Valmorbia, exhibition during Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 Mural, in conjunction with the Urs Fischer Exhibition at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA 2012 New Paintings and Works on Paper, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA A Conversation With A Great Friend, Houston/Bowery Wall, New York, NY The Boneyard Project: Return Trip, Pima Art and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ 2011 Art in The Streets, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Brimstone, Wynwood District, Miami FL (mural) The Hallelujah World Tour, Presented by Andy Valmorbida & Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, NewYork and London Ward of the State: Tony Ward Artists Muse, Curated by Robert Standish, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Nose Job, Curated by Carlo McCormick, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY 2010 Freedom, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA DESATURATED, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA RETNA, Rivera & Rivera, Los Angeles, CA The Lost Ones, Curated by Marsea Golberg, New Image Art Gallery, Mexico City, VOX HUMANA, L.A. Art Machine, L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles Of Our Youth, with El Mac, Culver City, CA (mural) Skid Row Mural, with El Mac and Estevan Oriol, Los Angeles Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA (mural) 2010 Hollywood & Wilton, with El Mac, Los Angeles, CA (mural) L.A.: 814 North La Cienega | Los Angeles, CA 90069 Chicago: 43 East Oak Street | Suite B | Chicago, IL 60611 kmfinearts.com JUSTICE, for Manifest Equality, with El Mac and Kofie, Los Angeles, CA (mural) Art For All, Malaga, Spain (mural/exhibit) Ave Maria, with El Mac, Salt Lake City, UT (mural) 2009 Primary Flight III, Miami FL, Margulies Warehouse (mural) Vagos Y Reinas, with El Mac, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2009 Follow the Line, The Don Gallery Milan Italy RCVA Headquaters, with El Mac, Cos
Zachary armstrong

Zachary armstrong - Self Portrait (Black and Raw on White Ground) 2014
Self Portrait (Black and Raw on White Ground) 2014
Georg Baselitz
Biography : Georg Baselitz was born Hans-Georg Kern in 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, in what was later East Germany. The artist emerged as a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionist painting in the 1960s. In 1965, he spent six months in the Villa Romana, Florence, the first of his yearly visits to Italy. Baselitz moved to Osthofen, near Worms, in 1966, and he began to make woodcuts and started a series of fracture paintings of rural motifs. During this time, he also painted his first pictures in which the subject is upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work. In 1976, the Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, organized a retrospective of his work. Baselitz was appointed instructor in 1977 and professor the following year at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany.He established a studio in Florence, which he used until 1981. In 1980, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the Venice Biennale. The first volume of the catalogue raisonné of his graphic work was published in 1983 by Galerie Jahn, Munich. Major retrospectives of his work have been held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1983; traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Kunsthalle Basel); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1993); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1996); and Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007). Baselitz has represented Germany at the Venice Biennale (1980) and participated in Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany (1982). The artist lives in Munich and Imperia, Italy.
Vertes, Galerie Michael Schultz, Galerie Terminus GmbH,
Norman Bluhm
Biography : Norman Bluhm was born in Chicago in 1921, although as a child he lived in Italy for eight years. His principle education was architecture, and he studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology with Mies van der Rohe. He served in the United States Air Force from 1941-1945. He also studied in Florence at the Academia de Belle Arte before moving to Paris in 1947 to continue his education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he was exposed to the ideas of the Bauhaus philosophy of bringing together aesthetically arts and crafts. After World War II, he lived in Paris with other hopeful American writers and artists of the expatriate scene. There he developed an interest in nude painting. After coming to New York in 1956, he began showing with Leo Castelli, where he had exhibitions in 1957, 1959 and 1960. The Cedar Tavern became a favorite gathering place for Bluhm, were he met other painters and writers, including Frank O’Hara, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Among the work of this noted group were the 26 Bluhm-O’Hara spontaneous poem paintings, composed in 1960 in Bluhm’s studio in the old TIffany Glass building.The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, CD exhibited Bluhm’s work in his first museum show in 1969 and he is now recognized as one of the leading figures of Post-War abstraction. From the late 1950s until his death in 1999, Bluhm exhibited regularly in group and solo shows throughout America and abroad.
Hollis Taggart Galleries, Vallarino Fine Art, Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, Jerald Melberg Gallery, McCormick Gallery, CONNERSMITH.,
Fernando Botero
Biography : Born in 1932 in Medellin, Columbia, Botero became interested in painting at an early age. When he was twelve, his uncle, an aficionado of bullfighting, enrolled him in a school for toreros which he attended for two years. The preferred themes of his first drawings were inspired by the world of bullfighting. His artistic precocity was evident in an illustrated article he contributed to the Medellin newspaper El Colombiano when he was seventeen. Titled Picasso and the Nonconformity of Art revealed his avant- garde thinking about modern art. Botero moved to Bogota in 1951 and held his first one-man exhibition at the Leo Matiz Gallery. The following year, at the age of twenty, with the painting "One the Coast "(1952) , he was awarded a Second Prize at the IX Exhibition of Columbian Artists at the National Salon in Bogota. Detailed Description :
With the prize money he earned from the Salon and his exhibitions, he departed for Europe. In Spain, he enrolled at the Academia San Fernando in Madrid where he visited El Prado Museum daily. His principal influences during this period were Goya, Velasquez, Titian, and Tintoretto. The following year he departed for Paris and moved into a small apartment on the Place des Vosges. Deeply disillusioned by the French avant-garde, Botero spent all his time at the Louvre studying the old Masters. It was during a brief stay in Mexico that Botero produced Still Life with Mandolin (1956), which marked the first appearance of his distinctive rounded style. Two years later he was awarded a First Prize at the National Salon in Bogota for his" Bridal Chamber: Homage to Mantegna", a work inspired in Mantegna's 1474 frescos for the Ducal Palace in Mantua. A second version of this theme by Botero is now in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum. Botero moved to New York in 1960 and the following year the Museum of Modern Art acquired his painting" Mona Lisa, Age Twelve" for its New York collection. Botero left New York City for Paris in 1973, continuing to explore the manipulation of form for aesthetic effect, gradually eliminating all traces of brushwork and texture, opting instead for smooth inflated shapes. He continues to paint but Botero's work in a three dimensional art form naturally progressed to sculpture. While his work included still life and landscapes, Botero favors situational portraiture. Drawing on his childhood experiences in Columbia, Botero portrays people from all walks of life in all types of situations. His signature large, corpulent figures can be viewed as political commentary of satire. Botero himself notes that as an artist, he is attracted to certain forms without exactly knowing why. His vision involves the conviction that monumentally is not so much a question of size as it is of proportion. He is an abstract artist in the most fundamenta Galería La Cometa, Jerome Zodo Gallery, Ascaso Gallery, Chowaiki & Co., Galeria Freites, Tresart, Contessa Gallery,
Brandon Boyd

Brandon Boyd - Wild Horses Running Wild, 2016
Wild Horses Running Wild, 2016
James Brooks
Biography : James Brooks (1906-1992) was an American muralist and first generation abstract painter, born in St. Louis, MO in 1906. He first studied art at SMU in Dallas, TX (1923-25). In 1926 he moved to NY to study art at the Art Students League. He was amongst the first abstract expressionists to use staining in his technique. His intent was to always create painterly accidents of a kind that helped him bury personal meanings within his works. In the late 40’s, Brooks began to dilute his paint in order to create the stain affect on his raw canvas. These works often combined calligraphy and abstract shapes to shape his intended meanings. His first solo show was in 1949 at the Peridot Gallery in NY. Brooks was a friend of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner on eastern Long Island. He won the Logan Medal of Arts Award and his works are in public locations as well as significant museums all over the United States and London.. Brooks married abstract artist Charlotte Park in 1947, who studied under Wallace Harrison, as did abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler. James Brook died in East Hampton NY in 1992.
Hollis Taggart Galleries, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, McCormick Gallery, Berry Campbell Gallery,
Erik Brunetti
Biography : Erik Brunetti’s work strikes a perfect balance between authorial presence and formal invention. Conveying provocative statements of iconoclastic intent, his pieces contemplate theories deeply rooted in nonconformity, lending a distinctive quality to his work. Brunetti’s creative process focuses on extending the spectrum of radical ideas in art, raising fundamental questions about the prevailing limitations on artistic freedom of expression. Brunetti dissects the facts to rebuild a divergent system and atmosphere where counteraction is the dominant emotional force. With a career spanning over the course of more than two decades, Brunetti has always maintained a sense of self, channeling his raw talent, rebellious nature and astute observations throughout all of his undertakings, be it design, photography, music, film or fine art. His distinct, and often obscure references are a recurring theme in his work, which has been described as caliginous and risqué –yet remarkably authentic and highly analytical. Brunetti’s affection for political theory and current affairs lends further elements of danger and turbulence to his work, frequently compared to that of the Situationist International and Arte Povera movements. These innate characteristics were precisely what inspired Ivan Karp to exhibit Brunetti’s first solo show at OK Harris in 1996, an installation which was re-created in 2011, commissioned by Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA’s then-director. The piece was prominently featured in the Art In The Streets museum retrospective which surveyed the development of subversive art from the 1970’s to the present. Erik Brunetti was born in 1967 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He lives and works in Marfa, Texas & Los Angeles, California. His work can be found in public and private collections internationally.
Artist's Documents: Erik Brunetti, Monolithic Eleventh Steel Monumental, 2015  
Alexander Calder
Biography : Alexander Calder (1898-1976) began constructing objects from a very young age. His parents, both artists, encouraged his talent. Calder worked at various jobs before enrolling at the Art Students League in New York City in 1923. In 1936, he moved to Paris, where he started creating the moving toys and figures that would become his famous Cirque Calder. He also began producing portrait and figurative sculptures composed entirely of wire. He had his first solo exhibition in 1928 at Weyhe Gallery in New York. In 1931, Calder exhibited his first abstract wire works and produced his initial, groundbreaking mechanized sculptures, pioneering kinetic art. Duchamp coined these works as "mobiles." During the 1930s, Calder also began making non-kinetic sculptures, which Hans Arp referred to as "stabiles" in contrast to "mobiles." Calder also created oil paintings in the late 1920s and early 1930s; in the 1940s, he made many brightly colored works using gouache. When MoMA held a retrospective of Calder's work in 1943, he was the youngest artist to become the subject of such an exhibit at the museum. In 1946, Paris' Galerie Louis Carre organized an important exhibition of Calder's work, for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a landmark catalogue essay. Much of Calder's work from the late 1950s to the 1970s centered on monumental public sculptures designed for the outdoors, which primarily took the form of large-scale stabiles. He received many international commissions, such as those from New York Port Authority (1957), UNESCO in Paris (1958) and Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the first public artwork funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (1969). In 1960, Calder began designing tapestries to be crafted by weavers in the French villages of Aubusson and Felletin, the largest of which was commissioned by IBM in 1973. In the early 1970s, he created vibrantly colored designs to cover three Braniff airplanes.
Alexander Calder - Fleurs Croisees, 1968
Fleurs Croisees, 1968
Vertes, Arcature Fine Art, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Vallarino Fine Art, Antoine Helwaser Gallery, David Klein Gallery, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art,
John Chamberlain
Biography : John Chamberlain was born April 16, 1927 in Rochester, Indiana and grew up in Chicago. Chamberlain studied at The Art Institute of Chicago fro 1951 to 1952. During this time he began to make flat, welded sculpture influenced by the work of David Smith. Chamberlain taught and studied sculpture at Black Mountain College in North Carolina from 1955 to 1956. By 1957, he began to include scrap metal from cars in his work, and from 1958 onward he concentrated on sculpture built entirely of crushed automobile parts welded together. Chamberlain's first major solo show was held at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, in 1960. From 1962, Chamberlain showed frequently at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and in 1964 his work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Chamberlain also experimented with other mediums. From 1963 to 1965, he made geometric painting with sprayed automobile paint. In 1966, he began a series of sculptures of melted or crushed metal and heat-crumpled Plexiglas. Chamberlain's work was presented in a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1971. In the early 1970's Chamberlain began once more to make large works from automobile parts. These works were shown in the sculpture garden at the Dag Hammarskold Plaza, New York, in 1973, and at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, in 1975. His next major retrospective was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1986; the museum simultaneously co-published John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture 1954–1985, authored by Julie Sylvester. In 1993, Chamberlain received both the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C. In 2007, Guild Hall Academy of the Fine Arts named Chamberlain the Visual Arts Honoree for the 22nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.
John Chamberlain - Untitled, 1983
Untitled, 1983
Vertes, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Allan Stone Projects, Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, Jerome Zodo Gallery, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Omer Tiroche Gallery, Galerie Terminus GmbH,
Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright - friends of the earth 2014
friends of the earth 2014
Ramsey Dau
Biography : Ramsey Dau’s paintings combine masterfully rendered photorealism with a personal graphic vocabulary of primitive shape, pattern and expressionistic mark-making. Beginning with prodigious observation of his subconscious aesthetic and intellectual preferences, Dau creates hyper-realistic “painted collages” that challenge the viewer to discern their meaning and mode of creation. His compositions draw heavily on his background in graphic design and rely both on chance and focused intention. I make work that I am drawn to make. Aesthetics plays a major role, working almost exclusively by feel. But as to my motivation – I believe that to be buried in my subconscious. Modern neuropsychology emphasizes the influence of the subconscious and questions the existence of free will, so maybe it is beyond my knowing. Perhaps, in time, it will reveal itself through the making of the work, like some future archaeologist finding an ancient machine and trying to figure out what it is by plugging it in and letting it run – seeing what it makes. Dau was selected as one of Modern Painters’ 25 Artists to Watch in 2014. That same year he was awarded the Art Park Artist Residency program in Byron Bay, Australia, which culminated in a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Mild Manners Project Gallery. The Singularity is Near is Dau’s first solo exhibition with KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles. Recently, he’s been exploring the interplay between found imagery—much of it black-and- white photographs of African art pieces, culled from a volume in a secondhand bookshop— and his own language of line and shape. This has resulted in collages, collaged paintings, and paintings in which the original source photographs are reproduced in acrylic. In 2014, Dau was named one of 25 Artists to Watch by Modern Painters Magazine. Exhibition : The Singularity is Near | KM Fine Arts Los Angeles | September 12 - November 12, 2015
Artist's Documents: Modern Painters - 25 Artists to watch  
Ramsey Dau - Dunkle Materie (Small) 2016
Dunkle Materie (Small) 2016
Ramsey Dau - The Knot Loops In Upon Itself, I Cannot Find the End, 2016

The Knot Loops In Upon Itself, I Cannot Find the End, 2016

Ramsey Dau - Umwelt, 2016

Umwelt, 2016

Carole Feuerman
Biography : Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most prominent hyperrealist sculptors, with a prolific career spanning four decades. She sculpts and paints miniature, life-size, monumental and public works in bronze, resin and marble. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. Feuerman has had six museum retrospectives to date and has been included in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The State Hermitage, The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, The Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Circulo de Bellas Artes, among others. Notable honors received include the Amelia Peabody Award, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, first prizes at the Austrian Biennale and the Florence Biennale, Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, and the 2013 Save the Arts Museum’s Choice Award for Sculpture. Her artwork is in public, private and corporate collections across the world including Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum, Art-st-Urban, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and the Credit Swiss Collection. Among her patrons are His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Mikhail Gorbachev. She has taught, lectured and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University and Grounds for Sculpture. There are currently three full-color monographs about her work: Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, written by Eleanor Munro and published by Hudson Hills Press, now in its second edition, and Carole A. Feuerman: La Scultura Incontra la Realta, by Gabriele Caioni. Her sculpture Grande Catalina is featured in A History of Western Art by Antony Mason and John T. Spike and published by Abrams Books in twelve languages.
Artist's Documents: Carole Feuerman CV  
Carole Feuerman - The Goddess, 2016
The Goddess, 2016
Carole Feuerman - Miniature Serena, 2016
Miniature Serena, 2016
Carole Feuerman - Miniature Balance, 2016
Miniature Balance, 2016
C24 Gallery,
Eric Fischl
Biography : Eric Fischl (b. 1948) is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His first New York City solo show was at Edward Thorp Gallery in 1979, during a time when suburbia was not considered a legitimate genre for art. He first received critical attention for depicting the dark, disturbing undercurrents of mainstream American life. Fischl's paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, MusÈe Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten. Eric Fischl is also the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. Eric Fischl is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. His exhibition, Friends, Lovers and Other Constellations will be on display until May 11, 2014 at the Albertina Museum in Wien, Austria.
HEXTON | modern and contemporary, Contessa Gallery,
Francoise Gilot
Detailed Description :
Francoise Gilot is considered one of the most enduring artists of the post WW II School of Paris modern masters. She was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine France in 1921. In her very first art exhibition (Paris - 1943) she (at age 21) meets Pablo Picasso (then 61), beginning a personal and artistic relationship that would last over a decade. Francoise Gilot was publicly known as Picasso's lover and artistic muse from 1944-1953. During this time, Picasso created an exhaustive body of works titled after "Francoise". She had two children with Pablo. Their first child was born Claude Picasso in 1947, and Paloma Picasso was born 2 years later. They never married. During the Picasso years, Gilot became part of a circle of friends referred to as the French Intelligentsia which included such figures as Gertrude Stein, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Georges Braque, and writer/philosopher Simon Beauvoir. Her friendship with Henri Matisse very much influenced her work and artistic sensibility but it was Braque and Picasso, who began the Analytic Cubism movement in the early 1900's, which influenced her unique cubist style. After Gilot's relationship with Picasso ends, she meets an artist named Luc Simon. In 1955 they marry. It was during her time with Simon, that her artwork found additional influences through her new acquaintances from other modern masters such as Tony Rosenthal, Adolph Gottlieb, and Jean Dubuffet. In 1963, one year after divorcing Simon, she decides to release her first and most famous book 'Life with Picasso'. Concerns of being sued by Picasso, she consults professional attorneys before releasing the work for public sale. It sells over a million copies in it's first year and has been translated in over a dozen languages. In 1969, she meets and later marries the great vaccine pioneer, Jonas Salk. During her 25 year marriage to Dr. Salk, she maintained studios in California, New York, and Paris. Her work led her to a 1973 appointment as Art Director of the Schola
Michael Goldberg
Biography : Michael Goldberg (1924-2007) was an American ‘second generation’ abstract expressionist. He is one of the last remaining surviving members of the New York School. Born in the Bronx in 1924, Michael studied under abstract impressionist Hans Hofmann. But at 18, his art career was interrupted when he volunteered for Army service in WWII. He became a master sergeant in the China-Burma-India Theatre where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After returning from the war, he set up shop as a painter, eventually occupying Rothko’s Bowery loft. Hanging out at the Cedar Town Tavern with the Eight Street Club, he often associated with several of the great alumni from the New York School; Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Goldberg came into prominence as a classical abstract expressionist in the late 50’ and 60’s. He did his first solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1953. Unfortunately for Goldberg, Color Field painting and Pop Art were just emerging and somewhat upstaged his work. It wasn’t until the 70’s and 80’s, that his classic abstract expressionist style of blending of Western metaphysics and Eastern philosophy became once again appreciated by critics and exhibitors. Until he died in 2007, he stayed active teaching, exhibiting, and painting.
Hollis Taggart Galleries, Vallarino Fine Art, David Klein Gallery, Scott White Contemporary Art, McCormick Gallery,
Kim Gottlieb-Walker
Detailed Description :
Kim Gottlieb-Walker (b. 1947) is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 45 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Her mother, an assistant to a portrait photographer, gave Kim her first 35mm camera and taught Kim the basics of light and photography from early on. A graduate of UCLA with honors in Motion Picture Production, Kim worked as a teaching assistant in the film department and began photographing at concerts while her professor, Bill Kerby, conducted interviews. This led to her classic portrait of Jimi Hendrix during Kerby’s 1967 interview with him, a photo Kim took when she was only twenty years old. Kim worked as a photo editor in the LA underground scene of the early ‘70s, accompanying journalists on assignments and often shooting at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge where she photographed Andy Warhol and author Howard Fast. She moved to London for a year, perfecting her skill of shooting live performances on stage during 1970’s Isle of Wight music festival. She then returned to Los Angeles and photographed recording artists including Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell and Gram Parsons before his untimely death in 1973. Kim’s ability to photograph candidly in natural light has produced some of her most iconic photographs in Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae, her first book which documents many never-before-seen photographs of reggae legends including Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Peter Tosh with commentary from Cameron Crowe, Roger Steffens and former Island Records head of Publicity, Jeff Walker. She went on to shoot film stills for John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Fog, Christine and Escape from New York and also worked at Paramount as unit photographer for Cheers and Family Ties. In 1980, Kim was one of the first women admitted to the International Cinematographers Guil
Keith Haring
Biography : Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In 1978, Haring moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts. As a student at SVA, Haring experimented with performance, video, installation and collage, while always maintaining a strong commitment to drawing. In 1980, Haring began to create drawings in white chalk upon these blank paper panels throughout the subway system. Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of these public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty “subway drawings” in one day. Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous and solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an immensely popular and highly acclaimed one-man exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. During this period, he also participated in renowned international survey exhibitions such as Documenta 7 in Kassel; the São Paulo Biennial; and the Whitney Biennial. Haring produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of over 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He collaborated with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. The artist’s work can be seen today in exhibitions and collections of major museums around the world.
Vertes, Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, Galerie Forsblom,
Hans Hofmann
Biography : Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures of postwar American art and played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism. He was born in Weissenberg, Germany and was raised and educated in Munich. After initial studies in science and mathematics, he began studying art in 1898. With the support of Berlin art patron Phillip Freudenberg, Hofmann was able to move to Paris in 1904, taking classes at both the Académie de la Grande Chaumière (with fellow student Henri Matisse) and the Académie Colarossi. Hofmann would remain in Paris until 1914 when the advent of World War I required him to return to Germany. In 1915, unable to enroll in the military due to a respiratory ailment, Hofmann opened an innovative school for art in Munich, where he transmitted what he had learned from the avant-garde in Paris. In the summer of 1930, Hofmann moved to the United States to teach at the University of California, Berkely and in 1931, received his first American solo exhibition at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. In 1932 he settled in New York where he again taught art, first at The Art Students League, then, a year later, at his own school. The artist taught art for over four decades; his impressive list of students includes Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Jensen, Wolf Kahn, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson and Frank Stella. His school would remain a vital presence in the New York art world until 1958 when the seventy-eight year old Hofmann decided to devote himself full-time to painting. Beginning in the mid-1940s with a one-person exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s The Art of This Century Gallery in New York, Hofmann’s paintings were the subject of exhibitions at major institutions such as the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Hofmann was also one of four artists representing the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1960.
Hollis Taggart Galleries, Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, Yares Art, Leslie Feely , Waterhouse & Dodd, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, Chowaiki & Co., Vallarino Fine Art,
Lori Hyland
Biography : Lori Hyland is an abstract painter who has lived her entire life in Los Angeles. She took her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California and then attended Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York. Additionally she studied with Koho Sensei in traditional Japanese Sumi-e and Tom Wudl. Lori's work has been shown in galleries in Europe and the U.S. Exhibition : EXHIBITIONS 2012 Art Platform, Los Angeles 2011 Art Basel – Delano Hotel, Miami Domingo Zapata - Lori Hyland Center Theater Group, Los Angeles Scope, Miami Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles 2010 Tresor Interieur, Galerie Des Molieres, Miramas, France Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills Art Aspen, Timothy Yarger Gallery at Art Aspen, Aspen Jazz Suite, An Affair of The Art, Ryman-Carroll Foundation, Los Angeles Art Miami, Timothy Yarger Gallery, Miami LA Art Show, Los Angeles 2007 Haute Living and Rolls Royce Art, Basel The Forge, Miami Karen Lynne Gallery, Beverly Hills Detailed Description :
ARTIST STATEMENT The creative process for me is deeply intuitive. I've always been fascinated and guided in painting by two important concepts;visual meaning and transformation with every canvas bringing new and unexpected relationships. I try in each painting to use the entire visible color spectrum with its vast palette as nature does even in the desert and gray skies. Painting is very satisfying. I may start out with a very particular vision or meaning but other forces bring me to an altogether different place. It is this element that draws me into abstract art rather then representational which brings a never satisfying depiction of what someone else or nature has created. Abstract painting offers me totally individual meaning and endless fascination with the revelations that take place. Much of my work is constructed by small grids of color placed closely together to refract colors. By themselves, they have little meaning but placed in the whole reveal several levels of symbolism leading to a meaningful statement. My work becomes a matter of discovery and investigation; creation as well as destruction with every moment new forms taking place. "Ancient Memories, Modern Expressions" is my most recent series of paintings. Inspired by ancient iconography from an encyclopedic range of cultures and civilizations, I examine then abstract these symbols. In so doing, I continue my exploration of visual meaning and transformation vis-a-vis the juxtaposition of new and unexpected relationships: the dominant and ongoing themes of my work. The series began as a literal gift. A scientist, one who works in a very esoteric field, presented me with ancient hieroglyphs and other schematics. Rather than providing any kind of explanation, he left it entirely up to me to interpret them. Although aware the images carried cultural, religious or economic significance, I addressed them denuded of imbued meaning, and used them instead as pictorial inspiration and as a starting point fo
Robert Indiana
Biography : Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana. He moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement, using distinctive imagery drawing on commercial art approaches blended with existentialism, that gradually moved toward what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". In 1962, Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery hosted Robert Indiana's first New York solo exhibition. He has since enjoyed solo exhibitions at over 30 museums and galleries worldwide. Indiana's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including MOMA, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Brandeis Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California among many, many others. Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and, his best-known example, LOVE. In 2008, Indiana created an image similar to his iconic LOVE (letters tacked two to a line, the letter "o" tilted on its side), but this time showcasing the word "HOPE," and has donated all proceeds from the image went to the Democratic National Committee for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. A stainless steel sculpture of HOPE was unveiled outside Denver's Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Education: Art Institute of Chicago, 1953. For Valentine's Day 2011 Indiana created a similar variation on LOVE for Google, which was displayed in place of the search engine site's normal logo.
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Vertes, Arcature Fine Art, Jerome Zodo Gallery, RUDOLF BUDJA GALLERY, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Mayoral, Waterhouse & Dodd, Galeria Freites, Rosenfeld Gallery, Vallarino Fine Art, Contessa Gallery, Long-Sharp Gallery,
Wolf KAHN
Biography : Kahn is a German-born American painter. He is known for his combination of realism and Color Field, and known to work in Pastel and Oil paint. He studied under Hans Hofmann, and graduated from the University of Chicago. Kahn is a resident of both New York City and, during the summer and autumn, West Brattleboro, Vermont. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927. In 1940 Kahn moved to the United States of America to attend the High School of Music and Art in New York City and graduated in 1945. Under the GI Bill, he was able to continue his studies with abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann at the Hans Hofmann School. He enrolled for a degree from the University of Chicago in 1950 and completed this in only one year, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in 1951. During his lifetime, Kahn has received honors such as the Fulbright in 1962, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship from 1966-1967. As one of the leading representational painter to have his roots in the innovations of Abstract Expressionism, his works are represented in most major museum and university collections in America. Kahn became a member of the National Academy of Design in 1980 and was elected to the Board in 1982. He also served as a member of the National Board of the College Art Association from 1980-1985 and became elected to membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1984. He regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work may be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Goya Contemporary Gallery, Berry Campbell Gallery,
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
Biography : Dana Louise Kirkpatrick was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1976. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and studied Fine Arts at Georgetown University, graduating with honors in 2001. While attending the university, she received the DaVinci Medal for Excellence in Studio Art and the Misty Dailey Award for Outstanding Work in Studio Art. Kirkpatrick’s bold, large-scale artworks sample literature, Modern Art, street art, and German neo-expressionism. These mixed media works, often populated by a motley crew and cast of characters, tell stories, stories of the disaffected, the marginalized, and the voiceless, stories of Kirkpatrick’s own. She grapples with the dichotomies and contradictions embedded in contemporary Western culture, religion, and humanity, using forceful iconography and a highly expressive technique. Her work and confessional visual language, inspired and influenced by confessional artists Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, grows from her fascination with, and empathy for, the constant existential duel between the isolated individual and the shared awareness of the group.Avoiding sentimentality, the work of Dana Louise Kirkpatrick seeks to establish an intimate connection with viewers while engaging them with the unrestricted exploration of universal emotions. Kirkpatrick lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. She has studied at The Art Students League of New York and is also an art curatorial consultant for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Her first Los Angeles solo exhibition—Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed was presented in Los Angeles in 2013. The exhibition catalog included commentary by Kirkpatrick’s mentor visual artist Raymond Pettibon, who expertly articulates the impact of her work:
Artist's Documents: The Danger of Goodness, God and Chain Link Fences  
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick - Cain and Abel, 2016
Cain and Abel, 2016
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick - ICARUS, 2016
ICARUS, 2016
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick - Pretty Pretty Spy Boy, 2016
Pretty Pretty Spy Boy, 2016
Gary Lang
Biography : Detailed Description :
Gary Lang is a radical painter in the modernist tradition whose free hand process has earned the artist international acclaim. Brilliant lines and circles of color draw the viewer deeper into the canvas. Freeform plaids and repetitive geometric shapes shimmer and dazzle the eyes. Describing a Gary Lang canvas is somewhat of an exercise in futility; we have to accept each canvas on its own terms. Lang creates works that are at once calming and nerve-shattering. Acording to Lang, his art is not abstract. "My paintings have their own virtual reality. Just look at it as though it was a rock," he said. His work can bring order to the chaos that confronts us daily yet it can also reflect emotions on the edge, the risks of the unpredictability of life. His paintings are a kind of “rigorous meditation” and invite a dialog with the viewer. Lang now resides in Ojai after a period of working in New York and, early in his career, Barcelona. He is represented in major museums and private collections.
Gary Lang - BLUELIGHT SEVEN
BLUELIGHT SEVEN
Scott White Contemporary Art,
Wes Lang

Victor Matthews
Biography : Matthews, an internationally exhibited artist who lives both in Los Angeles and New York, is a New York native with roots in Brooklyn where he was born in 1963. He is a graduate of the New York High School of Art and Design and earned his BFA from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After completing his studies, Matthews moved back to New York in 1984 to set up his first studio in the East Village. As a young artist Matthews began his career in New York alongside artists like Richard Hambleton, and Keith Haring who taught Matthews how to stretch canvas. The influence of the first real “street art” movement on his work is palpable. Although he has been known to use the street as a canvas, he is in every aspect a studio painter, and has instead brought the street into his canvases. Detailed Description :
For the last decade Matthews has been creating perfectly choreographed mosaic-like paintings of whitewashed and abstracted cityscapes. His canvases, visually complex, are teeming with objects and abstracted shapes formed out of a bright white and heavy impasto paint. Each form sits on a raw canvas background, elbow to elbow with others without overlapping. While painting in his New York studio, banal urban objects such as sneakers, hydrants and brick find their way into his Zen-like paintings. Abstracted brick walkways are topped with sneakers in profile, water towers stand like mountains and stylized pigeons sit comfortably atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Work created in Los Angeles is markedly more abstract and reflects the nature of a more sprawling environment. The intricacies of the urban streets are replaced with new kinds of modernist foliage and organic shapes that hint at a story rather than tell it outright. Each shape has become more of the idea or an impression of an object rather than one that is clearly identifiable. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum Overholland (Amsterdam), the International Center for Contemporary Art (Rome), Cornell University (Ithaca NY), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), New School (New York), and Museum Nuova Icona (Venice), as well as in the private collections of Russell Simmons, Brice & Helen Marden, Jay Z, L.A. Reid, Francesco & Alba Clemente, Vera List, Ed Norton, Mary J. Blige, Nathaniel Rothschild, Forest Whitaker, President Mogae of Botswana, Donald Trump, Ronald Perelman and Salman Rushdie, among others.
Victor Matthews - You Told Me to Go Up the Road to Find, 2016
You Told Me to Go Up the Road to Find, 2016
Victor Matthews - Between the Forest and the Road, 2016
Between the Forest and the Road, 2016
Julie Mehretu
Biography : Detailed Description :
Julie Mehretu, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an American artist best known for her densely-layered abstract paintings and prints. Raised in East Lansing, Michigan, Mehretu received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and did a junior year abroad at University Cheik Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, then attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997. She was a resident of the CORE Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ( 1997-98) and the AIR Program at the Studio Museum in Harlem ( 2001). Mehretu's paintings and drawings refer to elements of mapping and architecture, achieving a calligraphic complexity that resembles and aerial views of urban grids enter the work as fragments, losing their real-world specificity and challenging narrow geographic and cultural readings. The paintings' was-like surfaces - built up over weeks and months in thin translucent layers - have luminous warmth and spatial depth, with formal qualities of light and space made all the more complex by Mehretu's delicate depictions of fire, explosions, and perspectives in both two and three dimensions. Her works engage the history of nonobjective art 0 from Constructivism to futurism - posing contemporary questions about the relationship between utopian impulses and abstraction. Among Mehretu's awards are the Berlin Prize (2007); the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (2005), often referred to as the “genius grant”, and the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2005). In 2000 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.was the recipient of the 2001 Penny McCall Award. Her work has been included in Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York (2000), and she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including one at the Cent Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art,
Joan Miro
Biography : Joan Miró was born in Spain in 1893 to a family of craftsmen. In 1912, Miró enrolled in an art academy in Barcelona. The school encouraged Miró to go out into the countryside in the midst of the landscapes to paint and to study the artistic practices of his contemporaries. Between 1912 and 1920, Miró painted still-lifes, nudes, and landscapes, a style in his early career that has been referred to as "poetic realism." In 1920 Miró made his first trip to Paris and in 1921, he had his first solo show at the Galerie la Licorne. His work was included in the Salon d’Automne of 1923. In 1924 Miró joined the Surrealist group. His solo show at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, in 1925 was a major Surrealist event; Miró was included in the first Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Pierre that same year. During the early 1930s he made Surrealist sculptures incorporating painted stones and found objects. In 1936 Miró was included in the exhibitions Cubism and Abstract Art and Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The following year he was commissioned to create a monumental work for the Paris World’s Fair. Miró’s first museum retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1941. That year Miró began working in ceramics and started to concentrate on prints; from 1954 to 1958 he worked almost exclusively in these two mediums. He received the Grand Prize for Graphic Work at the Venice Biennale in 1954, and his work was included in the first Documenta exhibition in Kassel the following year. In 1958 Miró was given a Guggenheim International Award for murals for the UNESCO building in Paris. During the 1960s he began to work intensively in sculpture. Miró retrospectives took place at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris in 1962, and the Grand Palais, Paris in 1974. In 1978 the Musée National d’Art Moderne exhibited over five hundred works in a major retrospective of his drawings.
Leslie Feely , Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art,
Geoff Moore

Philip Mount

Oscar Murillo

Brendan Murphy
Biography : Murphy has shown his works all over the world, including solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Calgary, Houston, and Buenos Aires and has a number of upcoming shows in New York, Chicago, and Munich. He is a former student of renowned painter and sculptor Eric Fischl and his work can be seen in over 500 private and public art collections internationally. Prior to establishing his artistic career, Murphy spent several years working in finance in New York. He soon recognized the potential for fusing his new creative profession with his entrepreneurial skills, which led him to found the lifestyle sportswear brand Solfire. Lending imagery from Murphy’s paintings, Solfire is founded under the conviction that arts, business, and social initiatives can contribute to making a better world. By living according to this adage, Murphy has also established himself as a philanthropist, collaborating with other artists and entrepreneurs to help raise significant amounts of money for numerous global non-profit organizations. Detailed Description :
Brendan Murphy’s work focuses on the genuine cultivation of beauty by utilizing color and movement to confront life’s experiences. The juxtaposing mathematical constructs, iconography, and sensual female silhouettes seen throughout the work guide the viewer through an emotional journey of discovery and the complexities of relationships. His work aims to bring people back to a state of genuine emotion rather than distraction and detachment. Working primarily with large format canvas, Murphy’s paintings display an effortless blending of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint to create floating backgrounds, moving pieces, and a push/pull multi-dimensional visual experience. His work and exhibitions exude awareness yet are fantastical in his portrayals of raw passion.
Ruth Pastine
Biography : Ruth Pastine’s work focuses the phenomenological investigation of color and its optical invocation of temperature, light, and spacial interplay. Trained at The Cooper Union and Hunter College, her approach to painting and color theory is nearly scientific, but her complete paintings are intensely emotive. Working in oil on canvas, she utilizes limited palettes of complementary color systems through which she forms infinite color experiences. The paint, applied in countless small brushstrokes, appears seamless. Through this process she is able to explore the perceptual interaction of color relationships and how they create a dialog between object, presence, and phenomena. Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL Present Tense, Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA 2014 MIND’S EYE / Sense Certainty Series, Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Ruth Pastine Attraction 1993-2013, Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper, Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH, Lancaster, CA 2013 Interplay, Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 2012 Counterpoint, Pastel Works on Paper, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA Imminence, Primary Color Series and Secondary Color Series Paintings, Quintenz & Company, Aspen, CO 2011 Immaterial Matters, Primary Red Blue Series Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Conquer Surrender, Green Orange Violet Secondary Color Series Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Transcendent Boundaries, Paintings: 1997-2011, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA 2010 Present Fugitive, Red Green Series and Blue Orange Series Paintings, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX 2009 Limitless, Red Green Series Paintings, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA Phase and Shifting, Gray Series Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2008 Convergence, Saturated Red Blue Series Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Ever Present, Saturated Red Blue Series Paintings, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX 2007 Black Light, Red Green, Blue Orange, and Yellow Violet Series Paintings, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA Ruth Pastine: Focus on the Masters, Interview Series and Exhibition, Brooks Institute, Ventura, CA 2004 Luminesce Red Green, Equivalence Red Green Series and Sameness and Difference Series Paintings, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA 2003 Expedition, Yellow Violet Series Paintings, Double Squares, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2000 Yellow Magenta Violet Series, Paintings, Bentley Gall
Scott White Contemporary Art,
Grear Patterson

Marco Perego - Saldana
Biography : Marco Perego Saldana was born in Salo, Italy in 1979. He has become one of the most noticeable emerging artists to watch. Internationally renowned, Marco Perego Saldana looks at works by great masters and breaks up their figures into forms. His paintings are a result of the dissection of these forms into abstract images and his work focuses on the abstraction of the human form Exhibition : Select Solo Exhibitions 2014 New Works, 'The Space', Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Dean Valentine 2012 Awakening, Fairytales Mania, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, England Essay by Glenn O Brien 2011 Secrets, Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Essay by Adam Lindemann 2008 The Truth is All of These Things, The Truth is None of These Things, The Truth is Some of These Things, Half Gallery, New York, New Yor, Curated by John Mc Whinnie
Essay by John Mc Whinnie, Bill Power, Carine Roitfeld and Glenn O Brien Devastated Land, National Archaeological Museum, Florence, Italy Curated by Sergio Risaliti 2006 Adam, Eve and ME, Devolution Of Humanity in the 21st Century, Apple Center, 59th St, New York, New York Select Group Exhibitions 2012 About Caravaggio. Contemporary Visions & Illusions, Museo Tuscolano, Rome, Italy 2011 Rebel, Galerie Gmurzynska, Paris, France 2008 Cose Mai Viste, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy, Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva 2007 Group Show, 20 Hoxton Square, London, England 2006 I Tesori del Marocco, Triennale, Milan, Italy Detailed Description :
As writer Glenn O’Brien said, "Perego’s work is in an ancient Mediterranean tradition. In a time of abstract and conceptual art it’s easy to neglect the themes that seem to carry over from age to age. Today grotesques tend to live in cartoon, teen television and science fiction, but it’s good to see an artist who understands the old pagan usages bring them back into the practice of painting and sculpture." Perego Saldana recently followed his muse into the world of animation. He wrote and directed “Burn to Shine,” a 25-minute short film comprised of over 2,500 drawings. The film was released in 2013 and features a score by BAFTA award-winning producer/re-mixer/composer Nellee Hooper, who has collaborated with Björk, No Doubt/Gwen Stefani, Madonna, U2, Massive Attack, and Craig Armstrong/ Marius De Vries on the score for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Perego Saldana produced a short film, entitled “ME + HER”, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The short film is about a tiny city made of cardboard in a faraway world, tucked away in a small fold of land behind an enormous willow tree. Perego Saldana made the cover of The Guardian in 2007 with his sculpture “THE ONLY GOOD ROCKSTAR IS A DEAD ROCKSTAR.” Foreshadowing the untimely death of singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, the piece posited Winehouse as the victim of Beat generation writer William Burroughs (who, in fact, accidentally shot and killed his wife Joan Vollmer in Mexico in 1951). The sculpture now resides in a Mexico City museum, part of the largest collection of contemporary art in Latin America. For “ADAM, EVE and ME,” Perego Saldana created a nine-foot iPod replica displayed in front the Apple store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue. A social commentary on the devolution of humanity in the 21st century, the non- commissioned installation also featured the artist himself in a top hat and tails along with a cast of 50 actors dressed like monkeys. In 2012, Pereg
Raymond Pettibon

Pablo Picasso
Biography : Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was the most dominant and influential artist of the first half of the twentieth century. Associated most of all with pioneering Cubism, alongside Georges Braque, he also invented collage, and made major contributions to Symbolism, Surrealism, and to the classical styles of the 1920s. He saw himself above all as a painter, and yet his sculpture was greatly influential, and he also explored areas as diverse as print-making and ceramics. Finally, he was a famously charismatic personality: his many relationships with women not only filtered into his art but may have directed its course; and his behavior has come to embody that of the bohemian modern artist in the popular imagination. Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born into a creative family. His father was a painter, and he quickly showed signs of following the same path: his mother claimed that his first word was "piz," a shortened version of lapiz, or pencil; and his father would be his first teacher. Picasso began formally studying art at the age of eleven. Several paintings from his teenage years still exist, such as First Communion (1895), which is typical in its conventional, if accomplished, academic style. His father groomed the young prodigy to be a great artist by getting Picasso the best education the family could afford, visiting Madrid to see works by Spanish old masters. And when the family moved to Barcelona, so his father could take up a new post, Picasso continued his art education. It was in Barcelona that Picasso first matured as a painter. He frequented the Els Quatre Gats, a cafe popular with bohemians, anarchists, and modernists. And he came to be familiar with Art Nouveau and Symbolism, and artists such as Edvard Munch and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It was here that he met Jaime Sabartes, who would go on to be his fiercely loyal secretary in later years. This was his introduction to a cultural avant-garde, in which young artists were encouraged to express themselves. Durin
Vertes, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Modernism Inc., Sims Reed Gallery, ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, Queue Projects, Chowaiki & Co., Mayoral, Waterhouse & Dodd, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, Smith-Davidson Gallery, Alon Zakaim Fine Art, Contessa Gallery, DIE GALERIE, Long-Sharp Gallery, Galería La Cometa,
Larry Poons
Biography : Larry Poons, was born in Tokyo in 1937. His first study into the arts was music (1955-57) with the intent of becoming a musician. After enrolling in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1959), he soon began exhibiting his paintings in important group exhibitions. His first solo show was in 1963 at the Green Gallery in NY. Achieving enormous success early, his abstract and colorist style of circles and ovals on brilliantly colored solid backgrounds. After that, he began exhibiting in group shows (over 60 in total) all over the world. His dots and ellipses became his iconic signature style. But by 1966 had begun to move away from his pure Op Art style. In 1968, always a great colorist, Poons began staining over his ellipse paintings to achieve some of his more beautiful, free spirited and innovative abstractions. His later works are more associated with Lyrical and Abstract Expressionism. He currently maintains a studio in upstate New York. There are numerous important publications that include his works.
Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, James Barron Art, Scott White Contemporary Art, Berry Campbell Gallery,
Robert Rauschenberg
Biography : Robert Rauschenberg (born Milton Ernst Rauschenberg; October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Rauschenberg is perhaps most famous for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. While the Combines are both painting and sculpture, Rauschenberg also worked with photography, printmaking, paper-making, and performance. Rauschenberg lived and worked in New York City and on Captiva Island, Florida until his death, May 12, 2008, from heart failure. It wasn't until 1947, while in the U.S. Marines that he discovered his aptitude for drawing and his interest in the artistic representation of everyday object and people. After leaving the Marines he studied art in Paris on the G.I. Bill and in 1948, decided to attend Black Mountain College in North Carolina. From 1949 to 1952 Rauschenberg studied at the Art Students League of New York, where he met fellow artists Knox Martin and Cy Twombly. There he discovered his signature mode by embracing materials traditionally outside of the artist's reach. He would cover a canvas with house paint, or ink the wheel of a car and run it over paper to create a drawing, while demonstrating rigor and concern for formal painting. By 1958, at the time of his first solo exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, his work had moved from abstract paintings to drawings like "Erased De Kooning" (1953) to his infamous "combines". Rauschenberg also experimented by printing onto aluminum, moving plexiglass disks, clothes, and other surfaces and in the 80's and 90's, he concentrated primarily on collage and new ways to transfer photographs. In 1998, the Guggenheim Museum put on its largest exhibition ever with four hundred works by Rauschenberg. The museum also held a memorial exhibition of photographs from October 22, 2008 through November 5, 2008.
Vertes, Arcature Fine Art, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Casterline|Goodman Gallery, Galerie Terminus GmbH, Chowaiki & Co., Contessa Gallery,
Randall Slavin

Lucien Smith
Biography : Lucien Smith was born in Los Angeles in 1989 and in 2011, graduated from Cooper Union in New York with his BFA. He is an artist experimenting with the results of amalgamating various art genres, concepts, and techniques. He creates work that traverses a spectrum of styles and concerns, from chance to purpose, spare to saturated, sublime to familiar. These visual approaches or directives may combine and overlap in one piece, or spread individually through a series – each idea originally segregated, fully integrates when understood as an oeuvre. Every piece acts as a tangible moment, a chronicle of exploration as he negotiates with existence. Smith reminds us that an artist’s trajectory is a sensory reflection of individual experience. Smith, who has been a part of 14 group shows and has had nine solo exhibitions to date, currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art,
Cole Sternberg
Biography : Cole Sternberg’s questioning manifests engage the viewer in a dialog of the obvious while addressing where we find ourselves now, in an age of content overload, government control and the traditional hallmarks of good and evil humankind, from torture to consumption to hope. On one hand it is obsessive, scattered and messy, on the other it somehow comes together in sweetly subversive statement about all of us. “There’s a social undercurrent that runs throughout my body of work—a desire to question the way we treat the environment, each other, and the silly things that our culture values,” explains Sternberg. Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Saratoga, California Sternberg graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business Administration and the Liberal Arts Honors Program and his JD at the Washington College of Law at American University. Sternberg uses his legal background extensively in his work, combining a socio-political point of view with a strong aesthetic, and textual realism of influential words throughout the past two centuries, from Freud, Jung and Perls to the Geneva Convention to Bob Dylan and Kanye West. More superficially, it addresses censorship, misinformation and societal malaise. The colors, text and imagery all are meant to coincide in a strangely beautiful way with the messages inherent in. “One day,” which message is as much of hope as it is of longing speaks as an acknowledgment of the now as much as it does of aspiration for the future. Beyond any apparent conceptual framework the works also succeed as paintings, engaging his audience on an aesthetic level. Sternberg has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo show at The American University Museum in Washington, DC. Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), Primary Projects (Miami, FL), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA) and Kinsey DesForges (Culver City, CA).
Artist's Documents: Cars as Canvas; Walls as Artwork  
Judith Supine

Bernie Taupin
Biography : Bernie Taupin, songwriter-turned-visual-artist, explains that his creative process is “simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words.” After his successful career working with Elton John, Taupin began to expand his creative oeuvre beyond writing. In 1990, equipped with an acute visual sensibility and infatuation with painting, he set out to begin his career as a serious visual artist. Taupin first began frequenting art galleries and museums in the early 1970s as a way to seek solace from the chaos of New York City. During his visits he found unexpected crossovers between the art and his own songwriting, particularly in Modernist paintings and sculptures at the Museum of Modern Art. Although he now lives and works on a ranch house in central California, the influence of 1960s and 1970s modernist painting is apparent in the work of Bernie Taupin, a self-described “east coast painter.” Early in his career he found a particular kinship with artists Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clifford Still, evidence of which can still be seen in his paintings. Taupin’s work cannot be defined by one particular style, but rather tends to hover around the canons of abstract expressionism punctuated by elements of Pop Art. He has been known to use house paint, acrylic and oil paint, wood stains, spray paint and even collaged elements in his highly expressive works and has found that certain shapes, colors, and even painted words convey different feelings and emotions. For example, he finds that blocks and oblongs of bright color can accurately express affection. In the same way, their dark counterparts, fragmented edges and torn middles spell disturbance and pain. His work does not aim to convey any obvious narrative, however, Taupin paints in such a way to invite viewers to interpret the works according to their own thoughts and experiences, and encourages viewers to insert their own perceived narratives. Since he began his pa
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Andy Warhol
Biography : Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 to immigrant parents. In 1945 he entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in pictorial design. Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York, where he found steady work as a commercial artist, illustrating for several magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker. In the 1950's, Warhol enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, winning several commendations from the Art Director's Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 1952, the artist had his first individual show at the Hugo Gallery, exhibiting Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote. In 1954 he began concentrating on establishing a career in fine art. He utilized a process that would allow him to transfer and repeat his images to create paintings, with the later use of photo-silkscreening. His first group show was at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, Disasters and Marilyns. In addition to painting, Warhol made several 16-mm films which have become underground classics such as Chelsea Girls, Empire and Blow Job. At the start of the 1970's, Warhol began publishing Interview magazine and renewed his focus on painting. Works created in this decade include Maos, Skulls, Hammer and Sickles, Torsos and Shadows and many commissioned portraits. The artist began the 1980s with the publication of POPism: The Warhol 60's and with exhibitions of Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century and the Retrospectives and Reversal series. He also created two cable television shows, "Andy Warhol's TV" in 1982 and "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" for MTV in 1986. Warhol also engaged in a series of collaborations with younger artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Keith Haring.
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Domingo Zapata
Detailed Description :
Domingo Zapata (b. 1974) is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, the Design District in Miami, and the Palazzo da Mula in Venice. In these private ateliers he produces post-abstract representational paintings as well as sculpture. He paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and graffiti. For over 20 years Zapata has built a body of work, which varies significantly in motif, though consistently explores themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. In this distinctive hand, Zapata layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into his potent, cosmically beautiful world. Known for his signature "Polo" series, which first gained him critical acclaim, more recent work focuses on themes including his native Spanish culture, American Pop icons, and the state of the contemporary practice. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter (Zapata co-wrote lyrics for Michael Jackson and Jon Secada), and exposes his deeply poetic imagination by incorporating text and visual cues into many of his works. In this way, his images coax the viewer into his realm where fact and fiction persist simultaneously, fortifying each other’s beauty, depth, and meaning. Named an "artist to watch," in 2011 by the prestigious Whitewall Magazine, Zapata has quickly fulfilled this prophesy. Since, his work has lauded praise from international press such as The New York Times (cover story, Thursday Styles April 25, 2013), Esquire Spain, Vanity Fair Italia, and The New York Observer. Recently, The New York Magazine deemed him, "in a league of his own," while just this October the New York Post proclaimed Zapata to be the "new Andy Warhol, with starlets begging for a sitting." The future continues to promise illustrious milestones for Zapata. This year the artist is preparing a poignant, commemorative mural for the lobby of Freed

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Located in both Chicago and Los Angeles, KM Fine Arts museum quality settings have offered critically acclaimed exhibitions with focus on modern, post-war contemporary and contemporary art since 2006.
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In January 2013, KM Fine Arts celebrated the inaugural opening of our Los Angeles space, further expanding the contemporary art program. Within that same year KM Fine Arts was included in the TOP 500 GALLERIES in the world list by Modern Painters/Blouin Media. The Gallery specializes in the finest American and European artists of early modernism, postwar and contemporary art. Areas of expertise include postwar movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting and contemporary art. The newly launched contemporary program focuses on museum quality emerging and mid-career artists, fostering personal growth and nurturing a continuous stream of creative development through studio visits, special projects and exhibitions.

The gallery program includes works by Georg Baselitz, Norman Bluhm, Fernando Botero, James Brooks, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Michael Goldberg, Hans Hofmann, Robert Indiana, Wolf Kahn, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol along with contemporary artists Eric Fischl, Ramsey Dau, Carole Feuerman, Kim Gottlieb-Walker, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Gary Lang, Victor Matthews, Brendan Murphy, Ruth Pastine, Cole Sternberg, and Bernie Taupin among others.
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