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This intimate series of colorful, painterly works expresses a rich sense of the abstract and what nature provides to us in its many forms of a rainbow, from the bark of a beautiful tree to the colors reflected through a winter's window.
This sophisticated collection of small but powerful works was based on an endearing childhood memory of the artist when digging in a natural sandbox of soil while on a camping trip in the Rocky Mountains with her little sister. A day of found rock ledges off the water and playful dirt digging near their cabin revealed a rainbow of discoveries, from brightly colored insects to Indian stones.
Colorful visions are captured in each individual work through thick brushstrokes, soft divisions of the compositions and carefully orchestrated palettes. While as a series they evoke a sense of refreshment and discovery, The Digging for Rainbows collection acts a reminder that rainbows often thought of as only seen in the sky can also be found on earth if we choose to keep our eyes open and memories vivid.
Louisiana native William Guion has photographed the landscape and oaks of the South and West for over 30 years. When he was a photography student in California, one of his instructors gave him advice that he would follow for his entire career. When he asked his instructor how to make more meaningful photographs he said: “find something you love and photograph it again and again. Then, over time, your deep feelings for the thing you love will shine through your photographs”. This is apparent in Bill’s photographs.
Southern Live Oak trees grow in a thin corridor rimming the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida and up the Atlantic Coast into Southeastern Virginia. The limbs stretch long and bend low, even dipping into the ground as though it’s supporting or steadying itself with its limbs. The expression “Live Oak” is derived from the tree’s heartiness and longevity. Its leaves always appear to be green (it’s actually semi-evergreen and sheds its leaves periodically throughout the year, usually growing new leaves simultaneously.) A single live oak can live as long as a half dozen human generations and some of the oldest are more than 500 years of age.
Bill has worked on a photo-documentary of the 100 oldest live oaks in the south- He is locating and recording the 100 oldest member trees in the Louisiana Live Oak Society. He wants to raise awareness for the importance of old, historic trees in our lives. Bill supports the work of groups and organizations that study, care for, and promote the protection of oaks and other historic trees.
Sugarmill Oak, Louisiana (G2391) Sugarmill Oak was made at the Raceland sugarcane mill in 2009. The tree is one of three large live oaks growing behind the offices of the Raceland mill, and based on its size (more than 20 feet in circumference), it was likely planted sometime in the mid 1800s. The mill is owned today by the Raceland Raw Sugar Corporation and serves much of the surrounding cane-growing farms around Raceland. At one time the sugar mill was part of the Godchaux Plantation (pronounced god-chaw). It was one of the largest sugarcane plantations in South Louisiana. In antebellum Louisiana almost every sugarcane plantation had its own mill where the raw cut cane was processed into sugar. But today the number of mills is shrinking steadily, and becoming “cooperative” mills shared my many cane growing farms.
St. Joe Plantation Oak (G2404) This majestic oak tree is location on the grounds of the St. Joe Plantation in Vacherie Louisiana, 1 hour west of New Orleans, along the Mississippi River.
Oak Alley Morning Shadows (G2402) & Oak Alley West Row (G2403) These oaks are located on the grounds of Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie Louisiana, 1 hour west of New Orleans, along the Mississippi River. One of the most visited recognized plantation homes in the south.
Evergreen, New Alley, Right Side (G2399) & Evergreen Oak Alley (vertical view) (G2400) These beautiful alleys are on the grounds of Evergreen plantation in Edgard, Louisiana, right down the road from Oak Alley & St. Joe plantations.
Twin Oaks in Rain (G2392) This photo was taken in Audubon Park in New Orleans, LA. This tree was most likely planted when the park land was a plantation during colonial days.
Monterey Pines in Fog (G2458) Bill took this photo in Monterey California (where he lived for a bit from 2000-2006). He took this photo one afternoon when the offshore fog bank rolled inland off the Bay and blanketed the area.
Keep a close eye out for our new Warhol collection later this month! Yes I said it, NEW WARHOL!
Works by the U.S. pop artist fetched $380.3 million in sales in 2012, also beating Pablo Picasso, according to figures compiled by the database Artnet (ART) for Bloomberg News. The two western artists -- who died in 1987 and 1973 respectively -- had totals exceeding those for 80-year-old Gerhard Richter, the top living artist, with Zhang tumbling to fourth place from first.
The rankings reflect the increasing dominance of western postwar and contemporary works in the international art market. Auctions in this category at Sotheby’s, Christie’s International and Phillips de Pury & Co. in New York in November raised a record $1.1 billion, more than twice the total of the previous week’s Impressionist sales, where Picasso traditionally shines.
“Contemporary art is where the dynamic energy is at auctions,” Jonathan P. Binstock, senior adviser in postwar and contemporary art at Citi Private Bank Art Advisory & Finance, said in an interview. “The market is selective and concentrated on works by certain artists. The instant recognizability of masterpieces by Warhol and Richter makes them well suited to performing well.”
The ranking of auction sales for artists born after 1880 shows demand for Warhol barely exceeded the $379.4 million raised in 2011.
Warhol’s all-time auction sales climbed to $2.9 billion in 2012, while Picasso’s reached $5 billion.
Read more from bloomberg.com
October 20, 2012 – January 20, 2013
The exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting features more than 80 works on paper and paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and more than 60 photographs of the couple, whose shared passion for each other and Mexico's revolutionary culture during the 1920s and 1930s have made them Mexico's most famous artists. Assembled from three distinguished Mexican private collections on Mexican art, the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Colección Gelman, and Galería Arvil, the exhibition provides the opportunity to view almost one quarter of Kahlo's entire body of work and a range of Rivera's painting styles from his early cubist period and studies for his Mexican murals to his portraits and later landscapes. Photographs by Nickolas Muray, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Bernard Silberstein and others help tell the story of one of the most prolific and politically charged couples of the 20th century.
During their lifetime together as a married couple, Rivera achieved international prominence as a muralist, while Kahlo's intimate paintings were embraced by the Surrealist movement and the Mexican art world but not well known in the broader context of art and modernism. Guest-curated at the AGO by OCAD University professor and cultural historian Dot Tuer, Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting offers a new perspective on their artistic significance for the 21st century: one that encompasses how their paintings reflect both the dramatic story of their lives together and their artistic commitment to the transformative political and cultural values of post-revolutionary Mexico.
Christie’s notched its largest-ever Postwar/Contemporary evening sale on Wednesday, delivering a stunning $412,253,100 tally. It beat Sotheby’s astonishing $375.2-million contemporary art evening on Tuesday and along the way, set seven artist records and sold all but six of the 73 lots offered for a miniscule buy-in rate of eight percent by lot and seven percent by value. Equally impressive, it beat pre-sale expectations of $289,350,000-$411,800,000.
Six works sold for over $20 million and 55 of the 67 lots that sold hurdled the million-dollar mark. The enormous and almost incomprehensible result ranks second in Christie’s history for any category, trailing only the $491.5-million Impressionist and Modern evening sale in November 2006. Tonight’s result crushed the $247.5-million tally made last November.
Andy Warhol’s experimental 3-D “Statue of Liberty,” executed in silkscreen inks, spray enamel, and graphite from 1962, which sold to a telephone bidder for $43,762,500 (est. on request in the region of $30-40 million). It now ranks as the second most expensive Warhol ever sold at auction, trailing only “Green Car Crash (Green Burniing Car I)” (1963), which sold at the same house in May 2007 for a record $71,720,000. We have a very similar work available, "Statue of Liberty, 1963".
Mark Rothko’s punchy “Black stripe (orange, Gold and Black)” sold to the telephone for $21,362,500 (est. $15-20 million). Jose Mugrabi was one of the underbidders. It last sold at auction at Sotheby’s New York in May 1993 for $882,500.
A highly coveted painting by Mark Rothko has sold for $75.1 million at auction in New York. "No. 1 (Royal Red and Blue)," which the artist created in 1954, didn't break a record, but it did command the second highest price ever for a Rothko, according to Sotheby's. The record was set back in May "Orange, Red, Yellow" for $86.9 million. Read more.
The auction house had expected the painting to bring in between $35 million and $50 million. The painting had been in the collection of former Sotheby's president John Marion since 1982, according to the Wall Street Journal. The buyer's identity hasn't been disclosed.
In May, another Rothko painting, "Orange, Red, Yellow," sold for $87 million at a Christie's auction, setting a record for the artist.
Keep on the alert as we just might be releasing some new Rothko's soon ;-0
"If I mention the name Versailles, you might think of the elaborate chateau, with mirrored halls, crystal chandeliers and vast rooms filled with treasures. Indeed that does describe the palace. But in 2006 Versailles revealed its most satisfying hidden treasure, and opened to the public a place which I prefer to all the splendors of the palace: the idyllic Hameau of the Queen Marie Antoinette." This is just an exerpt from the writtings from Dawne Polis. You know her as a Photographer, you should read her articles and all accompanied by her photos.
Read about the full story behind this best selling and iconic image by David Lorenz Winston.
From David. "I photographed Solitude in the early 80’s on the grounds of The Willistown Friends Meeting House in Newtown Square, PA. The zigzag in the fence was an anomaly. Adjacent to the Meeting House Cemetery is a farm. The woman living on the farm planned to be buried on the same side of the fence as the cemetery, yet still on her own property, so she made arrangements for the fence to jut into her property and then back to the original fence line. The image of Solitude shows the portion of fence that protrudes into her property. However, after she passed away she was buried in elsewhere and the fence was straightened out. It remains straight to this day."
"Solitude has been published in many forms, first starting out as an illustration in Allegheny Airlines Magazine in 1982. It has also appeared on both National Wildlife Federation and UNICEF greeting cards, in feature films and on a wine label (Mt. Hope Chardonnay) in the early 80’s."
"Over the years I’ve received hundreds of letters from people whose lives have been touched in some way by Solitude. To date, over 300,000 posters of Solitude have been published and distributed internationally."
This iconic piece hangs in countless homes, hotels and hospitals across the country as it adds peace, tranquility and stillness to any space. We publish this piece in 4 stocked sizes including an oversize 52x36 as well as POD and custom sizing on paper, giclée paper and canvas. In conjunction with P. Grahm Dunn the image has been combined with inspirational and religious messages to create a best selling mounted and framed product
Photographer Derek Jecxz has been featured in the February issue of Victor. This magazine has a world renowned reputation of showcasing distinguished photographers and their astonishing artwork. Traveling for weeks at a time, fine art photographer Derek Jecxz explores the natural landscape searching for scenes that we may never fine or may not notice until we see his images. Making photographs since the mid-1990's, Jecxz has always focused on fine art landscapes with a special emphasis on water scenes. "My attraction to water," says the self-taught photographer, "is likely due to the creative effect of longer exposure (time) on its movement." Jecxz packs up his truck 6-10 times a year and travels from the southernmost United States to remote locales such as the Northwest Territories and Labrador in Canada. "I drive because of the weight and value of the gear," explains Jecxz, who travels alone. "There's a huge element to being alone. you really hone into the photography... it gets to its purest form." Read more online or download the beautiful magazine in pdf format.
Excerpts taken from Victor Magazine, February issue 2012.
View Derek Jecxz's entire portfolio available print on demand.
Economic woes around the world have not dampened fervor for world-class art. Despite sluggish economic growth in the U.S. and an incipient economic crisis in the E.U., art sales continue to climb upward, equaling and at times surpassing numbers from the salad days of 2006 and 2007. The just-released statistics from Christie's about the company's performance in the first half of the year offer a case in point.
Overall, the company earned £2 billion ($3.2 billion) over the first half of the year, a 15 percent increase over last year's £1.7 billion ($2.6 billion). When asked about the potential impact of economic turmoil on future performance, a spokesperson for Christie's told ARTINFO that the auction house is "cautiously optimistic that the art market will continue to grow and prosper."
The top lot for the first half of the year was a self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1963-64), which sold in New York at the May Post-War and Contemporary evening sale, fetching $38.4 million. Overall, almost all numbers trended upward. The number of lots sold increased by 30 percent year-over-year. Private sales were up a whopping 57 percent. European sale totals topped £800 million ($1.3 billion), a 24 percent increase from last year. Sales in Hong Kong increased by 48 percent to total £296 million ($482.5 million). Read the full article here.
McGaw offers many different Warhol self-portraits.