If you’ve ever wanted to own your very own Andy Warhol original, get ready for exciting news. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has partnered with auction house Christie’s and the first public auction of his works will commence on November 12, 2012.
Works range in price (estimated) from $2,500 to $1,500,000.
The schedule for the inaugural auction is as follows:
When David Salle was being introduced before a lecture at Christie’s in New York, his biography was beyond amazing. The list of museums his work has been featured in topped 100! He’s participated in all of the top world art fairs and in addition to being a master painter, he’s an accomplished sculptor, film maker as well as set and costume designer. Whoa! David Salle spoke about the concept of art before speaking about his own incredible career. His talk was fascinating as he spoke about his influences as well as the fact that he thinks most critics of his work don’t get what he’s about. (Please note, I am paraphrasing, not starting rumors!) One of my favorite parts of the lecture was when he talked about his brilliant painting “A Brief History of Christmas” and how it reads as a road map into his future works. I definitely recommend you check out his works if you are not already familiar. You’ll see why he’s received as many accolades as he has. I met the artist prior to his talk and as you can see from the above picture, he was very cool! Prior to the lecture, I’d only seen one full exhibit in person and a work here and there, but after hearing him speak, I think I’ve opened a doorway to a lot of future enjoyment! Thanks again Mr. Salle! You are truly an inspiration!
We all have the HFA to thank for telling me about this fabulous event where artist Will Cotton talked about his career, posed for a photo with yours truly and even mentioned his recent collaboration with Katy Perry. Awesomeness times 4!
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On September 21, 2010, I saw the wonderful artist Will Cotton give a lecture about his life and career at Christie’s in New York. Prior to the speech, I met the artist and he was super cool. For those who don’t know the work of Will Cotton, he paints images of surreal candy landscapes! His paintings look like actual photos and most of them are enormous in size. His speech was very interesting as he took us through a brief history of his career and showed us some behind the scenes pictures of the maquettes he creates to make his paintings. As most of his paintings consist of pastries, candy, pin-up models and ice cream – the photos he showed us were very interesting! Through his love of these confections, he’s become quite a baker (and is looking into future installations combining his two loves). Most recently, he painted the cover of singer Katy Perry’s new album “Teenage Dream.” Yes, the cover is not a photograph but a Will Cotton painting! (I’m imagining all of you out there pulling out your Katy Perry album and exclaiming “holy s#$!” at this moment). I took a video of Will talking about his experiences working with Katy Perry, so stay tuned for that! Thanks again Will for the insight into your wonderful world.