Month: June 2018

Bert Stern (American, 1929–2013)

Here are 3 facts about Bert Stern:

  1. Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With a photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actress’ death, Stern later compiled his image into the photobook Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, first published in 1982.
  2. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style.
  3. Stern died at the age of 83 on June 26, 2013 in New York, NY. Notable exhibitions of his work include “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “The Last Sitting” at the Musée Maillol in Paris.

Below are some of Bert Stern’s most famous Marilyn Monroe pieces available at Gallery Art:

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE WITH CHENILLE SCARF – 24 X 24 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE IN JACKIE WIG – 30 x 30 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – THE LAST SITTING: MARILYN MONROE IN JACKIE WIG – 30 X 30 INCHES

 

BERT STERN – MARILYN MONROE FAMOUS SMILE – 19 X 13 INCHES

To see Stern’s fine art works, visit GallArt.com. 

At Gallery Art we carry four of Bert Stern’s stunning Marilyn Monroe’s pieces. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

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Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899–1991)

Here are 7 facts about Rufino Tamayo: 

  1. Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter and printmaker known for his large-scale murals and vivid use of color. Like Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros, and Jose Clemente Orozco, Tamayo helped garner international attention for Mexican art.
  2. Influenced by his pre-Columbian heritage as well as Cubism and Surrealism, Tamayo portrayed vernacular subjects like watermelons and animals in a unique formal vocabulary.
  3. He stated, “Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere” and “It grows out of the earth, the textures of our lives, and our experience.”
  4. Born on August 26, 1899 in Oaxaca, Mexico, Tamayo left the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts after a year and began to teach himself.
  5. He moved to New York in the 1930s after having a falling out with the politically driven Rivera and Siqueiros in his home country. Eventually returning to Mexico in 1959, he founded the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in his birthplace of Oaxaca during the early 1980s.
  6. The artist continued to produce some of his most compelling works including Moon and Sun (1990) right up until his death on June 24, 1991 in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 91.
  7. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Gallery Art, among others.

Below are some of Tamayo’s artworks available at Gallery Art:

RUFINO TAMAYO – MANOS – 22 X 30 INCHES

 

RUFINO TAMAYO – LA FAMILIA JUGANDO – 43.25 X 29.5 INCHES

 

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RUFINO TAMAYO – PERRO – 22 X 30 INCHES

 

RUFINO TAMAYO – QUETZALCOATL – 27.25 X 52.75 INCHES

 

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RUFINO TAMAYO – OPEN ARMS – 28 X 20 INCHES

To see more of his fine art works, visit GallArt.com. 

At Gallery Art we carry a dozen of Rufino Tamayo’s popular artworks. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Sources: artnet.com, GallArt.com

LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921–2012)

Here are 7 facts about LeRoy Neiman:

  1. Neiman was an American artist who blended a Pop Art sensibility with impressionistic brushwork and vibrant color.
  2. He once said, “I do not depart from the colors borrowed from life”, “But I use color to emphasize the scent, the spirit, and the feeling of the thing I’ve experienced.”
  3. His prints and paintings of sporting events, leisure activities, and movie characters like Rocky were published in magazines such as Playboy.
  4. Born LeRoy Runquist on June 8, 1921 in St. Paul, MN, the painter enrolled briefly at the St. Paul School of Art and then at the Art Institute of Chicago after having served in the US military.
  5. During his life he sometimes performed on television, captivating audiences by drawing or painting portraits live on air.
  6. The prolific and popular artist donated a substantial donation to Columbia University School of the Arts in 1995, which helped to create its LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies.
  7. Neiman died on June 20, 2012, in New York, at the age of 91. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gallery Art, among others.

Below are some of Neiman’s popular prints and paintings available at Gallery Art:

LEROY NEIMAN – MANHATTAN – 15 X 23 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – THE BABE – 21 X 28 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – MYSTIC ROCK – 27 X 36 INCHES

LEROY NEIMAN – THE GREAT SECRETARIAT – 25.5 X 34 INCHES

To see more of his stunning fine art works, visit GallArt.com. 

At Gallery Art we carry many of Leroy Neiman’s famous artworks. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see them up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

For inquiries, email us at Sales@GallArt.com or call at (305) 932-6166.

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Sources: artnet.com, GallArt.com

 

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