Month: July 2018

Paul Jenkins | Gallery Art

1. Paul Jenkins is a painter whose works are described as embodying the character and soul of Post-War American abstraction.

2. Known for his process of pouring paint onto the canvas, Jenkins’s works are characterized by vivid, jewel-toned colors. By directing the canvas to control the flow of paint, Jenkins achieved a luminous, diaphanous effect in his pigments.

3. Born in Kansas City, MO, Jenkins studied at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1936 until 1941. As a student at New York’s Art Students League from 1948 until 1952, he worked with Yasuo Kuniyoshi and came to be connected to the Abstract Expressionist movement.

4. Following his extended stay in Europe in 1953 and 1954, Jenkins obtained a studio, first on St. Mark’s Place, later on E. 12th Street, and, in 1964, took over Willem de Kooning’s studio in New York City.

5. Jenkins’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as well as the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Gallery Art, among many others.

Paul Jenkins’ vibrant pieces available at Gallery Art.

 

To see more of Jenkins’ fine art works, visit GallArt.com or our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

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Marc Chagall | Gallery Art

A French/Russian painter, printmaker and designer, whose works made him one of the most popular major innovators of the 20th century is being remembered this week.

In Memory of the iconic Jewish artist and pioneer of Modernism, Marc Chagall (1887–1985), here are 10 facts about his life:

  1. Marc Chagall was a French-Russian artist whose work anticipated the dream-like imagery of Surrealism. Over the course of his career Chagall developed the poetic, amorphous, and deeply personal visual language evident in the painting I and the Village (1911).
  2. He once said: “When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it—a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test..If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.”
  3. Born in Moishe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus) to a Hasidic Jewish family, the artist was raised immersed in Jewish culture and iconography.
  4. Studying under the artist Yehuda Pen as a youth, the Judaic traditions and folklore of his hometown permeated Chagall’s paintings. After studying in St. Petersburg, the artist moved to Paris in 1910, where he quickly befriended members of the French avant-garde, including Robert Delaunay and Fernand Leger.
  5. Visiting Russia in 1914, the artist was prevented from returning to Paris due to the outbreak of World War I until 1926. In addition to his paintings, Chagall was also noted for his vibrant works in stained glass and lithography.
  6. Forced to flee Paris during World War II, Chagall lived in the United States and traveled through to Israel before returning to France in 1948.
  7. In 1977 Chagall received the Grand Medal of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest accolade. That same year, he became one of only a handful of artists in history to receive a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre.
  8. He died on March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence at age 97, leaving behind a vast collection of work along with a rich legacy as an iconic Jewish artist and pioneer of modernism.
  9. Today, Chagall’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Albertina in Vienna, Gallery Art, among others.
  10. One of Chagall’s famous sayings as an artist, “IF I CREATE FROM THE HEART, NEARLY EVERYTHING WORKS..IF FROM THE HEAD, ALMOST NOTHING.” 

Above is a compilation of Marc Chagall’s artworks available at Gallery Art.

To see more of his fine art works, visit GallArt.com or click here. At Gallery Art we carry many of his classic 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).

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

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Women and Millennials Are the Fastest-Growing Forces in Art Collecting, a New Study Finds | Gallery Art

Nearly one third of wealthy women own art or are interested in buying it.

Statistics about the collecting patterns of new or newly wealthy art buyers are notoriously hard to come by, apart from what can be gleaned through analyzing auction data, usually at the very top of the market. However, the latest survey from US Trust, the private wealth management division of Bank of America, may help shine more light on the matter.

The findings showed that while the traditional art market is still largely dominated by male collectors, women are an undeniably growing force. Among all survey respondents, one in three high-net-worth women either owns art (14 percent) or is interested in collecting (16 percent), with interest among women higher than men. A considerable uptick in online art buying is also being largely driven by women, the survey found.

US Trust has been periodically surveying wealthy households since 1993. The latest independent study surveyed 892 high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth households across the country. The special section on art includes findings about respondents’ reasons for buying, frequency of buying and selling, and their longer-term views of their art holdings, such as aesthetic value versus financial appreciation.

SNAPSHOT OF ART COLLECTORS

While baby boomers are still the dominant generation of art collectors—comprising about half of all current collectors—millennials are the fastest growing segment. Their rates of art ownership rose 8 percent since last year, to 36 percent of the total respondents.

While aesthetic enjoyment continues to be the primary reason for collecting art, “a generational shift is now underway,” the survey said. Younger collectors tend to be more financially driven and attuned to the role of art as a financial asset, with a third of millennial collectors seeing their art as an asset to leverage into more wealth. This new generation of aspiring collectors is also drawn to the social aspects of collecting, such as engaging with other collectors and artists, the survey found.

REASONS FOR COLLECTING ART

More than 75 percent of the collectors polled said they “anticipate making a purchase this year.” Nearly all (97 percent) of millennial collectors and 60 percent of Gen X collectors said they would buy this year. Plus, younger collectors appear to have less reservation when it comes to selling: “The old adage that collectors aren’t sellers is fading. . .Expect more market churn going forward, especially via digital channels, which may bode well for auction houses and dealers.”

PERCENT WHO HAVE - HAVE NOT

The survey also showed a considerable uptick in online art buying: 43 percent more collectors bought art online in the past year compared with 2017. Women were the biggest drivers of the growth in online acquisitions, which may be partly attributed to the “rise of the digital channel for decorative arts in particular,” according to the survey.

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Gallery Art has the largest contemporary fine art collection in South Florida. You can visit our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida or GallArt.com to see paintings and sculptures up close and personal. (All artwork listed on GallArt.com is available for a LIVE viewing).

Sources: artnet.com, GallArt.com

 

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