Month: August 2018

Prodigy Female Artist Alexandra Nechita & Her Life Now | Gallery Art

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“Prince of Meudon”, a Nechita painting at GALLERY ART.


Updated August 31, 2018

“Painting represents for me a way of communicating my inner feelings” – Alexandra Nechita

Who is Alexandra Nechita?

Nechita at her LA STUDIO. Photo by alexandranechita.com/press

Alexandra Nechita is a contemporary artist, an internationally established American-Romanian painter who from a young age became known for her Neo-Cubist art style. Later on, she started incorporating other styles besides Cubism, such as Futurism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, creating a style of her very own.

About her early years

Nechita was born on August 27, 1985, in Vaslui, Romania. At eighteen months Nechita and her family moved to the US, where she developed her skills in ink, oils, and watercolors. As a prodigious talent she was strongly influenced by the works of the famous cubist Pablo Picasso. At the age of 2, she already showed her strong artistic interests. She would constantly draw and filled up the coloring books her parents gave her. This started concerning them because she was not going outside enough to play with other children, so they stopped buying her coloring books. In spite of this, Nechita continued to find ways to draw, now on her own, on blank white paper.

Prodigy Alexandra Nechita.

There was one person in particular who advised Alexandra’s parents to let her pursue formal training and urged them to let her develop naturally and innocently; this person was her drawing teacher at the Art Center she was enrolled in while in third grade.

Nechita’s Art style

While painting Nechita focuses in color, space, and in displaying strong political messages, usually calling for universal peace and freedom. “Through painting I have a voice and I can make a change” – the artist has said.

Appearances

From a young age Nechita attracted strong media attention. She has appeared in countless programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rose O’Donnell Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and the David Letterman Show. Nechita was introduced to collectors globally in the 90s, at the age of 9.

Nechita’s Accomplishments

“39th Annual Grammy Awards”, a Nechita poster used in 1997.

Nechita was offered her first solo exhibit at a local public library when she was 8 years old. After this, prestigious galleries in Los Angeles, California began inviting her to exhibit her work, which soon spread across the states. At the age of 11, Alexandra was selected as the official artist for the 39thAnnual Grammy Awards, Polaroid’s 50th Anniversary, and the Andre Agassi Foundation. She also became the youngest artist to sign with International Art Publishers. In 2008, Nechita graduated from UCLA, with a degree in Fine Arts.

Today

Nechita currently works and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and three dogs; and she continues to be recognized as an accomplished international artist.

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GALLERY ART, a premier fine art gallery, carries many of Alexandra Nechita’s artworks. We work with collectors worldwide to ensure a balanced portfolio. Start your collection of Nechita’s works here.

 

 

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Go to GallArt.com to view other available works on SALE by Nechita! For more details, email Sales@GallArt.com or call (305) 932-6166.

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Sources: AlexandraNechita.com, Bio: “Alexandra Nechita”; Artnet.com, Artist: “Alexandra Nechita”; GallArt.com, Artist: “Alexandra Nechita”.

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The Horton Boys Art Exhibit | Gallery Art

The Horton Boys Art Debut Exhibit at GALLERY ART.  Photos by Chai Lifeline Southeast, Chai Lifeline, The Horton Family & GallArt.


August 27, 2018

Ken Hendel and the staff at Gallery Art wanted to congratulate Ariel and Jacob Horton for their successful Debut Art Exhibit on Aug. 26th, 2018. We had an incredible time preparing and showcasing all of your artworks! We are all very proud of you! Here are some memorable photos from the event.

Thank you for coming to support these passionate artists and Chai Lifeline Southeast!

For more information on the Horton Boys Art and cause, call Gallery Art at 305.932.6166 or email Sales@GallArt.com; or Chai Lifeline 305.956.9990 or visit chailifeline.org/region/southeast.

Gallery Art | 20633 Biscayne Blvd | Aventura, Florida 33180 | 305.932.6166 | GallArt.com

Young Artists Ariel and Jacob Horton Debut Exhibit to Benefit Chai Lifeline Southeast | Gallery Art

August 20, 2018


Meet Jacob and Ariel Horton, two brothers from Boca Raton who have a unique talent for drawing and live with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Horton Boys Art will debut their artwork at GALLART in Aventura, FL to benefit Chai Lifeline Southeast on August 26. All are invited! 12-3PM. RSVP at rsvp@gallart.com. To learn more about Chai Lifeline and this very special event, please visit chailifeline.org/blog.

Jacob and Ariel Horton will debut their artwork at Gallery Art in Aventura on August 26.

 

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Artwork by Ariel

Artwork by Jacob

Gallery Art in Aventura, Florida

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New Yorker Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Joins the 100 Million Club | Gallery Art

Hollywood Africans in Front of the Chinese Theater With Footprints of Movie Stars“Hollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars”, a Basquiat painting at GALLERY ART. 


August 13, 2018

“I am not a black artist, I am an artist.. Believe it or not, I can actually draw” – Jean-Michel Basquiat                        

Who was Jean-Michel Basquiat? 

Jean-Michel Basquiat next to his piece “Flexible” @GallArt.com

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American Painter from Brooklyn, New York, born on Dec. 22, 1960. He was a graffiti artist who successfully and quickly made it to the international art gallery circuit, bringing the African-American and Latino experience into the elite world.

How Much is a Basquiat Painting Worth?

During his lifetime, art lovers had no problem in paying as much as $50,000 for a Basquiat piece. However, close to two decades after his death, in May 2017, Basquiat officially joined the $100 plus million club when one of his skull paintings became the sixth most expensive work ever sold in auction for the price of $110.5 million.  A Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, revealed to be the buyer through his Instagram account; “I am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece,” he posted. “When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people as possible.” – billionaire Yuzaku Maezawa.

Collector Yusaku Maezawa with his record-setting purchase: Basquiat’s Untitled (1982). Photo by @yusaku2020.

Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. This places Basquiat “in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso”, according to art dealers, experts in Basquiat.

Paintings

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught painter and a high school dropout. Before his career took off, he sold sweatshirts and postcards featuring his artwork on the streets. However, his popularity increased unusually fast in his early twenties.

The Luxury Trends Magazine Portada featuring Warhol & Basquiat.

In the mid 1980s, at about 20 years old, Basquiat was already collaborating with famed pop artist Andy Warhol on a show of their work that featured a series of corporate logos and cartoon characters. Basquiat’s paintings came to be adored by many art lovers from around the world rapidly, specifically because of the fusion of words, symbols, stick figures and animals seen in his art style. Basquiat’s overnight celebrity status also helped him become the youngest artist to ever showcase his paintings at the contemporary art exhibition hall Kestnergesellschaft or Kestner Society in Hanover, Germany – one of the largest and internationally best known German art associations.

Death

Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988, in New York City, at the age of 27. After his death, Basquiat and his works continue to be in the spotlight. His 1982 skull painting, “Untitled”, set the sale record for him, making this art piece the highest price for an artwork by an American artist and masterpiece created after 1980. It was also the highest price for a painting by a black artist.

Please visit GallArt.com or our 8,000 Sq. Ft. showroom located in Aventura, Florida to see Basquiat’s incredible works 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.

Want to stay connected to the fine art world? Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get the latest news, lists of recent acquisitions, upcoming events and private promotions.

Sources: Biography.com, Biography: “Jean-Michel Basquiat”; GallArt.com, Artist: “Jean-Michel Basquiat”; Robin, P. and Scott, R., (May 18, 2017), “A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind Blowing’ 110.5 Million at Auction”, The New York Times; TheArtStory.org, Artists: “Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

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