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GALLERY NEWSLETTER | DEC 2020

 

Fine Art is a Unique Gift That Everyone Deserves!

New River Fine Art has  a wonderful selection of artworks under $10,000  that are perfect gift ideas for this holiday season.

Get inspired by our fine art selections and chose the right gift for yourself or a loved one. 

We are also happy to discuss these gift ideas and many more available in the gallery.



GALLERY NEWSLETTER | DEC 2020


Live from Fort Lauderdale, it’s Art Fair Season 2020!!

New River Fine Art is proud to partner with ARTSY to launch the Online Viewing Room (OVR) of  KEEP IT REAL Mr. Brainwash  on display at the gallery and digitally until Dec 20, 2020. 
 

 
Select Works from the Online Viewing Room on ARTSY
Banksy Thrower, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas, 34 x 30 in 
Work Well Together, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas, 30 x 26 in
Caught Red-Handed, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Canvas, 44 x 30 in
Chaplin, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Canvas, 44 x 30 in
 Balloon Girl, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22 in
Einstein, Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22 in
Chaplin Splash- Blue, Marble Painted Bronze Sculpture with Acrylic Splashes, 25 x 13 x 9 iin 
Balloon Heart - Chrome Pink, Painted Polished Bronze on Marble Base, 17 x 16 x 10 in
VIEW ALL WORKS

KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art Art (Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2020) is an exhibition at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale that explores the alternative macrocosm of internationally renowned Post- Pop Artist, Mr. Brainwash, as he explores bold color, graffiti style markings, splatter paint, black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics.

Open Now till Dec 20, 2020

CHAPLIN

Lisa Burgess, Owner and President of NRFA with “Chaplin” by Mr. Brainwash at the KEEP IT REAL exhibition at New River Fine Art. 

To schedule a private tour of the exhibition, please email info@newriverfineart.com


LUXURY GUIDE

New River Fine Art would like to thank Luxury Guide USA and Sherri Balefsky Hanson, Editor-in-Chief, at Luxury Guide for the wonderful mention of the Mr. Brainwash exhibition in the Dec 2020 edition of the Luxury Guide Magazine.


To read the full edition of the magazine click:

https://lnkd.in/gCgEeEs


Check out the latest promotional video of the Mr. Brainwash exhibition at New River Fine Art. 

To schedule a private tour of the exhibition, please email info@newriverfineart.com


HOT SPOT MAGAZINE

Thank you to Hot Spots Magazine for the nice mention of the Mr. Brainwash exhibition in the current edition of the magazine on Page 26-27


See the full magazine here: 

www.hotspotsmagazine.com/south-florida-edition/


Hotspots Media Thank You



    

Tom Rossetti is a native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale in 1963. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1986 with B.F.A degrees in Fine Art and Art History. Artistically, Rossetti is classically trained and has developed into an Abstract Expressionist. 

 “I have always loved the Expressionists! Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning and Francis Bacon have influenced my current style. I love the freedom of expressing emotions as I paint, however, most of the time I let the paint itself direct the mood and composition of my canvases.”


T. Rossetti

The Strand, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 48 in



 KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art exhibition catalog preview.

Catalog can be viewed online at

https://issuu.com/newriverfineart/docs/keep_it_real_mr._brainwash_catalog


The New River Fine Art Gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving, but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

 KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art exhibition will be on exhibition through Dec 20, 2020.







WARHOL FLOWERS

Instead of observing flowers in nature, Andy Warhol found his botanical inspiration in a 1964 issue of Modern Photography.

He transformed a photograph of hibiscus blossoms into a technicolor series of silkscreens, each simply titled Flowers and debuted at the influential Leo Castelli Gallery later that same year. Silkscreens from that exhibition have since sold for over $2 million at auction.

While they evoke the Flower Power movement of the 1960s, Warhol’s Flowers have also been interpreted as a symbol of mourning, as the artist created these works just after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza 57 years ago yesterday.


 


Craftsmanship!!!

Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)

Chaplin Splash - Blue (7/8), 2020

Marble - Painted Bronze Sculpture with Acrylic Splashes

25 x 13 x 9 in

On display during the KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art exhibition, through Dec 20, 2020.


INSTALLATION

Sneak Peek of the gallery installation for New River Fine Art during the month of Nov - Dec 2020


The long awaited exhibition catalog has arrived!

KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art exhibition catalog can be viewed here on ISSUU.com.

https://issuu.com/home/published/keep_it_real_mr._brainwash_catalog


“Banksy Thrower”, a 34 x 30-inch silkscreen and mixed media on vandalized canvas and frame, has no qualms sampling the Banksy Flower Thrower, complete with his civil society black bandana that masks the irrelevancy of individual identity. Instead of flowers or a (Molotov cocktail), Mr. Brainwash interjects a sense of haughtiness. Contemporary literature plays substitute within the compositional equation, an Art for Dummies instructional is an easily inconspicuous visual epigram volleyed to both viewer and fictitious inquisitor.


Image Detail:
Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)
Banksy Thrower, 2019
Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas
34 x 30 in


“Banksy Thrower” can be viewed in the exhibition opening tomorrow!

KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art.



Exhibition Installation at New River Fine Art started on Tuesday with the preparatory team, gallery consultants and director giving much thought out placement to all the Mr. Brainwash artworks for the upcoming opening Nov 20, 2020.


WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL


Thank you to Wall Street International for the great coverage for the upcoming Mr. Brainwash exhibition at New River Fine Art.

To visit the Wall Street International website to read the article click here:

https://wsimag.com/art/64093-mr-brainwash-keep-it-real





Install Day Is Here!!!!!

EXOTICS ON LAS OLAS

This weekend!!!

This is a free event and open to the public. The EOL automotive showcase will span from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue on Las Olas Boulevard.

Presented in partnership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention& Visitors Bureau and the Las Olas Association, the third annual Exotics on Las Olas will be held in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday November 15th, 2020 with a portion of the event’s proceeds again donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF). As Broward County’s premier gathering of luxury automotive enthusiasts, Exotics on Las Olas was the destination’s first-ever event showcase featuring some of the rarest and most coveted automobiles from around the world.

New River Fine Art will be hosting an unveiling of new functional art by award winning artist, Tom Bates.

Join us on Nov 15, 2020 at NRFA for an afternoon of fine art and exotic cars.



EXOTICS ON LAS OLAS

This weekend!!!

This is a free event and open to the public. The EOL automotive showcase will span from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue on Las Olas Boulevard.

Presented in partnership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention& Visitors Bureau and the Las Olas Association, the third annual Exotics on Las Olas will be held in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday November 15th, 2020 with a portion of the event’s proceeds again donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF). As Broward County’s premier gathering of luxury automotive enthusiasts, Exotics on Las Olas was the destination’s first-ever event showcase featuring some of the rarest and most coveted automobiles from around the world.

New River Fine Art will be hosting an unveiling of new functional art by award winning artist, Tom Bates.

Join us on Nov 15, 2020 at NRFA for an afternoon of fine art and exotic cars.




The highly anticipated exhibition catalog for KEEP IT REAL: The Artworks of Mr. Brainwash has arrived. 

Follow the link to see the exhibition catalog online on Issue.com


https://issuu.com/newriverfineart/docs/keep_it_real_mr._brainwash_catalog


This is going to be an exhibition you do not want to miss!!!


#MrBrainwash 


EXOTICS ON LAS OLAS

This weekend!!!

This is a free event and open to the public. The EOL automotive showcase will span from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue on Las Olas Boulevard.

Presented in partnership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention& Visitors Bureau and the Las Olas Association, the third annual Exotics on Las Olas will be held in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday November 15th, 2020 with a portion of the event’s proceeds again donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF). As Broward County’s premier gathering of luxury automotive enthusiasts, Exotics on Las Olas was the destination’s first-ever event showcase featuring some of the rarest and most coveted automobiles from around the world.

New River Fine Art will be hosting an unveiling of new functional art by award winning artist, Tom Bates.

Join us on Nov 15, 2020 at NRFA for an afternoon of fine art and exotic cars.

Image:
Tom Bates
Ferrari 458 Coffee Table, 2019
Ferrari 458 engine, custom machined aluminum, glass
28 x 60 x 40 in



Happy Veterans Day!

New River Fine Art would like to take time to honor our military veterans, and all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Today is your day. Thank You for Your Service!

Veterans Day 2020 occurs on Wednesday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.”

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.


Image: Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) , AmeriCan Dream, 2020 ,Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper , 38 x 50 in

AmeriCan Dream will be included in the upcoming “Keep It Real: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art”, which opens on Nov 20, 2020.



Be sure to join us Sunday Nov. 15, 2020 during the Exotics on Las Olas for a special event.

Presented in partnership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Las Olas Association, the third annual Exotics on Las Olas will be held in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday November 15th, 2020 with a portion of the event’s proceeds again donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF).

As Broward County’s premier gathering of luxury automotive enthusiasts, Exotics on Las Olas was the destination’s first-ever event showcase featuring some of the rarest and most coveted automobiles from around the world.

Join New River Fine Art and Tom Bates as the artist unveils his new line of Schumacher tables.




KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art Art (Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2020) is an exhibition at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale that explores the alternative macrocosm of internationally renowned Post- Pop Artist, Mr. Brainwash, as he explores bold color, graffiti style markings, splatter paint, black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics.

An art extravaganza, not to be missed, KEEP IT REAL will be a virtual and in-person exhibition featuring new works by Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) as he utilizes artistic undertones of Norman Rockwell inspired, but rebellious American Nostalgia.

KEEP IT REAL delivers a sumptuous ostentation of graphic reverence dedicated to the prevailing king of conducive play.  “Faux street tags and fabricated graffiti run amok. Mr. Brainwash is the master of juxtaposition. Motivational quotes intermingle in the urban hieroglyphics like contentions of encouragement. Lacking any kind of overt and contemptuous tones, the farce is more in line with ironic whimsy, than embezzled imagery,” says gallery owner, Lisa Burgess.

For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act.

“The exhibition opens to the public on November 20, 2020. To manage the multitudes of Mr. Brainwash fans and collectors safely, in lieu of the traditional opening reception, New River Fine Art is hosting a special 12-hour Art Extravaganza to allow everyone a chance to see this spectacular exhibition. We have a digital catalog and a viewing room online; and will offer private appointments to view the show upon request,” says Wissam Elghoul, Gallery Director.




MARILYN MONROE

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic Hollywood actresses and models of 1950’s / 60’s pop culture. Shortly after her death in August of 1962, Warhol cropped a publicity still of the actress, blowing her image up and using it to create his silkscreens. Mr. Brainwash samples this great American Pop Art reference and introducing a new element of Contemporary Art to the ongoing art historical lineage of this great American Icon.

Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)
Marilyn Monroe Trio, 2020
Silkscreen on paper
24 x 48.50 in

Marilyn Monroe Trio will be part of the upcoming exhibition titled, “KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash presented by New River Fine Art”



EXOTICS ON LAS OLAS

Save the date November 15th, 11am-4pm for Exotics on Las Olas 3.

New River Fine Art will be hosting a special event with the unveiling of Tom Bate’s new luxury and exotic car inspired, functional art.

Exotics on Las Olas 3 is one of the premier automotive shows in South Florida, showcasing some of the rarest, most luxurious, and coveted vehicles from around the world.

EOL3, will be taking place within the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale on the coveted Las Olas Blvd.

The Exotics on Las Olas automotive showcase is free to attend and open to the public.

The automotive showcase will be spanning from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue.




"KEEP IT REAL"

KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art Art (Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2020) is an exhibition at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale that explores the alternative macrocosm of internationally renowned Post- Pop Artist, Mr. Brainwash, as he explores bold color, graffiti style markings, splatter paint, black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics.

 An art extravaganza, not to be missed, KEEP IT REAL will be a virtual and in-person exhibition featuring new works by Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) as he utilizes artistic undertones of Norman Rockwell inspired, but rebellious American Nostalgia.

 KEEP IT REAL delivers a sumptuous ostentation of graphic reverence dedicated to the prevailing king of conducive play.

 “Faux street tags and fabricated graffiti run amok. Mr. Brainwash is the master of juxtaposition. Motivational quotes intermingle in the urban hieroglyphics like contentions of encouragement. Lacking any kind of overt and contemptuous tones, the farce is more in line with ironic whimsy, than embezzled imagery,” says gallery owner, Lisa Burgess.

 For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. 

 “The exhibition opens to the public on November 20, 2020. To manage the multitudes of Mr. Brainwash fans and collectors safely, in lieu of the traditional opening reception, New River Fine Art is hosting a special 12-hour Art Extravaganza to allow everyone a chance to see this spectacular exhibition. We have a digital catalog and a viewing room online; and will offer private appointments to view the show upon request,” says Wissam Elghoul, Gallery Director.

 KEEP IT REAL consists of over 25 works of art and run through Dec. 20, 2020. 



EXOTICS ON LAS OLAS

Be sure to join us Sunday Nov. 15, 2020 during the Exotics on Las Olas for a special event.


Presented in partnership by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Las Olas Association, the third annual Exotics on Las Olas will be held in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday November 15th, 2020 with a portion of the event’s proceeds again donated to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF).

As Broward County’s premier gathering of luxury automotive enthusiasts, Exotics on Las Olas was the destination’s first-ever event showcase featuring some of the rarest and most coveted automobiles from around the world.

Join New River Fine Art and Tom Bates as the artist unveils his new line of Schumacher tables.


BIRD'S EYE VIEW

Today is the day after our much-anticipated democratic exercise…

Amid all the excitement, we did see the recent passing of Sean Connery! We feel he is looking down on us, smiling and laughing, gracing us with his billowing basso Scottish accent.

In homage of this great actor, we want to reference the amazing photography of Antoine Rose’s approach – a bird’s eye view of sun bathers, the ocean, and the beach. A calming view of our coastal populations as we take a breath, post-election.

Image:

Antoine Rose

Organic Clock, Tuscany (1/8), 2017

Archival pigment print face-mounted on acrylic

52 x 52 in



TAKE DELIGHT IN THE DAY!

Today is election day…Do not let the stresses of the moment overwhelm you! Take a moment and meditate on the “Earthly Delight” of the here and now! Nature is all around, full of grace and calm as seen in the soothing Jennifer JL Jones painting. Celebrate today and all it brings.

Jennifer JL Jones (b. 1971)

Earthly Delight V, 2020

Mixed media painting on wood

12 x 12 in



BUTTERFLIES 

Lucy Peveto

Monarch Migration, 2017
Mixed media
48 x 48 in

“I utilize mixed mediums to celebrate the assurance that we can be born again through grace and the beauty of natural transformation. I seek to show the infinite possibilities gained when we discover our God-given talents.”

“Monarch Migration” radiates a transcendental abyss where the monarchs flutter and jostle in playful admiration of the divine presence of the creator.



Tomorrow is Halloween! And we could not be more excited!!!

The sweet smell of candy corn, the aroma of chocolate and the pleasant airs of severed heads and elongated skeletons.

Wait what…???

Dali’s infinite horizon and segmented torso accents this wonderful woodblock print of Dante’s continued travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

Join us as we celebrate the #scaryart in our collection, available for sale.

DM us for details.

Image:
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)
Inferno Canto 28: Bertrand De Horn from The Divine Comedy (/2000), 1960
Woodblock on paper
12 x 10.25 in

A superb, richly printed Woodblock from Salvador Dali’s famed Dante’s Divine Comedy published by Foret/Les Heures Claires.

This piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Peter Lucas, noted specialist in works of Salvador Dali.



Art For Your Yacht 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct 28 - Nov 1

New River Fine Art is a full service purveyor of fine art, sculpture and art glass for the Yachting Industry. 

Whether the project is a new build, refit, or simply one special painting for a main salon, our art consultants have over 20 years of experience working with designers, shipyards and individual owners. New River Fine Art consults, sources, frames, and manages the installation of art and sculpture for an international roster of yachting professionals and owners with a wide range of budgets.

We source artwork from around the globe to suit the individualized needs of each project and can commission artwork by request. Our art consultants have completed projects onboard the Feadship, Oceanco, Bennetti, Heesen, Delta, Christiansen, Trinity, Ocean Alexander, San Lorenzo, and Ferretti just to name a few. 

Book your appointment today with one of our trusted art consultants for your yacht fine art needs.

Call 954-524-2100

Visit us on the web at www.newriverfineart.com




Inferno Canto 27

Counting down the days till Halloween on Oct. 31, 2020, New River Fine Art celebrates this wonderful day of everything creepy, the crawly, and the ghoulish!!


Take notice of Lucifer’s cerebral penetration, the emotional anguish, and the humanoid vomiting illustrated in such detail for Dante’s continued travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

Image:
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)
Inferno Canto 27: The Devil Logician from The Divine Comedy (/2000), 1960
Woodblock on paper
12 x 10.25 in

A superb, richly printed Woodblock from Salvador Dali's famed Dante’s Divine Comedy; Published by Foret/Les Heures Claires.

This piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Peter Lucas, noted specialist in works of Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain in 1904.


https://www.newriverfineart.com/art/inferno-canto-27-the-devil-lo-by-salvador-dali



Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love

In celebration of “Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love” art exhibition at the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas (October 15, 2020 to January 24, 2021) honoring the life and art of the late Pop icon and his resounding legacy, New River Fine Art explores Robert Indiana’s “High Ball Red Ball Manifest” from the American Dream Portfolio (395/2254), 1997, Screen-print in color on paper, 22 x 17 in.


As quoted from the McNay Museum - A self-proclaimed “painter of signs,” Robert Indiana shaped a highly original body of work that explores American identity; his own personal history; and the power of abstraction, symbolism, and language.

“High Ball Red Ball Manifest”, from the American Dream Portfolio - Originally released as a set of thirty screen prints in colors, 1997, on wove paper, six signed in pencil and numbered, six loose (as issued), twenty-four bound (as issued), with title, introductory text, poems by Robert Creeley, and photographic illustrations, was published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier, El Segundo, California and is available for sale at New River Fine Art Gallery.

Image:
Robert Indiana
High Ball Red Ball Manifest from the American Dream Portfolio (395/2254), 1997
Screen-print in color on paper
22 x 17 in

www.newriverfineart.com/art/high-ball-red-ball-manifest-fr-by-robert-indiana



Marlene Rose at Image Museum

New River Fine Art is so proud of artist, Marlene Rose for her exhibition at the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg that opens on Oct 27, 2020. Marlene was recently interviewed by the museum about her upcoming solo exhibition. We thought you would enjoy hearing all about her journey to get here and the concepts behind this stunning upcoming exhibition that spans three decades and showcases over 50 sculptures!

Plan your museum visit to see Marlene's exhibition soon!

IMAGINE MUSEUM
1901 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

View more of Marlene Rose's artwork for sale through New River Fine Art at www.newriverfineart.com/artist/marlene-rose



Keith Haring (1958-1990) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Moving to New York City in 1978 to attend School of Visual Arts, Haring began using the city as his canvas, creating drawings in subway stations.

Haring’s work uses the mechanics and colors typified in Pop Art and the stylistic tendencies of graffiti, or street art.

Haring’s work explores deeper themes of love, activism and the ensuing political climate of New York in the 1980’s. His work can be viewed in prestigious museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

The Montreux Jazz Festival, founded in 1967, is one of the most important musical events in Europe and has a history of enlisting international artists to create its official posters.  In 1983, Pierre Keller, the Art Director for The Montreux Jazz Festival approached Keith Haring, a relatively unknown artist at the time, and asked him to produce a festival poster featuring a dancing figure.

Haring submitted three design variations, and the festival, so delighted with Haring’s work, promptly accepted all three.

Image:

Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)

Montreux Festival De Jazz (Yellow Background) 1983

39.40 x 27.50 in

Image:

Keith Haring, 1986 @ DR

Artwork available for sale at New River Fine Art

https://www.newriverfineart.com/art/montreux-festival-de-jazz-yel-by-keith-haring-1958---1990



Miro

La Cascade (The Waterfall)

Color lithograph

Image: 34 x 23” / Full Sheet: 35 1/4 × 24 in

Edition 14/75

Bibliography: Maeght ed. "Miro Lithographs", vol II, n° 391 p.34 (ill)

Signed in pencil on lower right recto “Miro”

Numbered in pencil on lower left recto "14/75"

From the edition of 75. 

Printed and published by Maeght, Paris on Vellum paper

 “The flowing of the cascade of water on the left vertical runs amok from the circular water source placed high into the top right corner. Although Miro cherished the act of automatic or random drawing, we see the festive transcendence of dark figurative apparitions.  Circular elements stream through the composition like planetary orbits. Playful volleys of color are cemented within the picture plane with the complementing obscure color palette.”

The close relationship with Fernand Mourlot resulted in the creation of over one thousand Joan Miró lithographic print editions. His process of automatic drawing, allowing the hand to move randomly on the surface, leaving the artwork to chance, enabled him to create works that were genuine reflections of himself, an integral part of his popularity. A popularity that remains today, as they make for 91% of all his works bought on the market. 

Detail: Left-Numbered 14 / 75 in pencil, Right- Signature "Miro" in pencil


In the summer of 1946, at the age of 64, Pablo Picasso, Françoise Gilot and companion, Louis Fort, attended the annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris.

It is here, he met ceramicist, Suzanne Ramié. He took great interest in the artisan ceramic market of this region and was excited by the possibilities of this new medium. Picasso went on to befriend Georges and Suzanne Ramié and became captivated by their Madoura Pottery Studio. 

Picasso would return to Vallauris in the summer of 1947, after an invitation from Suzanne Ramié herself. Georges and Suzanne Ramié were very hospitable to Picasso, and even put all their other studio artisans at his disposal. Offering tool, personnel, material, storage, and techniques, knowledge, time, and experience, to Picasso– he thrived, spending most of 1947 at the studio.  

Over the next 25 years Picasso would create over 3,500 plates, vases, pitchers and other forms. Picasso would work with Madoura Studio until around the time of the artist’s death in 1973. 

https://mailchi.mp/newriverfineart.com/new-arrivals-12578033


 



Mel Bochner’s linguistically masterful monoprints are bold and obtrusive. They slam into the art-world like an exploding grenade of letters.   Shrapnel and fragments visually pierce the viewers’ psyche with their curved edges.  In "Kvetch", 2020, Bochner’s six’ reads left to right in a repetitious pattern of laughing litany.  Bochner smears, smoothers, and smudges oil paint into deeply carved Plexiglas plates. These plates act as reverse stencils; the equivalent to filling a trough with water. The paint sits in the recessed holding area, while paper is laid down and covers the colors in the Plexiglass molds.  The paper and Plexiglas are positioned on a metal print bed and run through a hydraulic printing press process that applies 750 tons of pressure to the ground and medium; thus transferring the paint to the paper.  The handmade paper is pushed deep into the recessed letter molds, resulting in a print plate mark.  The letters appear raised on the paper with a letter embossment.



Texturally, these letters have a sculptural quality in their impasto-esque nature.  The raised surface of the letters is created when the suction of the paper to the plate is released. The oil paint sticks to the paper and the color peel out of the Plexiglas letter molds.



 Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

Peace After Battle, Circa 1999

Paint on wood panel

41 x 41 in

"An orange and yellow glow creates a temporary aura of celebratory triumph. Horses, riders, and fighters are centralized and highly concentrated into the middle of the composition. In this cluster, a newfound confidence permeates the air.

Heads are held high, while the stars in the sky shine bright for those who have fought, won, and survived. They live to fight another day.

The found wood panels gives tribute and testament of the wonderous moment, shared by those present. High above, the ancestors are seen cradled in the evening’s illuminations, floating within too many stars to count. They provide shimmering rays of hope that beam down to the fighters, forging a beacon for a brighter future.

This momentary peacetime is cherished after this battle, indeed a time to celebrate a win, but the war is far from over.

The cosmos wraps them up in star-studded blanket to preserve the elated state, a peaceful rest."


We are so excited for Marlene Rose’s upcoming museum exhibition at the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Fl., “Positive Reversals: Thirty Years of Impressions in the Sand”, opening on Oct 25, 2020.

Her glass is amazing!!!

Marlene Rose glass sculptures can be viewed on our website at: https://www.newriverfineart.com/artist/marlene-rose

Image:

Marlene Rose (b. 1967)

Halo Buddha - Lilac, 2020

Sand Cast Glass

24 x 18 x 10 in

More on Marlene Rose’s museum exhibition can be found at www.imaginemuseum.com/current-exhibits/


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without 

- by Buddha

Everyone is going crazy for British street artist, Banksy’s artwork that appeared on a wall in Nottingham, central England, depicting a young girl using a bicycle tire as a hula hoop. The work appeared on last Tuesday on the red brick wall of a beauty salon, next to a bicycle that was locked to a metal signpost and missing its back wheel.

As Banksy revels in the spotlight. Mr. Brainwash is right behind with his showmanship appropriations of Bansky’s signature stencils.

Check out Mr. Brainwash at New River Fine Art.

https://www.newriverfineart.com/artist/mr-brainwash

Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)
Chaplin, 2020
Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Paper
50 x 38 in


Hula Hooping Girl, Confirmed to be a Bansky



Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)
Battle for Freedom, Circa 1990
Paint on panel with wood frame
48 x 35 in

Metaphysical confrontations of supernatural spirits, demons and angles have battled in the heavens and in the depths of hell, fighting over humans’ well-being. And yet man’s physical altercations in the 1950’s and 60’s Civil Rights movement protests illustrate that the war between good and evil has been with us in many forms for over a millennium.

The constant resurrection of goodness, not that of viciousness and evil, speaks the deepest truth about our world and our lives. It is said that good always triumphs over evil. Capturing a biblical war, the painting evokes a classic renaissance aesthetic.

“Battle for Freedom” by Young has a similar struggle being portrayed. With affixed found objects as sidebar comments on the gestalt of the painting’s meaning, the pool of blood on the bottom part of the painting continues to rise as the slaughter persists. However, it does appear the good, once again has the upper hand as mankind is again on the precipice of peril.


The artworld is buzzing with excitement of the upcoming Phillips Auction on Oct 21, 2020. In the lot is a cohort of amazing Andy Warhol works. The next two days will be electrifying as Phillips hosts their two-day auction.

However, why not see the Andy Warhol selections at New River Fine Art!!!

https://www.newriverfineart.com/artist/andy-warhol

For Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe was the perfect interplay of personal tragedy and beauty. The world was captivated by the actress; newspapers provided access to her life through a steady stream of front-page articles and black and white photos. Shortly after her death in August of 1962, Warhol cropped a publicity still of the actress, blowing her image up and using it to create his silkscreens. With Marilyn’s image everywhere, her tragically short life was encapsulated by the likeness Warhol burned into his screens.

"Beauties in photographs are different from beauties in person. It must be hard to be a model, because you’d want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way – and so you start to copy the photograph." —Andy Warhol

 

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Marilyn 31 From the Sunday B. Morning Edition

screenprint in colors

35.50 x 35.50 in


As we push into the fall season, be sure to check out our Artsy page!!!

Follow us at: www.artsy.net/new-river-fine-art
Be on the lookout for some great new acquisitions and a preview to our fall programming.



   

New River Fine Art would like to thank all of you who came out to support the Las Olas Art Fair this past weekend. The weather was lovely, the crowd was awesome!

If you did not make it out, feel free to stop by the gallery anytime or make an appt.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon.

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