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Hunt Slonem’s new portrait of President Lincoln feels a bit personal. Abraham Lincoln is more than a historical curiosity to Slonem, to the artist, there’s a kind of spiritual connection between the two men.

“I work with diviners and mystics…[Lincoln] guided me to paint certain things, like my doves, he wanted me to paint them as a symbol of freedom,” says Slonem.

President Lincoln”, an oil on wood painting measuring 20 x 16 inches, is an eloquently simplistic rendition of the famed lawyer, statesman and president with its black and white pinstriped background reinforcing the iconic portrait.

Slonem paints President Lincoln with such piercing eyes that we are metaphysically drawn into the historical cannons of this great man and begin to see the presidential epitome of the American Dream.

“Lincoln was one of our greatest Presidents. He was a complete free-being and a great soul, and he changed American life in ways that were profound and wonderful. I am fascinated by who he is and who he continues to be in our popular culture,” he says.

Image: Hunt Slonem | President Lincoln, 2021 | Oil on Wood |20 x 16 in

#HuntSlonem #Slonem #AbrahamLincoln #Lincoln #PresidentLincoln #President #NewRiverFineArt #Lawyer #statesman #iconic #icon #spiritualconnection #HonestAbe #AbeLincoln #FortLauderdale #Florida #LasOlasBlvd


Fall 2021 brings a curated selection of contemporary artists from the New River Fine Art roster. 

In these amazing works, Jennifer JL Jones' bold and elegant abstracts compliment the linguistically ornate text based paintings of Brendan Murphy, while the pop art pageantry of Hunt Slonem projects a playful ploy of whimsical craftsmanship.


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Vivien with Hat


The large format portrait “Vivien with Hat” shows Vivien Bittencourt, Alex Katz’s daughter–in-law in a white summer wide-brimmed hat.  This signature reductive aesthetic is clearly Alex Katz. Pulling out only the essential visual components of his subject, Katz delivers a face in a seemingly raw power stroke. Flat, illustrative qualities are married with hard-edged accessories and minimal modeling techniques.  At its core, a subtractive methodology by the artist allows him to edit out the visual noise and concentrate visually on the essential key elements of his art, in this case, his family.  


The use of soft colors and emphasis on fashionable details in his painting transforms the coldness of sharp lines and lack of detail into a stunning contemporary art portrait by an unrelenting 94-year-old painter.   

Katz’s use of the achromatic blue field is not so much a void but a masterful decision of the “less is more” disposition. A color field technique, Katz conquers the ability of using the blue hue not as negative space but instead cleverly addressing the surroundings with the concept of maximizing a token of color versus a destitute environment lacking in notice.  

Vivien Bittencourt grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, where she received a degree in history from the University of São Paulo. In 1986, she moved to New York City to pursue her interest in filmmaking. She produced and directed documentaries about artists, including Rudy Burckhardt, Alex Katz and Kiki Smith.  

“Vivien with Hat” is an exemplary work by Alex Katz now available at New River Fine Art.   

Alex Katz (b. 1927)  | Vivien with Hat, 2021, (149/150)  | Archival pigment Print on Innova 315 gsm paper  | 36 x 48 in  | Framed 

#AlexKatz #Katz #VivienwithHat #VivienBittencourt #NewRiverFineArt #contemporaryart #contemporaryportrait #FortLauderdale #SouthFlorida #reductive #minimalist #minimalism #Contemporaryartoninstagram #ArtonIG #Contemporaryartcollector #artcollector  


SUNSET ORANGE

Hunt Slonem, the colorful monarch and jubilant mastermind artist in an imaginative land of butterflies, birds, and bunnies heralds a new decree of three-dimensional artworks that dazzle, entertain, and astonish. Continuing in his bold and brilliant investigation of the world’s flora and fauna, Hunt Slonem’s groundbreaking metamorphic transformation gives birth to a wonderfully refreshing realm of casted bronze, blown glass, neon, and multimedia-based au-courant artistry, in addition to his signature minimalistic and bold animal paintings.  Whipping the viewer into an ecstasy of artistic bliss, his new sculptures are a diverse mixture of ornate blue-chip craftmanship populated by Gothic Pop Art pageantry.

Hunt Slonem

Sunset Orange, 2020

Hand Blown Glass, Velvet, Ornate Wood Frame

27 x 17 x 9 in

#HuntSlonem #bunnies #bunny #handblownglass #fineartglass #NewRiverFineArt #ContemporaryArt #sculpture #glasssculpture #florafauna #mastermind #ornate #bluechip #craftsmanship #GothicPopArtPageantry


MAMAMITA

John Seery (born 1941) is an American artist who is associated with the lyrical abstraction movement. He was born in Maspeth, New York, was raised in Flushing, Queens, and as a teen, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Seery studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1959 to 1963 then continued his studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Ohio State University in Columbus. He moved back to New York City in 1964 and remained there until 1978, when he moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was on the faculty of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University during the 1980s.  In 1990, he moved to Hawaii, where he lived and worked until 2003. He currently lives in Florida.  In 2010 Katie Donoghue interviewed John Seery for WhiteWall Magazine. When asked about his association with the Lyrical Abstraction Movement, he had this to say: “This period was not an act of contrivance by the artists. The name came from a collector named Larry Aldrich. Many at the time thought Lyrical Abstraction was reaction against some previous form of painting, but it was an affirmation of painting. Rather than attacking the painting from the outside, it was more of an entering into or inhabiting the painting.”

Mamamita, a 57.5 x 52-inch acrylic on canvas, painted in 1975 is a prime example of the post Abstract Expressionist aesthetic Seery captured while following through on the sediments of the Ab Ex movement.

Seery’s Lyrical Abstraction was a type of freewheeling abstract painting that returned to various forms of painterly, pictorial, expressionism with a predominate focus on process, gestalt, and repetitive compositional strategies in general.

Image: John Seery | Mamamita, 1975 | Acrylic on canvas | 57.50 x 52 in


KISS 88

New River Fine Art is proud to present new work by international contemporary artist, RETNA.  "Kiss 88" is an artistic exploration of his signature cryptography though a blend of old and new materials. Using mixed media and various colored tapes, the artist vocalizes his implacable street dominance through symbolic reverence for inner city identity. Blues and reds push and pull through the gold overlays. Words cease to materialize, but the subliminal meaning rings loud with such bold approach. 

Born Marquis Lewis on March 24, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA, he joined the Los Angeles mural scene as a teenager, developing his text-based signature style featuring intricate line work, complex layering, and a wide range of color.

Each block of text is a sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy and illuminated lettering. With influences extracted from Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) and Native American mythologies, RETNA's unique vocabulary communicates a personal form of poetry; one that reflects the harsh realities of urban life, while granting itself access to metaphysical considerations. RETNA employs ancient totemic symbologies as a baseline, overlaid with rhythms from the urban jungle. These are sourced from his youth in Los Angeles, born from Pipil (western indigenous El Salvadorian), Cherokee, Spaniard and African American bloodlines.

The artist continues to live and work in Los Angeles, CA.

Email: marketing@newriverfineart.com for details

#RETNA #NewRiverFineArt #Graffiti #LosAngeles #California #calligraphy #lettering #arabic #hebrew #oldenglish #NativeAmerican #mural #complexlayering #Kiss88 #mixedmedia #streetart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist 


 La Ralentie

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1893, Joan Miro exhibited his artistic talents at a very young age. He studied at the Academy of Barcelona and later at the Academy of Francisco Gali, where he was influenced by the Fauves, Impressionists and Cubists. Miro departed for Paris in 1919 where he became friendly with Picasso. Miro was part of the group that signed the first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924 and although his style was Surrealistic, it bordered on the fantastic. Miro's senses of the marvelous and humor are ever-present in his work. His ballet costume and set designs, his collages and large pastels reflect his capacity for re-invention and change. Miro engraved some fifty prints, mostly etchings and aquatints, with some dry-point etchings. As in his painting at the time, he was most influenced by Pollock and abstract expressionism.

Joan Miró (1893-1983) | La Ralentie, 1969 | Etching and aquatint with carborundum printed in colors on Arches paper | 29 x 22 inches (73.7 x 55.9 cm) (sheet) | H.C. (aside from an edition of 75) | Signed and annotated in pencil along lower edge | Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris | Printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris | LITERATURE: Dupin II, 517 | Framed Dimensions 46 X 39 Inches



RING BUDDHA MINI -Lime Green

Marlene Rose's work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. When casting sculptures she incorporates relics of modern life, interesting objects that have been cast away, industrial waste items that seem to unite present and past. In the end, the completed piece transcends the sensibility of mere time. Each piece is hand cast in sand from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this dangerous dance of creation reflects in the finished work. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, shine, and reflection. The glass immortalizes a glimpse of something fleeting beyond the moment, taking that moment, and freezing it over…

 

#MarleneRose #glass #castglass #sandcastglass #reclaimedsteel #steel #buddha #meditation #NewRiverFineArt #sculpture #lasolasblvd #transparency #shine #reflection #innerpeace #momentintime


Maquerelle des princes de nuit

Dominic Besner

Maquerelle des princes de nuit, 2021

Acrylic, oil stick, modeling paste, china marker and spray paint

54 x 60 x 0.50 in

Besner was born in 1965 in North Lancaster, Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Montreal in 1992. This early education allowed him to focus his thoughts on the nature of the city and its components. The artist is entirely open to the vibrations of contemporary society which he seeks to remodel in new forms of plasticity, hovering somewhere between the figurative and the abstract. His aim is not to create an ideal or to reproduce nature, but rather to give form to the energy emanating from the metaphysics of human activity. The fantastic creations to which he gives birth on the canvas are a synonym of human fragility, of the brevity of life, by which he is both awed and troubled. Besner draws on the energy from the heart of the city, with its noise and fast-paced activity, which he then modulates in his painting. The characters depicted are necessarily imbued with the same sense of dizzying movement associated with urban press. They live in the echoes and the ambience of the city, which the artist depicts using colours, lines and motifs.

#DominicBesner #Maquerelle #acrylic #oilstick #modelingpaste #chinamarker #spraypaint #Besner #NorthLandcaster #Ohio #nature #metaphysical #figurative #energy #spiritual #goddess #humanfragility #motifs #NewRiverFineArt #LasOlasBlvd


CONDO | New Arrival 

Andrew Cotton

"Condo", 2021

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 36 in

Andrew Cotton uses in his contemporary street portraits that give us a hybrid model of duality. From splatter-painted Pollock to Graffiti styled Basquiat, Cotton separates his subject in two; part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify. We see a split personality, the outward appearance and the inner (conceptual) appearance – simultaneously of these chosen movie stars, artist, musician, actresses, and celebrities, civic leaders, and poets.

The artwork of George Condo (above portrait by Cotton) is populated largely by dramatically stylized, almost cartoonish, characters with exaggerated, often grotesque features such as protruding over or under bites, ghoulish expressions, or is fractured nearly beyond recognition.

#GeorgeCondo #Condo #AndrewCotton #NewriverFineArt #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryPortraits #Contemporarygallery #LasOlas #NewRiverFineArt #streetportraits #hybrid #splitpersonality #portraiture #simultaneous #cartoon #cartoonish 



100% COTTON



The new Fall 2021 Edition of Venice FTL Magazine is out! 
As proud partners, @NewriverFineArt is excited to promote the new ad featuring @andrecottonartist



Check out the new edition of @VeniceMagFtl here: https://www.veniceftldigital.com/i/1405082-fall-2021/0?

More of Andrew Cotton's artwork can be seen on the NRFA website at: https://www.newriverfineart.com/artist/andrew-cotton



‘Study of a Nude’, a painting of an anonymous nude figure standing within a transparent cubic structure, was produced in 1953 by Francis Bacon and was subsequently transformed into a series of giclée prints mounted on aluminum in 2015.

This work, like many others Bacon created in the 1950s, was principally inspired by the 19th century photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, who produced a series of images of animals and humans to demonstrate the kinetic potentials of photography. Similarities emerge in the painting’s reduced color palette, limited to shades of grey, and the dynamic appearance of the naked body, seemingly revolving around its center.

The sense of bodily discomfort and isolation is highlighted by Bacon’s trademark ‘space frames’, abstract lines surrounding the painting’s subject like cages or transparent architectural structures. These elements contribute to emphasize the sense of the utter loneliness and spiritual desolation. The animated body of this artwork reflects Bacon’s fascination with classical and Christian imagery, exemplified in this instance by the figure’s pose which resembles the religious imagery of the suffering Christ.

The vulnerable position of the artwork’s subject, caged and exposed, almost dehumanized by his lack of identity, suggests of the countless psychological traumas of modern life.

AFTER FRANCIS BACON (BRITISH, 1909-1992)

Q4 Study of a Nude, 1953/2015

Diasec-mounted giclée print in colours, on Alu Dibond support, with printed signature and numbered '461/500' in black ink on the publisher's label affixed verso.

Co-published by The Estate of Francis Bacon and Heni Productions, 2015,

610 x 510mm (24 x 20 1/8in) (SH)

Available Now




DIGGING BOY

Eric Fischl’s sublimations on mylar with pins on paper give an artistic approach to the thesis of human portrayals. Fischl explores the psyche of interpretation- of how we see ourselves versus the image we portray to those around us.  He emphasizes this in the stacked translucent layers of images. The artworks are interpreted narratives that focus on the characters in the story.

Ever-present is Fischl’s disconnection of the characters in a society that does not support the collective. There is a selfless pose that is contradicted by an external posture. Body language reads louder than the internal dialogue of the mind’s constant chatter of self. In the artwork, how we perceive our own actions might not adequately reflect the reality of a dominant disposition seen by others. Their relations are unknown creating plots and tales foretold only by the viewing audience, making elaborate connections where none might exist.

Image:

Eric Fischl |Digging Boy, 2018, (9+1 AP , 1 TP/1) | Sublimation on Mylar with pins and digital pigment print on paper, mounted on acid-free board |34.50 x 48.50 x 3 in


Ranging from 24-ct gold glazes to three different types of bronze patina – pearly white, traditional bronze, and highly polished bronze – Estella Fransbergen female form driven sculptures range in color as well as aesthetic, giving off energies that can stretch the spectrum from elegant and regal to naturalized earthen tones.  

In her metaphorical forms, she uses the torso to represent nature, adorned with feathers, branches, leaves, semi-precious gems, and rare stones that have formed over millions of years. 

By channeling ancient science, she can elegantly recount that each stone has a symbolic meaning, and our eyes detect the unique beauty of what lies within each. 

Estella Fransbergen  | EF712166, 2021  | Clay Yellow Gold with white gold texture overglaze one shoulder,   |freshwater pearls, Swarovski’s, quartz  | 32 x 13 x 13 in 

#EstellaFransbergen #Estella #clay #gold #freshwaterpearls #pearls #swarovski #quartz #sculpture #elegance #dress #contemporaryart #NewRiverFineArt #torso #female #femaleform #energy #metaphorical #nature #science #stones #semiprecious #precious #symbolic 


ANDREW COTTON

New Inventory

Andrew Cotton uses elements of art history, art movements, and signature aesthetics in his contemporary portraits that give us an unusual hybrid model of unsymmetrical duality.  His Pop Iconology allows us to reference a culture in such a way that visual familiarity, recognition, and acceptance is reinforced through relatable imagery. From splatter-painted Pollock portraits to Graffiti-style Basquiat busts, Cotton separates his subject in two. Part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify, we see a bold and beautiful split personality. Cotton makes the outward appearance of his subjects and the inner, conceptual appearance exist simultaneously.

Images:

Basquiat | 2021 | Mixed Media On Canvas | 72 x 60 in

Condo | 2021 | Mixed Media On Canvas | 48 x 36 in

Frida | 2021 | Mixed Media On Canvas | 36 x 24 in

Marilyn | 2021 | Mixed Media On Canvas | 48 x 36 in

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Marlene Rose's work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern.  Each piece is hand cast in sand from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, shine, and reflection. And because these are cast objects, they hold in their form the memory of the shapes and textures of the materials that formed them; they are fine-grained, rugged, or smooth, transparent, or translucent, colored, or clear.

Images:

Stone Buddha - Aqua, 2013

Sandcast Glass

19 x 8 x 7 in

DM for Acquisition

 

#MarleneRose #Ancient #Modern #glass #castglass #sandcastglass #Buddha #Butterfly #memories #translucent #NewRiverFineArt #Gallery #contemporaryart #LasOlasBlvd #FortLauderdale #artoninstagram


Mr. Brainwash wrangles with our collective psyche to commandeer our mind’s eye as he thrusts forward a vivacious encounter of his fragmented explosions of popular culture psychedelia. The showmanship and personality flows from hand to canvas in such an unequivocal way, that nothing is obscured in the transmission of transcendental pop art pizzazz.  The viewer steps into an alternative macrocosm of bold color, graffiti style markings, and splatter paint pièce de resistance.  Black stencils, silkscreened iconology, and audacious street art aesthetics gyrate and pulse within an indefatigable composition.

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Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)

Banksy Thrower, 2019

Silkscreen and Mixed Media on Framed Canvas

34 x 30 in

DM for acquisition

#MrBrainwash #Brainwash #Vandalized #vandalizedcanvas #NewRiverFineArt #ContemporaryArt #Banksy #BanksyThrower #PopArt #psychodelia #showman #popartpizzazz #LasOlas #FortLauderdale #artoninstagram #arttobuy #contemporaryartcollector


The Hamptons LOVE @HuntSlonemNew York and Hunt Slonem are Inseparable.See several selections of Hunt Slonem Salon Bust Series of blown glass

His Pop Art Pageantry is Baroque-esque with a Slonem Flair of whimsical elegance. 

Check out @newriverfineart at the @artmarketproduction | Market Art + Design Hamptons Art Fair!Booth C21. 

Today- Sunday is the last day.... Drop by and pick up a Hunt Slonem today!

Hunt Slonem Deep Sea Blue with White Frame, 2020 Handblown Glass, Velvet, Ornate Wood Frame 27 x 17 x 9 in

Hunt Slonem Summer Green with White Frame, 2020 Handblown Glass, Velvet, Ornate Wood Frame 27 x 17 x 9 in 

Booth C21 at Market Art + Design Hampton Art Fair 2021 #HuntSlonem #Newriverfineart #arthampton #marketartanddesign #hamptons #Newyorkartfair #ArtMarketProductions #artfair #newyorkartcollector #newyork #stopby #bunnies #glass #fineartglass #blownglass 


Jennifer JL Jones Studios at Market Art + Design The Hamptons

Come out to @ArtMarketProductions at 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 and see all the wonderful art @NewRiverFineArt has to offer, including several new selections by Jones. 

The weather is great, the company is awesome, the Art is amazing, and the vibe is right.

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Image:

Freya, 2021 Mixed media on wood panel 60 x 48 x 3 in

Verenase, 2021 Mixed media on wood panel 40 x 60 x 3 in


With Market Art + Design The Hamptons approaching fast, we would like to take a moment to spotlight some of our exhibiting artists. ~

@AndrewCottonArtist

Andrew Cotton uses elements of art history, art movements, and signature aesthetics in his contemporary portraits that give us an unusual hybrid model of unsymmetrical duality. His Pop Iconology allows us to reference a culture in such a way that visual familiarity, recognition, and acceptance is reinforced through relatable imagery.  From splatter-painted Pollock portraits to Graffiti-style Basquiat busts, Cotton separates his subject in two. Part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify, we see a bold and beautiful split personality. Cotton makes the outward appearance of his subjects and the inner, conceptual appearance exist simultaneously. 

Visit our viewing room on artsy at: 

https://www.artsy.net/viewing-room/new-river-fine-art-market-art-plus-design-hamptons-new-river-fine-art?utm_content=viewing-room-gallery-share

KAWS, 2021 Mixed Media on Canvas 60 x 48 x 3 in



Join New River Fine Art at Market Art + Design, the Hampton's premier art fair, at The Bridgehampton Museum.  Market Art + Design's eleventh edition features 80 top galleries, including New River Fine Art, presenting the best in modern and contemporary art and design in an expanded, museum-quality pavilion. 

New River Fine Art proudly presents a curated exhibition titled: DeFi {ned} at Market Art + Design Hamptons 2021, opening August 12, 2021; showcasing artwork from Mr. Brainwash, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Andrew Cotton, Estella Fransbergen, Pietro & Riccardo Ferro, Jennifer JL Jones, Takashi Murakami, Pose, Marlene Rose, Hunt Slonem, Super Buddha, and Bertil Vallien.

All the artists in CURRENT / {LY} bring a groundbreaking, and often trailblazing technique, innovation, or narrative to their artwork, making it evergreen- always appearing contemporary and current.

View New River Fine Art's Viewing Room for the DeFi {ned} exhibition on ARSTY at:

https://www.artsy.net/viewing-room/new-river-fine-art-market-art-plus-design-hamptons-new-river-fine-art?utm_content=viewing-room-gallery-share


Eric Fischl’s sublimations on mylar with pins on paper give an artistic approach to the thesis of human portrayals. Fischl explores the psyche of interpretation- of how we see ourselves versus the image we portray to those around us.  He emphasizes this in the stacked translucent layers of images. The artworks are interpreted narratives that focus on the characters in the story.

Ever-present is Fischl’s disconnection of the characters in a society that does not support the collective. There is a selfless pose that is contradicted by an external posture. Body language reads louder than the internal dialogue of the mind’s constant chatter of self. In the artwork, how we perceive our own actions might not adequately reflect the reality of a dominant disposition seen by others.

In Men in Water, Fischl’s almost-nude subjects bare large amounts of skin, leaving them vulnerable exposing their core’s truth.  In Man Woman and Boy, the ocean breeze flutters the blouse of the woman, while the boy to the left of the composition enjoys an innocent day at the beach.  Their relations are unknown creating plots and tales foretold only by the viewing audience, making elaborate connections where none might exist. The audiences’ role connects the subjects in a visual approach while the artist’s physical layers of transparent mylar build physical levels to the storyline. 


NFT BUDDHA BLESSINGS DOMINATE  

RETRO VIDEO GAMES 

  

-By Diego Dietrich 

On May 3, 2012, the first one-off N.F.T. was created in New York, but it was the sale of Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” that was auctioned at Christie’s on March 11, 2021, almost nine years to the day of that first NFT, that sold for over $69 Million USD, launching this new digital proof of ownership into a mass market frenzy. 

Super Buddha, an internationally recognized contemporary artist who calls Miami, Florida home has positioned himself into the lead of contemporary artists transitioning into the N.F.T. Blockchain. Coming off a highly successful launch of new N.F.T.s at NFT BAZL, Super Buddha is now partnering with Fort Lauderdale’s own New River Fine Art for an exclusive launch of 3 new N.F.T.s on August 13, 2021.  These new N.F.T.s flip the script on gaming by animating his 32-bit buddha as a token of enlightenment that brings blessing to retro-inspired video game worlds. 

These highly anticipated gaming culture, crypto-native, and culturally relevant N.F.T.s by Super Buddha highlight his love for 1980’s and 90’s video game nostalgia and help bring a positive message to the impassioned contexts of gaming.  

As a non-native Chinese artist living in Shanghai, Super Buddha began creating art in a hybrid environment of new and old, where the constant influx of Western pop culture influences clashed with the strict and ridged ways of the Hukou System. Coming of age as one of the pioneers of the Graffiti scene in Shanghai, Super Buddha found himself straddling two very distinct artworlds - the iconic Eastern Art and the Urban Art Culture.  Being one of the first artists to tag buildings in Shanghai, he risked life and limb to help establish a new style of street art that did not yet exist in this heavily populated area of China.  

Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art proudly remarks that “Super Buddha has a unique ability to tell a story in the most interesting of ways. On the surface, his N.F.T.’s are inspired by retro video games and full of positive messaging. However, there are underlying narratives that are influenced by modern advances like cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.  Deep within these plots come a more vocal examination and analysis of international political climates like the threat of government interference on autonomous decentralizations, and the consequences of oppressive regimes. In the end, the juxtaposition of good and evil on his signature character, ‘Super Buddha’, reinforces a mental exercise we can all practice - Reject the impulses of materiality while reflecting on life lessons with upbeat gusto.”

Super Buddha’s lighthearted artwork features Buddha as a contemporary spokesperson that captivates the audience with witty one-liner blessings.   Exhibited as a repetitive and reductively minimalistic bust of a bubbly cheeked, straight teethed, and large-eyed figure, this bald Chosen One is eternally cheery with his signature long earlobes that symbolize a conscious rejection of the material world in favor of a more spiritual enlightenment. 

In Super Buddha World: Forbidden City, the first of the three new N.F.T.s, we witness Super Buddha, complete with his cape and smilingly ambitiously, crushes and destroys negativity through superpower strength that seems to gain forte in a certain crypto world tenacity, as he navigates his way through temples and avoids the pop-up pitfalls.  Exploding scrolls of Envy, Jealousy, Self-Doubt, and Negative Thoughts, Super Buddha is on a quest for spiritual teachings.  

Buddha Man is a clear example of multilayered content.  In the N.F.T., the floating deity head devours the Bitcoin balls and gains super strength gulping down the dollar sign money bags while avoiding the bad vibe ghosts. When the red ghosts turn blue, Buddha Man swallows them down.   But not all as it appears. There is a subtle, but evident social / political context waiting to be discovered. In the storyline, Super Buddha has used his main characters to show a clear correlation between how the Chinese government is currently treating crypto miners and the hunger they have for freedom, while being chased and prosecuted by their oppressors. In the N.F.T. narrative, the bitcoins enable Buddha Man to turn the tables on his tyrannical antagonists.  The artist has made this intentionally clear with clever symbols and moves that speak volumes of today’s international cultural climate. Memorable Mottos like, “Your thoughts become your reality”, “Be Grateful”, and “Do it out of Love” appear like welcomed pop-up banners of positive reinforcements as Buddha Man stays the course in the most maze-more-izing of ways. 

Buddhas Grand Blessings (Shanghai Edition) mimics the free roaming, role-playing, and first-person perspective games. Grey and anonymous people wait for Super Buddha to ‘bless’ them with enlightenment by awakening their spirituality, activating their colorful chakras, and give them purpose through healing.  Super Buddha imagines this bestowment of wisdom as a counteracting weapon to the current video game controversies of addiction, aggression, and violence.  

Super Buddha sees his artwork as a positive propulsion strategy to spread the message that there should be positivity and consciousness in every facet of life. "I see so many things wrong on the spiritual and humanistic level, so my art's intent is to shed more light on consciousness and provide good fortune to everyone,” says Super Buddha. 

 


Miro Tuesdays in the New River Fine Art Gallery

One of our recent acquisitions that are available for purchase.

Dm for details.

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Joan Miro (1893 - 1983)

Les Armes du Sommeil (68/75), 1970

Etching and aquatint in colors with carborundum on Mandeure rag paper

25 x 30.75 in

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#Miro #JoanMiro #LesArmesduSommeil #Etching #aquatint #NewRiverFineArt #LasOlasBlvd #Florida #FortLauderdale #ModernMasters #MasterArtist #artoninstagram


Happy Monday!!!

New artwork by @andrewcottonartist on display @newriverfineart. The new split portraits are amazing.

Andrew is on fire with this series.

Stop in the gallery to see these in person before they are gone.

Image:

Andrew Cotton | KAWS, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in

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Andrew Cotton | Keith Haring, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in


CNN

New River Fine Art is so excited this morning to see artist, Brendan Murphy on CNN. Thank You to writer/ correspondent, Chloe Melas & CNN. We are proud to present the artwork of Brendan Murphy at New River Fine Art.

Read the full article here:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/spaceman-sculpture-antigua-brendan-murphy/index.html

#BrendanMurphy #NewRiverFineArt #RichardBranson #JeffBezos #caribbeansea #Boonjispaceman #hodgesbayresort #antigua #MichaelJackson #SerenaWilliams #NovakDjokovic #WarrenBuffet #RobertDeNiro #RyanGosling #JeffKoons #spaceman #FortLauderdale #Florida #ChristopherHarding #Miami #Caribbean #ContemporaryArt #LisaBurgess #contemporaryartcollector



EVENING RECEPTION

Join New River Fine Art for an evening reception celebrating the artwork of Eric Fischl.

July 23, 2021

6 – 9 pm

822 E. Las Olas Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Call 954-524-2100 or email marketing@newriverfineart.com for more information.

New River Fine Art is honored to represent the artwork of Eric Fischl, an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor.

His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.


Wednesdays are for Buddha Blessings 

A bit of artistic-driven enlightenment on this midweek slump.

“What You Seek Is Seeking You.”

Stay tuned for a major announcement on Super Buddha’s upcoming NFT drop with New River Fine Art.

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Super Buddha

What You Seek Is Seeking You, 2021

Mixed media on wood

60 x 45 x 3 in



Tuesday Torres

A spotlight on Gustavo Torres’ sculptures during this early weekday morning.  Notice the details in the castings.

Gustavo Torres began sculpting at a very young age in Mexico, training with accomplished artists. Torres left Mexico after receiving his BFA to pursue a career in art in the United States. Mainly influenced by Alberto Giacometti as well as the Nuns of Guadalajara, Torres is both a talented visual artist and a master craftsman, whose visual imagery reflects the quiet, deep spirit of an ancient culture.

His experiences while attending a private Catholic school as a child had great impact on his early art education, and religious symbols were his subjects during these formative years.

Torres' style is both primitive and abstract and he looks to create a ''spiritual balance'' in his art. He strives to elevate the human spirit by using primitive and natural forms reminiscent of Mayan and Spanish cultures.



We would like to announce the arrival of new sculptural dresses by international artist, Estella Fransbergen. They are gorgeous!!!! 

Estella Fransbergen
EF712165, 2021
Clay white Gold over glaze torso with yellow gold texture one shoulder shorti style Laborite, Swarovski crystals
28 x 21 x 21 in

Estella Fransbergen
EF712166, 2021
Clay Yellow Gold with white gold texture overglaze one shoulder, freshwater pearls, Swarovski’s, quartz
32 x 13 x 13 in

Estella Fransbergen
EF712164, 2021
Clay High fired, embroidered, terahertz, stones on torso with shorti style terahertz stones.
24 x 19 x 19 in

Estella Fransbergen
EF712167, 2021
Bronze High polished one-sided lavender carved shoulders and stippled dress with Opals with Preciosa crystal from Czechoslovakia. Herkimer diamond broch, with high polished shoes with zirconium set stones, on a crystal base.
43.50 x 18 x 18 in

#estellaFransbergen #Estella #EF #gold #laborite #swarowskicrystals #crystal #freshwaterpearls #quartz #clay #terahertz #opal #diamonds #NewRiverFineArt #LasOlasblvd #Historic #preciousstones #semipreciousstones


Happy Wednesday!

Enjoy some wonderous Hunt Slonem paintings and sculptures. 

Check out some of our current availability of Hunt Slonem artwork.

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Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. 


EXCITED ABOUT THESE NEW ARRIVALS

Announcement coming soon!

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Eric Fischl

Two Women and a Boy, 2017, (TP 1/1)

Sublimation on Mylar with pins and digital pigment print on paper, mounted on acid-free board

73.50 x 57.50 x 3 in

Fischl was born in 1948 in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He began his art education in Phoenix, Arizona where his parents had moved in 1967. He attended Phoenix College and earned his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He then spent some time in Chicago, where he worked as a guard at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1974, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to teach painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Fischl had his first solo show, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, at Dalhousie Art Gallery in Nova Scotia in 1975 before relocating to New York City in 1978.  Fischl's paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, Muse Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten.



HAPPY JULY 4th

Abstract concepts blend (im)perfectly into the iconic bust of one of the most influential and controversial presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln had to navigate the uncharted waters and harness unprecedented change in a very formative time of U.S. History. Abstract thoughts, concepts, and notions were explored by many important politicians, activists, scholars, and philosophers to create the fundamental building blocks of our great nation. 

Andrew Cotton celebrates this historical and leading figure through his signature split portrait series, juxtaposing abstract expressionism into realism. 

Now Available


LOVERS

New River Fine Art invites you to see our new selections of fine art glass. Stop by and speak with our Fine Art Glass specialist, Sergio Gnesin.

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Lovers - Murano Sommerso Glass

2021

Calcedonia Glass, 27 x 10 x 10 in

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Calcedonia (Chalcedony) is a glass made with silver and other elements in Murano during the mid-fifteenth century.


#Fineartglass #sommersoglass #lovers #birds #calcedoniaglass #MuranoGlass #Murao #Chalcedony #Glass #artglass #NewRiverFineArt #SergioGnesin


BESNER | SLONEM

Early morning light on a Wednesday. The calm of the morning and the serenity of the art brings forth the positive mood we need to begin our day.

-Dominic Besner | Maquerelle des princes de nuit | 2021 | Acrylic, oil stick, modeling paste, China marker and spray paint | 54 x 60 x 0.50 in

-Dominic Besner | Le rempart-phare | 2020 | Acrylic, Oil Stick, Modeling Paste, China Marker and Spray Paint | 36 x 24 in

-Hunt Slonem | Carmine Red | 2020 | Hand Blown Glass | 15.50 x 9.50 x 10 in

-Dominic Besner | Les grands sabots | 2020 | Acrylic, Oil Stick, Modeling Paste, China Marker and Spray Paint | 60 x 36 in


NEW RETNA

New River Fine Art is proud to present new work by international contemporary artist, RETNA. "Kiss 88" is an artistic exploration of his signature cryptography though a blend of old and new materials. Using mixed media and various colored tapes, the artist vocalizes his implacable street dominance through symbolic reverence for inner city identity.

Blues and reds push and pull through the gold overlays.

Words cease to materialize, but the subliminal meaning rings loud with such bold approach.

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Retna (b. 1979) | Kiss 88 | 2020 | Oil and mixed media on canvas | 72 x 72 in
Now Available

#RETNA #Graffiti #Kiss88 #NewRiverFineArt #cryptography #urban #urbanart #streetart #graffitiart #FortLauderdale #Contemporaryart #Contemporaryartist #Newarrival #nowavailable #language #decode


PICASSO

New Arrival

From splatter-painted Pollock portraits to Graffiti-style Basquiat busts, Andrew Cotton separates his subject in two. 

Part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify, we see a bold and beautiful split personality. 

Cotton makes the outward appearance of his subjects and the inner (conceptual) appearance exist simultaneously.

Image:

Andrew Cotton

Picasso, 2021

Mixed Media

60 x 48 x 3 in

 

#Portrait #Picasso #PabloPicasso #Pollock #Graffiti #Basquiat #AndrewCotton #splitpersonality #NewRiverFineArt #LasOlasBlvd #contemporaryart #contemporarygallery #appearance #abstractfigure #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #modernart


Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 

We are so proud of NRFA President, Lisa Burgess (third from left).  She is pictured here at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for the announcement of the new art committee. They  will be raising funds and advising on art for the 4-story expansion of the hospital!

She will be working with an amazing group of advocates!

Thank you all for your support!


#JoeDiMaggioChildrensHospital #artcommittee #expansion #hospital #JoeDiMaggio


Juneteenth

June 19th, is now the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.

It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.

As we reflect on this holiday and this wonderful and federally sanctioned celebration, we think of the artist, Purvis Young and his social and political artistic commentary on the civil rights and urban violence.

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Image:

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. There will always be the do-gooders- yellow figures, as well as the harsh and terrible troublemakers- black silhouettes, fighting over mankind; each with their own agenda. 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. Evocative of “The Triumph of the Genius of Destruction” by, Mihály Zichy, painted in 1878 the “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.

#Juneteenth #June19 #FederalHoliday #Galveston #Texas #1983 #PurvisYoung #NewRiverFineArt #CivilRights #politicalart #outsiderartist #nowavailable #LasOlasBlvd


Glass

Hunt Slonem Salon Bunnies and Alex Gabriel Bernstein. A wonderfully elegant glass arrangement in the gallery now! The complementing aesthetic is perfect. The rhythm of colors across the wall and down onto the bookcase is fabulous. Come see our current selections of both artists now for great Father’s Day gift ideas.

#HuntSlonem #AlexGabrielBernstein #Glass #ArtGlass #castglass #blownglass #cutglass #fineartglass #color #bunny #NewRiverFineArt #LasOlasBlvd #Florida #ContemporaryGallery #ContemporaryArt


BOONJI SPACEMAN

New River Fine Art is so excited to see the newest edition of @venicemagftl and the wonderful Boonji Spacemen of @brendanmurphyart .
This is a beautiful image of his unique series of sculptures with his signature equations.


Read the full edition of Venice Magazine FTL at Venice - Summer 2021 (veniceftldigital.com)


Thank You for all the support.


More exciting news on Brendan Murphy coming up soon…. Stay tuned!



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An amazing install with a custom commission with artist @lucypeveto

Our clients were over the moon on this custom artwork, perfect for this adorable nursery. 






BLESSINGS

The Super Buddha Blessings Continue as NRFA welcomes a new painting by @superbuddha_

The assortment of his work gets better and better!

Super Buddha states: What You Seek Is Seeking You!

And,,,, We Love It!

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Image:

Super Buddha

Buddha Kong - Love Bombs

Hand- Painted with resin coating.

60" x 45"

“…most of the problems we are encountering as a society can all be remedied by expressing more LOVE towards one another.” – SB

 


FRIDA

Andrew Cotton

Frida, 2021

Mixed Media

60 x 48 x 3 in

Originally from North London, Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London. His work is now found in galleries throughout the US, luxury hotels, corporate headquarters, and private residences. 

Although there is an edgy style that spans his repertoire of contemporary portraits, urban landscapes, and abstract explorations, there is also a certain authenticity that dates back generations. Cotton’s father and grandfather owned a printing company in East London doing printing and design work for large retail and clothing stores. Cotton grew up seeing first-hand the techniques of block, offset, silkscreen, and commercial printing processes and pulls direct inspiration from those early formative years through his own use of wheat pasting, paper collage, and large-scale Xerox prints.

Cotton’s signature raw aesthetic gained notoriety in the art circles of East Hampton. Working in contemporary portraiture, abstract painting and text driven proses, his visual vocabulary expanded.

Currently, his artwork has been represented in contemporary galleries in the US and he has been showcased at international art fairs. 


NEW DAMIEN HIRST AVAILABLE 

HENI Leviathan was delighted to release a set of eight cherry blossom prints by Damien Hirst, The Virtues, published by HENI Editions. The eight prints are each titled after one of The Eight Virtues of Bushidō according to Nitobe Inazō – Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honor, Loyalty, Control.

In 1900 Nitobe Inazō published a book, Bushidō: The Soul of Japan, which narrates for Western audiences the samurai code of ethics known as Bushidō. According to Nitobe, Bushidō literally translates to ‘Military-Knight-Ways’ and lists the ways in which fighting Japanese nobles were expected to maintain themselve

in their daily and vocational lives. In Nitobe’s account this code is divided into eight virtues, which are responsible for customs such as the tea ceremony and behavior like tranquility even in the face of danger. Nitobe has stated his intention was to unveil the cultural similarities between Japan and the West, effectively concluding ‘that there are no East or West as far as human beings are concerned’.

Referencing Impressionism, Pointillism and Action Painting, the Cherry Blossoms are about the spontaneous joy of spring. Damien Hirst said “Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They are extreme – there is something hopeful yet hopeless about them. They are art but taken from nature. They are about desire and how we process love and why we need it, but also these prints are about the momentary, the insane transience of beauty – a tree in full crazy blossom against a clear blue sky. How can you argue with that? It has been so good to make these prints, to be completely lost in color for a while. Blossoms are optimistic and bright yet fragile, just like we are, and I hope that The Virtues can remind us to always try and get the most from life.”

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Image:

Damien Hirst (b. 1965)

H9-1 Justice, 2021,

(771/1005)

Laminated Giclée print on aluminum composite panel.

47.24 x 37.79 x 2 in


 

 



PRIDE

NEW RIVER FINE ART is excited to celebrate June because June is Pride Month! While there has been significant progress toward equality for the LGBT+ community in recent years, a long road to equality remains ahead, as the collective community continues to face various forms of exclusion and discrimination.

During Pride Month, LBGT+ communities proudly come together all over the world to celebrate their identities and experiences. 

Happy Pride!

One of the best things about #FortLauderdale is that we are #onehumanfamily and we believe that #loveislove. Come hang out with us! 

 


ARTEZA

New River Fine Art is so excited to share the newest edition of Artseen on the @Arteza website. Thank you @DennisPastorizo for writing such a wonderful article on gallery President, Lisa Burgess

Please take a moment to read this great article on the ins-and-outs of working in the South Florida arts scene during the pandemic w/ Lisa Burgess.

Read the article here:

https://arteza.com/blog/artseen-gallery-owner-lisa-burgess-gives-advice-on-art-post-pandemic



Modern | Post-War | Contemporary

New River Fine Art

822 E. Las Olas Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301

954.524.2100

www.newriverfineart.com

#NewRiverFineArt #ContemporaryArt #ModernArt #PostWar #ArtGallery #Artforsale #visitus #Stopby #artconsultant #artadvisor #artadvising #artcollectingmanagement #artconsultant #artconsulting #LasOlasBlvd #FortLauderdale #Florida

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Image:

Hunt Slonem | Salon Bust Series | Glass | Sizes vary | Credit: Shaun Cruz


“At first glance, my pictures seem well behaved, as if – that is a still life, O.K. But these things have such crazy give-and-take that I feel they get really very wild” T.Wesselmann

Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

 Wesselmann rejected Abstract Expressionism and made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera.

The artist’s works are in major private, public, and corporate collections nationally and internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.

Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004) |Still Life with Matisse and Johns, 1993, (82/90) | Screen print in colors on paper | 45.25 x 59 in


NEW ARRIVAL

Brendan Murphy

Moonlight + Sunshine, 2021

Oil on Chrome Panel

72 x 60 x 3 in

Murphy’s fingerprint paintings, when crafted using a reflective silver-based chrome, cause viewers to confront themselves while gazing quite literally at his work.



HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

 Stop by New River Fine Art this holiday weekend. We are open all three days.

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 Andy Warhol’s 1981 “Myths” portfolio is among the artist’s most sought-after print series. 

The 10 silkscreens showcase a variety of fictional characters, from Uncle Sam to Santa Claus and Superman, that Warhol viewed as essential components of American culture. While Warhol often used found images for his portraits of celebrities, he took a different approach for the “Myths” portfolio.

The Pop artist invited friends and actors into his studio to pose for his Polaroid camera, dressed up as Dracula, Uncle Sam, the mammy archetype, and the Wicked Witch of the West from the film The Wizard of Oz.

The resulting silkscreens are quintessential Warhol, showcasing the power and persuasion of popular culture. 


 


MORNING LIGHT

Enjoying the Morning Light as it comes into the Gallery with @JenniferJLJonesStudios and @MarleneRoseGlass.

Be sure to stop by the holiday weekend to see our newest artworks!

 

Jennifer JL Jones |Snow Oak, 2018 |Mixed media painting on wood | 60 x 54 x 2 in

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Jennifer JL Jones | Huntress I, 2019 | Mixed media painting on wood | 36 x 30 x 2 in

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Marlene Rose | Ring Buddha Mini - Lime Green, 2021 | Sandcast glass and reclaimed steel | 14.50 x 12 x 7 in


NOW AVAILABLE

Dominic Besner

Doux Silence de L'harpiste, 2021

Acrylic, oil stick, modeling paste, china marker and spray paint

37 x 49 x 2.50 in

Besner was born in 1965 in North Lancaster, Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Montreal in 1992. This early education allowed him to focus his thoughts on the nature of the city and its components.

 The artist is entirely open to the vibrations of contemporary society which he seeks to remodel in new forms of plasticity, hovering somewhere between the figurative and the abstract. His aim is not to create an ideal or to reproduce nature, but rather to give form to the energy emanating from the metaphysics of human activity.


NEW INSTALL WITH JENNIFER JL JONES

@NewRiverFineArt is so excited to see the final installation of the 90-inch painting by @JenniferJLJonesStudios …This large painting is on a lift and covers the T.V.

 You want to hide your TV, why not install a panting on a lift in front of it!!!!

 This work is incredible and accentuates everything in the home.

Great installation and happy clients.



NEW ARRIVAL

Tom Wesselmann

At first glance, my pictures seem well behaved, as if – that is a still life, O.K. But these things have such crazy give-and-take that I feel they get really very wild” – T.W.

Like many artists of the 1950s and 1960s, Tom Wesselman responded to postwar consumerism by incorporating elements of popular culture into his paintings. Unlike Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, however, Wesselman was less concerned with criticizing or celebrating these aspects of contemporary life and more interested in the formal characteristics that these references brought to his work.

Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. 

Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera.

Image:

Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004)
Still Life with Lilies and Mixed Fruit, 1998, (A.P. 2/12 (full edition of 100)
Screen print in colors on paper
23.50 x 29.75 in



"It's Time To Groove Boonji Spaceman" by Brendan Murphy in Antigua!!!

From Town & Country to Departures Magazine, Murphy's international presence is unrelenting. His giant spaceman is generating massive buzz for this contemporary artist. 

New River Fine Art is proud to offer new artworks by Brendan Murphy as we celebrate his recent achievements. 

Call 954.524.2100 or email to reserve your artwork now.

Selections Selling Fast!

Brendan Murphy (B 1971 - ) is a widely known contemporary artist whose works are found in prominent private collections and galleries around the world. Since his early career, Brendan has blended abstract and figurative forms to reveal meaning with deeper contemplations through his sculpture and painting. 


IN THE STUDIO 

Great in the studio shot with Dominic Besner. Do you feel the excitement and the energy the artist puts into his work?

More of Besner's artwork can be found at 



Current Mood

Left to Right:

Andrew Cotton | Basquiat, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in

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Marlene Rose (b. 1967) | Red Ancient Horse Large, 2021 | Sandcast glass and reclaimed steel | 17 x 14 x 8 in

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Dominic Besner | Le photo-mime, 2021 | Acrylic, oil stick, modeling paste, china marker and spray paint | 36 x 22 x 2.50 in



Brendan Murphy in Antigua

We are very proud of the monumental sculpture work that Brendan Murphy is currently doing. He was recently featured in Departures magazine.

More of Brendan Murphy's artwork can be found at New River Fine Art


NEW ARTIST

ANDREW COTTON

Originally from North London, Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London. His work is now found in galleries throughout the US, luxury hotels, corporate headquarters, and private residences. 
 
Although there is an edgy style that spans his repertoire of contemporary portraits, urban landscapes, and abstract explorations, there is also a certain authenticity that dates back generations. Cotton’s father and grandfather owned a printing company in East London doing printing and design work for large retail and clothing stores.  Cotton grew up seeing first-hand the techniques of block, offset, silkscreen, and commercial printing processes and pulls direct inspiration from those early formative years through his own use of wheat pasting, paper collage, and large-scale Xerox prints.
 
Being a teenager in East London during the graffiti boom, Cotton was immediately drawn to the pioneers of the UK graffiti scene. But, wanting to develop his career as an international artist, he found himself residing in New York City at the early age of 24. Here he found inspiration in the DIY aesthetic of the street art market.


Cotton’s signature raw aesthetic gained notoriety in the art circles of East Hampton. Working in contemporary portraiture, abstract painting and text driven proses, his visual vocabulary expanded.
 
Currently, his artwork has been represented in contemporary galleries in the US and he has been showcased at international art fairs. 

IMAGES:

Andrew Cotton | Andy Warhol, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in

Andrew Cotton | Keith Haring, 2020 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in

Andrew Cotton | Basquiat, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 48 x 3 in

Andrew Cotton | Split Sculpture, 2021 | Mixed Media | 60 x 60 x 3 in


ALEX GABRIEL BERNSTEIN

A quick video Alex Gabriel Bernstein shared with us of him in his glass studio.

More of Bernstein's artwork can be found at




HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALVADOR DALI!!!

May 11, 1904

Salvador Dali was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship, and the striking and bizarre images in his work.

Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Dalí received his formal education in fine arts in Madrid. Influenced by Impressionism and the Renaissance masters from a young age, he became increasingly attracted to Cubism and avant-garde movements.  He moved closer to Surrealism in the late 1920s and joined the Surrealist group in 1929, soon becoming one of its leading exponents. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931, and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings. Dalí lived in France throughout the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) before leaving for the United States in 1940 where he achieved commercial success.

Image:

La Femme aux Cheveux d'or et son Garde, 1967

Ink and Watercolor

12.75 x 17.75 in

La Femme aux Cheveus d'or et son Garde is a unique watercolor and ink on paper executed in 1967. Signed, lower right. The work relates to the frontispiece for Poemes Secret, a suite of 18 etchings commissioned by Pierre Argillet based on the writings of Guillaume Apollinaire, a French writer important to the literary development of the Surrealism movement. In this work, Dali illustrates the sensual poems Apollinaire wrote in love letters he sent to the schoolteacher Madeleine Pagès from the battle trenches of World War I. A bare breasted Madelaine is featured with an appendage supported by a crutch, her golden tresses cascading down her back as a guard (presumably Apollinaire) wearing a flamboyantly plumed hat, stands watch next to her with spear in hand.



NEW SIGN ON LAS OLAS

Our new outdoor sign is up, and we want to thank artist, Marlene Rose  for this wonderful image she took during her Meet & Greet event at New River Fine Art.


Enjoying our new gallery installations on this fantastic Monday!

Stop by the gallery this week to see all the selections.

Pictured:

Estella Fransbergen

EF3212155, 2021

Clay, High Fire, two shoulders Selenite, Swarovski’s, Electroplated Leaf’s On a large Crystal base

66 x 27 in

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Brendan Murphy

Answers, 2021

Oil, acrylic and gouache on canvas

72 x 96 in


Celebrate Mother's Day the Right Way! 

Give the gift of art.

Let New River Fine Art help you find the perfect present!From Modern Masters like Matisse and Chagall, to top contemporaries like Mr. Brainwash and Hunt Solemn - Check out our latest inventory for Mother's Day gift ideas. 



Ocean Eyes

Photographer and surfer Daniel Fuller’s new book highlights the various facets of the ocean, including its beauty, mystery and danger.

Retrieved from Venice Magazine at 


Happy Birthday Keith Haring!

 May 4, 1958

Keith Allen Haring was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His animated imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism by using the images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness. In addition to solo gallery exhibitions, Haring participated in renowned national and international group shows such as documenta in Kassel, the Whitney Biennial in New York, the São Paulo Biennial, and the Venice Biennale. The Whitney Museum held a retrospective of his art in 1997.



Works available for sale through New River Fine Art:

Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)

Montreux Festival De Jazz (Magenta Background), 1983, (/1)

39.40 x 27.50 in

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Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)

Keith Haring Drawings, Tony Shafrazi Gallery exhibition poster, 1967, (/1)

Lithograph on wove paper, signed in silver ink, from the edition of unknown size.

23.75 x 17.87 in



Meet & Greet

Marlene Rose's work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. When casting sculptures she incorporates relics of modern life, interesting objects that have been cast away, industrial waste items that seem to unite present and past.

In the end, the completed piece transcends the sensibility of mere time. Each piece is hand cast in sand from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light.

Join New River Fine Art on May 1, 2021 from 4 – 9 pm, for an intimate Meet & Greet evening with glass artist Marlene Rose as we unveil her new collection.

Meet the artist one-on-one and be the first to see her newest sandcast glass works of art.

Image: | Marlene Rose (b. 1967) | Temple Buddha - Avon Blue, 2021 | Sandcast Glass | 16 x 13 x 9 in




ANDREW COTTON

Pop Iconology allows us to reference a culture in such a way that visual familiarity, recognition, and acceptance is cemented through relatable imagery.  Styles, Movements, Aesthetics are all tools that artist, Andrew Cotton uses in his contemporary street portraits that give us a hybrid model of duality. From splatter-painted Pollock to Graffiti styled Basquiat, Cotton separates his subject in two; part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify. We see a split personality, the outward appearance and the inner (conceptual) appearance – simultaneously of these chosen movie stars, artist, musician, actresses, and celebrities, civic leaders, and poets.

Originally from London, Andrew Cotton now calls South Florida home. His edgy style spans contemporary portraits, urban landscapes, and abstract explorations.  As an underground artist in Brooklyn, Cotton's work is now found in galleries throughout the US, luxury hotels, corporate headquarters, and private residences.

Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London.

 New River Fine Art is proud to be showing the new work by Andrew Cotton.


"Basquiat" | Andrew Cotton | 60 x 48 in | Mixed media | 2021




Celebrate Earth Day Weekend at New River Fine Art with the artworks of Hunt Slonem.

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies, and tropical birds.

Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Stop by the gallery and see our current Hunt Slonem selections.

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EARTHDAY 2021

Join NRFA as we celebrate Earth Day 2021 with Jennifer JL Jones, and her unique and abstract nature inspired masterpieces.

Image:
Jennifer JL Jones (b. 1971)
Waltz of the Flowers, 2021
Mixed media painting on wood
72 x 60 x 2 in
Available for sale.

Earth Day, founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, inspired 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — to take to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate against the impacts of 150 years of industrial development which had left a growing legacy of serious human health impacts.

In 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.


New River Fine Art would like to thank the Funding ARTS Broward for their spotlight on Lisa Burgess in the newest FAB SCENE / April 2021 edition.  

The excerpt states: 

“New River Fine Art has long been considered one of Fort Lauderdale’s premier fine art galleries...As founder and driving force behind the gallery, Lisa Burgess has also brought museum quality exhibitions to the area...Lisa’s belief in developing relationships and taking a sincere interest in her clients’ needs has served her well through the years, as her business has grown to encompass both the retail gallery and a private art advisory...In 2020, Lisa was appointed to the Florida Council on Arts & Culture.” 

NRFA is proud of Lisa and her achievements. Thank you again, FAB for this mention. 

More information on FAB can be found at fundingartsbroward.org 

#LisaBurgess #NewRiverFineArt #FAB #FundingArtsBroward #BrowardCounty #FortLauderdale #Gallery #Premierfineartgallery #museumquality #artexhibition #client #clientneeds #clientfriendly #retailgallery #privateartadvisory #artadvisory #LasOlasBlvd #recognition #retail #checkusout #wearethrilled  


Part Venn Diagrams, part Executive Office white board Product Flow Mapping, and part Conceptual Mind Charting, Murphy delivers a mélange of artworks that dives deep into the subconsciousness.

Brendan Murphy has eloquently blended abstract and figurative forms to impress upon the viewer a sense of universal understanding through realized common-grounds and optimistic channels of philosophical revelations. Incontestable associations of mind and matter manifest artistic driven thoughts connecting man to man, man to the universe, and man to cosmic existentialism.

The flow charts of rerouted arrows that point elements to undiscovered epiphanies to the trilateral assimilation of underlying emotions and swirling gyrations of yearnings in “Answers”, to the materiality of emotionally fluid (but physical) identifiers of neurophysiological behaviors and responses, Murphy’s art is but intuitive mark making by the artist that breathes life into manifestations of the NOW.

Brendan Murphy | Answers, 2021 | Oil, acrylic and gouache on canvas | 72 x 96 in


When people first view my work, I am often told they feel a “certain aliveness” inherent in the work itself. My goal as an artist is to inject life into whatever I can make. In simple terms to make the piece come alive. Each piece is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this “Dangerous Dance of Creation” reflects in the finished work.

In the end, the work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, and shine and reflection.


Images: White Ancient Horse Small, Sandcast Glass, 16 x 13 x 9 in  ~  Stone Buddha - Aqua, Sandcast Glass, 19 x 8 x 6 in  ~  Merlot Sitting Buddha, Sandcast Glass, 18 x 12 x 6 in  ~  Gold Arrow Buddha, Sandcast Glass, 22 x 5 x 5 in  ~  Butterfly 18" Copper with Cobalt Rim, Sandcast Glass, 19 x 18 x 8 in


Start your week off right by stopping by New River Fine Art and seeing the selections of @HuntSlonem artwork we have in the gallery.

Or visit the gallery’s online selections of Hunt Slonem art at: www. newriverfineart.com/artist/hunt-slonem

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. Since 1977, Slonem has had more than 350 exhibitions at prestigious galleries and museums internationally.

Slonem’s work is in over eighty museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.


Super Buddha’s stenciled quotes are modest artist-derived dharmas - aspirations for wealth, love, direction, peace, and appreciation.  

And, at the end of the day, these spray-painted word balloons of Pop Art positivity make every effort to provide wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity, and compassion in a non-regulated, dog-eat-dog artworld. 

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Super Buddha

Buddha's Emotions (Purple Hues) (7/21), 2021

Digital Inkjet Print, Epoxy Resin, Metal

36 x 36 in



Check out our latest email campaign on artist, Dominic Besner.

Click here:

https://mailchi.mp/newriverfineart.com/brendanmurphymindmappingvenndiagram-13391618


An electrifying array of colorful and bold mark-marketing accent the double subjects as they gaze out to the viewer in a seductive glance. The transparent qualities of these ethereal entities radiate an undefined spiritual energy that draws us closer.  

Image:

Dominic Besner

Les sylves printanieres, 2021

Acrylic, oil stick, modeling paste, china marker and spray paint

48 x 48 x 2.50 in


Brendan Murphy

Math equations and philosophical mind-mapping written on stoic astronaut statues, inside massive thumbprints, and canvases as chalkboards, provide a means to an end for Brendan Murphy’s conceptual diagrams - a Beautiful Mind where universal communications of emotions, wants, and desires takes the form of Contemporary Art Cryptography.

Part Venn Diagrams, part Executive Office white board Product Flow Mapping, and part Conceptual Mind Charting, Murphy delivers a mélange of artworks that dives deep into the subconsciousness.

Brendan Murphy has eloquently blended abstract and figurative forms to impress upon the viewer a sense of universal understanding through realized common-grounds and optimistic channels of philosophical revelations. Incontestable associations of mind and matter manifest artistic driven thoughts connecting man to man, man to the universe, and man to cosmic existentialism.

The flow charts of rerouted arrows that point elements to undiscovered epiphanies in “Moment of Destiny” to the trilateral assimilation of underlying emotions and swirling gyrations of yearnings in “Answers”, to the materiality of emotionally fluid (but physical) identifiers of neurophysiological behaviors and responses, Murphy’s art is but intuitive mark making by the artist that breathes life into manifestations of the NOW.

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Murphy relies on phrases, idioms, and slogans, not the abstract gestures of painterly expressionism to impart his world of visual plotting. We follow the lines of text and letters as they churn and agitate our subconscious. Deep into the artworks’ composition we reflect on our own reality - insecurities, loves, passions, and longings, to find a constantly evolving truth. A circumstantial experience driven by impulsive stimuluses, this artistic candor is where dreams point to wants, and desires are wonders that leave us having more questions than artist-provided answers.

Words like “Dream” and “Love” are accentuated by “Believe” and “Power”, in the painting, “Twilight”, as the viewer wrestles to conceptualized script that relates to nothing and everything in an almost half empty, half full experience.  Our eyes spin and rotate within these powerful and almost prophetic phrases of eccentric exaltations. Neither pompous nor pretentious, the sayings by Murphy conjure an unconscious aura of inner peace that summons all of us through a string theory connectiveness.  Murphy provides foundations and formulas to show we are all one in the same - with similar needs, aspirations, longings, and unattainable hungers.

Brendan Murphy visualizes a world in which a spiral of unconnected words become a relevant mantra of contemporary culture. This new world, formed by expressing the inner thoughts into the outer atmospheres of each moment is now a summoned philosophical civil society where all beings possess the same primordial desires, but form connections with uninhibited aspects of personal reflections.

“Intuition Dream Candy Heart”, “Trust Lust Fascination Candy Heart”, “Passion Steal Love Candy Heart” are Pink Chrome hearts that reflects reality in such a hazy transient way that we see the momentary existences that struggle to materialize, like failed dreams and lost hopes, but the artist provides a verbal lifeline.  Murphy conveys positive thoughts through codes, equations, arrows, parentheses, numbers, and the like to entice us to follow through with those personal goals and aspirations; harness the love and passion we find in our hearts and fulfill our destiny.



Our artistic understanding of these seemingly random rambles radiates outward and ties us all into one universe where reciprocal acknowledgment, and admiration is a world Murphy provides not in jest or banter, but in earnest integrity. 

Brendan Murphy currently works from his home-based studios in Malibu, CA and Miami, FL. Notable mentors include Eric Fischl, David Salle, and Ross Bleckner. His work is represented in over 600 private collections and his new works are commonly featured at Art Fairs around the world through his gallery representation in the USA, Canada, Germany, Colombia, England, and Monaco.

New artwork by Brendan Murphy as his exhibiting debut with the gallery can be seen at New River Fine Art, 822 E. Las Olas, Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33496 Ph. 954-524-2100. www.newriverfineart.com

 

 


The bellows of the angelic figure grace the ears of those listening for the holy songs of emancipation in Purvis Young’s painting, “Three Angels, while the Bronze sculpture of Gustavo Torres is a metaphor for the journey of life. One watches over the other in New River Fine Art

 

Images:

Purvis Young (1943 - 2010)

Three Angels, circa 1980's

Acrylic on board

24 x 48 x 0.75 in

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Gustavo Torres

Symbolic Forms of Life III, 2016

Unique Bronze Sculpture

18 x 7 x 25 in

Purvis Young creates art from a gut instinct, using materials found from the streets of Miami’s inner city. The resulting work constitutes powerful and honest art of the last thirty years. Young’s work expresses his heartfelt concern for his community’s roots and lifelong friends. The abundance of pregnant women populating the neighborhood, the hustle, bustle and chaos in the street, the infusion of boat people, the trucks passing above on the elevated interstate, funerals, celebrations, wars, soldiers, and Blues music men populate his oeuvre.

Gustavo Torres gives his bronze sculptures, which resemble those of antiquity, the breath of life by capturing gestures such as the sway of a woman's hips, a figure’s glance or a dog's upturned ear. The rough finish on his sculpture invites touch and contemplation. "My goal is to capture the spirit of the form," he says. "You do this by using the least amount of material possible. This is the most difficult—finding the essence.



Bring in the Easter Holiday Weekend with some FABULOUS Hunt Slonem!

Image:

Hunt Slonem

“Midas”, 2021, (1/6 + 2 APs and 2 TPs)

24K gold plated casted bronze

13.50 x 7 x 9.50 in



An exploration of beauty and energy, Jones’ mixed media paintings are a meditation on the dichotomy of the existence of nature both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality. Employing multiple layers of abstraction and combined mediums including a refined glazing technique, she creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer.

Look for a brand-new selection of Jennifer JL Jones paintings at New River Fine Art soon!


New Arrival!

“Roses and Clover”

60”H x 60” W

Mixed Media Painting on Wood 

©2021 Jennifer J L Jones





NEW ARRIVALS

New River Fine Art is super excited as we expect a wonderful shipment of Andy Warhol prints.

Known as “Sunday B. Morning” prints, these prints are recognized as authentic reproductions in Andy Warhol’s catalogue raisonne', with some of them being signed by Warhol himself using the phrase: “this is not me. Andy Warhol.”

In 1985, a third series was produced with a stamped signature and these became known as the European Artist’s Proof Editions.

These prints are made from reproductions of Warhol’s original silkscreens from 1967. They are stamped in blue ink on the back and are referred to as the Blue Ink series.

Their dimensions are 35.5 inches square and are printed on museum board/paper with high quality archival inks just like the originals.

These Sunday B. Morning prints are produced with the same quality and integrity as Warhol’s original Flowers' screenprints.

Image:

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Flowers 11.64  / 11.73 From the Sunday B. Morning Edition, 1970,

Silkscreen in colors

36 x 36 in




“Intuition Dream Candy Heart”, “Trust Lust Fascination Candy Heart”, “Passion Steal Love Candy Heart” are Pink Chrome hearts that reflects reality in such a hazy transient way that we see the momentary existences that struggle to materialize, like failed dreams and lost hopes, but the artist provides a verbal lifeline.

Murphy conveys positive thoughts through codes, equations, arrows, parentheses, numbers, and the like to entice us to follow through with those personal goals and aspirations; harness the love and passion we find in our hearts and fulfill our destiny. -D. Dietrich, NRFA

Brendan Murphy

Passion Steal Love Candy Heart, 2021

Trust Lust Fascination Candy Heart, 2021

Intuition Dream Candy Heart, 2021

Wall sculpture with letters and symbols with chrome

24 x 24 x 7 in



Stop By The Gallery Today!

NEW RIVER FINE ART HIGHLIGHT

Hunt Slonem

"Opal Rose", 2020

Hand-blown Glass

18 x 7 x 7.50 in


Jennifer JL Jones

"Earthly Delight III", 2020

"Earthly Delight I", 2020

"Earthly Delight V", 2020

Mixed media painting on wood

12 x 12 in


Super Buddha Quote of the Day: “Happiness is Reality Minus Expectations…”

Image:

Super Buddha

Happiness is reality minus expectations, 2021

Mixed media on board with resin

36 x 48 in

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Super Buddha is Now Available at New River Fine Art.



Super Buddha says:  Patience is a Super Power”

Image:

Super Buddha

Gratitude, 2021

Mixed media, epoxy resin

23 x 23 x 2.50 in

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Super Buddha

Patience is a super power, 2021

Mixed media, epoxy resin

23 x 23 x 2.50 in

Super Buddha is Now Available at New River Fine Art.


Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Super Buddha moved to the United States before settling in what he considers his "hometown" of Shanghai, China. It is here in Shanghai, Super Buddha attended high school and continued to pursue an Art & Design Degree.

While in China, he began obsessing with the unique style of Eastern Art and focused significantly on immersing himself into this distinct culture that he was encountering firsthand.

As an artist, Super Buddha embraced the rare and underground Urban/Contemporary art scene in Shanghai, where much of his influence would eventually stem from. He is currently credited as being one of the Pioneers of Street/ Urban / Graffiti Art in Shanghai.

Following his move to Miami, the artist continued developing his own signature style of good will and positive reinforcement.

His artworks radiate information that informs the viewer on the truths, and not the lies society has us believe and follow.

Playing with various political figures and world renown icons to deliver this distinct positive message, Buddha is trying to express to the viewer by attention through association.

The style and color choice of Super Buddha reflect ideologies and aesthetics of Pop Art with an influence in Urban Art.  Super Buddha's color choice is lively and eye-catching with an uplifting vibe.  He feels that positive vibrations are what the world needs today. 



Super Buddha has a wonderful article in Les Couleurs Magazine, March Edition.

Check it out here:


 

NRFA is Happy to Announce – Super Buddha is Now Available at New River Fine Art.

Images:

Super Buddha, Peace comes from within do not seek it from without, 2021, Mixed media, epoxy resin 23 x 23 x 2.50 in

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Super Buddha, What you seek is seeking you, 2021, Mixed media, epoxy resin 23 x 23 x 2.50 in.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Super Buddha moved to the United States before settling in what he considers his "hometown" of Shanghai, China. It is here in Shanghai, he became obsessed with Eastern Art and focused on immersing himself into this distinct culture, something that he was encountering firsthand.

As an artist, Super Buddha embraced and was influenced by the underground Contemporary art scene in Shanghai. He is currently credited as being one of the Pioneers of Street/ Urban / Graffiti Art in the Shanghai area.

Following his move to Miami, the artist continued developing his own artistic signature style of good will and positive reinforcement.

“My art informs the viewer on the truths, and not the lies society has us believe and follow.”

Playing with various political figures and world renown icons to deliver this distinct positive message, Super Buddha is trying to express to the viewer by attention through association.

The style and color choice of Super Buddha reflect ideologies and aesthetics of Pop Art with an influence in Urban Art.  Super Buddha's color choice is lively and eye-catching with an uplifting vibe.  He feels that positive vibrations are what the world needs today. 


NRFA is Happy to Announce – Super Buddha is Now Available at New River Fine Art.

Image: Super Buddha | “Happiness is reality minus expectations” | 2021 | Mixed media on board with resin | 36 x 48 in

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Super Buddha moved to the United States before settling in what he considers his "hometown" of Shanghai, China. It is here in Shanghai, Super Buddha attended high school and continued to pursue an Art & Design Degree.

While in China, he began obsessing with the unique style of Eastern Art and focused significantly on immersing himself into this distinct culture that he was encountering firsthand.

As an artist, Super Buddha embraced the rare and underground Urban/Contemporary art scene in Shanghai, where much of his influence would eventually stem from. He is currently credited as being one of the Pioneers of Street/ Urban / Graffiti Art in Shanghai.

Following his move to Miami, the artist continued developing his own signature style of good will and positive reinforcement.

His artworks radiate information that informs the viewer on the truths, and not the lies society has us believe and follow.

Playing with various political figures and world renown icons to deliver this distinct positive message, Buddha is trying to express to the viewer by attention through association.

The style and color choice of Super Buddha reflect ideologies and aesthetics of Pop Art with an influence in Urban Art.  Super Buddha's color choice is lively and eye-catching with an uplifting vibe.  He feels that positive vibrations are what the world needs today. 


THANK YOU!!

Today we take a moment to say “Thank You” to our collectors and clients who continue to support New River Fine Art and our artists. It is rare to see the intimate spaces that our art creates in their homes. Thank you for sharing these memories and moments with us. Hunt Slonem new glass artworks installed and eloquently on display.





Question: What do Algebraic- Order of Operations math equations, astronauts, massive thumbprints, and conceptual diagrams on human emotions have in common?

 Answer: Brendan Murphy

New River Fine Art is especially pleased to announce Contemporary Artist, Brendan Murphy will be joining the artist roster rotation at the historic Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale based Modern and Contemporary art gallery. Murphy joins a notable and distinguished artist directory that includes the likes of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Hunt Slonem, Mr. Brainwash, Andy Warhol, Purvis Young, and many others.

Image: Brendan Murphy | “Answers” | 2021 | Oil and mixed media on canvas | 72 x 96 in.

Brendan Murphy (B. 1971) is a widely known contemporary artist whose works are found in prominent private collections and galleries around the world. Since his early career, Brendan has blended abstract and figurative forms to reveal meaning with deeper contemplations through his sculpture and painting.

Brendan believes it is in art’s potential where we can most universally transmit positive energy. He recognizes the effect this energy, when experienced as a collective, can have on society as a whole.

“Answers” now available at New River Fine Art




Alex Gabriel Bernstein 

Steel Blue Circle

Cast and Cut Glass

Approx. 14 in. diam.

Alex Gabriel Bernstein presents a bold and refreshing exploration of visual form and storytelling through the art of glass. Bernstein skillfully combines metaphor with the impact and optical quality of glass.  His cast, carved, and polished glass sculptures provide the viewer with intimate narrative landscapes, drawn from light, form, and color. Alex explores ideas about the passage of time and the processes of creation and transformation.

The forms of Bernstein’s pieces, as well as the techniques he uses to work the glass, mirror processes in nature such as oxidation, erosion, growth, and decay. As a result, many of his pieces evoke images of flowing water, ice crystals, mountain peaks and jagged canyons, all structures that seem solid and unyielding but are in constant flux.  The work reflects his sense of exploration: an exquisitely cut geometric crystal sculpture set against a brutal, rusted steel backdrop, volcanic bursts of cut-glass spewing from a steel-encrusted base, layers of transparent color intermingling with ambient light. Alex’s sculptures reflect his feelings and sensitivity to others, curiosity, and enthusiasm for bringing new dimensions to his sculpture.

Others will seek to employ Alex’s techniques, but none will achieve the depth of expressionism, his ability to depict the emotions and responses that objects, and events arouse in him. This is the underlying strength of his work in glass.

Alex holds an M.F.A. in glass sculpture from the School for American Crafts at RIT.

Alex Gabriel Bernstein grew up in a creative environment with access to many of the artists of the American studio glass movement. As the child of two established glass artists, William and Katherine Bernstein, the beautiful surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina where they lived played almost as much of a part in his inspired upbringing as did the breadth of teachers around him.

Alex studied psychology at the University of North Carolina in Asheville and worked at a children’s psychiatric hospital before making the decision to pursue his artistic endeavors full time. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts and went on to teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Penland School of Crafts, and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Most recently Alex was the Department Head of Glass at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, but he made the decision to return to his hometown, Asheville, NC, in 2007 to set up a studio and focus on creating his own work full-time.


Mr. Brainwash

Everyday Life, 2020

Silkscreen & mixed media on paper

22 x 22 in


Now Available!


New Arrivals to New River Fine Art!

Mr. Brainwash

Everyday Life, 2020

Silkscreen & mixed media on paper

22 x 22 in

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Mr. Brainwash

Caught Red Handed, 2020

Silkscreen & mixed media on paper

22 x 22 in


Alex Gabriel Bernstein (b. 1972)

Amber Pull

Cast and Cut Glass

New Arrival

DM for details

Award winning artist Alex Gabriel Bernstein presents a bold and refreshing exploration of visual form and storytelling.

Bernstein skillfully combines metaphor with the power and sensuality of sculpted glass. His cast, carved and polished glass sculptures provide the viewer with intimate narrative landscapes, drawn from light, form and color.

 Alex explores ideas about the passage of time and the processes of creation and transformation.

The forms of Bernstein’s pieces – as well as the techniques he uses to work the glass – mirror processes in nature, such as oxidation, erosion, growth and decay. As a result, many of his pieces evoke images of flowing water, ice crystals, mountain peaks and jagged canyons – all structures that seem solid and unyielding but are actually in constant flux.

The work reflects his sense of exploration: an exquisitely cut geometric crystal sculpture set against a brutal, rusted steel backdrop, volcanic bursts of cut glass spewing from a steel-encrusted base, layers of transparent color intermingling with ambient light.

 Alex’s sculptures reflect his feelings and sensitivity to others, curiosity, and enthusiasm for bringing new dimensions to his sculpture.


 Salvador Dali

La Femme aux Cheveux d'or et son Garde
1967
Ink and Watercolor
12.75 x 17.75 in

 

Special to our collectors and clients...

"La Femme aux Cheveus d'or et son Garde" is a unique and ORIGINAL watercolor and ink on paper executed in 1967.

The artwork is signed on lower right.


**The work relates to the frontispiece for Poemes Secret, a suite of 18 etchings commissioned by Pierre Argillet based on the writings of Guillaume Apollinaire, a French writer important to the literary development of the Surrealism movement.

In this work, Dali illustrates the sensual poems Apollinaire wrote in love letters he sent to the schoolteacher Madeleine Pagès from the battle trenches of World War I.  

A bare breasted Madelaine is featured with an appendage supported by a crutch, her golden tresses cascading down her back as a guard (presumably Apollinaire) wearing a flamboyantly plumed hat, stands watch next to her with spear in hand.  

 Provenance:

Pierre Argillet, Paris, France
Private Collection



International Women's Day - March 8, 2021.

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
So let's all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

During this year’s International Women's Day, we spotlight the women artists at New River Fine Art as well as Lisa Burgess, President who has helped lift up our female artists in today’s art market.

Raise your hand high and show your solidarity in choosing to challenge.

Post a link to your favorite woman artist or women who inspire you.

Thank You Lisa for all you do.

Images: 

Debbie Carfagno, Twelve Tulips; Jennifer JL Jones, Chimera;  Lucy Peveto, Monarch Migration; Marlene Rose, Medium Buddha - Vaseline; Anna Sweet, Elizabeth; Lisa Burgess, President, New River Fine Art 



Take a Deep Breath! 

The weekend is almost here…. 

Let us meditate on some good vibes and bring peace to your space with this wonderful sculpture by Marlene Rose. 

The translucent luminosity brings with it a wonderous sense of inner reflection while being able to see through the mental clusters that muddle the mind.

Take the time this weekend to recharge, refresh and reboot.

Image Detail:

Marlene Rose (b. 1967)

Bookshelf Buddha - Red, 2020

Sand Cast Glass

14 x 5 x 4 in


What more can we say about the elegance of Hunt Slonem’s Golden Opal glass sculpture? This work contains 24K gold, which is overlaid into the glassmaking process, requiring additional layering of glass. But the extra work is well worth the effort. Backdropped by the gorgeous Jennifer JL Jones Earthy Delight series of small paintings.




In the summer of 1946 to Vallauris, at the age of 64, Picasso and then lover, Françoise Gilot and companion, Louis Fort attended the annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris. Charmed by the quality of ceramics exhibited by artisans from the area, Picasso would go onto met and befriend Madoura Pottery studio owners, Georges and Suzanne Ramié. Picasso would return to Vallauris in the summer of 1947, and Georges and Suzanne Ramié were very hospitable to Picasso, and even put all their other studio artisans at his disposal. 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.

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Such was his eccentric life; Picasso won a goat in a local French lottery. Pablo would describe at length how he adored this goat, regardless of its unruly behavior. As someone who struggled with formality himself, Picasso may have seen an element of himself in this maverick animal. It is believed that although the goat had arrived in his possession purely by fortune, the artist had desired having a goat as a pet since all the way back in 1904.


AFTER FRANCIS BACON (BRITISH, 1909-1992)

Q4 Study of a Nude, 1953/2015

Diasec-mounted giclée print in colours, on Alu Dibond support, with printed signature and numbered '461/500' in black ink on the publisher's label affixed verso.

Co-published by The Estate of Francis Bacon and Heni Productions, 2015,

Housed in the original packaging, the full sheet.

610 x 510mm (24 x 20 1/8in) (SH)

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Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his raw, unsettling imagery. Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon claimed that he strove to render "the brutality of fact." He built up a reputation as one of the giants of contemporary art with his unique style. Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his work, which numbers c. 590 extant paintings along with many others he destroyed, typically focused on a single subject for sustained periods, often in triptych or diptych formats. 


March brings bright and bold color into the gallery. Exciting news is afoot! Stay tuned for major upcoming announcements.

Current Gallery installations:

(Left to Right)

Jennifer JL Jones (b. 1971)

Carnival of Saints, 2020

Mixed media painting on wood

50 x 40 in

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Hunt Slonem

Orphio, 2020,

(9/9)

Bronze

15.50 x 8 x 9.50 in

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Jennifer JL Jones (b. 1971)

Pachu'a, 2019

Mixed media on panel

60 x 54 in



Check out some of our new arrivals!

Stop by the gallery to see what is new.

Images: 

Damien Hirst (b. 1965)

Butterfly Spin Painting, 2009

Circle Spin Painting, 2009

Heart Spin Painting, 2009

Skull Spin Painting, 2009

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Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)

Balloon Heart - Chrome Pink (2/8), 2020





Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Uncle Sam from Myths (FS II. 259) (6/200), 1981

Screen-print on Lenox Museum Board

38 x 38 in

 Now Available at New River Fine Art

Andy Warhol’s 1981 “Myths” portfolio is among the artist’s most sought-after print series.

“Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see,” the artist once observed. “You live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmaltz and emotions just as much as you live in your real one.”

Nowhere is this national fantasy clearer than in Warhol’s Myths series of from the early 1980s.

 The 10 silkscreens showcase a variety of fictional characters, from Uncle Sam to Santa Claus and Superman, that Warhol viewed as essential components of American culture.

 While Warhol often used found images for his portraits of celebrities, he took a different approach for the “Myths” portfolio. The Pop artist invited friends and actors into his studio to pose for his Polaroid camera, dressed up as Dracula, Uncle Sam, the mammy archetype, and the Wicked Witch of the West from the film The Wizard of Oz.


Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)

Reflections on Conversation (31/68), 1990

Lithograph, screen-print, woodcut on paper and metalized PVC on paper

47.37 x 60.75 in

 

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Reflections on Conversation 1990 is from a group of seven Reflections prints which Lichtenstein worked on at Tyler Graphics in Mount Kisco, New York during 1989 and 1990. These prints are recorded in the artist’s catalogue raisonné and described as combining ‘lithography, screenprint, and relief with collage and embossing. Swan Engraving, Bridgeport, Connecticut, processed the magnesium plates.’ (Corlett 1994, pp.221–6).

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NOW AVAILABLE!!!!

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

Mao (FSII. 99)

1972

 (73/250)

Screen-print on Becket High White paper

36 x 36 in

Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founder of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

Andy Warhol based his 10 screen-prints that comprise the present work on the official portrait of the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong (1893-1976), that was illustrated on the cover of the widely circulated 1966 publication Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, also known as the Little Red Book. Party members were strongly encouraged to carry a copy with them as it contained the foundations of Maoist ideology.



We are so excited to see that actress @KateWalsh has her own Hunt Slonem Bunny Collection. So Cool! See it on her Instagram account at:

Well done Kate, well done. 



“PROTA”, by Hunt Slonem…One of the wonderfully whimsical bunnies in a variety of media in HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass, closing on Feb 21, 2021 at New River Fine Art. Be sure to stop by the gallery before next week to see bunnies in Bronze, Neon, Blown Glass, Oil on Canvas, and many other variations on the beloved nursery rhyme cuddly.

Hunt Slonem (born Hunt Slonem, July 18, 1951) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings of butterflies, bunnies, and his tropical birds, often based on a personal aviary in which he has been keeping from 30 to over 100 live birds of various species. Slonem's works are included in many important museum collections all over the world; he is exhibiting regularly at both public and private venues, and he has received numerous honors and awards.

HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass | New River Fine Art | 822 E. Las Olas Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL| 33301 | 954.524.2100 | www.newriverfineart.com 


As we wind down the last days of the #HUNTSLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition at New River Fine Art, we want to share a selection of IG friendly images that are based on the exceptionally remarkable photography of @ShaunCruz. Shaun documented this exhibition for us and we love the documentation. HUNT SLONEM closes on Feb 21, 2021. So, we invite all of you out the gallery to see this amazing exhibition. Visit our website at www.newriverfineart.com for more information and artworks available from the exhibition.  DM us with any questions . 


HUNT SLONEM


HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass

Enjoy this video taken by @ShaunCruz, who captured the amazing Salon Bunny Wall in the Through the Looking Glass exhibition.


The Hunt Slonem exhibition at New River Fine Art runs through Feb 21, 2021. Closes Soon! See It Today!




5 DAYS LEFT

There are only 5 days left to see the HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition at New River Fine Art!

Continuing in his bold and brilliant investigation of the world’s flora and fauna, Slonem’s groundbreaking metamorphic transformation gives birth to a wonderfully refreshing realm of casted bronze, blown glass, neon, and multimedia-based au-courant artistry. 

Be sure to stop by the gallery before Feb 21, 2021 and see this amazing exhibition and installation of butterflies, birds, and bunnies.


Happy President’s Day from New River Fine Art.

 The holiday is the combination of days that originally had been set aside to honor Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but has become much more — it is a chance to remember each of the individuals who has held the office, and the sacrifices they and their families have made to ensure our country’s institutions continue to function in an orderly manner, even when they have confronted tests few could have imagined.

Although most federal state and local office may be closed, NRFA is open! As you and your family enjoy the day, stop by the gallery to see the final days of HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition.


ART is the Perfect Gift for Valentine's Day! 

We have put together a wonderful selection of artworks that are perfect gift ideas for that special someone. 

Images:

Henri Matisse, Vigne

Salvador Dali, Meeting of Dante and Beatrice, from the Divine Comedy

Marc Chagall, Les Amoureaux de L’lsba

Borowski, Love Messenger

Jennifer JL Jones, Earthly Delight IV

Takashi Murakami, Small Flower Painting with Yellow, White, and Purple Flowers (64/ 300)

Marlene Rose, Butterfly- Gold with Red Rainbird

Debbie Carfagno, 12 Roses

Daum, Daum Orchid Amethyst pate de Verre Vase

Pietro & Riccardo Ferro, Caged Heart

Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Heart – Chrome Pink (2/8)

Damien Hirst, Heart Spin Painting

Hunt Slonem, Sunset Orange

Hunt Slonem, Untitled

Hunt Slonem, Carmine Red

Hunt Slonem, Red Bunny

Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl 


Dichroic Paintings

Slonem’s new dichroic painting series emerged, quite literally, through the looking glass.

The lush, dimensional line work of Slonem’s oil paintings led him to explore the layered complexity of dichroic glass.

Originally created by NASA as a coating for space-bound scientific instruments, the luminescent dichroic coating serves as an undulating canvas for the artist to carve his form into.

Presented in a custom-made ocular glass frame design sourced from the 18th century.

Dichroic glass is glass that has been coated with metal oxides in vapor form. The identifying feature of dichroic glass is the two-color shift depending on the lighting.

To make dichroic glass, the glass is placed in an airless vacuum chamber, then quartz crystal and metal oxides are heated to a vaporous form using electronic beam gun and the glass passes through the environment of vapor, coating the face and creating the color.


    Perfect Valentine’s Day Artwork for this    upcoming Lover’s Holiday!

    Damien Hirst b.1965

    Heart Spin Painting

    2009

   acrylic on paper

   21 h × 20¼ w in

   53 × 51 cm

 Created with public collaboration at the Damien Hirst Spin                         Workshop to celebrate the opening of Requiem at the                             PinchukArtCentre, Ukraine.

  Bears Hirst stamped signature and inscription ‘This painting was          made by to celebrate the opening of Damien Hirst, Requiem, at the      PinchukArtCentre on Damien Hirst [stamped signature] (c)Damien      Hirst’ to verso with ‘Hirst’ blindstamp.



ALL EARS

"All Ears" was the beginning of Hunt Slonem‘s long-term vision for monumental outdoor garden artworks.

Hunt Slonem
All Ears
2020
Glass Mosaic, Fiberglass Form
73 x 36 x 40 in

The artist revisits the mosaic medium for the first time in 20 years.

“All Ears”, the six-foot pink bunny debuting at New River Fine Art, was fabricated by master artisans.

Comprised of hand-cut and formed Italian sheet glass in iridescent pink tones, the work achieves a most unique light quality that is at once brilliant in reflectivity and nuanced in its depth of color. 

The sculptural form itself was based off Slonem’s new blown glass sculptures.

 Video Courtesy of Shaun Cruz


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ARTEZA

Thank You Dennis Pastorizo for the wonderful article on HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass you wrote for #Arteza.com.

We want to thank Arteza's support of our programming at New River Fine Art.

https://arteza.com/blog/art-gallery-spotlights-for-february-2021




The new smaller stainless-steel bunnies have arrived. These cute little sculptures are the perfect accent to any home!

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Hunt Slonem

Lucky Charm Blue, 2021, (1/100)

stainless steel, pigmented polyester/epoxy

14 x 14 x 3.50 in

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Hunt Slonem

Lucky Charm Purple, 2021, (1/100)

stainless steel, pigmented polyester/epoxy14 x 14 x 3.50 in

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Hunt Slonem

Lucky Charm Red, 2021, (1/100)

stainless steel, pigmented polyester/epoxy14 x 14 x 3.50 in



Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)

Balloon Girl, 2020

Silkscreen & mixed media on paper

22 x 22 in

"The Iconic stenciled balloon girl reaches for the floating balloon as it drifts out of grasp. Feeling of despair and longing leave the face of this innocent child. The Basquiat inspired blue crown brings an air of majestic royalty to the figure while robust urban art layers create a vibrant composition."




Damien Hirst (b.1965)

Butterfly Spin Painting

2009

acrylic on paper

19¾ h × 26½ w in

50 × 67 cm

Created with public collaboration at the Damien Hirst Spin Workshop to celebrate the opening of Requiem at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine.

Bears Hirst stamped signature and inscription ‘This painting was made by to celebrate the opening of Damien Hirst, Requiem, at the Pinchuk Art Centre on Damien Hirst [stamped signature] (c)Damien Hirst’ to verso with ‘Hirst’.



BUNNY PAINTINGS

In the new exhibition at New River Fine Art, Hunt Slonem captivates the audience-goers with his signature abstract and painterly aesthetic. 

Now, he mixes his oil paintings within the new realm of Glass. His beloved bunnies are catapulted into a new 21st Century Pop World where form is ever-flowing, materials are explored, and statements are BOLD.

"...In American Art and American Literature, rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth. The species' role as a prey animal with few defenses evokes vulnerability and innocence.  Hence, the rabbit in Slonem’s new collection is the perfect visual paradigm and animal personification to explore because Hunt and his audiences alike are fully aware of this animal’s unique historical relevance and symbolic attributes."




Hunt Slonem Collection of new Salon Bunny Busts in Blown Glass

See these and the full selection of new works by the artist in the current exhibition at New River Fine Art

“Whipping the viewer into an ecstasy of artistic bliss, his new sculpture collection in “HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art is a diverse mixture of ornate blue-chip craftmanship populated by Gothic Pop Art pageantry.”           -Lisa Burgess, President, NRFA



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HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass four video compilation by Fort Lauderdale photographer, Shaun Cruz that focuses on the distinct bodies of new work in the exhibition at New River Fine Art that runs through Feb 21, 2021. Visit www.newriverfineart.com for more information on Through the Looking Glass.


HUNT SLONEM

HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass

Hunt Slonem Collection of new Salon Bunny Busts in Blown Glass

See these and the full selection of new works by the artist in the current exhibition at New River Fine Art

“Whipping the viewer into an ecstasy of artistic bliss, his new sculpture collection in “HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art is a diverse mixture of ornate blue-chip craftmanship populated by Gothic Pop Art pageantry.” 

 -Lisa Burgess, President, NRFA.



New River Fine Art is proud to be presenting this wonderful artwork by Roberto Matta for acquisition. Created in 1950, this work addresses need for civility and ethics in a time when we needed society to pay attention to the road ahead.

The 1950's were an important decade and Matta saw the struggles of these times in his metaphysical landscapes as well as reality.

Please contact us with any inquires and questions.

This artwork, by Matta was featured in the State Hermitage Museum's exhibition Roberto Matta: The Fourth Dimension, September 2018 - February 2019.

Inscription reads: "It is not a question of Superman; but of integreal the possible; dialectical humanism; humanity must be the synthesis".

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Archives de L'Oeuvre de Matta issued Feb. 2000 and signed by Germana Ferrari-Matta.

Will be included in the forthcoming Matta Catalogue Raisonné, being prepared by Germana Ferrari – Matta.

Published | Bibliography:  Matta & The Fourth Dimension, Exhibition Catalog, The State Hermitage Museum

Skira Editore S.p.A, Palazzo Casati Stampa via Torino 61, 20123 Milano, Italy, Thames and Hudson Ltd.

Illustrated on Pages 118-119, color plate.



Purvis Young (1943 - 2010) 

Angel and Boats | Circa 1980's | Acrylic on board | 49 x 48 x 1 in

Purvis Young creates art from a gut instinct, using materials found from the streets of Miami’s inner city.  The resulting work constitutes powerful and honest art of the last thirty years.  Young’s work expresses his heartfelt concern for his community’s roots and lifelong friends.  The abundance of pregnant women populating the neighborhood, the hustle, bustle and chaos in the street, the infusion of boat people, the trucks passing above on the elevated interstate, funerals, celebrations, wars, soldiers, and Blues music men populate his oeuvre.

This triangular composition elongates the angelic figure in the center while giving linear exaggerations to the rolling waves that toss the boats that long for safe passage.

Slaves Ships guided by divine intervention making their journey to eternal peace and away from the suffering of colonial capitalism, captivate the imagination of this great and beloved Florida artist.


Mr. Brainwash

NEW ARRIVAL

The brightly colored artwork by Mr. Brainwash contains imagery of Mickey Mouse from Disney, Mr. Peanut of Planter Peanuts, Captain America from Marvel Comics, Keith Haring’s heart, and other elements of Pop Art fandom can be seen in this new arrival at New River Fine Arts.

Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)

With All My Love

 2020

Silkscreen & mixed media on paper

22 x 22 in


Around 1992, Damien Hirst began to experiment with spin art.

He was inspired by memories of the technique of spin painting which he saw as a child on the BBC's Blue Peter. The technique involved the spinning of the canvas on a potter's wheel and the pouring of household emulsion onto the spinning canvas to create a startling array of splatted color.

Hirst eventually commissioned the fabrication of a personal spin art machine for his studio in Berlin.  

This new technique introduced an element of chance vs. the formulaic painting process of his earlier work- dots. 

However, it still maintained the underlying and fundamental Concept of mechanical intervention that he continues to explore in his work.

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. In 1984 he moved to London, where he worked in construction before studying for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths college from 1986 to 1989. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995.

Since the late 1980’s, Hirst has used a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. Explaining: “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else … there isn’t anything else,” Hirst’s work investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the tensions and uncertainties at the heart of human experience.

Damien Hirst (b. 1965) | Skull Spin Painting, 2009 | Acrylic on paper | 28 x 20 in

Available for sale at NRFA








New River Fine Art would like to give a huge "THANK YOU" to all our collectors, patrons, colleagues, friends, and family who attended the opening weekend events for the "HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition at New River Fine Art.
 
HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass
Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2021

While Hunt Slonem may be a new name to many of our collectors, this American artist’s career and legacy are legendary.  Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s Neo-Expressionist paintings have been collected by an astounding 85 museums internationally, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Prado Museum; Madrid; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY and the Guggenheim Museum, NY to name but a few.
 


In "Through the Looking Glass", Slonem achieves a new level of mischievous maturity, evolving beyond the painterly renditions of his favorite flora and fauna.  He embarks on a journey that explore eccentric airs of contemporary art making venturing into uncharted mediums and sculptural fabrications.  From the appealing realm of glass and the soft aura of polished bronze to the glow of neon, Slonem translates his beloved bunnies into 21st Century Pop.

 


Hunt Slonem could have partnered with any of the numerous museums or galleries he has worked with to introduce his new media.  We at New River Fine Art are honored and humbled to have been awarded this unique opportunity to unveil his new work here in Ft. Lauderdale and on a world-wide stage. 

 
Credit: All images and video  courtesy of Shaun Cruz


In this uniquely challenging time, we hope you can come to the gallery to see this exhibition in person, but if you find yourself at home, please contact your New River representative for online or private viewing options.
 
Kind Regards,
 
 
The New River Fine Art Team









 
 



 

In depth look at Hunt Slonem's new neon sculptures in the HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition at New River Fine Art.

Video Courtesy of Shaun Cruz.


Thank you to everyone who attended the opening weekend events for the HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition at New River Fine Art.

Through the Looking Glass runs through Feb 21, 2021. Be sure to stop by the gallery to see these wonderful new works of art by international artist, Hunt Slonem.

Image:

Hunt Slonem
Silk Road, 2020
Oil on canvas
61 x 77 in

Hunt Slonem
Hopscotch (Yellow), 2021
Glass, Neon, Aluminum Housing
72 x 36 x 7 in


   


NRFA is so excited about the interview with NRFA President, Lisa Burgess and Authority Magazine.


Today is the Day! HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass opens at New River Fine Art, located at 822 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301. 

To inquire about the new Hunt Slonem selections, new art, and new collections, call 954.524.2100.


Stop by the gallery, located on historical @lasolasblvd, this weekend and see this hyper-wonderland!


HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass

Now Open!

Jan 22, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021




Last Chance to Register

RSVP for a Special - One Night Only - Artist Talk with Hunt Slonem, Exclusively Presented by NEW RIVER FINE ART during the 2021 FORT LAUDERDALE ​ART & DESIGN WEEK.

Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Online Only

Join Hunt Slonem as he discusses the inspirations and insights behind the new HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION premiering at NEW RIVER FINE ART on Jan. 22, 2021 in "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition that includes the worldwide debut of Glass Bunny Salon Busts, Neon Sculptures, Glow Boxes, Unique Blown Glass Bunnies, Bronze Sculptures, and so much more.

Moderated by Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art.

Q & A to Follow.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunt-slonem-artist-talk-for-through-the-looking-glass-tickets-136316834321

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Artist Talk Tonight!

1-21-2021

Last Chance to Register...

See detail on our newest newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/newriverfineart.com/hunt-slonem-through-the-looking-glass-12918469\


HUNT SLONEM: 
Through the Looking Glass

Opening Jan 22, 2021

RSVP for a Special - One Night Only - Artist Talk with Hunt Slonem, Exclusively Presented by NEW RIVER FINE ART during the 2021 FORT LAUDERDALE ​ART & DESIGN WEEK.
Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Online Only

Join Hunt Slonem as he discusses the inspirations and insights behind the new HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION premiering at NEW RIVER FINE ART on Jan. 22, 2021 in "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition that includes the worldwide debut of Glass Bunny Salon Busts, Neon Sculptures, Glow Boxes, Unique Blown Glass Bunnies, Bronze Sculptures, and so much more.

Moderated by Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art.

Q & A to Follow.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunt-slonem-artist-talk-for-through-the-looking-glass-tickets-136316834321

Zoom Meeting Host: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778055481?pwd=QU1HYTZaWkRneGtJbzhXV3JUQlhIUT09


OPENING JAN 22, 2021

New River Fine Art is pleased to announce “HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass”, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

View the exhibition catalog here:

https://issuu.com/newriverfineart/docs/nrfa.hs.gallery.show.catalog_mid-res

“This new body of work was born out of these unexpected times,” said Slonem. “Given an opportunity to create work in an entirely new methodology, what has resulted is an artistic liberation of sorts. My established lexicon of forms has taken on new life in blown glass, in bronze, and other media, all in a visual culmination that is thrilling to me artistically. This moment in time has proven to be an impetus for an ever-expanding vocabulary of new work and I’m pleased to share it with you.”


NEON


“After Glow” (Red), “Hopscotch” (Yellow), and “Go Play” (Blue) are three six-foot neon sculptures that glow with an aura of playful and luminescent radiance. The neon bunnies are lambent lonesome lodestars, navigating through the three-dimensional repertoire. Larger than life, the Hunt-esque rabbits stand erect like facetious chaperons of this new Hyper-Wonderland.

With the acknowledgment that his iconic bunny forms are larger than life, Slonem’s new neon light sculptures are intended as a playful reinterpretation of his beloved rabbits. Each unique work in this exhibition is comprised of a custom powder-coated aluminum cabinet and delicate 12mm Italian neon tubing. For dramatic effect, hidden LED halo lighting is mounted behind the cabinet to create an ethereal glow.

“After Glow” (Red), “Hopscotch” (Yellow), and “Go Play” (Blue) are part of the upcoming “HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition opening on Jan 22, 2021 at New River Fine Art.



EXHIBITION CATALOG

The Exhibition Catalog for "HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass" has arrived!!!
 
 
HUNT SLONEM:

Through the Looking Glass


Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2021 

 
EXHIBITION CATALOG
(Excerpts)
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Select Artworks
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Join Hunt Slonem on Jan 21, 2021 at 6 pm as he discusses his new three dimensional artwork.
 


RSVP for a Special - One Night Only - Artist Talk with Hunt Slonem, Exclusively Presented by NEW RIVER FINE ART during the 2021 FORT LAUDERDALE ​ART & DESIGN WEEK.

Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Online Only

Join Hunt Slonem as he discusses the inspirations and insights behind the new HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION premiering at NEW RIVER FINE ART on Jan. 22, 2021 in "Through the Looking Glass" exhibition that includes the worldwide debut of Glass Bunny Salon Busts, Neon Sculptures, Glow Boxes, Unique Blown Glass Bunnies, Bronze Sculptures, and so much more.

Moderated by Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art.

Q & A to Follow.

RSVP

Watch Lisa Burgess on Channel 39 News WSFL TV as she talks about the history of New River Fine Art, the 2020 exhibitions and the upcoming HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition. 


WSFL Channel 39 NEWS


Thank You Kirk Gimenez for the wonderful coverage, article, video and support for the Channel 39 News on the New River Fine Art. 

We cannot thank you enough.


https://www.wsfltv.com/brand-spotlight/new-river-fine-art-gallery-offers-new-art-in-new-year


SEE GREAT ART


Thank You Chadd Scott for the awesome mention on the See Great Art website.

You can read it here:

https://www.seegreatart.art/hunt-slonem-chooses-new-river-fine-art-in-ft-lauderdale-for-debut-of-new-work/



Listen to Hunt Slonem discuss his transition from his signature Pop Art painting style to his new glass and mixed media sculptures. 


THE HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION is now available for sale through New River Fine Art


    

About this Event

RSVP for a Special - One Night Only - Zoom Artist Talk with Hunt Slonem, Exclusively Presented by NEW RIVER FINE ART during the 2021 FORT LAUDERDALE ​ART & DESIGN WEEK.

Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Online Only

Join Hunt Slonem as he discusses the inspirations and insights behind the new HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION premiering at NEW RIVER FINE ART on Jan. 22, 2021 in Through the Looking Glass exhibition that includes the worldwide debut of Glass Bunny Salon Busts, Neon Sculptures, Glow Boxes, Unique Blown Glass Bunnies, Bronze Bunny Castings, and so much more.

Moderated by Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art

Q & A to Follow

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778055481?pwd=QU1HYTZaWkRneGtJbzhXV3JUQlhIUT09


New River Fine Art is pleased to announce Through the Looking Glass, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

...The great words of Hunt Slonem on his new body of work.


John Seery Mamamita

John Seery
Mamamita
1975
Acrylic on Canvas
57.5 x 52 inches
Available for Sale
DM for inquiries

 John Seery (born 1941) is an American artist who is associated with the lyrical abstraction movement. He was born in Maspeth, New York, was raised in Flushing, Queens, and as a teen, moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Seery studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1959 to 1963 then continued his studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Ohio State University in Columbus. 

In 2010 Katie Donoghue interviewed John Seery for WhiteWall Magazine. When asked about his association with the Lyrical Abstraction Movement, he had this to say:

 “This period was not an act of contrivance by the artists. The name came from a collector named Larry Aldrich. Many at the time thought Lyrical Abstraction was reaction against some previous form of painting, but it was an affirmation of painting. Rather than attacking the painting from the outside, it was more of an entering into or inhabiting the painting.”

 Mamamita, a 57.5 x 52-inch acrylic on canvas, painted in 1975 is a prime example of the post Abstract Expressionist aesthetic Seery captured while following through on the sediments of the Ab Ex movement.


Hunt Slonem and New River Fine Art in Haute Living Magazine

HAUTE LIVING MAGAZINE

New River Fine Art would like to thank Haute Living Magazine in Miami, for their extensive coverage of the upcoming Hunt Slonem exhibition, "HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass", opening in Jan 22, 2021. 

Read the Full Article Here: 




Listen to Hunt Slonem talk about his transition from painting to three dimensional glass and multimedia works as he leads up to his solo exhibition at New River Fine Art titled, "HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass". Opening Jan 22, 2021



Check out the newest New River Fine Art email newsletter. 

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Learn about all of Hunt Slonem's new three dimensional artworks, from the neon sculptures to the blown glass bunnies. 

Stay up to date on all that is happening at New River Fine Art.



New River Fine Art would like to thank The New York Times and their  article about the Souls Grow Deep Foundation and their guidance on helping museums acquire more African American artists for the collections...primarily self taught.

In the article, The New York Times discusses artist, Purvis Young extensively.

NRFA is proud to represent the artwork of Purvis Young and his legacy in the Artworld.

The New York Times article can be read here: 

See selections of Purvis Young's artwork available for sale at New River Fine Art, click here: 




WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL


New River Fine Art would like to thank Wall Street International Magazine for the great international news coverage on the upcoming HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition, opening Jan 22, 2021.

See the full article here:

https://wsimag.com/art/64447-hunt-slonem


HAPPY HOLIDAYS


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL our clients, patrons, collectors, families, and friends.


New River Fine Art will be closed Friday, Dec 25, 2020.

We will reopen on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

Stop in and see the Mr. Brainwash KEEP IT REAL exhibition – closes Dec 31, 2020.


DALI

Salvador Dali

The Resurrection
1979
Lithograph in colors on Japon paper
Signed in pencil and numbered IXXXVI/C (the total edition was 750)
Published by Gala Publishers, Los Angeles, with the Dalart N.V. copyright 1979
Blind stamp, with full margins.
23 x 16 in (58.4 x 40.6cm)

When it came to depicting Jesus Christ – a most appropriate subject this time of year, to be sure – Dalí’s penchant for seeing in a very special way didn’t disappoint.
In paintings by Salvador Dalí – all depict the image of Christ – his subject is either shown ascending toward heaven, or there’s a related detail expressing the feeling of ascension. Unlike most other famous paintings of Jesus through art history, Dalí showed absolutely no hint of pain, anguish, or despondency. Perhaps the best-known painting of Christ expressing the horror of crucifixion was that of Mathias Grunewald, in his gruesome The Crucifixion of Christ. El Greco showed the torturous crown of thorns, while Dalí’s favorite painter – Velasquez – portrayed a beautiful Christ form with the nails in his bloodied hands and feet, as well as His lanced right side. But Salvador Dalí’s vision was deliberately different. No nails. No thorns. Bo blood. No sense of pain or anguish. Instead, he chose to emphasize a feeling of triumph, of the victory of good over evil, and the ultimate beauty of Christ’s life and infinite meaning. What’s more, Dalí was especially interested in portraying the central significance of Christ’s time on earth – his Resurrection.
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Keith Haring Drawing Exhibition poster

Keith Haring

Tony Shafrazi Gallery exhibition poster

1982

 Available for Sale

Lithograph on wove paper, signed in silver ink, from the edition of unknown size, published by Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, for the 1982 Keith Haring Drawings exhibition

Full sheet 23 3/4 x 17 7/8 in (60.3 x 45.4 cm)

 Keith Haring Drawings Exhibition Poster, Signed for Haring's first major gallery show: “Keith Haring Drawings”, Oct. 9 - Nov. 13, 1982.

 The white on black, chalk-like illustration was born out of Haring's famous subway posters of the same period and features key trademark images such as Keith's radiant baby and barking dog.

 Artist Signature, “K. Haring” with circle plus symbol, in silver ink on recto.



Read about Hunt Slonem's new collection on Berkshire Fine Arts Blog, authored by Jessica Robinson, as they discuss the new artwork, his processes, thoughts, and visions. NRFA is proud to be mentioned in the article and the upcoming HUNT SLONEM: Through the Looking Glass exhibition, Jan 22, 2021.

Read the full article here:



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“Waltz of the Flowers”

Jennifer JL Jones

Here is the artist’s story of how this painting was born....so interesting!! @jenniferjljonesstudios

"Painting inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” ... many layers and transformation led to what felt like a dance when listening to Tchaikovsky’s iconic Waltz of the Flowers. I often listen to orchestral music while painting ... this is a particular favorite of mine from the ballet The Nutcracker."

“Waltz Of The Flowers”

72” H x 60” W x 3”

Painting on Baltic Birch Wood Panel.


KEEP IT REAL HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL THE END OF THE YEAR!

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THE ARTWORK OF MR. BRAINWASH.

COME SEE IT BEFORE IT CLOSES!

Due to the tremendous success of the KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine Art exhibition, NRFA will be extending the show till Dec 31, 2020. 


So happy to repost an image that artist, Jennifer JL Jones recently sent us of a client purchase and install. It warms our heart when our artists are happy!

"The last painting from the “Sleeping Giants” series was placed in a new collection today! So excited to see it installed in this gorgeous brand new home office. Bringing the outside, inside! And vice versa! Thank you so much @newriverfineart @fineartjunkie @lisa.fineart for another amazing year! ✨"   

                                                                                 -Jennifer JL Jones


"I’ve recently had the opportunity to revisit a medium I worked in 20 years ago and am thrilled to share the first glimpse. Meet All Ears, a six-foot beauty that will debut at the first gallery show of my new work next month. Through the Looking Glass opens at @newriverfineart in Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 22!" 

- Hunt Slonem 12-18-2020




New River Fine Art is super excited!!!

Here is an official exhibition notification on ArtNet.com for our upcoming Jan 2021 programming.

Hunt Slonem is premiering his new collection of neon, blown glass, salon bunnies, and other sculptural artworks in South Florida, not New York, but in Fort Lauderdale.

For an artist of international stature and an integral icon in the New York Art scene, the South Florida Art Market is booming. This is a testament to the power of the collector base in South Florida, the dynamic shift of satellite galleries in West Palm Beach, the integrity of the Miami Basel Season, and the tech giant relocations.

In its world premiere, Hunt Slonem’s new collection of Flora and Fauna morph into three-dimensional contemporary works of art in “Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale.

New River Fine Art is pleased to announce Through the Looking Glass, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

View link: https://www.artnet.com/galleries/new-river-fineart/hunt-slonem-through-the-looking-glass/


GALLERY NEWSLETTER | DEC 2020

 

 Art is the Perfect Gift for This Holiday Season!


 

 

Artist Spotlight: Frank Mason
 
Mason’s artworks are exceptionally dynamic, baroque in spirit, and relevant in this celebrated holiday season.

Frank Mason was a true renaissance artist in his treatment and rendering of the human figure- mortal as well as spiritual.  He demonstrated the same aesthetical concerns of a seventeenth-century painter. In his artwork, he brought to bear all that he learned from the Old Masters.

Frank Herbert Mason was born in Cleveland, OH in 1921 and moved with his family at the onset of the Great Depression, to New York City.  Here, he became one of the first students to enroll in Mayor LaGuardia’s experimental Music and Art High School. Later, he entered the Art Students League of New York, and was taught and mentored by Frank Vincent Dumond – whose prior students included renowned artists like Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, and John Marin.

Later in his career, Mason partnered with the Director of the Louvre Laboratoire, Jacques Maroger.  Together they researched, analyzed, and investigated the lost painting techniques of the 17th and 18th century artists.  Mason and Maroger sought to uncover the secrets to the Old Master’s mediums and techniques.

Frank Mason also celebrated his role as instructor of Fine Arts at the Art Students League in New York City, teaching for fifty-seven years.

He is the only American painter to receive a commission for a series of paintings in a church in Venice, Italy (The Life of Saint Anthony of Padua, installed in the Church of San Giovanni de Malta) and the first artist since Caravaggio to be awarded the prestigious Cross of Merit, Prima Classe, by the order of the Knights of Malta.

Mason championed preserving historical works of art and challenged the cleaning techniques employed by institutions around the world. He campaigned against the destruction of national treasures to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Vatican, and the Frick.  He eventually joining ArtWatch International to help supervise the conservation of masterpieces worldwide.

Mason’s commissions include those made by Prince Giacomo Colonna of Venice, Averell Harriman, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Bishop John Cardinal Wright of the Vatican.

His work can be found in New York’s St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, the National Academy of Art & Design, and the Museum of the City of New York to name a few.
Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) | Bozzetto for the Christos at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 1973 | Red Chalk and Brown Ink | 11.50 x 7.75 in

 Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) | The Angel Gabriel (7/50), 2006 | Hand Pulled Lithograph | 14.25 x 12.75 in

Frank Mason (1921 - 2009) | Christ Raising Lazarus, 1995 | Pen and Brown Ink | 11.87 x 9 in



Check out the latest article in LiveAuctioneers.com news on the upcoming Hunt Slonem Exhibition at New River Fine Art.

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/top-news/art-design/hunt-slonem-to-debut-new-work-at-new-river-fine-art/

So exciting!!!!!!


New River Fine Art would like to thank Artist and Influencer, Super Buddha for spending time with international contemporary artist, Tom Bates with past weekend. 

Tom Bates turns high performance race car engines into unique, functional, blue-chip art.

Diving deep into this luxury automobile industry, the artist sources exotic and rare car engines from the finest automakers in the world. The utilitarian aspects of the handcrafted tables expose the underlying beauty of these magnificent engines while maintaining the integrity of the furniture functionality. 

Featuring the signature engines, adorned with corporate logos from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls Royce, Bate’s artwork allows the beauty and excitement of engines to become the focal point of an interior space, bringing the art from the wall to the floor.

Launching the new Schumacher wheel tables in the fall of 2020, Bates was able to acquire the coveted Schumacher tires from Formula One racer, Michael Schumacher. Each table is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by Tom Bates and verified by Michael Schumacher.

A unique accent in any home, Bates’ artwork enraptures the luxury car enthusiast, captivates the fine art collector and drives home the idea that these highly prized engines can be elevated into the blue-chip contemporary artworld, with his unyielding vision.




International Artist, Hunt Slonem, Selects South Florida To Debut New Collection.

In its world premiere, Hunt Slonem’s new collection of Butterflies, Birds, and Bunnies morph into three-dimensional contemporary works of art in “Through the Looking Glass” at New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale.

(FT. LAUDERDALE) December 10, 2020 – New River Fine Art is pleased to announce Through the Looking Glass, a new collection of previously unreleased and trailblazing sculptural and two-dimensional artworks from contemporary artist, Hunt Slonem, debuting and running from January 22 – February 21, 2021 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Continuing in his bold and brilliant investigation of the world’s flora and fauna, Slonem’s groundbreaking metamorphic transformation gives birth to a wonderfully refreshing realm of casted bronze, blown glass, neon, and multimedia-based au-courant artistry.  

This new body of work was born out of these unexpected times,” said Slonem. “Given an opportunity to create work in an entirely new methodology, what has resulted is an artistic liberation of sorts. My established lexicon of forms has taken on new life in blown glass, in bronze, and other media, all in a visual culmination that is thrilling to me artistically. This moment in time has proven to be an impetus for an ever-expanding vocabulary of new work and I’m pleased to share it with you.

The artist’s impressive career spanning almost five decades now enters a new phase of evolution. Disciplined, yet explosive in his use of color, his signature gestures are vibrantly raw and wild.  Slonem uses his new mediums with the same deft hand that rocketed him into the coterie of New York art world luminaries in the 1970s. 

This exhibition, Through the Looking Glass, is a first for Hunt. New River Fine Art is so proud and gracious to be selected to be the premier gallery to showcase the new collection of innovative artwork. For an international artist, who is widely revered in New York and across the globe, choosing Fort Lauderdale for this coveted launch is astonishing…with this decision, he is actively acknowledging the integrity and respectability of the South Florida Art Market, and spotlighting the vibrant and strong collector base that flourishes outside of New York,” says Lisa Burgess, President of New River Fine Art.


Upcoming News!!

Stay Tuned...........

More Details Soon!!!!!!



Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)

"Winter and Summer", (Patient Lovers: Apparition of a Stereoscopic Face in the Ampurdan Landscape),

1973

Etching and lithograph with embossing on Arches, edition # 109 / 300

Pencil signed lower right; edition; signed in New York, New York; plates defaced

Image: 22"h x 29.5"w, sheet: 25"h x 35.5"w

This unique image is open to historic interpretation by many Dalí scholars. The surrealist and desolate Ampurdan landscape depicts an extensive barren land littered with fruits, bones, a hooded figure in red, along with collaged and cut out magazine images. A pair of arches accentuate the mountainous backdrop like rendered entryways into the vast unknown. The foreground elements are aligned very strategically, creating two mix-matched faces generated by the pareidolia, or optical illusion that the artist capitalizes on; forcing the audience to decode his surrealist image.

 However, many scholars disagree on the identities of those depicted in Winter Summer.  We know Dali painted some portraits where he included both Gala Dalí, his wife, and himself.  Some see this image containing neither, but two unidentified muses that personify the seasons, Winter and Summer.  Here, Dalí's use of perspective and pictorial techniques further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality.

The title, Winter Summer also references the two seasons, and Dalí’s ongoing relationship with time: the cycles of life – fertility, birth, and death. He alludes to inevitable changes. Elongated shadows mimic the passing of time that references destination through one-point perspective lines that guide us through the composition.

Guardians of the portals we glimpse a world beyond reach, one of bleak existence, or one of serine solitude. Only Dalí knows.

 Published:  The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, by Albert Field, authorize by Dalí; Illustrated page 90; Image # 73-14; Winter and Summer; Lithograph + original etching with embossing (Bellini)

The original painting, currently held in a private collection, is a watercolor, ink, and collage, dated 1970.

Now available!



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.

Check us out online at: WWW.NEWRIVERFINEART.COM