Fine Fine Art

Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery

There is no sense to buying this piece if you don’t own a pool!

Carole Feuerman – Monumental Quan w Stainless steel sphere, red suit, Lacquer on Bronze with clear Swarovski crystal cap. 67x60x43 in. $448,000.00.  If you look closely you’ll see that her feet are a bit dirty – like in real life.
Carole A. Feuerman

This is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting art galleries I’ve been in – ever!  While I was drawn to pretty much everything, I was most impressed with the works of Carole A. Feuerman and Anthony James (descriptions below).

Carole A. Feuerman

CAROLE A FEUERMAN

Carole A. Feuerman was born in 1945 and is an American sculptor and artist working in hyperrealism. Feuerman utilizes a variety of media including resin, marble, and bronze. She attended Hofstra University, Temple University, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City to begin her career as an illustrator, creating album covers for Alice Cooper and the Rolling Stones, to name a few. She has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery; and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.

Anthony James

ANTHONY JAMES

Anthony James is a British/American artist based in Los Angeles, known for his monumental and experiential sculptures and installations. James was born in England in 1974. He studied in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated with a degree in fine art painting. His work gestures towards the theatricality of minimalism and formalism. There is a focus on materiality, alchemy, and a deep respect for light and space.

Anthony James

Also a performance artist, he is famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest and entombing the ravaged car and trees in an installation called (2008). His practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminum sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations, his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.

Andrea Stanislaw
Mixed Media, electric motor, rotating sculpture. 84x96x96 $70,000.00

There was also a room with photographs of many of my Palm Springs acquaintances.  Only the most glamorous ones of course!

I don’t know this couple but I admire their bold statement of not being photographed by the pool.

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Followed by a visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum

Sculpture outside the museum.
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Photos: d. king

ART/Culture – a day at the MUSEUM

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It’s always nice to visit the art galleries and museums in any city you happen to be visiting.  I really enjoyed the Palm Springs Art Museum, established in 1938.  The displays are culturally diverse, interesting, ethereal and thought provoking.  A feast for the eyes.

In the sculpture garden
In the sculpture garden

What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts, focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture by artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, John Chamberlin, Anselm Keifer, and Anthony Gormley.

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It includes works by historically significant west coast artists Sam Francis, Robert Arneson, Nathan Oliveira, Mark di Suvero, and Edward Ruscha, among others, as well as contemporary Native American artis

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Karen LaMonte – Pianist’s Dress Impression

Additional areas of focus include Contemporary and Studio Art Glass by Dale Chihuly, Karen LaMonte, Howard Ben Tré, Lynda Benglis, and William Morris; Classic Western American Art by Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, Walter Ufer, and Agnes Pelton; Native American baskets; Mesoamerican artifacts; and Photography with special attention to natural, built, social, and leisure environments.

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Yoshitoma Nara, “your dog” – fibreglass

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Warhol (brillo) & Lichtenstein

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Navajo – natural handspun wool & synthetic dyes

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Fritz Scholder – galloping indian on horse, acrylic on canvas

Paiute willow & glass beaded baskets
Paiute willow & glass beaded baskets

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Vladimira Klumpar, Sea Subject cast glass

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Ellsworth Kelly

Robb Putman - fabric, leather, plastic, cotton, mixed media
Robb Putman – fabric, leather, plastic, cotton, mixed media

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I’m really glad that they allow you to take photos – no flash.

Photos: d. king

Do you have a favourite museum?

 



pop ART/celebrity CULTURE/cool ADS

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This is the man who turned his creative eye towards consumerism in a brilliant manner.  I just came back from a mini vacation in Palm Springs where Warhol’s works inhabits many galleries including the Palm Springs Art Museum.  His influence is felt everywhere.  Which brings me to:

The Warhol Museum

Over the course of his career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture. The Andy Warhol Museum’s permanent collection is comprised of more than 8,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, film, videotapes, and extensive archives that consists of ephemera, records, source material for works of art, and other documents of the artist’s life. Together, the art and archives make The Andy Warhol Museum the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world.

In 1964 one visitor upon seeing Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes at the Stable Gallery questioned “Is this an art gallery or supermarket warehouse?”Andy Warhol - Greatest Hits - Copy

The Andy Warhol Museum is located at: 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA – USA.  It is the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist.

For those who want a little piece:

All of these FAB Warhol ART books were spotted at Just Fabulous – Palm Springs.Andy Warhol - Cans - CopyAndy Warhol - Bananas - Copy

Andy - Coca-Cola

book at Just Fabulous
 Just Fabulous BOOKS

Check out our book board in PINterest at: http://www.pinterest.com/intrigueimports/under-the-covers-attention-grabbing-books/