Lee Jaffe - Jean-Michel Basquiat
Having had the ability to capture one of the art world’s true greats, a series of Lee Jaffe photographs reveal an intimate look into the process of the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat. The ability to photograph somebody of Basquiat’s prowess offers newcomers an in-depth link to an important figurehead in the world of pop art.
Another peak into Enrique Martínez Celaya’s busy Miami studio, this stunning sculpture (still in progress) will feature a water element streaming from the girl’s eyes, trickling into a shallow pool below.
Keep posted on our blog for more images as the sculpture is fully-realized. For an in-depth look into Martínez Celaya’s studio, here’s a video that provides a little window into his work process.
Raised in Milan, Argentinean/Italian artist Lucio Fontana was actually born in Argentina on February 19, 1899.
During World War II, Fontana returned to Argentina, where he began to formulate his theory on the concept of space. In 1947, he founded Spazialismo, or “Spatialism,” which he defined in several manifestos as the idea that art should include an element of energy, so that space can be seen in a dynamic way by the viewer, in a constant state of transition and tension.
Upon his return to Italy in 1948, Fontana created his infamous set of Spatial Concept paintings, which were novel in his violent attack of the paint surface.
In 1966, he was awarded the Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale, a remarkable achievement occurring just two years before his death in 1968.
During September and October, I am a resident fellow at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. I’m creating a body of woodcut monotypes and monoprints. The series of prints starts to create an altered, or new, language from familiar craft imagery, patterns, and concepts. More pictures to come over the next few weeks.