10 Travel Questions with Mark Kostabi
American born, Estonian-heritaged Mark Kostabi is one of the most successful — and prolific — fine artists on the planet. His collectors are rabid and snap up his new work before the paint is dry (sometimes that is literally true, as they will buy from an emailed sketch). Among artists he’s highly respected, and he dutifully plays his part in the art scene, like a medieval baron making sure he appears at the royal court when expected. But some critics, particularly in America, have been dismissive of him because he has the temerity to admit he operates studios, in Rome and New York, where dozens of talented painters actually paint his canvasses, from drawings and detailed ideas from Mark.
Mark Kostabi...Faceless, Timeless, Priceless
Like the every man (and every woman) subject so characteristic in his artworks, Mark Kostabi is himself an intriguing, enigmatic presence at once nowhere and everywhere in his art. Kostabi, a prodigious artist, composer and musician, was born in Los Angeles in 1960. He studied art at Cal State Fullerton and while still in school he met art dealer Molly Barnes, who sold his work to Hollywood luminaries such as Ray Stark, Dough Cramer, and Norman Lear. His work also graced the cover of the Guns “N” Roses album “Use Your Illusion”.
Robert Standish Prominently Featured at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum
Works of Robert Standish can be found in numerous collections and foundations including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation. His work was first featured in the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in 2016. This fall his work “Falls“ was chosen again to be featured in the prestigious Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation as part of the “It’s All Black and White” exhibition on view from August 27th – December 8th, 2019.
Art Interrupted – Top 10 Fascinating Unfinished Paintings
Some artists might say that art is never finished, merely abandoned. Sometimes, however, artists truly fail to complete their paintings for many reasons. Sometimes outside events...
The public has a right to art’: the radical joy of Keith Haring
Though he died in 1990, in many ways Keith Haring is still alive. His art is everywhere. There are Haring T-shirts, Haring shoes, Haring chairs. You can buy Haring baseball hats and badges and baby-carriers and playing cards and stickers and keyrings.
2019 VIP GALA
We are pleased to announce that Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), the nation’s preeminent network of fine art galleries, will hold its annual VIP gala on July 12th – 14th, 2019 at its flagship space in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. MLG will debut a magnificent collection of masterworks from the most important artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
View Fine Art Online, On Your Own Wall!
Augmented reality (AR) technology has finally, and truly, arrived in the world of fine art. Simply defined, AR technology superimposes computer-generated images on a user view of the real world, providing a remarkably realistic composite view. Many say that AR technology is fundamentally transforming how we learn and interact with the real world. Now, this includes the Art World.
10 ARTWORKS THAT MAKE THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
Art loves Mothers and at times it beautifully reflects and embraces the wide-ranging experience of motherhood. From joy, tenderness, playfulness, and hardship, mothers have been depicted in art countless times across all cultures. With Motherhood as a staple in art, and Mother’s Day around the corner we could not help but think about art as the perfect mother’s day gift.
Dali's Tristan and Iseult Suite
The legend of Tristan and Iseult is the inspiration for the newest acquisition of Salvador Dalí prints. The collection of twenty-one illustrations are finished in drypoint, a printmaking technique in the intaglio family. Dalí infuses his signature surrealist style into the stark, yet graphically striking image narrative highlighting many of the pivotal moments told in the twelfth-century tale.
THE TROMPE-L’OEIL MASTER IS BACK
Translating literally from French as to deceive or trick the eye, trompe-l’oeil describes works whose subjects are presented so realistically that they make viewers wonder whether they are actually real. This concept was masterfully adapted by Philippe Bertho who time and again showcases his virtuoso skills at evoking different textures and creating convincing visual illusions.
Q & A WITH ROBERT DEYBER
Before becoming a renowned artist Deyber spent twenty-five years in corporate America, making his escape into unknown visually spectacular worlds more poignant. His new works for Martin Lawrence Galleries have us captivated once more and we were very excited when he agreed to answer our questions to give us an insight into what inspires his work and his life.
THE LOOK OF AN ERA
Erté’s elegant drawings, which ooze with glamour and insouciance, helped define the Art Deco movement. Enjoy this fascinating article about the father of Art Deco, published today in The Economist.
Where in the World is Janey Waney?
In 1969, when Alexander Calder created his renowned Janey Waney, he was doing it for placement in a shopping mall on Long Island. Little did he know that, five decades later, it would have traveled from Gramercy Park in Manhattan to the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, Netherland, from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to Jardin Des Tuileries, on the grounds of the Louvre in Paris France, where it is currently on display for the FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair.
HENRI MATISSE - ULYSSES
In 1935, George Macy, the founder of the Limited Editions Club, offered a commission to Henri Matisse to illustrate an exclusive edition of the novel, Ulysses by James Joyce. Ulysses was initially serialized between 1918 and 1920, and published as a novel in 1922. Some labeled it pornographic and it was banned in the United States until 1934.