|Posted by Manuel on November 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (2)|
Homage To a Great Artist
Abstract Pointillism Artist
Leonard Goldstein has been an Artist and Designer since the age of 5. He was born in 1945 and Raised in the Bronx New York. He attended the prestigious high school of Art and Design from 1958-1962, where he studied under Architect Dr. Erwin T. Muller. Leonard and a select group of students were hand picked to work on the design of the lower level of the George Washington Bridge for the Architecture firm Armen and Whittney.
In 1965 Leonard Attended the University of New Mexico where he studied Architecture with Thomas Verland and Painting with the late John Kacere.
In 1967 Leonard met the Sculptor John Chamberlain in New Mexico. Leonard was offered an apprenticeship with Mr.Chamberlain and drove with him back to NYC where he helped produce the Radical Art series,compression art and some early foam sculptures for the Leo Castelli Gallery (1967-1972), and the Guggenheim Museum.
In 1969 Leonard befriended and worked with Political Artist and Master Sculptor Peter Gourfain. Leonard helped Peter with many of his early outdoor sculpture installations that appeared in and around NY state an NJ in the early1970’s, he also photographed these events.
During his years living NYC, Leonard Co- designed and built The Floating Foundation of Photography for Maggy Sherwood with Artist Roy Slamm. (1969)
Director Robert Wilson’s First theatre studio on Spring Street. (1971)
( Design and construction).
Collaborated in building of the Dwan gallery at 420 West Broadway. (1972) With Gordon Hart, Peter Gourfain and Susan Hardcastle and Paul Morgenson. This group also did the interior construction for the Weber gallery.
I would call myself a re-emerging artist. I have always painted but I also enjoy designing and building which is how I was able to live and support my painting habit. I have always had the urge to create art. I was 5 years old when I first conceptualized this desire. I studied at the High School of Art and Design and graduated in 1962. From there I went to New Mexico and studied Architecture and Painting with the late John Kacere. I was introduced to the sculptor John Chamberlain in 1967 became his assistant for a time. After working with Chamberlain, I move to SoHo in 1969 and lived in the basement loft at 98 Greene Street, where I began my abstract pointillism paintings. There I developed my own technique and process and my style as an artist. I participated in some early shows in SoHo and worked for many artists building and renovating lofts, theaters and galleries. I made my living as a master carpenter in NYC for 45 years. I have always loved art and have never stopped painting and creating. Now I am also exploring sculpture and other areas where I combine my skills as a designer.
|Posted by Manuel on October 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM||comments (1)|
Selling Art Online
USA Today has wrote an article about how artists are taking advantage of the internet to sell their work.
They talked about a few artists making a living by selling paintings from their website..
Duane Keiser - He does a small painting each day and sells them for as little as $100 each. Before the success of his website, he was selling just a few paintings each year, and now sells most of his work.
Justin Clayton - Is a 31 year old artist also selling enough work online to be able to quit his day job and paint full time.
Julian Merrow Smith - Is a British artist living in Provence and making a living from painting the French countryside.
It's great that artists can make a living without gallery representation, but I think there will still be bricks and mortar art galleries around in 100 years. The one similarity that all the artists above have, is that they are mostly selling small paintings for affordable prices.
From what I have seen and experienced, collectors are hesitant to buy large and/or expensive works online. As great as the internet is, you just can't experience a painting like you can in an art gallery.
There's also the trust factor that the internet has yet to solve completely. People are willing to risk a few hundred dollars on a small painting, but getting a collector to part with several thousand dollars online is much more difficult.
I previously mentioned an artist making up to $25,000 a month selling paintings on eBay.
|Posted by Manuel on October 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
Buying and Selling Art Online
ArtInfo has profiled five "Award-Worthy Web Galleries" that allow you to buy and sell work online. It's a very mixed bunch, aiming at very different buyers/sellers, but they all seem worthy enough to mention.
PicassoMio gets the "Best of the Behemoths" award, which has more than 20,000 works by 2000 different artists worldwide.
WeHeartPrints wins the "Labor of Love" award, as it's small, focused, and looked after by one person.
MixedGreens is awarded the "Best of Both Worlds" prize as it is both a bricks & mortar gallery and a gallery selling works online (I'm sure all bricks & mortar art galleries will eventually move to selling work online too.. even if they only offer small works online by their exhibiting artists.)
AltPhotos gets the "Three Cheers for Democracy" award, as it's 12,000+ members are allowed to interact, comment, and sell their photos online.
Lumas wins the "Finest in Photos" award as it offers a great range of limited edition fine art photography.
|Posted by Manuel on October 3, 2011 at 10:25 AM||comments (1)|
1. Sydney Exhibition at the Moulton Galleries 27th October, 2011.
My friend for ages Marcia Moulton has kindly offered to show my paintings at her wonderful 3 story gallery in the beautiful north shore Sydney suburb of Mosman. It’s been ages since I had a showing, not just in Mosman but, in Sydney. The theme is ‘back in the saddle’ alluding to my absence from the Sydney art scene and my return the herd. I’ve put together a strong group of paintings featuring heritage Australiania, dusty cattle and brumby scenes along with scenes from the great pastime of hanging around the beaches fishing, netting, swimming and just passing idle time. Ph +612 9960 5519
2. NEW DVD
Coming soon is a new instructional DVD titled ‘Painting Elephants’. This 1 hour 50 min DVD covers more than painting elephants bathing in water. Much more- elements and how to use them to create harmony and balance.
You will be able to buy this as a stand alone DVD or as part of a discounted package.
3. NEW VIDEO CLIP
Starting today on You Tube is my ‘Elements of Painting’ clips.
I’m often asked, “Bob, how did you do the pebbles, or the leaves on the tree or the seagull or the reflections etc?”.
Little parts of a painting that make up the total event. Well I’ve had a crack at doing them and I’m pleased to say it works. These are about 3 minutes long and they are a grab from a painting I am working on. So you get to watch me do one part or element in the painting then a pic of the final painting so you can see where that part fitted into the painting.
They are good to learn technique from and for the fun of just seeing how I go about painting.
I’m going to release one each week. The first is how to paint streams of light.
WATCH IT HERE
|Posted by Manuel on September 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Art News Blog
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Anthony Lister at Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC
Australian born artist Anthony Lister is showing at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City from March 19 through to April 19.
A lot of my favorite artists are painters that never really give up using the pencil (line). Painterly paintings are good but so are paintings that look like drawings. I guess I like painterly drawings or linear paintings. I like painterly paintings and linear drawings too.
Anthony Lister - Terms of Engagement, 2010
Mixed media on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 inches
Anthony Lister - BET, 2010
mixed media on paper, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
From the Lyons Wier Gallery blog here..
"Known in the Low Brow movement for his intriguing, playful hybrid of street art, expressionism, and cubism all manifested in non-traditional media such as spray paint; Lister’s new body of work shows the tongue-in-cheek frivolity of his earlier pieces developing (or decaying) into a more mature and disturbing direction. The deformities and un-done aesthetic resolve of Lister’s work provides viewers with a concretization of contemporary societies’ psyche – or, as the artist himself states, “making the obvious more, well, obvious”."