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Tuesday Under Ten: RF Alvarez

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: How pretty are these works on paper by RF Alvarez? Drawing on antiquity (both Greco-Roman and New World - though I see Matisse, as well), he depicts a catalogue of human experience.

RF Alvarez

RF Alvarez

Tuesday Under Ten: Victor Brauner

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. Usually my aim is to support emerging artists and young galleries, but it’s auction week in New York, so here’s a cutie from Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper sale by Victor Brauner. There’s lots of under $10,000 material in this auction, but don’t forget to include the Buyer’s Premium in your calculations!

Victor Brauner, Untitled, 1951

Victor Brauner, Untitled, 1951

Tuesday Under Ten: Rachel Hellmann

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I love this abstract geometric work by Rachel Hellmann — they’re unique painted work on paper at a price point that would let you do a great set of three for under $10,000!

Rachel Hellmann, Degree of Reflection, 2019

Rachel Hellmann, Degree of Reflection, 2019


Tuesday Under Ten: BD Graft

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I saw this work by BD Graft in the Uprise Art booth at Art on Paper earlier this month, and I thought it was sweet and fresh and would look great either solo or in a group!

BD Graft

BD Graft

BD Graft

BD Graft

Tuesday Under Ten: Marcela Flórido

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I am so intrigued by Marcela Flórido’s work — there’s something about these obscured images that makes me unable to look away — and who doesn’t love a good philodendron picture? On view now at Kristen Lorello Gallery!

Marcela Flórido, Sister Portrait, 2018

Marcela Flórido, Sister Portrait, 2018

Marcela Flórido, Costela de Adão (Monstera Deliciosa), 2019

Marcela Flórido, Costela de Adão (Monstera Deliciosa), 2019

Marcela Flórido, Inverted Sisters and Many Hearts, 2018

Marcela Flórido, Inverted Sisters and Many Hearts, 2018

2018

It was such a joy to place so many wonderful works of art in 2018! Here are snippets of some of my favorites from the past year. Bringing art into people’s daily lives is the best part of my job, and I can’t wait to get back at it in January. If you’re interested in finding works of art for your home or office, please get in touch. Wishing everyone the best for the new year!

Tuesday Under Ten: Lourdes Sanchez

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Celebrating May Day and temperatures in the 70s with these absolutely beautiful florals by Lourdes Sanchez! Her current show is selling out quickly, so if you're interested, don't hesitate! 

Lourdes Sanchez, Untitled, 2017

Lourdes Sanchez, Untitled, 2017

Tuesday Under Ten: Sara Jones

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I have not been able to stop thinking about this new piece by Sara Jones. She combined a replicated, illegible family letter with weaving to explore ideas of indecipherable relics and lost stories. If you're interested in Sara's work, please get in touch! 

Sara Jones, Difficult to Read Because of Bleed-through, 2018

Sara Jones, Difficult to Read Because of Bleed-through, 2018

Sara Jones, Difficult to Read Because of Bleed-through, 2018 (detail)

Sara Jones, Difficult to Read Because of Bleed-through, 2018 (detail)

Tuesday Under Ten: Louise Nevelson and Mike & Doug Starn

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: There are two great online auctions at Christie's -- live now through Friday with tons of great under $10,000 material. If you're interested in bidding and would like help, please get in touch! Here are two favorites from these sales. 

Mike and Doug Starn, Attracted to Light, 1996-9

Mike and Doug Starn, Attracted to Light, 1996-9

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1930

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1930

Outsider Art Fair

I love visiting the The Outsider Art Fair every year. Outsider Art usually refers to work by self-taught or vernacular artists. It's a great fair to pick up quirky pieces with wonderful background stories. Here are some favorites from this year's fair! 

Brazilian Exvoto sculptures, Exhibited by Mariposa Unusual Arts

Brazilian Exvoto sculptures, Exhibited by Mariposa Unusual Arts

Martin Ramirez, Exhibited by Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Martin Ramirez, Exhibited by Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Exhibited by Galerie Pol Lemetais

Exhibited by Galerie Pol Lemetais

Exhibited by Peg Alston Fine Arts 

Exhibited by Peg Alston Fine Arts 

Exhibited by Esperanza Projects 

Exhibited by Esperanza Projects 

Exhibited by American Primitive 

Exhibited by American Primitive 

Exhibited by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

Exhibited by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

Tuesday Under Ten: Ivan Krassoievitch

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: One of my dear friends just opened a gallery focused on Latin American Art on the Lower East Side called ProxyCo. Their inaugural show, curated by Daniel Garza Usabiaga, exhibits the work of six Contemporary Mexican artists. Everything in the show is priced under $10,000 -- including this gorgeous work by Ivan Krassoievitch. If you'd like to learn more, please get in touch! 

Ivan Krassoievitch, camacámarabombamascarillarivotril (de la serie A medias), 2017

Ivan Krassoievitch, camacámarabombamascarillarivotril (de la serie A medias), 2017

Tuesday Under Ten: Daniel Heidkamp

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The Daniel Heidkamp show at Pace Prints in Chelsea is super fun! Showing skylines and city scenes, each form is carefully composed from fluorescent paper cut outs, and most of the work in the exhibition is in the under $10,000 category. Love it! 

Daniel Heidkamp, Dawn Watcher, 2017

Daniel Heidkamp, Dawn Watcher, 2017

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Daniel Heidkamp: Paper Cuts, Installation Shot, Pace Prints

Tuesday Under Ten: The Paul F. Walter Collection

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: On September 26 and 27, Christie's is auctioning off the truly fascinating and eclectic collection of Paul F. Walter (you guys, there's a sterling silver rocking chair wine bottle holder!), and there are plenty of both fine and decorative art pieces in the under $10,000 category. Browsing this collection is a genuine thrill. If you're interested in bidding and would like to take a look with me in person, the preview opens on Friday. As Walter once said, "I don’t think you learn anything unless you buy. It is about commitment, passion, testing one’s own judgement." Here ones of my favorites from the collection: 

Richard Long, Mud Finger Spiral, Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

Richard Long, Mud Finger Spiral, Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

Tuesday Under Ten: Katherine Duclos

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore everything about Katherine Duclos' work, and it was such a pleasure to pay her a studio visit last week! She uses ink on yupo - a synthetic paper. Because the surface is waterproof, ink pours spread unpredictably before drying. By introducing metallic and reflective pigments, Kate is able to achieve truly spectacular effects. I also love that her work is produced in a series. You could do a grid of 8 for under $10,000 that could be rearranged to fit many spaces. If you're interested, please get in touch! 

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Studio view

Katherine Duclos, Studio view

Favorite of the Week: Joseph Stashkevetch

I paid the artist Joseph Stashkevetch a studio visit last week and was blown away by his new work. Joseph is known for his exquisitely realistic conté crayon drawings - yes, these are all done free-hand!  His interest in beauty, transience, destruction, and decay is shown in images that include dilapidated architecture, refuse piles, and flowers. His most recent work - the last two images included here - has become sculptural, composed of multi-layered drawings that curve and undulate. If you're interested in considering Joseph's work for your home, please get in touch!

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Weekend Agenda: Anselm Kiefer

Normally, when I go to Chelsea to visit galleries and do research for my clients, I'll spend the whole day and go to a huge list of about twenty shows. However, the current Anselm Kiefer exhibition at Gagosian is so big, spectacular, varied, and requires such close looking to really I enjoy, I recommend thinking of it as a museum show and making a special one stop Chelsea visit. The work on view includes paintings, artists’s books, and watercolors, referencing uncountable literary sources, and presenting an achingly beautiful vision of life and death, sensuality and spirituality. This show, on view through July 14th, is not to be missed. 

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Tuesday Under Ten: Chase Langford

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I saw Chase Langford's work at an art fair this spring, and it's stuck with me. The colors are gorgeous, and I love that they read like painting, but have work on paper prices. And, how great do they look in a row?

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Tuesday Under Ten: Dan Walsh

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Dan Walsh's work is one of my favorite things to recommend for people looking at this price point -- particularly these suites of prints. Walsh's paintings are very large with a big price tag to match and have optical affects that might not be desirable in a home (I prefer artwork in my living room that does not make me queasy). These lovely little prints, however, are delicate and affordable. Plus, if you're a renter, and you could have entirely different walls next year, sets allow for greater flexibility than large pieces. Just like in his big canvases, however, Walsh uses these smaller formats to explore color and a sense of depth and fictive volume.

Dan Walsh, Folio C, 2015

Dan Walsh, Folio C, 2015

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010, Installation shot

Dan Walsh, Folio B, 2010, Installation shot

Tuesday Under Ten: Crystal Gregory

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: There is nothing I don't like about Crystal Gregory's cyanotypes. Delicate movement, vivid blue color, and interesting, entirely by-hand process - I adore this work! Technically photographs, the imagery in these pictures is derived from weavings Gregory, who has roots in fiber art, makes by hand. She also applies the light-sensitive emulsion to the paper herself, and many of the pieces use sunshine for the exposure. 

Crystal Gregory, Untitled, 2015

Crystal Gregory, Untitled, 2015