Art Advisor

Tuesday Under Ten: David Surman

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: the Sim Smith Gallery in London just opened a show of really fun new work by David Surman. Continuing in his loose, brushy style, this body of work is newly focused on animals. I just love these!

David Surman, Pierrot Le Fou, 2019

David Surman, Pierrot Le Fou, 2019

Tuesday Under Ten: Gracie DeVito

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. The fall gallery season is getting underway and Tuesday under Ten is back from summer hiatus with a gorgeous show presented at an Upper East Side pop up space by Sean Horton. The exhibition, entitled Beach, River, Forest, includes work by Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Aaron Spangler, and Gracie DeVito — the last shown here. I love her shaped canvases, and this one blows me away with its three squared corners and just one rounded off. This is the kind of cute move that makes my day! Can’t wait to see this show in person.

Gracie DeVito, Maestro, 2018

Gracie DeVito, Maestro, 2018

Tuesday Under Ten: Elaine Reichek

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: Although Elaine Reichek has been exhibiting since the 1970s, her smaller pieces are still pretty affordable, and her new show at Marinaro Gallery is fantastic. Continuing to work with stitching, this body of work depicts quotations from literature, including sources as diverse as Herman Melville, Stephen Hawking, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Margaret Atwood. These are best seen in person!

Elaine Reichek

Elaine Reichek

Tuesday Under Ten: Kristy Luck

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: for those of us who missed the rising-star boat with Shara Hughes, let’s talk about these sensuous oil and wax on canvas pictures by Kristy Luck!

Kristy Luck, Fan, Flare & Eddy, 2019

Kristy Luck, Fan, Flare & Eddy, 2019

Tuesday Under Ten: Alex Roediger

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I love the super thick and expressive paint (applied with a palette knife) on this wonderful work on panel by Alex Roediger. It’s 20 x 16 inches / $360. Happy to put you in touch if you’re interested!

Alex Roediger

Alex Roediger

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: Scott Anderson

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 these complex and layered paintings by Scott Anderson. Newly represented by Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles, I’m excited to see more!

Scott Anderson, Paula Dean Cameo, 2015

Scott Anderson, Paula Dean Cameo, 2015

Tuesday Under Ten: Jeremy Stenger

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: Opening this week at Kristen Lorello Gallery is a show of gorgeous new botanical work by Jeremy Stenger. If you’re interested, please get in touch!

Jeremy Stenger, Untitled, 2019

Jeremy Stenger, Untitled, 2019

Tuesday Under Ten: Andra Samelson

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: referencing natural patterns as small as molecules and as large as constellations, Andra Samelson traces the patterns of the universe in her beautiful works on canvas. I love how this piece uses the blue and gold palette of Medieval religious paintings — what is more mysterious and powerful than the systems of the universe?

Andra Samelson, Spinderella, 2017

Andra Samelson, Spinderella, 2017

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: Pentti Sammallahti

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 Pentti Sammallahti’s work doesn’t fit into either of those categories. He is, in fact, in his late 60s and one of the leading Finnish photographers. However, he keeps his work — usually calm images with often incongruous but not at all cutesy animals — purposefully affordable. I don’t know if that’s reflective of Finnish social welfare or a self-effacing artist, but it makes these beautiful and quietly surprising photographs highly collectible!

Pentti Sammallahti, Hanko, Finland, 2015

Pentti Sammallahti, Hanko, Finland, 2015

Tuesday Under Ten: David Surman

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I am charmed by these weird little canvases by David Surman. I think they would look great in a group, so please let me know if you would like to see more!

David Surman, A Battle of Wills

David Surman, A Battle of Wills

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: Becky Kolsrud

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging artists and young galleries. This week: I saw these quirky portraits by Becky Kolsrud in the young gallery section of the Armory Show last week (exhibited by the Tif Sigfrids Gallery of Athens, Georgia), and they’ve really stuck with me. Watery and a little mysterious, I keep circling back to them, and I love how installed as a group, they invite comparison.

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud

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

Tuesday Under Ten: Paul McDonough

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging (or, in this case, less well known) artists and young galleries. This week: I am thrilled Sasha Wolf introduced me to Paul McDonough’s photography. I love these glimpses into the gritty world of 1960/70s New York. As portraits, they are intimate and expressive — the kind of picture you have an ongoing relationship with. My parents met in 1973, so on a personal note, I feel like these are a view into the time and place of their new romance. McDonough is getting on in years, but he’s still involved in printing and signs each piece.

Paul McDonough, Kids with Cat, NYC, 1969

Paul McDonough, Kids with Cat, NYC, 1969

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple Kissing, NYC, 1972

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple Kissing, NYC, 1972

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple with Baby in Newspaper, 1973

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple with Baby in Newspaper, 1973

Tuesday Under Ten: Phillip Taaffe

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 this week I wanted to share a piece from an amazing print show at Luhring Augustine. There are a few affordably priced pieces in this show, but this one by Phillip Taaffe is my fav! Tuesday under Ten will be taking a pause next week, but will return on the 26th!

Phillip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel II, 2011

Phillip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel II, 2011