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Andrew Clemens: A Self-taught Folk Artist




Andrew Clemens, a self-trained society craftsman, didn't live long enough to appreciate the distinction. His works were executed in the sand and contained in little pharmacist bottles. In spite of their sensitive craftsmanship, the mid-nineteenth century public would have thought of them as interests, not amazing bits of compelling artwork. To demonstrate their genuineness and to engage the common participants of dime exhibition halls, these bits of sand workmanship were frequently crushed to pieces. "It's an inquisitively miserable story, similar to a scene in a Dickensian tale," composes Ken Johnson for The New York Times.

Clemens created hundreds of sand art pieces in his lifetime, but only a few have survived. One of them came to auction with Skinner in the month of November in a timed online sale. Andrew Clemens sand art is famous worldwide. Many collectors have the collection of these bottles.

Clemens was destined to German and Prussian workers who followed a dash for unheard of wealth to McGregor, Iowa. At five years of age, Clemens contracted encephalitis. In spite of the fact that he endure the expanding of his cerebrum, the craftsman lost his hearing and quite a bit of his discourse. That early ailment later carried him to the Iowa Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.

During his understudy days, Clemens began to follow his advantage in craftsmanship. His late spring get-aways were spent investigating the feigns of the Mississippi River, gathering pieces of diverse sandstone and quartz. Clemens painstakingly constructed a range from the grains of these stones. He discovered shades of unadulterated white, ochre, red, yellow, blue, and green. When Clemens returned home, the genuine work started. His first tasks included layering the shaded sand in adjusted pharmacist bottles utilizing basic herringbone or jewel designs. Andrew Clemens sand art bottles gained fame. Steadily, however, Clemens' expertise expanded and he took on more goal-oriented subjects.

Clemens utilized hand-created instruments to control the sand. He never protected his works with stick, rather depending on cautious pressing and strain to hold all the grains set up. Each container was finished tops curvy prior to being for all time fixed.

"One container of this sand, addressing the forty odd tones, gauging twenty pounds, we especially appreciated as showing the expertise and creativity of the youthful craftsman who has organized the different tones in an appealing, imaginative and capable way," the North Iowa Times wrote in 1875. "The youthful craftsman was only fourteen days drew in upon this one container."

His jugs were carefully tedious to make, with some needing longer than a time of work. The most multifaceted jugs had concealing and were three-dimensional. As Clemens set up himself locally, he began taking commissions for the sand craftsmanship bottles. A few clients mentioned their own names written in expound content, while others favoured fragile bloom scenes. This art is rare, find this art work for auction before all others. Check the auction calendar of auctiondaily.

The containers were normally sold for between USD 5 and $7, or around $130 to $180 in the present cash. Over a century after they were created, the value of these jugs has expanded dramatically. Late closeout assesses normally fall somewhere in the range of $20,000 and $30,000. Notwithstanding, the most intricate pieces far outperform those appraisals. Interest in his work started moving upwards with a jug that came to $72,000 in a 2015 Eldred's closeout. All the more as of late, a custom jug for Mrs Eliza B. Lewis sold for $137,500 at Cowan's Auctions. The mallet cost was just about multiple times the high gauge of $35,000. It sold after 87 serious offers.

Presently before his passing of tuberculosis at 37 years old, Clemens started accepting acknowledgment. "Our kin don't as expected appreciate this craftsmanship. The expert doesn't appear to know its value nor does he appear to understand his commended position among the innovators of the world," a paper supervisor wrote in 1888. Clemens' specialty will test a really willing business sector in 2020, one more ready to recognize his all-consuming purpose.

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Best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases In Christopher Wool's initial vocation, he detected a white truck vandalized by the shower painted words "sex" and "Luv." The obvious straightforwardness of the picture stayed with him for the following 15 years. Fleece started making high-contrast artworks canvassed in stenciled phrases, looking to mirror the pressure and distress of the 1980s and 90s. Fleece's name is presently recorded close by other Pop and Postmodern craftsmen who moved the New York workmanship world. He stays dynamic today, contributing his unpropitious canvases to discussions around recent developments. Fleece got his schooling at Sarah Lawrence College and the New York Studio School. It was not until he started making the stenciled word works of art, notwithstanding, that he found a genuine window into the contemporary craftsmanship world. Still, his most popular works, the difficult-to-understand words, short expressions, and full sentences were splash painted on sheets of aluminum. Expressions, for example, "RUN DOG RUN" and "Felines IN BAG BAGS IN RIVER" showed up much of the time during this period. There were few christopher wool prints presented in the auction by Phillips in the Evening & Day Auction Sale held in London on 10 September 2020. "At the point when I originally saw his assertion works of art, I figured: I can't accept what they're pulling off nowadays," says Richard Hell, a troublemaker artist, author, and now companion to the craftsman. This demeanor is repeated by numerous individuals of Wool's faultfinders. Nonetheless, his specialty is purposeful, intended to bring out an idea and passionate reactions in the watcher. The course of action of the letters is expected to undermine ordinary understanding and discernment. The jargon is intentionally angry. One of Wool's most remarkable pieces from this period is Apocalypse Now, a 1988 artwork on aluminum enlivened by the Francis Ford Coppola film of a similar name. It peruses "SELL THE HOUSE SELL THE CAR SELL THE KIDS," a line straightforwardly drawn from an urgent scene in the film. Estimating seven feet tall by six feet wide, it sold at Christie's in 2013. Offering crossed the artistic creation's high gauge of USD 20 million preceding coming to $26.5 million. Around the turn of the thousand years, Wool moved the course of his craft. He worked his way into full reflection, painting and repainting layers before scratching them off or concealing them. The prevalently dim pieces "appeared to shun the feeling of a human hand delivering them," Richard Hell later wrote in a publication for Gagosian Gallery. Traces of pink show up in Wool's later works of art. From 2014 is a bunch of six lithographs made in this style, accessible in the forthcoming deal. Each print is focused on a splatter of dim paint that covers the white and dark underneath. They are together offered with a gauge of GBP 12,000 to 18,000 (USD 16,000 – 24,000). His craft has discovered numerous reliable authorities in the course of the most recent 30 years. The record set up by Wool's Apocalypse Now painting in 2013 was broken two years after the fact when Sotheby's sold an untitled work that peruses "Uproar" for $29.9 million. Because of the craftsman's numerous lithographs and prints, nonetheless, his normal work of art is estimated somewhere in the range of $10,000 and $50,000. Interest in Wool arrived at its tallness in 2013, supported by the achievement of a significant review at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Know more about similar auctions and biddings from the auction calendar of AuctionDaily. Fleece keeps on making craftsmanship that remarks on the mindset of the world. As of late, he made an extraordinary release cover for Document Journal's Spring/Summer 2020 issue. Showing a dim, vague structure underneath an obvious dark clinical cross, the piece is a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The obvious disorder and negativity in Wool's specialty may reverberate with the current circumstance, however, there is a note of expectation under. "Despite all the consideration paid to craftsmanship at this moment, you could undoubtedly contend that it's dead, as well," he has said about his work. "Yet, craftsmanship's not dead." Media Source: AuctionDaily.
Blackwell Auctions A family-operated auction house
Blackwell Auctions, LLC is a family-worked business claimed by Edwin Blackwell Bailey and Shannon Bailey. The name originates from Edwin's incredible, extraordinary granddad, Blackwell Bailey. Blackwell Auctions is becoming known for cautiously choosing unmistakable things for its deals, going from artistic work, gems, militaria, coins, and stamps, to furniture, authentic silver, and then some. Single things, assortments, and domains are bought or acknowledged on credit. Florida Antiques At the point when Alfred R. Frankel initially moved to Hollywood, Florida, from Brooklyn, New York, in 1949, he found a tropical express that was still generally unseen and immaculate. He depicts the "tropical blossoms, hibiscus, coconut palms… football on Friday evenings close to full tomato fields, submarine races at Dania Beach–the entirety of this sank into my inner mind, and I was glad." Nurturing an enthusiasm for workmanship, Frankel would ultimately turn into the main authority of Floridian craftsmanship and stylistic theme. Headed to help the craftsmen and makers of Blackwell auctions Florida, Frankel would proceed to report their accounts in a few history books. The main parcel of this bartering, a salt-coated pitcher from the 1850s, is one of just two known enduring models; the other, claimed by the territory of Florida, is examined in one of Frankel's books. The pitcher was made by Turnley and Odom Pottery, a firm that was distinctly inactivity for a year prior to shutting during the Civil War. Blackwell Auctions Rare Hummel Figurines to Life The now-famous Hummel dolls weren't constantly made in porcelain. They were first presented in Germany and Switzerland as drawings by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel in the Blackwell auction. It was just later that Franz Gobel, a porcelain producer, transformed these drawings into porcelain dolls. The ubiquity of the dolls soar after World War II when American officers positioned in West Germany began sending them as gifts to their friends and family. The doll was made as an example in 1948 and was a careful multiplication of Sister Hummel's initial portrayals. Additionally included is a puppet made for the 2000 Goebel Celebration in Disney World. Models, exceptional pieces, and some unique fine arts by Sister Hummel are additionally at a bargain. Scarce 1850s lithograph of Black musician A prewar lithograph of an African-American artist. The first, named "The Bone Player," was painted by New York craftsman William Sidney Mount (American, 1807-1868) in 1856, a couple of briefs a very long time before the Civil War would — to sum up Lincoln — test the strength of a country established on and committed to racial uniformity. The lithograph can appropriately be called uncommon for a few reasons. To begin with, according to a market viewpoint, there have all the earmarks of being not many instances of The Bone Player (other than the first, which hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston). The solitary other period rendition of the litho found online lives in the super durable assortment of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The lithograph is uncommon additionally according to the viewpoint of craftsmanship history. Only before the Civil War, Mount was drawn closer by William Schaus, New York specialist for French craftsmanship distributer Goupil, Vibert, and Cie. The firm organized five of Mount's works — three charged straight by Goupil — to be replicated by lithograph in Paris and distributed for overall dissemination. The lithography was finished by French craftsman Jean-Baptiste Adolphe Lafosse. Every one of the five pieces was a picture of youngsters, four of whom are dark. Goupil sold its lithographs all over Europe, and Mount was purportedly the lone American craftsman addressed in the distributer's index. For a period, it shows up, he was the most renowned living American painter taking everything into account, frequently the lone American referenced in reviews of what was then viewed as contemporary workmanship. Media Source: AuctionDaily
Glamorous artwork of Tamara de Lempicka at auction
Tamara de Lempicka, a prominent female artist of the Art Deco era, was famous for her expressive and sensual female paintings. Her interwar artwork earned her the nickname "The Baroness with a Brush." Lempicka's portraits often depicted her elite subjects in tantalizing textures that glowed with flattering light. Lempicka's art portrayed influences from Neoclassicism and Cubism to Italian Mannerists such as Bronzino and Botticelli. Her ability to blend these classic and contemporary elements made her paintings unique. Born in 1898 in Warsaw, Poland, Lempicka was born into a wealthy home and spent most of her young age living in Italy and Switzerland. During this time, she was primarily impressed by the works of the Mannerist and Renaissance masters. She laid the foundations for her artistic interests. Fleeing in France after the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Lempicka met artists Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. In France, she became a prominent part of the Parisian avant-garde movement. Fearing World War II, the artist moved to New York in 1939, where she developed her postwar Art Deco style. She continued to create paintings in this style for the rest of her life. Tamara De Lempicka Drawings can be seen online. Today, Tamara de Lempicka's works from the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s are the most sought after. It was during this period that the artist enjoyed high praise, painting dukes and counts. Her portraits of women are also in great demand in the art market. Among the top ten works of art by Tamara de Lempicka, paintings of women have been sold at record prices. There are many other artworks that will be sold in the auctions, to see all this information see the Auction Previews of AuctionDaily. The artist enjoyed a larger audience during her stay in France. However, after the 1930s, Lempicka struggled to find the right subject. She eliminated the lawsuit for her job. However, her art became popular again after the 1973 exhibition of her interwar artwork at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. Tamara de Lempicka's art has been in high demand since her death in 1980 and attracted prominent personalities such as Madonna and Barbara Streisand. Madonna was such a fan of Lempicka's art that she added Tamara Lempicka images in the video for her famous song "Vogue." The singer is also known to be a prominent collector of Lempicka's artwork and helped regain her prominence. Throughout the years, Tamara de Lempicka's nudes and portraits have been the top pick among glamorous art collectors, including celebrities. Lempicka's 1927 portrait titled Le réve (Rafaëla sur fond vert) was sold at a Sotheby's auction in 2011 in New York for a record price of $ 8.5 million. Another prominent feature of Tamara de Lempicka's work is her appeal to fashion. In her self-portraits, the artist often wore well-known brands such as Coco Chanel. She led to the reproduction of her portraits in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar. A notable example is the famous portrait of Ira Perrot, titled La Musicienne, where Perrot plays the mandolin in a long blue dress. This portrait appeared on the cover of the German magazine Die Dame in 1930. La Musicienne broke Lempicka's previous record by fetching $ 9.1 million at Christie's auction in November 2018 in New York. In November 2019, Lempicka's La Tunique Rose (1927), which portrays her popular subject Rafaela Fano, was sold at a Tamara De Lempicka auction in New York for $ 13.3 million. It broke Lempicka's previous record with the highest estimate of $ 8 million. Rafaela, according to Lempicka, was "the most beautiful woman I have ever seen (Lempicka)". Lempicka's artwork broke its November 2019 record just three months later, on February 5, 2020. Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art auction in London sold Lempicka's Portrait of Marjorie Ferry for $ 21.1 million. The 1932 Jazz Age monochrome portrait features cabaret singer Ferry in Paris. The Marjorie Ferry painting was originally commissioned by the singer's wealthy husband. He portrays Ferry in Lempicka's signature style that includes a play of light and sharp angles. The same painting was also previously offered at auction in 2009 and sold for $ 4.9 million to Wolfgang Joop, a German fashion designer. The art market has seen a steady increase in demand for works of art by Tamara de Lempicka in recent years. Nearly 20 paintings by the Art Deco painter have raised more than $ 1 million at auctions. The glamor and sensuality of her artwork and the availability of Lempicka's finest works are some of the reasons for the constant demand in the collector's market. Media source: AuctionDaily
숨겨두고 싶은 빈티지 커스텀 맛집, 'Like Likes Like,'
한 번도 못 본 사람은 있어도 한 번만 본 사람은 없다는 편집숍 때는 작년 가을, 인스타그램 팔로워의 피드를 둘러보다 우연히 발견한 커스텀 편집숍, ‘Like Likes Like,’. 미국 그림동화 작가 크리스 라쉬카(Chris raschka)의 그림책 ‘Like Likes Like’에서 이름을 따온 이 편집숍은 국내에서 보기 드문 염색 기법을 주무기로 내세우며 다양한 디테일이 가미된 빈티지 커스텀 아이템을 폭넓게 선보이고 있다. 세상에 둘도 없는 단 하나뿐인 나만의 고유한 아이템을 가질 수 있다는 것. 바로 이것이 커스텀 아이템의 묘미이자, ‘Like Likes Like,’를 주목해야 하는 이유다. 자신만의 개성을 중요시하는 요즘 소비자들에게는 더할 나위 없는 쇼핑 창구가 되어줄 터. 봄기운이 만연한 어느 날 <아이즈매거진>이 인천 구월동 골목길에 나지막이 자리 잡은 ‘Like Likes Like,’의 오프라인 쇼룸으로 향했다. 지하 2층, 널찍하게 트인 공간으로 구성된 ‘Like Likes Like,’ 쇼룸. 먼저, 입구에 들어서자마자 간결하게 정리된 매장 디스플레이가 시선을 사로잡았다. 알록달록 색색이 물든 다채로운 빈티지 커스텀 아이템들의 향연을 시작으로, 매장 한편에는 엄선된 셀렉팅을 거친 빈티지 아이템들도 만나볼 수 있었다. 자고로 빈티지 아이템은 고르는 재미 아닌가. 이들은 단순한 커스텀 편집숍에서 더 나아가 자체 제작 상품으로 브랜딩을 강화하겠다는 포부도 내비쳤다. 첫 자제 제작 상품은 로고 크루넥 스웨트 셔츠. 세탁 후 수축과 뒤틀림을 막기 위하여 덤블 워싱과 텐타 가공을 진행했으며, 넥 라인과 암홀, 밑단에 커버 티치를 넣어 내구성을 높였다고 한다. ‘Like Likes Like,’의 백미라 할 수 있는 액세서리 커스텀. 색다른 디자인의 스니커를 찾고 있다면 블리치(탈색) 기법으로 새 단장을 마친 제품들을 눈여겨보자. 현재 구매 가능한 커스텀 슈즈는 나이키(Nike) 매치 슈프림, 컨버스(CONVERSE) 척테일러 70 등. 단, 커스텀 슈즈는 랜덤 사이즈로 제작되기 때문에 신중하고 빠른 구매 결정이 필요하다. 고민하는 찰나의 순간 품절이 될 수도 있으니. 심심한 룩에 유니크한 포인트를 주고 싶다면 핸드 스티치와 페인트로 표면을 거칠게 표현한 헤드웨어는 어떨까. 제품 리스트는 캉골(Kangol) 헌팅캡, 슈프림(Supreme) 캡 등이 있다. " 우리의 감성과 애티튜드를 조금씩 옷에 반영하여 우리가 만든 옷을 입는 사람들 모두 서로 닮아가길, 나아가 우리만의 문화를 만들어 나아가길 바랍니다. " Like Likes Like, 쇼룸 인천 남동구 인하로543번길 12 우성빌딩 B02호 더 자세한 내용은 <아이즈매거진> 링크에서
Rago Auction House: A Destination for Learners, Buyers, and Sellers of Arts, Antiques and Collectibles
Rago Auctions is the biggest and famous auction house in New Jersey. Since 1994, it has served a large number of merchants and purchasers with a solitary mix of worldwide reach and individual assistance. One of the top sale houses in the field of the twentieth-century plan since its origin, Rago's skill covers hundreds of years of artistic work, embellishing expressions, decorations, gems, silver, money, and ethnographic property. It is a globally known setting through which to purchase and sell. It is additionally an objective for the individuals who look to learn and share information about workmanship, collectibles, and gathering, offering free valuations for individual property (from a solitary piece to accumulations and homes), examinations, and closeout displays in-house and on the web. Thoughtfulness regarding dispatchers is of principal significance and customers appreciate direct admittance to accomplices and specialists all through the valuation, transfer, and closeout measure. Rago Auctions happily supports local arts and local area associations here and there in the Delaware Valley and consistently bands together with associations including the Historical Society of Princeton, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace, among numerous others. Rago Auction Lambertville New Jersey has become a leading auction house not only in Lambertville New Jersey but also in the world. In the mid-year of 2019, Rago's united with Wright (a closeout house situated in Chicago and New York), making a joined organization with $60+ million in merged yearly deals, a group of 75, and over a hundred years of business experience. Rago's expansive mastery in workmanship, gems, earthenware production, and domains and Wright's attention on the plan and the inventive show will better serve their customers and broaden their ability in the realm of craftsmanship and plan. The two houses will keep on working under their individual names while sharing innovation, skill, and showcasing endeavours. Tonal Sculptures by Harry Bertoia for auction at Rago. Rago Arts and Auction center had tonal sculptures of Harry Bertoia at auction. Harry Bertoia was a notable sound workmanship stone worker, visual craftsman, and furniture architect. The craftsman was brought into the world in Italy and moved to America at 15 years old. Bertoia attended a university with specialists like Walter Gropius, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. In spite of the fact that Bertoia was keen on expressions and furniture plan, his genuine ability was in sound model. He frequently bowed or extended bits of metal while testing in his workshop. At the point when presented to contact or wind, these pieces made tempting sounds. The impending Rago sell off features different apparent models by Harry Bertoia. The feature is an untitled multi-plane development made for the First National Bank of Miami. The 1958 craftsmanship establishment is made with steel and canvassed in dissolve covered metal. Bertoia's son ambient figures produce distinctive and natural sounds that meditatively affect audience members. Likewise displayed is a work area made for David Solinger's law office by conspicuous wood stone carver Wharton Esherick. The 1954 pecan and cherry work area has an enormous extra room with drawers, retires, and sliding entryways. Prevalently known as the "Dignitary of American Craft," Esherick was known for diminishing the hole among expressions and artworks to restore interest in wood craftsmanship. The accessible work area is an unmistakable illustration of Wharton Esherick's Cubist and German Expressionist style. The closeout will include furniture from the Nakashima Studio by father-little girl team George and Mira Nakashima. A divider bureau by George Nakashima features the qualities of the American dark pecan with its unmistakable plan. Works from Albert Paley, Pierre Jeanneret, and others balance the list. Find few of the art of George Nakashima which were featured at auction. For more such auctions and their schedules, see the auction calendar of auctiondaily.