Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Charles Bell

Charles Bell (1935 – 1995) was an American Photorealist, known primarily for his large scale still lifes.
With a subject matter primarily of vintage toys, gumball machines, and dolls and action figures (the latter frequently arranged in classical poses), Bell sought to bring pictorial majesty and wonder to the mundane. Bell's work, created in his New York loft studio on West Broadway, is noted not only for the glass-like surface of his works, done largely in oil, but also for their significant scale.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Honor of thoes we lost... 'Lest We Not Forget'

Internationally renowed Russo-Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli will be in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 11, 2006 for a public ceremony dedicating a monument "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism".

Do you remember where you were that day? Like the JFK shooting, the fall of the Twin Towers has marked a generation.

Monday, September 6, 2010

More than a Quilt

When Betsy Ross sat down to make this countries spangled Banner, she knew she was creating one of the most revered icons this country would ever have. It is a symbol of every man, woman and child.

We bleed red, white and blue.  Betty may have started out with pieces of colored fabric, but with that needle she sewed a nation together for eons to come.