A Few of My Favor-art Things
Here are a few pieces that we dig, from our current digs
This is the first piece we invested in, to start our collection. It’s a smaller charcoal drawing by Robert Longo, an accomplished artist who usually does much, much larger works. It’s called a “study,” a way for the artist to get inside the image before committing to a large scale. I find the motion of the wave hypnotic, threatening yet inviting.
Kehinde is a true master, a living artist already in history books, and we are so grateful to have a piece in our collection. This is from a series he painted in Haiti, using beauty pageant contestants in classic, old world poses. She’s gorgeous. The detail is phenomenal, it’s photorealistic. I’m in awe.
I found out about Josh via Instagram. His handle is @studioflint. His stuff is amazing — and affordable. This is a piece I commissioned myself, working with him on the concept.
There’s something cool about this piece by Gideon Rubin; I can’t determine its tone. Sometimes it feel melancholy, other times it seems calming. Interesting what no facial features will accomplish. We also loved the painter’s name, so we gave it to our son.
I’m just blown away by how Tom LaDuke can make these massive paintings that seem initially complicated, but then once dissected, everything comes into focus. He layers on multiple images — this is a reflection of his actual studio, a still image of a movie (here, Donnie Darko), and then over THAT, he’s painted an abstract yet highly detailed version of an 1864 painting by Edouard Manet (The Dead Toreador). There’s a ton to unpack with this piece, and frankly everything Tom does is equally ingenious. He’s next level.
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