Virginia, 6 March 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Auction house Potomack Company identified a set of coloured silkscreen printings of Marylin Monroe signed by Andy Warhol that is to be put on sale on 16 March.
The silkscreen print Marilyn Monroe depicts the movie star with a red face on a pink background. The Potomack auction house precises that the work marked with “A” is issued from the edition of 250 pieces (FS II.22) and is estimated between $50,000 and $100,000. The auction’s catalogue also offers another coloured serigraph signed by Andy Warhol, titled Fleurs 1970, estimated between $20,000 and $30,000.
Recently, Marilyn Monroe was sold on 27 February at Phillips in London for $174,000.
Berlin, 19 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies has announced that six silkscreen printings by the American artist Jackson Pollock will be shown in the United States embassy in Berlin. In addition, eight photographs by Lee Friedlander will be shown at the American Mission of the United Nation in New York.
Pollock’s works have been donated by Pollock-Krasner Foundation in occasion of the artist centenary this year, in 2012. In Berlin the silkscreen printings will join the 65 other artists works and two installations designed for the occasion. The photos by Friedlander are exhibited next to the works of 50 American artists.
Jackson Pollock is an American painter belonging to the abstract expressionism movement. Born the 18 January 1912 and died in an accident in 1956, the artist experienced a late acknowledgement. Indeed, it is only at the end of the Second World War, when New York became the capital of culture, that Jackson Pollock got access finally to his share of success and glory. His marriage with the painter Lee Krasner contributed to his fame. His work was highly influential for contemporary art.
Lee Friedlander is an American photographer born in 1934. After having studied photography at the Art Centre in Los Angeles, he moved to New York in 1956 where he photographed jazz concerts, fixing on film the exquisite atmosphere of the places of this time. Never seen without his Leica 35 mm, he focuses mainly on the “social environment”. Thus his photos, mainly in black and white, capture urban life, stores windows and posters on the walls.
Paris, 7 Mai 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Nuke Gallery had been displaying Thomas Lélu’s latest series during the exhibition “Be the change you want to see”, which ended on 5 May at 8pm.
These posters are made from images the artist took, from adverts for example, and supplemented with messages. These messages are often ironic and sometimes moral. When the visitor sees the poster for the first time, he may believe that the text illustrates the image or vice versa. All is not as first it appears, however. Lélu’s aim is to establish an opposition leading to a reflection. This can take the form of a fashion image associated to a political message.
Thomas Lélu was born in Seclin (a commune in the Nord of France) in 1976. He attended a visual communication course at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris before working as a graphic designer. He is also a photographer and novelist. In 2002, he published his first book Manuel de la photo ratée. From 2002 to 2005, he was artistic director for Citizen K magazine. His second book, released in 2004 and entitled Récréations, presented wordplays and other jokes in the form of montages. Some of them became cult artworks, such as LVMHOOQ or firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2005, he published his first novel, Je m’appelle Jeanne Mass and was a finalist for the Prix de Flore. Other novels came after. In parallel with his novels, he shot in 2007 his first clip for the singer Philippe Katerine and participated in numerous exhibitions: at the Palais de Tokyo, at the Cartier Foundation or at the Musée d’art modern.