It’s our pleasure to share the latest works for sale at Vertu Fine Art. These eight prints already feel like they’ve always been members of our gallery’s family and we enjoy sharing space with these powerful works.
All About Blue, 1994
Whenever we have the opportunity to acquire artwork from abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, we move quickly to do so. “All About Blue” is a strong, moody graphic that conveys rich textures, including those of the surface created from the woodcut. Helen Frankenthaler is a powerful art figure for collectors who appreciate her role in the context of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field, as a pioneering female artist and great American artist. Frankenthaler has received enhanced attention following her death in late 2011 and Gagosian Gallery is currently showcasing works from the artist’s estate. This artwork is from a small edition of 38.
Grey Dress, 1992
“Grey Dress” a signed lithograph measuring 36 x 28 inches, is the newest Vertu artwork for sale from acclaimed artist Alex Katz. “Grey Dress” is a strong representation of the cool, flat, emotionally detached figurative work for which Katz is renowned. It’s a pure Pop piece. Alex Katz is currently 85 years old and considered one of few living artists responsible for ushering in the age of American Pop art. Katz has been an inspirational figure for a number of talented artists, include David Salle and Richard Prince.
The Souls on Jacob’s Ladder Take Their Flight (Small Green), 2007
Damien Hirst’s inked photogravure “Souls on Jacobs Ladder Take Their Flight” is the newest artwork for sale from the famous British Contemporary artist. Hirst is a perfect representation of an artist whose printing technique is every bit as important as his subject. This magnificent artwork must be seen firsthand to be fully appreciated. The black suspended green butterfly appears to float in a black space that leaves the paper and approaches the viewer.
Known to many for his controversial installations that have focused on death, dead animals and diamond encrusted skulls, Damien Hirst is highly respected by collectors who value his scientific and imaginative body of work. His role as a key figure within the YBA (Young British Artists), who rose to fame in the 1990’s has solidified his place in history.
Seascape (Round) from the “Master American Contemporaries” Portfolio, 1993
Of all the new artwork for sale at Vertu, “Seascape – Round” from the Master American Contemporaries Portfolio is the one piece that surprised us. Though we’ve specialized in and collected Tom Wesselmann for over fifteen years, we were unfamiliar with this work. In truth, Wesselmann is one of our favorite master printmakers, and this seascape in round composition is a welcomed addition. From a small edition of 30; collectors will undoubtedly be pleased to see this Wesselmann screenprint available at the gallery.
Bedroom Blonde Doodle With Photo, 1998
Another newly acquired Tom Wesselmann work for sale is the captivating “Bedroom Blonde Doodle with Photo.” This graphic is a classic Wesselmann Pop piece that beautifully blends the artist’s influence of Matisse style, sharing commonalities of composition and color. We think this work is gorgeous; both sexy and emotive.
Red Lamp, 1992
Vertu has two new Roy Lichtenstein prints among our inventory of new artwork for sale. Lichtenstein’s “Red Lamp” is indicative of the old-fashioned comic strip style that brought the artist fame as a leading figure of the American Pop art scene as it captured widespread attention in the 1960’s.
Still Life with Red Jar, 1994
Roy Lichtenstein’s “Still Life with Red Jar” is another classic screenprint that is, “undeniably Lichtenstein.”
Reminiscent of the artist’s comic book inspired dots, this signed edition of 250 is a brilliant addition to any collector of Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein is known to have said that he felt so influenced by Picasso, that he started cartoon paintings as a method to get away from Picasso. With this knowledge, viewing Still Life with Red Jar, one could argue that Picasso’s influence is quite present.
Bonne Bay – from the Newfoundland Series (Axsom 55), 1971
This lithograph and screenprint was created shortly after the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a retrospective of Stella’s work in 1970. Stella worked on it in Los Angeles before he had a print studio installed in his New York home. This print series corresponded to the 1969-1970 painting series of the same name.
If you have questions or would like to see this artwork in person, call or visit us. We pride ourselves on acquiring Pop, Abstract Expressionism and Optical Art from the masters. We often receive gallery visitors who say, “I can’t believe what you’ve got here!” We are continuously acquiring new artwork and look forward to showing you around our gallery.