The Art of Buying Prints

While there are a number of excellent Contemporary Art galleries in South Florida, at Vertu Fine Art in Boca Raton, we’re confident that none is better when it comes to serving the needs of the collector with respect to Pop, Optical and Abstract Expressionist prints. Recently, we developed a concise complimentary Ebook that is available for download. We believe our Ebook, How to Identify and Buy Fine Art Prints addresses the important considerations necessary for making an informed purchase. The Ebook provides […]

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Mother and Child (Divided) - Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst: Multiple Layers

Decaying and preserved animals, extinguished cigarette butts, butterflies, pharmaceuticals, diamonds, skulls, religion, love, death and peace – all such instruments exist in multitudes in the Damien Hirst tool chest. As the Contemporary Artist most often placed at the center of the movement known as the YBA – Young British Artists, Hirst earned his place as the artist most likely to shake things up. To many, Damien Hirst is considered the quintessential “shock jock” of Contemporary British Art, yet his masterful […]

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Lichtenstein: Seriously Not Terribly Serious

In 1964, when Life Magazine ran a featured article with the headline, “Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?” Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein knew for sure that he had arrived as an important figure. If any group of individuals ever took stock in the concept of, “any press is good press,” none did so more than the founders of the American Pop Art movement during the 1960s. As a matter of fact, during this period of turbulent social reconstruction in America, Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein could receive no greater endorsement than to be deemed uncomfortable by the mass media or any other part of “the establishment.”

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Victor Vasarely Paintings

Vasarely’s Inspired Optical Art Painting

Every major art movement has one or more iconic artists whose style is foremost in our minds when we define the genre. In the case of American Pop Art, names like Warhol, Lichtenstein and Johns immediately come to mind. When contemplating Optical Art, or Op Art, no one artist is more closely tied to breathing life into the movement than Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely. As early as the 1930’s, it was Vasarely’s explorations of contrast and lines that lead the […]

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Jerry Gotkin | A Retrospective

Vertu Fine Art is proud to announce that our Boca Raton Contemporary Art Gallery is featuring a retrospective exhibition of masterful works by Jerry Gotkin, December 11 through December 27, 2013. Please join us for a VIP Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:30-7:00 PM The gallery will remain open until 10 PM. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the reception. Space is limited. Kindly RSVP to Margi at 561-416-5007 by December 9th. Over the last 50 years, Jerry […]

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New Artwork for Sale at VFA

New Artwork for Sale at VFA

Just as autumn ushers in a delightful change of weather in South Florida, so too do we embrace the changes brought by provocative new artwork for sale at our Boca Raton art gallery. Here’s a look at some of the artists and pieces that have visitors buzzing as of late.

When it comes to Optical Art masters, Colombian-born painter Omar Rayo is one of the movement’s pioneers, heralded for his heady geometric multi-dimensional works. Raiz Katia, an acrylic on canvas currently on display, captures the essence of what made Rayo one of the most highly acclaimed Latin Contemporary artists.

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Richard Anuszkiewicz

Richard Anuszkiewicz: Master of Luminosity, Color and Shape

Richard Anuszkiewicz (whose last name is pronounced Ah-nuss-kay-vitch) is an American artist closely tied to the founding of the Optical Art movement. The Op Art master, who is currently 83 years old, is considered to be a living legend of the Contemporary Art world. At Vertu Fine Art, our Boca Raton gallery that’s widely known for our collection of Pop, Abstract Expressionist and Optical Art, Anuszkiewicz is among the Op Artists we find most compelling.

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Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann: Pop Art and Intention

The American Pop Art movement had its share of reluctant participants. Perhaps most notorious among them is Tom Wesselmann. Mentioned alongside the biggest names in Pop – Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Johns − Wesselmann rejected the Pop label and any other label for that matter. The artist was among those masters who viewed themselves independent of any such art movement associations, interpreting such labeling as confining and simplistic, unable to capture the essence of their style. For Wesselmann, it boiled down to a matter of intention.

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Robert Rauschenberg White Painting

Robert Rauschenberg Prints at VFA

Vertu Fine Art is pleased to present a few examples of the impressive Robert Rauschenberg prints for sale at our South Florida art gallery. Rauschenberg’s contributions as an Abstract Expressionist and Pop Artist were powerful and significant in defining moments attributed to both movements. At a time when nations and people were rebounding from the Second World War, emotionally and intellectually, artists who pushed boundaries and challenged the status quo were in high demand. Robert Rauschenberg was one such artist and his thought provoking works continuously inspire artists and collectors alike.

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Andy Warhol: High Demand Pop

As a South Florida gallery that specializes in Pop Art, we have the pleasure of consistently offering new Andy Warhol prints for sale. Because of Warhol’s intense popularity and larger than life reputation, every work from the artist is significant and in high demand. For the Warhol collector, each limited edition print presents an opportunity to own a valuable piece of Pop Art history.

Opportunity is a word that comes up frequently when we talk about Andy Warhol. Whether it’s the opportunity to obtain a highly sought after lithograph or the choices Warhol made in engineering his own celebrity – opportunity is usually the operative word.

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Alex Katz, Good Afternoon

New Pop Art And Hyperrealist Works for Sale

As October rolls in, we find ourselves striding into our South Florida Contemporary Art gallery with a bit of extra enthusiasm, as we anticipate the start of the upcoming season. Hopefully, you are among our clients, family and friends who will soon be spending more time in our neck of the woods and will be afforded new opportunities to visit. We’re pleased to provide you with a quick snapshot of newly acquired fine art for sale at Vertu Fine Art.

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Robert Motherwell, Capriccio, 1961

Abstract Expressionism: Part II – Featured at VFA

Our collection of works from Abstract Expressionist artists is ever-changing in our Boca Raton Contemporary Art gallery. In addition to limited edition prints from Abstract Expressionist masters such as Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns and Helen Frankenthaler, we also carry inspired works from an array of world class Pop Art and Optical Art masters who have been strongly influenced by the AE movement.

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism: Part I − A Profound Shift

Like all powerful art movements, Abstract Expressionism is a phenomenon that is the result of a perfect storm. In the years following World War II, as powerful nations worked to rebuild, both physically and emotionally, and millions of people were transplanted worldwide, change was undoubtedly in air. No wonder that New York City emerged as a Contemporary Art powerhouse, with the unconventional works of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell and others signifying a new shift in the art world.

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Nicola Lopez

The Colliding Worlds of Nicola Lopez

It’s hard not to appreciate a Contemporary Artist who helps us to define and often redefine our environmental perception. Just as young children are given words to describe all that they comprehend, artist Nicola Lopez gifts us images to help better understand all that we feel about our urban world. The fact that Ms. Lopez resides in Brooklyn and teaches at NYC’s Columbia University is helpful for understanding the artists’ daily structural inspirations. Not to say that Nicola Lopez wouldn’t […]

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Chuck Close Self Portrait

Chuck Close Artwork: Face Value

For a number of truly gifted artists, pursuing their craft is about something more than acquiring fame and fortune, it’s a chance to prove something important to themselves. Such is the case with American artist Chuck Close, whose foray into hyper-realism and photorealism are chiefly the results of self-serving motivations. While Close credits art critic Clement Greenberg for providing a healthy dose of inspiration, there’s more to the story. In the late 1960s, when Greenberg declared that, “the one thing […]

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