Through the Eyes of Julian Opie and Kenny Scharf

Every piece of art lets us see through the eyes of the artist. Why the artist chooses specific subjects, colors, materials and perspectives is sometimes a mystery, even to the artist.

Julian Opie, whose works are simple, straightforward and instantly recognizable, hinted, in an interview with The Telegraph, that he might like to do things differently. “I’m always trying to somehow get away from the smell of myself, and the look of what I do.” he said, “I’d love to look more like Clint Eastwood, and I’d love to have long black hair that I could flick out of my eyes, but I don’t, and I never will. And likewise, I notice that every time I undertake a project, it always ends up looking like my work.”

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VFA with Tyler Hobbs at Art Miami

Vertu Fine Art is one of many premier galleries taking part in Art Miami 2022. Art Miami is the city’s longest running contemporary and modern art fair. It is also recognized as one of the preeminent international art fairs globally. Galleries from countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States will be displaying paintings, drawings, design, sculpture, NFTs, video art, photography and fine art prints.

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Alex Katz: Gathering at the Guggenheim

Alex Katz: Gathering is a retrospective, at the Guggenheim, of works that Alex Katz has made over the past eight decades.

It was being curated during the height of the pandemic, when museums and galleries were closed, and Katz had left New York to paint some landscapes.

Alex Katz fans have been keeping our fingers crossed, hoping that this much deserved retrospective would take place and, finally, it is here.

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Andy Warhol: Transformative

Andy Warhol had planned to attend the University of Pittsburgh and become an art teacher. Instead, he went to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh and majored in Commercial Art…and the rest is history.

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Jim Dine, the Artist’s Artist

At age 87, Jim Dine is still an artist’s artist.  Actually, he’s a rebel artist’s rebel artist. In the early 1960s, he challenged the solemnity and privilege of Abstract Expressionist artists. Dine is credited with creating some of  the first Happenings that led to Performance Art.

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Art on Paper at The Armory Show; Alex Katz’s Upcoming Retrospective

In 1911, a few young American artists got together to try to figure out a way of presenting modern art to American audiences. They called themselves The Association of American Painters and Sculptors. It took them two years to come up with a plan: They raised money and rented the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. Without any public funding, they publicized and organized the The International Exhibition of Modern Art, which became know as The Armory Show. 

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Vert Fine Art at Art Market Hamptons 2022

New prints by Alex Katz and Kenny Scharf are among the works that we will be exhibiting at the twelfth edition of Art Market Hamptons. Eighty-five prominent galleries will be showing modern and contemporary artworks at Nova’s Art Project and Sculpture Garden, the fairs’ new location at Hampton’s East End.

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