Takashi Murakami

The Superflat World of Takashi Murakami

Contemporary Art never feels more alive than when we are granted the opportunity to witness the birth of a movement and experience the evolution the master who founded it.  Such is the case with Takashi Murakami, a Japanese Pop Artist who will forever be tied to the term he coined − Superflat – in reference to a unique style that blends traditional and modern Japanese elements with a philosophy and commentary about cultural stereotypes. The Superflat world of Murakami pays […]

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Damien Hirst Portrait with his artwork "St Elmo's Fire"

Damien Hirst: Sensational

At 48 years old, Damien Hirst, who rose to fame as a leader of the 1990’s Young British Artists (YBA) movement, is one of the most commercially successful artists living today.  He is also one of the more controversial.  His detractors liken him to a radio shock jock, an opportunist, a serial businessman.  His supporters consider him to be a man of conviction, a trailblazer and a master.  Hirst’s knack for sensationalizing common objects and leveraging his celebrity status often […]

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Art Prints, Carole Feuerman with Survival of Serena Green Cap

Art Prints for Sale this Week

At our Boca Raton gallery, we’re enjoying the extra hours of daylight and seeing both new and familiar faces dropping by to see what’s new at VFA. If you’re not in the area, allow us to bring these impressive art prints to you. As always, if there’s anything we can do to assist you with your collection please do not hesitate to contact Gary or Bill.

Carole Feuerman − best known for her Hyper-realistic figurative sculptures of swimmers and bathers − is in high demand these days. Earlier this year, the City of Peekskill, NY announced their purchase of the artist’s “The Golden Mean,” which is to become a permanent monument. Feuerman’s The General’s Daughter is on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and the artist is currently once again showcasing works at the Venice Biennale.

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Keith Haring

Keith Haring Art: Pop’s New Wave

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Keith Haring art is near and dear to us at Vertu Fine Art. Haring is an artist’s artist. Like Warhol, Lichtenstein and Johns, Keith Haring was destined to become a Pop Art superstar. But unlike the Pop Artists who leveraged the emotional language of well-known commercial icons, Haring developed his own iconic figures and turned them into commercial art icons.

It’s as though he came about Pop Art stardom in reverse. While other artists of the movement painted commercial subjects in order to gain the fame that freed them to do their own thing. Haring rejected commercial art as a student, choosing instead to create art as he felt compelled; his will and determination pulling him toward his destiny.

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Tom Wesselmann Pop Art

The Wonder of Tom Wesselmann

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Wesselmann’s place among Pop Art superstars like Warhol, Johns and Lichtenstein is most certainly framed by his own relationship to the art movement. It’s well-known that Tom Wesselmann did not like being labeled a Pop Artist. Yet, it’s hard to imagine that his early 1960’s “Still Life” realistic works featuring consumer goods and assorted American icons would be considered anything but Pop Art. Nonetheless, Wesselmann did manage to set himself apart, perhaps most notably by the manner in which he built his career.

While Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein continuously gravitated toward powerful commercial icons, by the mid to late 60’s, Wesselmann was moving away from commercial subjects, toward the nudes and seascapes that inspired him most. Certainly, if Wesselmann did indeed move through the Pop Art movement, he nonetheless adopted elements of the style – the broad lines and bold color palette most noticeably. Though Wesselmann stated that his work was not intended as social commentary, the fact that he was a New York artist pushing boundaries certainly contributed to his being labeled a Pop Artist.

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Roy Lichtenstein Artwork - Roy Lichtenstein, 1985

Roy Lichtenstein Artwork at Vertu Fine Art

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The works of American Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein never fail to draw us in. Whether it’s the familiarity of iconic comic book style, the quirkiness of his subjects or the emotional coolness of his works, Lichtenstein always makes us feel something. Perhaps it’s the artist’s reputation, his powerful contribution to launching Pop Art into the public mainstream that makes Roy Lichtenstein artwork work feel larger than life. As with other works by American Pop Art masters that hang on the […]

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Artwork for Sale - Tom Wesselman

New Artwork for Sale at Vertu Fine Art

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Vertu Fine Art is pleased to bring you the latest offerings from acclaimed masters. If you’re in reach of our Boca Raton gallery, please visit. Call for an appointment or stop in anytime. If you’re looking for specific works, please contact us and we’ll do our best to source them for you.

Tom Wesselmann is a Pop Art favorite at Vertu. Study for Seascape with Cumulus Clouds and Sky, 1991, is a welcomed acquisition for any Wesselmann collector. The work, done in Pencil and Liquidtex on Bristol Board, shows off the bold lines and rich colors that are emblematic of the artist’s pallet. As with many Wesselmann works, the artistic influence of Matisse and deKooning are evident in this horizontal composition, yet the piece is uniquely Wesselmann.

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OP ART ON DISPLAY TO OPEN ON MAY 13 CONNECTS WITH KINETIC ART IN BOYNTON

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL — A new Art in Public Places “Op Art” exhibit will open May 13 in the City’s Library, featuring Stanford Slutsky’s Kinetic and Optical artwork. Kinetic Art refers to art that moves, or that gives the sensation of movement, through its optical effects. As viewers enjoy and move around the art, the art work’s light, colors and surfaces change dramatically. Optical art is a method of painting that provides an interaction between illusion and picture plane, between […]

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Andy Warhol Prints for Sale

Andy Warhol Prints for Sale at Vertu Fine Art

Whether you’re an avid Warhol collector, a casual admirer or a critic of the artist’s work, there’s simply no denying the mammoth impact that Andy Warhol had on pop art and the art world at-large.

At Vertu, whenever we have new Andy Warhol prints for sale, it’s exhilarating. Warhol’s own celebrity loomed as large as the celebrities he painted − and in fact, for many Warhol collectors, it’s precisely the artist’s celebrity that lends a palpable emotional charge to his work.

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Anna Halldin-Maule

The Oil Paintings of Anna Halldin-Maule

The acute attention to detail evident in Anna Halldin-Maule’s work is most certainly amplified by her process of creating a strong artistic reference from which to work, far before the first brushstroke hits the canvas. Collaborating with husband Tom Maule, a highly accomplished photographer, the couple initiates a photo shoot to acquire an appropriate image that’s consistent with the artist’s vision. Anna Halldin-Maule serves as make-up artist and together with Tom; art directs the shoot – developing various compositions via adjustments of […]

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Helen Frankenthaler, 1956

Artwork For Sale: New Arrivals at Vertu

It’s our pleasure to share the latest arrivals of artwork for sale at Vertu Fine Art. These six prints already feel like they’ve always been members of our gallery’s family and we enjoy sharing space with these powerful works from Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Damien Hirst, Tom Wesselmann and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Take 5

Like many hipsters in the mid-1970s, Bobby Grossman had the foresight to take his art degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and move to New York. This was back when New York wasNew York;it was gritty and full of twitchy energy, anchored by an unrivaled nightlife. Grossman assumed he would continue his passion for illustrations and seek employment at a magazine. Instead, he found himself hooked on the city’s burgeoning punk scene. He was already friends with Chris […]

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Steven D. Gagnon at Vertu Fine Art

March 21, 2012 (MMD Newswire) — Vertu Fine Art (VFA) is excited to present False Profits, a solo exhibition of multi-disciplinary artist Steven D. Gagnon. On view will be a selection of his mixed media works, prints, sculptures, and video installations. The artist’s often witty and sardonic pieces investigate American culture through the juxtaposition of symbols and imagery in an effort to better understand the society that has influenced and shaped the artist. Over the last decade, Gagnon’s work has […]

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Shepard Fairey and Bobby Grossman Collaboration

My friend, photographer Bobby Grossman, with whom I collaborated on a Debbie Harry portrait, is having a show of his awesome photography from 1975-1983. The show is called LOW FIDELITY and opens tonight in Boca Raton FL. There will also be a book of the works in the show available. Check it out.-Shepard When I wanted to make a painting of Debbie Harry, I thought of Bobby Grossman because he made my favorite photograph of her. Debbie is a stylish, […]

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Gallery Launch

Located in Boca Raton, Florida. VFA has maintained focus for over 15 years on the luminaries of Pop, Abstract Expressionism and Optical Art. As always we will be specializing in editions and multiples. The Gallery has also recently branched out into emerging artists and photography. Online is only a small bit of our inventory. We are constantly updating and always purchasing new work. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to sell or are looking for something special.

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