For nearly twenty years, VFA has specialized in bringing the works of Contemporary Artists into our gallery. Our profound interest in fine art prints has led to a broadening interest in the wide range of materials used by our favorite artists.
A crossword puzzle clue in a recent edition of the New Yorker got us thinking about artists’ works evolve and how our interests, at VFA, keep expanding.
Sol LeWitt – Cube Without a Corner and Cube Without a Cube
The clue in the New Yorker crossword puzzle, known for his wall drawings, is a good one, but there is more to the body of work that LeWitt produced.
Sol LeWitt received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1949, then traveled to Europe to study the works of Old Masters. After moving to New York from his home in Hartford, Connecticut, he worked as a graphic designer in the office of architect I.M. Pei.
LeWitt believed that each work of art begins with an idea. “It is the process of conception and realization with which the artist is concerned.” he said.
This basic idea led to the Conceptual Art Movement in the early 1960s.
Working on a Concept, LeWitt would formalize his idea on paper and often hire assistants to carry out his “concept.”
Although, as the crossword clue suggests, LeWitt was know for his wall drawings, he also created sculptures for which he drew plans, like architectural drawings, that could be reproduced by following his design instructions.
Cube Without a Corner and Cube Without a Cube, for sale at VFA, is one of LeWitt’s most intricate, and finest sculptures.
Steven Gagnon – Composition in Pink
Miami Beach artist, Steven Gagnon, works in a wide variety of mediums, including painted toy soldiers and car video installations. Steven Gagnon was born in 1973, grew up in Fort Pierce and studied art at Pepperdine University. The focus of his work is American cultural issues, especially consumerism.
Gagnon’s fine art prints are masterful, works like Composition in Pink, available at VFA, are amazing for their juxtaposition of subject and unexpected use of industrial materials.
Donald Sultan – Cor-Ten Poppies
Donald Sultan began his career using industrial materials like tar and linoleum, that he picked up at work sites when doing construction on NewYork studios when he was a young, struggling artist. His fine art prints reflect the combined texture and softness of his original paintings.
A natural progression from his two-dimensional works is Sultan’s use of Cor-Ten Steel for his sculptures. Works like Cor-Ten Poppies, for sale at VFA, contrast the softness of his images with the hardness of the steel.
Alex Katz – Oona from Black Dress
The power of Alex Katz‘s paintings and prints have made him a global success for more than six decades. His stylized paintings and prints, his daring use of color, are instantly recognizable.
Alex Katz has translated his minimal painting and print style to his sculptures, like Oona from the Black Dress series, available at VFA.
Fine Art Prints and Sculptures at VFA
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