Monday, November 28, 2011

Landscapes with a Fantastic Flair

This is not your typical landscape!  Portland artist Kelly Neidig's original paintings are amazing - she adds a fantastic boldness and style to a sometimes serene subject.  Sized from 18" x 18" and up, we have paintings that will bring the beauty of fine art into your space for sale, for rent or for lease.  Ask us about our free initial consultation....(888) 440-9260.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Surfside Dream" Turns A Dull Hallway Into A Work of Art!

The long title for this stunning Triptych is "A Surfside Dream of an Encounter with Gerhard Richter" and is shown installed at an Investment Bank in New York.  We were entrusted with filling the empty walls within a matter of days....the company had just moved into new offices and a client was coming in for meetings the following week.  Voila!  Original oil paintings can really enhance a company image and help offices look modern and vibrant.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Table of Elements Artwork, from Fabulous "Circular Statements"

Artist Janet VanFleet creates beautiful "Circular Statements" utilizing reclaimed and found objects.  She creates including commissions for clients including the "Table of Elements" - a fantastic way for science and industry to enhance the workspace.  Ask us about commissioning an elemental table for your space! (888) 440-9260

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Bold New Look for the SF Art Museum in Jittery Economic Times

The new visual identity ditches the old mark, a red square with “Asian” at the bottom, in favor of a simple letter “A.”

It’s been a rough few years for museums. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is no exception.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last year that the museum was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Desperate to survive into the 21st century, the 45-year-old organization--which has one of the largest collections of Asian art in the world--ushered in a massive institutional overhaul. First, it restructured its long-term debt. Now, it’s restructuring its look, with the help of branding giant Wolff Olins, in hopes of broadening its appeal.

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If you're in San Francisco don't forget to visit the SF Asian Art Museum!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Airplane Art: Awesome Retro Logos of Airlines from Bygone Eras

The graphic is studded with awesome retro logos of airlines from bygone eras, ("The Route of the Air Chiefs" -- classy!). But the timeline itself is the most fascinating part, showing how a motley bunch of tiny air operators in the 1920s clustered together like The Blob almost overnight in 1930 and 1931, giving rise to The Big Four: United, American, TWA, and Eastern Air Lines. (Pan Am actually consolidated a few years before.)

The thickness of the lines corresponds to "the relative market share of passenger traffic for each airline," according to the poster retailer. It's also interesting to see the impact of airline deregulation in 1978 visually, as smaller operators like Southwest and America West suddenly spring up and former behemoths like Pan Am dwindle. It's cold comfort if you're stuck on a JetBlue flight without that extra leg room option, but maybe tossing out a few of these factoids to your seatmate will help you pass the time before landing.
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We love fun art and design, especially when it involves aviation!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Recovery" Original Acrylic on Canvas by Kohn

Vibrant original acrylic on canvas, these paintings really inspire creativity!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

"Work Of Art"....The Next Great Artist Series on Bravo TV - Watch Episode 5 on November 9, 2011

Episode 5: Ripped from the Headlines

The artists must create a piece of art that illustrates a headline which strikes a cord with them. PREMIERE: Wednesday November 9, 9 pm

In the fifth episode, the contestants are invited to visit the home of one of the most recognized publications in the world -- The New York Times. The artists must rummage through bins of newspapers to find a headline that strikes a cord with them and are then challenged to create a piece of art that illustrates the story they selected. The winning artist will have their work hung in the New York Times building. Artist Adam McEwen, best known for his text paintings, serves as guest judge.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Artist Who Sews Paper Into 3-D Sculptures

Paper craft is at a tipping point. In recent months, we’ve covered artists who transform the commonest material into everything from outlandish 18th-century wigs to painstaking replicas of Walkmen and Game Boys. And even Bravo’s Work of Art: America’s Next Great Artist features a paper sculptor among its contestants. Now, we bring you Jennifer Collier, a British artist who recycles paper into 3-D objects by sewing sheets of it like fabric.

Not surprisingly, Collier worked with textiles before migrating to paper. “Found and recycled papers have always been my biggest source of inspirations, so it just came to be that they also became the media, as well as the inspiration for my work,” she tells Co.Design. Thereby, a typewriter is crafted from typewriter manuals, a telephone from phone directories, and a camera from old photos.

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