Exhibitor listing

    KM Fine Arts | Chicago - Los Angeles

    KM Fine Arts | Chicago
    43 East Oak Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    United States
    T  312.255.1202
    M   312.255.1319

    KM Fine Arts| Los Angeles
    814 N. La Cienega Blvd
    Los Angeles, California 90069
    United States
    T  310.854.0540
    M   312.255.1319

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    Website : http://www.kmfinearts.com

    Exhibitor's Artists:

    • Fernando Botero

      Also exhibited by: Contessa Gallery, Also represented by: Leslie Smith Gallery,
    • Alexander Calder
      Biography : Alexander Calder (1898-1976) began constructing objects from a very young age. His parents, both artists, encouraged his talent. Calder worked at various jobs before enrolling at the Art Students League in New York City in 1923. In 1936, he moved to Paris, where he started creating the moving toys and figures that would become his famous Cirque Calder. He also began producing portrait and figurative sculptures composed entirely of wire. He had his first solo exhibition in 1928 at Weyhe Gallery in New York. In 1931, Calder exhibited his first abstract wire works and produced his initial, groundbreaking mechanized sculptures, pioneering kinetic art. Duchamp coined these works as "mobiles." During the 1930s, Calder also began making non-kinetic sculptures, which Hans Arp referred to as "stabiles" in contrast to "mobiles." Calder also created oil paintings in the late 1920s and early 1930s; in the 1940s, he made many brightly colored works using gouache. When MoMA held a retrospective of Calder's work in 1943, he was the youngest artist to become the subject of such an exhibit at the museum. In 1946, Paris' Galerie Louis Carre organized an important exhibition of Calder's work, for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a landmark catalogue essay. Much of Calder's work from the late 1950s to the 1970s centered on monumental public sculptures designed for the outdoors, which primarily took the form of large-scale stabiles. He received many international commissions, such as those from New York Port Authority (1957), UNESCO in Paris (1958) and Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the first public artwork funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (1969). In 1960, Calder began designing tapestries to be crafted by weavers in the French villages of Aubusson and Felletin, the largest of which was commissioned by IBM in 1973. In the early 1970s, he created vibrantly colored designs to cover three Braniff airplanes.
      Also exhibited by: Hollis Taggart Gallery, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art,
    • John Chamberlain
      Biography : John Chamberlain was born April 16, 1927 in Rochester, Indiana and grew up in Chicago. Chamberlain studied at The Art Institute of Chicago fro 1951 to 1952. During this time he began to make flat, welded sculpture influenced by the work of David Smith. Chamberlain taught and studied sculpture at Black Mountain College in North Carolina from 1955 to 1956. By 1957, he began to include scrap metal from cars in his work, and from 1958 onward he concentrated on sculpture built entirely of crushed automobile parts welded together. Chamberlain's first major solo show was held at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, in 1960. From 1962, Chamberlain showed frequently at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and in 1964 his work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Chamberlain also experimented with other mediums. From 1963 to 1965, he made geometric painting with sprayed automobile paint. In 1966, he began a series of sculptures of melted or crushed metal and heat-crumpled Plexiglas. Chamberlain's work was presented in a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1971. In the early 1970's Chamberlain began once more to make large works from automobile parts. These works were shown in the sculpture garden at the Dag Hammarskold Plaza, New York, in 1973, and at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, in 1975. His next major retrospective was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1986; the museum simultaneously co-published John Chamberlain: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculpture 1954–1985, authored by Julie Sylvester. In 1993, Chamberlain received both the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C. In 2007, Guild Hall Academy of the Fine Arts named Chamberlain the Visual Arts Honoree for the 22nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.
      Also exhibited by: Hollis Taggart Gallery, Also represented by: Scott White Contemporary Art,
    • Ramsey Dau
      Biography : Artist Ramsey Dau (b. 1970) was born in La Cañada, California and is currently living in Los Angeles. “My work is really about tension,” says Dau, a largely self-taught painter who also runs his own L.A.–based design studio. “The tension between modern and primitive, between the simple and the complex. Between clean, bold geometric and messy abstraction. Between creation and destruction, commercial and fine art. When these opposites are brought together in one piece, a feeling of balance forms that I just find really interesting.” Recently, he’s been exploring the interplay between found imagery—much of it black-and- white photographs of African art pieces, culled from a volume in a secondhand bookshop— and his own language of line and shape. This has resulted in collages, collaged paintings, and paintings in which the original source photographs are reproduced in acrylic. In 2014, Dau was named one of 25 Artists to Watch by Modern Painters Magazine. Artist's Documents: Modern Painters - 25 Artists to watch  
    • Carole Feuerman
      Biography : Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most prominent hyperrealist sculptors, with a prolific career spanning four decades. She sculpts and paints miniature, life-size, monumental and public works in bronze, resin and marble. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. Feuerman has had six museum retrospectives to date and has been included in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The State Hermitage, The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, The Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Circulo de Bellas Artes, among others. Notable honors received include the Amelia Peabody Award, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, first prizes at the Austrian Biennale and the Florence Biennale, Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, and the 2013 Save the Arts Museum’s Choice Award for Sculpture. Her artwork is in public, private and corporate collections across the world including Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum, Art-st-Urban, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and the Credit Swiss Collection. Among her patrons are His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Mikhail Gorbachev. She has taught, lectured and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University and Grounds for Sculpture. There are currently three full-color monographs about her work: Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, written by Eleanor Munro and published by Hudson Hills Press, now in its second edition, and Carole A. Feuerman: La Scultura Incontra la Realta, by Gabriele Caioni. Her sculpture Grande Catalina is featured in A History of Western Art by Antony Mason and John T. Spike and published by Abrams Books in twelve languages. Artist's Documents: Carole Feuerman CV  
      Also represented by: Sponder Gallery,
    • Michael Goldberg
      Biography : Michael Goldberg (1924-2007) was an American ‘second generation’ abstract expressionist. He is one of the last remaining surviving members of the New York School. Born in the Bronx in 1924, Michael studied under abstract impressionist Hans Hofmann. But at 18, his art career was interrupted when he volunteered for Army service in WWII. He became a master sergeant in the China-Burma-India Theatre where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After returning from the war, he set up shop as a painter, eventually occupying Rothko’s Bowery loft. Hanging out at the Cedar Town Tavern with the Eight Street Club, he often associated with several of the great alumni from the New York School; Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Goldberg came into prominence as a classical abstract expressionist in the late 50’ and 60’s. He did his first solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1953. Unfortunately for Goldberg, Color Field painting and Pop Art were just emerging and somewhat upstaged his work. It wasn’t until the 70’s and 80’s, that his classic abstract expressionist style of blending of Western metaphysics and Eastern philosophy became once again appreciated by critics and exhibitors. Until he died in 2007, he stayed active teaching, exhibiting, and painting.
      Also exhibited by: Hollis Taggart Gallery, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, Abby M. Taylor Fine Art LLC,
    • Keith Haring
      Biography : Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In 1978, Haring moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts. As a student at SVA, Haring experimented with performance, video, installation and collage, while always maintaining a strong commitment to drawing. In 1980, Haring began to create drawings in white chalk upon these blank paper panels throughout the subway system. Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of these public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty “subway drawings” in one day. Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous and solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an immensely popular and highly acclaimed one-man exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. During this period, he also participated in renowned international survey exhibitions such as Documenta 7 in Kassel; the São Paulo Biennial; and the Whitney Biennial. Haring produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of over 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He collaborated with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. The artist’s work can be seen today in exhibitions and collections of major museums around the world.
      Also exhibited by: Galerie Forsblom,
    • Hans Hofmann
      Biography : Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures of postwar American art and played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism. He was born in Weissenberg, Germany and was raised and educated in Munich. After initial studies in science and mathematics, he began studying art in 1898. With the support of Berlin art patron Phillip Freudenberg, Hofmann was able to move to Paris in 1904, taking classes at both the Académie de la Grande Chaumière (with fellow student Henri Matisse) and the Académie Colarossi. Hofmann would remain in Paris until 1914 when the advent of World War I required him to return to Germany. In 1915, unable to enroll in the military due to a respiratory ailment, Hofmann opened an innovative school for art in Munich, where he transmitted what he had learned from the avant-garde in Paris. In the summer of 1930, Hofmann moved to the United States to teach at the University of California, Berkely and in 1931, received his first American solo exhibition at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. In 1932 he settled in New York where he again taught art, first at The Art Students League, then, a year later, at his own school. The artist taught art for over four decades; his impressive list of students includes Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Jensen, Wolf Kahn, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson and Frank Stella. His school would remain a vital presence in the New York art world until 1958 when the seventy-eight year old Hofmann decided to devote himself full-time to painting. Beginning in the mid-1940s with a one-person exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s The Art of This Century Gallery in New York, Hofmann’s paintings were the subject of exhibitions at major institutions such as the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Hofmann was also one of four artists representing the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1960.
      Also exhibited by: Hollis Taggart Gallery, Yares Art Projects, Also represented by: Hackett | Mill, Scott White Contemporary Art,
    • Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
      Biography : Dana Louise Kirkpatrick (b. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an artist gaining rapid renown for her bold, large-scale artworks in mixed media. Her work references elements of Modern art, in particular German and Neo-Expressionism. She grapples with the dichotomies and contradictions embedded in contemporary Western culture, religion and humanity, using forceful iconography and a highly expressive technique. Raised in Washington DC, Kirkpatrick was educated privately but lived on the fringes, struggling to stay in school and at one point becoming homeless. She went on to study Fine Arts at Georgetown University, graduating with honors in 2001. Here she received the DaVinci Medal for Excellence in Studio Art and the Misty Dailey Award for Outstanding Work in Studio Art. Kirkpatrick’s work is in a large number of private collections, including Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Justin Timberlake, Tony Hawk, Tim Armstrong, Gina Bellman, Gabrielle Fialkoff and Timothy Hutton, Tony Hawk, Producer Stephen Nemeth, Dana White, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, director/producer James D. Stern and Cyril Aouizerate. Her recent showing at Art Miami 2013 sold out to several important collections including the personal collection of esteemed collector Jorge M. Perez of the Perez Museum and restaurant critic and music producer Steve Plotnicki and his wife Linda. The artist currently lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. She has trained at The Art Students League of New York and also consults for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. She has donated work to many charity auctions for organizations such as the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, The MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation, Surfers Healing and the Tony Hawk Charitable Foundation.
    • Gary Lang
      Biography : Detailed Description : Gary Lang is a radical painter in the modernist tradition whose free hand process has earned the artist international acclaim. Brilliant lines and circles of color draw the viewer deeper into the canvas. Freeform plaids and repetitive geometric shapes shimmer and dazzle the eyes. Describing a Gary Lang canvas is somewhat of an exercise in futility; we have to accept each canvas on its own terms. Lang creates works that are at once calming and nerve-shattering. Acording to Lang, his art is not abstract. "My paintings have their own virtual reality. Just look at it as though it was a rock," he said. His work can bring order to the chaos that confronts us daily yet it can also reflect emotions on the edge, the risks of the unpredictability of life. His paintings are a kind of “rigorous meditation” and invite a dialog with the viewer. Lang now resides in Ojai after a period of working in New York and, early in his career, Barcelona. He is represented in major museums and private collections.
    • Victor Matthews
      Biography : Matthews, an internationally exhibited artist who lives both in Los Angeles and New York, is a New York native with roots in Brooklyn where he was born in 1963. He is a graduate of the New York High School of Art and Design and earned his BFA from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After completing his studies, Matthews moved back to New York in 1984 to set up his first studio in the East Village. As a young artist Matthews began his career in New York alongside artists like Richard Hambleton, and Keith Haring who taught Matthews how to stretch canvas. The influence of the first real “street art” movement on his work is palpable. Although he has been known to use the street as a canvas, he is in every aspect a studio painter, and has instead brought the street into his canvases. Detailed Description : For the last decade Matthews has been creating perfectly choreographed mosaic-like paintings of whitewashed and abstracted cityscapes. His canvases, visually complex, are teeming with objects and abstracted shapes formed out of a bright white and heavy impasto paint. Each form sits on a raw canvas background, elbow to elbow with others without overlapping. While painting in his New York studio, banal urban objects such as sneakers, hydrants and brick find their way into his Zen-like paintings. Abstracted brick walkways are topped with sneakers in profile, water towers stand like mountains and stylized pigeons sit comfortably atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Work created in Los Angeles is markedly more abstract and reflects the nature of a more sprawling environment. The intricacies of the urban streets are replaced with new kinds of modernist foliage and organic shapes that hint at a story rather than tell it outright. Each shape has become more of the idea or an impression of an object rather than one that is clearly identifiable. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum Overholland (Amsterdam), the International Center for Contemporary Art (Rome), Cornell University (Ithaca NY), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), New School (New York), and Museum Nuova Icona (Venice), as well as in the private collections of Russell Simmons, Brice & Helen Marden, Jay Z, L.A. Reid, Francesco & Alba Clemente, Vera List, Ed Norton, Mary J. Blige, Nathaniel Rothschild, Forest Whitaker, President Mogae of Botswana, Donald Trump, Ronald Perelman and Salman Rushdie, among others.
    • Joan Miro
      Biography : Joan Miró was born in Spain in 1893 to a family of craftsmen. In 1912, Miró enrolled in an art academy in Barcelona. The school encouraged Miró to go out into the countryside in the midst of the landscapes to paint and to study the artistic practices of his contemporaries. Between 1912 and 1920, Miró painted still-lifes, nudes, and landscapes, a style in his early career that has been referred to as "poetic realism." In 1920 Miró made his first trip to Paris and in 1921, he had his first solo show at the Galerie la Licorne. His work was included in the Salon d’Automne of 1923. In 1924 Miró joined the Surrealist group. His solo show at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, in 1925 was a major Surrealist event; Miró was included in the first Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Pierre that same year. During the early 1930s he made Surrealist sculptures incorporating painted stones and found objects. In 1936 Miró was included in the exhibitions Cubism and Abstract Art and Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The following year he was commissioned to create a monumental work for the Paris World’s Fair. Miró’s first museum retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1941. That year Miró began working in ceramics and started to concentrate on prints; from 1954 to 1958 he worked almost exclusively in these two mediums. He received the Grand Prize for Graphic Work at the Venice Biennale in 1954, and his work was included in the first Documenta exhibition in Kassel the following year. In 1958 Miró was given a Guggenheim International Award for murals for the UNESCO building in Paris. During the 1960s he began to work intensively in sculpture. Miró retrospectives took place at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris in 1962, and the Grand Palais, Paris in 1974. In 1978 the Musée National d’Art Moderne exhibited over five hundred works in a major retrospective of his drawings.
    • Brendan Murphy
      Biography : Murphy has shown his works all over the world, including solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Calgary, Houston, and Buenos Aires and has a number of upcoming shows in New York, Chicago, and Munich. He is a former student of renowned painter and sculptor Eric Fischl and his work can be seen in over 500 private and public art collections internationally. Prior to establishing his artistic career, Murphy spent several years working in finance in New York. He soon recognized the potential for fusing his new creative profession with his entrepreneurial skills, which led him to found the lifestyle sportswear brand Solfire. Lending imagery from Murphy’s paintings, Solfire is founded under the conviction that arts, business, and social initiatives can contribute to making a better world. By living according to this adage, Murphy has also established himself as a philanthropist, collaborating with other artists and entrepreneurs to help raise significant amounts of money for numerous global non-profit organizations. Detailed Description : Brendan Murphy’s work focuses on the genuine cultivation of beauty by utilizing color and movement to confront life’s experiences. The juxtaposing mathematical constructs, iconography, and sensual female silhouettes seen throughout the work guide the viewer through an emotional journey of discovery and the complexities of relationships. His work aims to bring people back to a state of genuine emotion rather than distraction and detachment. Working primarily with large format canvas, Murphy’s paintings display an effortless blending of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint to create floating backgrounds, moving pieces, and a push/pull multi-dimensional visual experience. His work and exhibitions exude awareness yet are fantastical in his portrayals of raw passion.
    • Cole Sternberg
      Biography : Cole Sternberg’s questioning manifests engage the viewer in a dialog of the obvious while addressing where we find ourselves now, in an age of content overload, government control and the traditional hallmarks of good and evil humankind, from torture to consumption to hope. On one hand it is obsessive, scattered and messy, on the other it somehow comes together in sweetly subversive statement about all of us. “There’s a social undercurrent that runs throughout my body of work—a desire to question the way we treat the environment, each other, and the silly things that our culture values,” explains Sternberg. Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Saratoga, California Sternberg graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business Administration and the Liberal Arts Honors Program and his JD at the Washington College of Law at American University. Sternberg uses his legal background extensively in his work, combining a socio-political point of view with a strong aesthetic, and textual realism of influential words throughout the past two centuries, from Freud, Jung and Perls to the Geneva Convention to Bob Dylan and Kanye West. More superficially, it addresses censorship, misinformation and societal malaise. The colors, text and imagery all are meant to coincide in a strangely beautiful way with the messages inherent in. “One day,” which message is as much of hope as it is of longing speaks as an acknowledgment of the now as much as it does of aspiration for the future. Beyond any apparent conceptual framework the works also succeed as paintings, engaging his audience on an aesthetic level. Sternberg has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo show at The American University Museum in Washington, DC. Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), Primary Projects (Miami, FL), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA) and Kinsey DesForges (Culver City, CA). Artist's Documents: Cars as Canvas; Walls as Artwork  
    • Bernie Taupin
      Biography : Bernie Taupin, songwriter-turned-visual-artist, explains that his creative process is “simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words.” After his successful career working with Elton John, Taupin began to expand his creative oeuvre beyond writing. In 1990, equipped with an acute visual sensibility and infatuation with painting, he set out to begin his career as a serious visual artist. Taupin first began frequenting art galleries and museums in the early 1970s as a way to seek solace from the chaos of New York City. During his visits he found unexpected crossovers between the art and his own songwriting, particularly in Modernist paintings and sculptures at the Museum of Modern Art. Although he now lives and works on a ranch house in central California, the influence of 1960s and 1970s modernist painting is apparent in the work of Bernie Taupin, a self-described “east coast painter.” Early in his career he found a particular kinship with artists Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clifford Still, evidence of which can still be seen in his paintings. Taupin’s work cannot be defined by one particular style, but rather tends to hover around the canons of abstract expressionism punctuated by elements of Pop Art. He has been known to use house paint, acrylic and oil paint, wood stains, spray paint and even collaged elements in his highly expressive works and has found that certain shapes, colors, and even painted words convey different feelings and emotions. For example, he finds that blocks and oblongs of bright color can accurately express affection. In the same way, their dark counterparts, fragmented edges and torn middles spell disturbance and pain. His work does not aim to convey any obvious narrative, however, Taupin paints in such a way to invite viewers to interpret the works according to their own thoughts and experiences, and encourages viewers to insert their own perceived narratives. Since he began his pa Artist's Documents: Bernie Taupin Bio  

    Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

    • Georg Baselitz
      Biography : Georg Baselitz was born Hans-Georg Kern in 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, in what was later East Germany. The artist emerged as a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionist painting in the 1960s. In 1965, he spent six months in the Villa Romana, Florence, the first of his yearly visits to Italy. Baselitz moved to Osthofen, near Worms, in 1966, and he began to make woodcuts and started a series of fracture paintings of rural motifs. During this time, he also painted his first pictures in which the subject is upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work. In 1976, the Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, organized a retrospective of his work. Baselitz was appointed instructor in 1977 and professor the following year at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany.He established a studio in Florence, which he used until 1981. In 1980, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the Venice Biennale. The first volume of the catalogue raisonné of his graphic work was published in 1983 by Galerie Jahn, Munich. Major retrospectives of his work have been held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1983; traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Kunsthalle Basel); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1993); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1996); and Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007). Baselitz has represented Germany at the Venice Biennale (1980) and participated in Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany (1982). The artist lives in Munich and Imperia, Italy.

    • Norman Bluhm
    • James Brooks

    • Eric Fischl
      Biography : Eric Fischl (b. 1948) is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His first New York City solo show was at Edward Thorp Gallery in 1979, during a time when suburbia was not considered a legitimate genre for art. He first received critical attention for depicting the dark, disturbing undercurrents of mainstream American life. Fischl's paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, MusÈe Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten. Eric Fischl is also the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. Eric Fischl is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. His exhibition, Friends, Lovers and Other Constellations will be on display until May 11, 2014 at the Albertina Museum in Wien, Austria.
      Also represented by:
      Contessa Gallery, Hexton | Modern and Contemporary,
    • Francoise Gilot

    • Kim Gottlieb-Walker
      Biography : Kim Gottlieb-Walker (b. 1947) is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 45 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Her mother, an assistant to a portrait photographer, gave Kim her first 35mm camera and taught Kim the basics of light and photography from early on. Kim worked as a photo editor in the LA underground scene of the early ‘70s, accompanying journalists on assignments and often shooting at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge where she photographed Andy Warhol and author Howard Fast. She moved to London for a year, perfecting her skill of shooting live performances on stage during 1970’s Isle of Wight music festival. She then returned to Los Angeles and photographed recording artists including Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell and Gram Parsons before his untimely death in 1973. Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae is her first book, documenting many never-before-seen photographs of reggae legends including Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Peter Tosh with commentary from Cameron Crowe, Roger Steffens and former Island Records head of Publicity, Jeff Walker. She went on to shoot film stills for John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Fog, Christine and Escape from New York and also worked at Paramount as unit photographer for Cheers and Family Ties. Kim Gottlieb Walker’s work has been exhibited at the Jamaican Consulate in New York, Proud Gallery in Camden and The Cinematographers’ Guild exhibit at PHOTO LA. She has been published in MOJO, Rolling Stone, Time, People, The Free Press, LA Weekly, Time Out, Feature Magazine, Music World and Crawdaddy. Her photos have appeared in several books including "Classic Hendrix" published by Genesis Press. Kim’s High Times cover photo of Bob Marley remains the magazine’s most popular cover to date.

    • Robert Indiana
      Biography : Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana. He moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement, using distinctive imagery drawing on commercial art approaches blended with existentialism, that gradually moved toward what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". In 1962, Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery hosted Robert Indiana's first New York solo exhibition. He has since enjoyed solo exhibitions at over 30 museums and galleries worldwide. Indiana's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including MOMA, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Brandeis Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California among many, many others. Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and, his best-known example, LOVE. In 2008, Indiana created an image similar to his iconic LOVE (letters tacked two to a line, the letter "o" tilted on its side), but this time showcasing the word "HOPE," and has donated all proceeds from the image went to the Democratic National Committee for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. A stainless steel sculpture of HOPE was unveiled outside Denver's Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Education: Art Institute of Chicago, 1953. For Valentine's Day 2011 Indiana created a similar variation on LOVE for Google, which was displayed in place of the search engine site's normal logo.
      Also represented by:
      Contessa Gallery, de Sarthe Gallery, Jerome Zodo Contemporary ,
    • Wolf KAHN
      Biography : Kahn is a German-born American painter. He is known for his combination of realism and Color Field, and known to work in Pastel and Oil paint. He studied under Hans Hofmann, and graduated from the University of Chicago. Kahn is a resident of both New York City and, during the summer and autumn, West Brattleboro, Vermont. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927. In 1940 Kahn moved to the United States of America to attend the High School of Music and Art in New York City and graduated in 1945. Under the GI Bill, he was able to continue his studies with abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann at the Hans Hofmann School. He enrolled for a degree from the University of Chicago in 1950 and completed this in only one year, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in 1951. During his lifetime, Kahn has received honors such as the Fulbright in 1962, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship from 1966-1967. As one of the leading representational painter to have his roots in the innovations of Abstract Expressionism, his works are represented in most major museum and university collections in America. Kahn became a member of the National Academy of Design in 1980 and was elected to the Board in 1982. He also served as a member of the National Board of the College Art Association from 1980-1985 and became elected to membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1984. He regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work may be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
      Also represented by:
      Abby M. Taylor Fine Art LLC, Elizabeth Clement Fine Art,
    • Nevelson Louise

      Also represented by:
      Hackett | Mill,
    • Julie Mehretu
      Biography : Julie Mehretu, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an American artist best known for her densely-layered abstract paintings and prints. Raised in East Lansing, Michigan, Mehretu received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and did a junior year abroad at University Cheik Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, then attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997. She was a resident of the CORE Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1997-98) and the AIR Program at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001). Among Mehretu's awards are the Berlin Prize (2007); the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (2005), often referred to as the “genius grant”, and the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2005). In 2000 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.and was the recipient of the 200 Penny McCall Award. Her work has been included in Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York (2000), and she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including one at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2000). More recently, her work has appeared in Free Style at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001); The Americans at the Barbican Gallery in London (2001); White Cube gallery in London (2002), the Busan Biennale in Korea (2002); the 8th Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Lithuania (2002); and Drawing Now: Eight Propositions (2002) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Detroit Institute of Arts (2006), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007), and most recently Guggenheim Museums in Berlin and New York (2009). Mehretu now lives and works in New York City and shares her New York studio with her partner, also a celebrated artist, Jessica Rankin.

    • Robert Motherwell
    • Jeff Muhs

      Also represented by:
      The McLoughlin Gallery,
    • Ruth Pastine
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Larry Poons

      Also represented by:
      Sponder Gallery,
    • Robert Rauschenberg
      Biography : Robert Rauschenberg (born Milton Ernst Rauschenberg; October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Rauschenberg is perhaps most famous for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. While the Combines are both painting and sculpture, Rauschenberg also worked with photography, printmaking, paper-making, and performance. Rauschenberg lived and worked in New York City and on Captiva Island, Florida until his death, May 12, 2008, from heart failure. It wasn't until 1947, while in the U.S. Marines that he discovered his aptitude for drawing and his interest in the artistic representation of everyday object and people. After leaving the Marines he studied art in Paris on the G.I. Bill and in 1948, decided to attend Black Mountain College in North Carolina. From 1949 to 1952 Rauschenberg studied at the Art Students League of New York, where he met fellow artists Knox Martin and Cy Twombly. There he discovered his signature mode by embracing materials traditionally outside of the artist's reach. He would cover a canvas with house paint, or ink the wheel of a car and run it over paper to create a drawing, while demonstrating rigor and concern for formal painting. By 1958, at the time of his first solo exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, his work had moved from abstract paintings to drawings like "Erased De Kooning" (1953) to his infamous "combines". Rauschenberg also experimented by printing onto aluminum, moving plexiglass disks, clothes, and other surfaces and in the 80's and 90's, he concentrated primarily on collage and new ways to transfer photographs. In 1998, the Guggenheim Museum put on its largest exhibition ever with four hundred works by Rauschenberg. The museum also held a memorial exhibition of photographs from October 22, 2008 through November 5, 2008.
      Also represented by:
      Contessa Gallery, ADLER & Co., Meyerovich Gallery, Hollis Taggart Gallery,
    • Lucien Smith
      Biography : Lucien Smith was born in Los Angeles in 1989 and in 2011, graduated from Cooper Union in New York with his BFA. He is an artist experimenting with the results of amalgamating various art genres, concepts, and techniques. He creates work that traverses a spectrum of styles and concerns, from chance to purpose, spare to saturated, sublime to familiar. These visual approaches or directives may combine and overlap in one piece, or spread individually through a series – each idea originally segregated, fully integrates when understood as an oeuvre. Every piece acts as a tangible moment, a chronicle of exploration as he negotiates with existence. Smith reminds us that an artist’s trajectory is a sensory reflection of individual experience. Smith, who has been a part of 14 group shows and has had nine solo exhibitions to date, currently lives and works in New York, NY.

    • Andy Warhol
      Biography : Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 to immigrant parents. In 1945 he entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in pictorial design. Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York, where he found steady work as a commercial artist, illustrating for several magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker. In the 1950's, Warhol enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, winning several commendations from the Art Director's Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 1952, the artist had his first individual show at the Hugo Gallery, exhibiting Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote. In 1954 he began concentrating on establishing a career in fine art. He utilized a process that would allow him to transfer and repeat his images to create paintings, with the later use of photo-silkscreening. His first group show was at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, Disasters and Marilyns. In addition to painting, Warhol made several 16-mm films which have become underground classics such as Chelsea Girls, Empire and Blow Job. At the start of the 1970's, Warhol began publishing Interview magazine and renewed his focus on painting. Works created in this decade include Maos, Skulls, Hammer and Sickles, Torsos and Shadows and many commissioned portraits. The artist began the 1980s with the publication of POPism: The Warhol 60's and with exhibitions of Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century and the Retrospectives and Reversal series. He also created two cable television shows, "Andy Warhol's TV" in 1982 and "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" for MTV in 1986. Warhol also engaged in a series of collaborations with younger artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Keith Haring.
      Also represented by:
      Contessa Gallery, Hollis Taggart Gallery, Abby M. Taylor Fine Art LLC, ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Modernism Inc., Galerie Ernst Hilger,
    • Domingo Zapata
      Biography : Domingo Zapata (b. 1974) is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, the Design District in Miami, and the Palazzo da Mula in Venice. He produces post-abstract representational paintings as well as sculpture and paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and graffiti. Zapata layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into his potent, cosmically beautiful world. Known for his signature "Polo" series, which first gained him critical acclaim, more recent work focuses on themes including his native Spanish culture, American Pop icons, and the state of the contemporary practice. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter (Zapata co-wrote lyrics for Michael Jackson and Jon Secada), and exposes his deeply poetic imagination by incorporating text and visual cues into many of his works. Named an "artist to watch," in 2011 by the prestigious Whitewall Magazine, Zapata has quickly fulfilled this prophesy. Since, his work has lauded praise from international press such as The New York Times (cover story, Thursday Styles April 25, 2013), Esquire Spain, Vanity Fair Italia, and The New York Observer. Recently, The New York Magazine deemed him, "in a league of his own," while just this October the New York Post proclaimed Zapata to be the "new Andy Warhol, with starlets begging for a sitting." The future continues to promise illustrious milestones for Zapata. This year the artist is preparing a poignant, commemorative mural for the lobby of Freedom Tower in Manhattan. The piece will be unveiled as part of the building's opening ceremony and remain on permanent display. Additional commissions include a panel for the newly restored Colosseum in Rome as well as the lobby of the landmark Plaza Hotel in New York. Zapata’s work is included in many significant collections worldwide.


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