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Born in New Castle, IN, 1928
Education: Art Institute of Chicago, 1953
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".
2009 Robert Indiana: LOVE and HOPE, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
2008 Pressing Issues, Des Moines Art center, Des Moines, IA
2008 Pop and Op, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2007 Art Market Now, The Columns, Seoul
2006 Life as a Legend - Marilyn Monroe, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2005 Made in USA – ausgewählte Graphik , Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg
2005 Summer of Love Art of the Psychedelic Era, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
2005 Do it yourself - Positionen von den sechziger Jahren bis Heute, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
2005 40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, Munich
1962 Stable Gallery, New York. First solo exhibition.
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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.
William John Kennedy
William John Kennedy studied at Syracuse University, the School of Visual Arts, and Pratt Institute. In the 1950′s, he worked as an assistant and studio manager for American fashion photographer, Clifford Coffin (1913-1972). Coffin, a contemporary with Penn and Avedon is arguably the greatest of Vogue’s “lost” fashion photographers. A top freelance editorial photographer in New York City, Kennedy’s work appeared in world-renowned publications including LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated. In the commercial arena he created national and international campaigns for corporate clients including Avon, GE, IBM, RJR Nabisco, American Express, and Xerox. Kennedy has continued his passion for fine art photography throughout the years developing a full body of work in the art form.
Shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy and his wife, Marie, forged a friendship with Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, this recently published collection of images capture the two artists and their most iconic works at the rise of the Pop Art Movement. Kennedy’s extraordinary photographs — which lay in storage for nearly 50 years — reveal a story of the pivotal moments and players who shaped the course of American art in the second half of the 20th century, including James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Geldzahler, Dorothy Miller, Claes Oldenburg and Eleanor Ward. Kennedy’s rare and unique images offer a peek into the lives and work of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana at the seminal point in their careers.
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The sculpture of Gino Miles combines, in a contemporary context, his love and energy for both objects found in nature and classical sculpture. The balance of a piece in relationship to its spatial position is a critical component of his work, often creating a tension between space and sculpture. Primarily working with fabricated bronze and stainless steel, each piece is unique unto itself; no two are identical.
His recent series of knot sculptures were inspired by observing how different plants - mainly morning glories, peas and sweet peas - tied themselves into knots and tangles enabling them to climb. While his first experiments with the knot form were stylized images from cut vine fragments (giving the impression of figures twisting in anxiety) his new focus on the knot have a bold abstract quality. They are deliberations in space and form and intertwining elements; statements in their own right rather than emulating movement found in nature.
Miles currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. He earned his MA from the University of Northern Colorado and conducted additional studies at the Universita per i Stranierie, Perugia, Italy, and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Firenze, Italy.
His large scale works are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the world, including the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas (2013), Evansville Museum, Disney Corporate Headquarters, the cities of Cerritos and Napa, CA, the City of Edmond, OK, and Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, among others.
Cha Jong Rye
Constance Edwards Scopelitis
A veteran of the British Pop Art movement, David Spiller grew up in its defining period. Juxtaposing pop culture with urban sensibilities, he created his own unique style of fine art that is distinctly "David Spiller." As Martin Gayford wrote in his catalogue essay for Spiller’s 2008 exhibition at Beaux Arts London:
"David Spiller's pictures are much more than simply messages. A lot of them are also, an art historian might say, complex colour-field abstractions. […] To make works of this type, Spiller uses a technique that is, as far as I know, unique. He 'floats' the pigment onto pieces of canvas that he then sews together with incredible neatness and precision, so the final work is a sort of combine, made not with glue, like a collage, but with needle and thread. […] no one has ever, as far as I know, fitted geometrically precise square and oblongs of colour together in this fashion, like a precision-engineered quilt..."
David Spiller's place as an acclaimed artist was not achieved by happenstance. David was trained in fine art and an early student of Frank Auerbach. He studied at the Sidcup School of Art (1957), Beckenham School of Art (1958-1962), and the Slade School of Art (1962-1965). During his distinguished career, Spiller had solo exhibits in over 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and the United States). His work was exhibited at notable institutions such as the Rattingen Museum and Mannheim Kunstverein (Germany), Museum Van Bommel van Dam and Museum Utrecht (Holland), Museum Espace Belleville and Artcurial (Paris), the Royal West of England Academy (UK), and the Cornell Museum (Florida, US). His work is also in important public and corporate collections which include Hanwon Museum (Seoul), Foundation Carmignac Gestion (Paris), Harley Gallery Welbeck, Collection UCL, Morgan Stanley (Frankfort), and Belgacom Brussels. Important private collections also contain works by the artist.
Thalen & Thalen
Mary Pat Wallen
It was over 20 years ago that British photographer Russell Young first lent his eye to celebrity culture. The assignment was photographing George Michael for the sleeve of an album called “Faith.” That job launched a career and soon Russell was shooting musicians like Morrissey, Springsteen, Dylan as well as many other celebrities. The next natural step was directing music videos; Russell directed more than 100 music videos during MTV’s heyday.
Ten years into his career, Russell started painting, but his work remained private. It was not until 2003 when Young showed his first series of paintings called PIG PORTRAITS. This first exhibition quickly sold out. Since then, Young has become an internationally acclaimed pop artist, creating larger than life silkscreen paintings from history and pop culture.
“My work is sort of soundtrack to my life, loves, experiences and influences. My method of working is to search, destroy and create. The idea to create "anti-celebrity" portraits was probably a reaction to my former career. However, they turned out to be even more beautiful and iconic. There is undeniably this attitude that is very real, in your face, a beauty that is hard to ignore.“
Russell Young has risen to become one of the most collected and sought after artists of our time. His Marilyn Monroe Crying portraits have sold on the secondary market for upwards of $50,000. Celebrities and collectors from the most discriminating to novice have added Russell’s works to their collections. His larger than life screen print images from history and popular culture are compelling, daunting, and undeniable.
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