Most people get that I see a lot of artwork and go to a lot of shows and exhibits. The point of all of that is to make sure that I can find the right artwork for clients. I have written about shows and pointed out some of the things that I have seen, but I want to share with you some of the works I have really fallen in love with – they run the gamut: different media, different styles, and different price points.
My thought is that when I share pieces that I really think are worth running out and buying right now, that I will probably try to group together pieces along themes…don’t hold me to it because I doubt I will be that disciplined.
Each time I share a list of favorites, I will try to provide a few works in different price categories (affordable: $500-$3000; accessible: $3,500-$7,000; moderate: $7,500-$12,000; expensive: $15,000-$25,000 and then more expensive pieces) I won’t be posting prices, but if you are interested in something, contact me and I will get you the information.
Here are some that I think are worth buying right now (in the future, I will come up with a new lists):
- Ted Laredo –
This artist is based in Albuquerque; I saw his richly saturated colors with phosphorescent beading 9 years ago at a now-defunct gallery in Santa Fe. The fact that his work has stuck with me all this time is a good indication that it works for me. The works have a lux quality with the shimmering beads that cover the surfaces; to me they seem perfect in their simplicity and I think they work in just about any setting from traditional to ultramodern.
- Liz Miller –
She is one of the artists I recognize as really being on the move; she lives in Minnesota, but did a show in here in Denver at the David B. Smith Gallery in response to the opening of the Clyfford Still museum and her massive installation of cut-out felt looked as though Still’s jagged colors were brought to life in a sort of animated, 3-dimensional dance. Her smaller paper pieces are brighter in palette, but display a tension between hard and soft that is visually stunning.
- Collin Parson –
One of the nicest guys around – he is the Director of Exhibitions at the Arvada Art Center. His light boxes and installations are taking the city by storm; he just completed a massive solo exhibition put on by the city and I understand that next year he will have a show at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center.
- Derrick Velasquez – Another one of the up-and-comers; Derrick shows in Denver at Robischon Gallery (currently on the walls) and his work has been showing up in NYC, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Houston & Miami. I love his work because it always appears to have just settled into a sort of calm state of repose.
- Sarah Hughes – The New Zealand artist’s hard-edge paintings at Plus Gallery were the inspiration for this list in the first place; I am captivated by her use of color and perspective. If you look through my archived write-ups, you’d see her work is exactly what is in right now.
- Virginia Maitland – What can I say? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her saturated veils of color. Yellow Dawn is perfect in every way.
- Robert Brinker – His pieces have the color, the perspective and an very tech-savvy sense of Complexity. I saw his works up in Aspen at Gallery 212, but he casts a net around the world.
- Michael Eden – I can’t help it. I know technologies are making 3D printing and ALM ubiquitous, but this UK-based artist’s pieces are so stunning! He uses advanced techniques to reference historical ceramics in the most current way. He lives in the UK and is represented by Adrian Sassoon, but is truly an international sensation.
- Jay Musler – I found this glass bowl at a Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington, DC. The color is so sensuous. This is one of my favorite pieces of glass anywhere.
- Harald Schmitz-Schmeltzer – The De Buck Gallery had this German artist’s work on display and I while I have seen a lot of stacked color pieces, his are gorgeous!
- Robert Mangold – Last week I was looking out the window of the McNichols Building at Mangold’s “Trees.” This lifetime artist makes Colorado his home, but his works can be seen far and wide; I am especially fond of his series of sculptures “Point Traveling Through Space at an Erratic Speed.”
- Sol LeWitt –
If you have read my blog before, you will know he is one of my favorite artists and it is amazing to me that this artist, whose work is in every museum everywhere, still has pieces that are within reach. He printed this with the Van Straaten’s Riverhouse Editions, and I believe they still have it available, but I know that I have found prints from the edition around the world.
There is a lot of great artwork out there and I am here to help you find it.
I see a LOT of art. I am constantly looking so that I can find what works for my clients. Whether it is to find a specific piece to go into your space or to develop a plan for you to build upon over time, contact me and I will be happy to help.