Art Hunt 1-27-2010

I have been meaning to write a quick little post about this awesome photographer that I found a while back.  While I was going through my Evernote (The most absolute awesomest notetaker/organizer EVER!) I saw his note- so I had to post.

I am not sure how exactly I found Phillip Toledano’s website, Days with my Father, but for the next 30 minutes I was taken through the ups and downs of being with a family member that were in their final years.  Brilliant imagery and poignaint writing made this Photo Essay all more worthwile.  Yes, the story has a sad ending (depending on how you look at it) but don’t they all?  Check out it out here.

He also does commercial work that you can check out here.

(Can’t post pics because the website is using a Flash Player)

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Art Hunt 11-20-2009

Let’s go with people named Nick…

Nick Brandt

Nicolas de Staël

 

Sesame Street

In case you haven’t seen the Google logos for the past week, today is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street being on TV.  It is just amazing to me.  Everyone that I know watched it growing up and I am sure that my children will do the same.  In honor, I have compiled what surprising little Sesame Street graff there is on the internet.  And even more surprising, most of this is from England or Amsterdam…  Go figure.

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

Count von Count

Bert

Big Bird

Cookie

Oscar

Big Bird Torture

Sesame Street

Art Hunt 10-21-2009

Let’s go colorful and abstract today…

Robert Swain.

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Sylvan Lionni.

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Minjae Lee.

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Sebastião Salgado

In my Art Hunt yesterday I found this awesome Photographer, Sebastião Salgado known for his work chronicling the underprivileged from Third World Countries.  His work is black and white, quite haunting and reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock movies, especially the windmill scene from the Foreign Correspondent

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Francoise Nielly

I am on an “Art Hunt” today.  Looking for some inspiration and some new artwork to look at.  I re-discovered an old favorite artist: Francoise Nielly.  She is French and has been doing oil & knife work for 20+ years.  Her art is über expressive, colorful and sexually charged- something about how she paints the eyes.  I really loved the stuff she put out in 2005 and 2006, and looking at her folio, I really like everything that she has put out since- it has become even more colorful!  Her recent pieces for her exhibition are titled “Les Diaboliques (The Devils)” and has a gothic/vampire feel to it.   

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Messy Artist

So this is a new piece that I started over the weekend. Acrylic on canvas. Almost finished, just need some final touches.
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And this is the mess that I made in the process.  Messy, messy man.  HA! September 20 2009 020