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If A Famous Artist Decorated Your Thanksgiving Plate

Artist Hannah Rothstein broke the “don’t play with your food” rule and got innovative with how she did it too. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rothstein used traditional food items like roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes etc. to create this series on how these famous artist would dress you plate this Thanksgiving.

You can buy the limited edition signed prints here.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow and maybe have some fun with what is on your plate these holidays!

 

Julian Schnabel

Inspired by Julian Schnabel

 

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Inspired by Jackson Pollack

Inspired by Jackson Pollack

Inspired by Piet Mondarin

Inspired by Piet Mondarin

Inspired by Andy Warhol

Inspired by Andy Warhol

Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Inspired by Rene Magritte

Inspired by Rene Magritte

Inspired by George Seurat

Inspired by George Seurat

Inspired by Mark Rothko

Inspired by Mark Rothko

 

Inspired by Cindy Sherman

Inspired by Cindy Sherman

 

 

 

Andy Warhol “Edward Kennedy”

We just got a new arrival on our online shop for you. For those of you who like pop art, we are talking about a very famous work by Andy Warhol and not only that, it’s important in the American politics as well.

The story goes like this: Elected to the United States Senate in 1962, Edward Kennedy owed his early success to his close identification with his elder brothers, President John F. Kennedy, whose Senate term he completed, and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

Kennedy sought the presidency in 1980 and commissioned Warhol’s silkscreened portrait, which was a smart move for Kennedy’s fund-raising. It’s funny but four years prior to Kennedy, Warhol portrayed Jimmy Carter who won the Democratic nomination instead of Kennedy.

Andy Warhol - “Edward Kennedy”

Andy Warhol – “Edward Kennedy”

Warhol used black & white silk screen and painted lines on it with the colors of the American flag – Red and blue to enhance the patriotism feel, while diamond dust which he sprinkled on top, provides a glamorous effect to the whole artwork.

Edward Kennedy became known as “The Lion of the Senate” through his long tenure and influence. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff wrote were enacted into law.

Warhol made an edition of 300 and we have number 182 for sale. Click here for price and details.

 

The art market is hot hot hot

The art market is very hot right now and the heat makes collectors very confused with a little bit of a headless chicken look and feel. There is a “gold rush” kind of feeling at both American and British auctions ,in the last few months things have been crazy! The economy in the states and in London is going well and investments are flying everywhere.

People were afraid to buy art until recently, but now it’s great time to do so, mainly if you are an Asian millionaire who wants to save his money and invest your dollars somewhere out of Asia. In the first years after the economic crash collector’s world changed and lots of art works, memorabilia and classic cars were auctioned in very low prices so the best thing in this kind of market was to find great bargains on post war items. Now it’s time to sell those and make the profit, or buy now before the prices will get much higher.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Double Elvis

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
Double Elvis

The wind of change started blowing last year and by early 2014 the figures started to roll upwards. Last week Christie’s were offering 72 lots with the overall sale estimated in the region of $500 million. At Sotheby’s the situation is the same with lots of more than $10 millions each, including Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards (1984)” for about $75 million.

The  volatility of stocks and other economic tools combined with the fact that there are a few new millionaires after the economic crash, makes the players invest their money in real estate (check the blooming London real estate market) and in masterpiece art.Famous works of art, artistic masterpieces of well known artists, are leading the price chart of the art industry, which in turn, make the whole art market better, even for up and coming artists.

This only shows how important the art world is and that you can never know how much the art work you just bought from an emerging artist will be worth in 20 years.

Invest in art! Click here for the fine art section at The Dina Collection.

 

 

Jeff Koons HOT Dogs at Christie’s and The Dina Collection

Jeff Koons - Balloon Dog (Orange) at Christie’s

Koons Balloon DogOn November 12th, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will offer Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog (Orange), one of the first of the Balloon Dogs to be fabricated, and one of the most recognizable images in today’s canon of art history. This monumental work, with its flawless reflective surface and glorious color, is the most beloved of all contemporary sculptures.

Balloon Dog (Orange) is signed and dated ‘Jeff Koons 1994-2000′ (on the underside), made of mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, measures 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm), and is one of five unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Orange, Red, Yellow). Christie’s estimates it will sell for a whopping $55 million dollars! Now that’s one hot dog!

This spectacular piece of art has graced the rooftop of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Versailles Palace outside Paris, and Venice’s Grand Canal. The gigantic Balloon Dog creates an illusion of weightlessness and is an example of Koon’s highly desired and acclaimed Celebration Series, begun in the early 1990s. According to Christie’s the series evolved from Koons’s desire to recreate the ecstatic experiences of a child’s enjoyment of the world with universal signifiers.

Greenwich collector Peter Brant acquired Balloon Dog (Orange) in the late 1990s. He also owns the foremost private collector of works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Proceeds from the sale of Balloon Dog (Orange) will be used to help fund future activities of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, CT.

Jeff Koons – Puppy Vase at The Dina Collection

Koons Puppy Vase

Christies isn’t the only one offering a beautiful piece of Jeff Koons art. Right here at The Dina Collection we have an original Jeff Koons Puppy Vase. Released by Gagosian in 1998, the porcelain Puppy Vase (a vase depicting a West Highland White Terrier) was signed and numbered by the artist, it had a limited run of 3,000 pieces each originally priced at $7,500.

The Puppy Vase was an homage to Koons’s 1992 giant puppy sculpture, a 43 ft (13 m) tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier puppy, executed with over 20 thousand  flowers on a transparent colour-coated chrome stainless steel substructure. The giant floral puppy sculpture also graced the grounds of Peter Brant’s home in Connecticut.

Koons considers the Puppy Vase to be “A symbol of love, warmth, and happiness.” We consider the Puppy Vase to be absolutely adorable and a must have! It makes us smile every time we look at it, even without flowers in its well. Available now call us today for pricing.

For more information on the Puppy Vase please call us at The Dina Collection at (310) 888-8888. For more information on Christie’s Balloon Dog (Orange) auction please visit christies.com.