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New Le Petit Prince Collection at Rare Posters
Brooklyn, NY- June 12, 2015 - Rare Posters is pleased to present a charming collection of new Le Petit Prince lithographs and fine quality posters published in 2015. From the original designs of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry((1900–1944), these prints are after the watercolor illustrations from the beloved 1943 book. Since its publication seventy-two years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) has captivated millions of readers throughout the world.
The new Le Petit collection marks Rare Posters Inc.’s continuing partnership with the Succession Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Designs highlight major themes from the book such as Asteroide, la cape rouge, les Oiseaux Sauvages and le Renard. Featured in the picture is a limited edition lithograph, numbered out of 100 in pencil, plate-signed, and blind-stamped in accordance with the Estate of Saint-Exupéry.
Available for purchase now on www.rareposters.com.
About Rare Posters Inc.:
Since its inception almost two decades ago, Rare Posters, Inc has evolved from offering a small selection of museum and exhibition posters, to now showcasing some of the most sought-after artworks available. Rare Posters’ strength is in providing an impressive selection of lithographs, limited editions prints, signed items, and high quality serigraphs to those interested in something more than a poster, but less expensive than a painting. At www.rareposters.com, you will find over 6,000 exclusive items featuring artists such as Basquiat, Rauschenberg, Chagall, Warhol, Matisse, Botero, Lichtenstein, and Miro, as well as many items hard to find anywhere else.
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2016 June Artist in Spotlight and Valuation Report on Jim Dine's work
“Draw what one is” - Jim Dine
Over the span of his career, Jim Dine has produced over 3000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and book designs.
Dine moved to New York in 1958 and quickly became an active figure in the New York art world, developing and staging the first "Happenings" with artist Claes Oldenburg.
Just four years after graduating fro Ohio University, Athens, Dine’s work was included in the historically important and groundbreaking 1962 exhibition New Painting of Common Objects together with the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud.
This exhibition is considered to have been the first American Pop Art exhibition, even though Dine emphasizes that his art is associated to the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature, rather than the mechanical and impersonal characteristics of Pop Art. Dine’s recurring figures, of bathrobes, palettes and hearts, are borne from the psychoanalysis he underwent and inspired by the subsequent study into his personal memories. The result leads to the combination of expressive and the iconic forms on rich and warm palettes bursting with color.
Jim Dine, represented by Pace Gallery since 1976, has hosted over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide. His work belongs to collections in the Tate Museum, the Museum of Modern Art NY, the Guggenheim Museum, The Morgan Library, Museum of Fine Art Boston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Though prolific, Dine’s work remains affordable in the spectrum of art collecting. Viable for budding collectors are special signed editions of Jim Dine posters, such as Pinocchio, which is a seven-color silkscreen and woodcut, or Fortress of he Heart. Items like these reach prices between $3500 to $7500. Posters of his works, though rising in value over the past decade, are still available at the lower end of the spectrum for more casual buyers and decorators. These include works such as Heart At the Opera available for $250, Kentucky Robe for $250 and Gilbert & Sullivan for $125, as well as Multi-Colored Heart for $60 Cardinal for $25 and Two Hearts for Pathways for $25.
Enter now for a chance to win a pair of museum tickets!Winners Announcement:Friday May 8, 2015 5PM(Eastern Standard Time)Announce on rareposters.com/blog, facebook, instagram
Prize Package include:-Two museum tickets to a museum of your choice-in any city/town worldwide-on any date of your choice (offer expires on Dec 31, 2015)-tickets will be purchased and emailed to you electronically
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"To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. "
American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) began his career as a mechanical engineer at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. After graduating in 1919 he worked as a hydraulic engineer, a draftsman at Consolidated Edison of New York as well as the ship H.F. Alexander, which brought him traveling along the American coast. Inspired by the natural beauty he discovered, Calder decided to pursue his career in art - following in the footsteps of his parents.
In 1926 Calder moved to Paris where he lived, worked and was inspired by artists Joan Miro, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp and Piet Mondrian. Their influence into Calder’s work can be seen throughout his oeuvre. Calder spent his early artistic career creating circus inspired kinetic wire sculptures. Maintaining a sharp eye with regards to engineering, the sculpture’s delicately balanced and suspended components moved in response to power or air current. Marcel Duchamp would dub these sculptures Mobiles. Besides sculptures, Calder was also prolific in other art forms. He produced jewelry, tapestry and stage designs, as well as drawings, oil paintings, water colors, etchings, lithographs and serigraphs. Combining abstract surrealism and biomorphic imagery into a distinctive style, Calder has become one of the 20th Century’s most iconic and important artists.
For 26 years of his career Calder remained with the Parisian dealer Gallery Maeght, earned numerous solo exhibitions, participated in multiple international art fairs and has become part of high-standing museum collections including The National Gallery of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Moderna Museet and Centre George Pompidou. In 1976, the year he unexpectedly died, Calder was awarded the Medal of Freedom and Bicentennial Artist Award from the Whitney museum of American art.
Calder is a highly collectible artist, who began his career as a very affordable artist, selling works for under $100 to some of the top museums that currently hold his work in collections. Today Calder’s top works fetch up to $6.5 million dollars at auction, while his mid-range works sells in the hundred thousand range. For budding collectors, however, Calder’s original or editioned prints on paper can still be obtained for sums between $1000 - $1500, while lower-end collectible posters and prints are obtainable from $50 - $1000.