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  • Museum Date with Mom

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    Friday May 8, 2015 5PM  
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    -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

     

  • 2015 Mother's Day

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  • Pop-Up Store Rare Posters - Thank you!

    Did you know?!

    Rare Posters had a Pop-Up store this weekend @ West Elm!

    That's why we want to thank everyone! It was lovely to see you in real life! We want to thank all our customers & fans for supporting us. Without your support we couldn't do what we love!

    Did you miss the Pop-Up Store this weekend? 

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  • April 2015 Spotlight Artist :Alexander Calder

    "To an engineer, good enough means perfect.

    With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. "  

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    Alexander Calder

     

     

    Spirales-Original lithograph,click image to see details

    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.

    XXe Siecle Hommage a Alexander Calder: Lithograph by Calder Book , click image for details

    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.

    Galerie Maeght 1976, Lithograph Poster, click image to see details

     

    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.

    Humanite-SIGNED by Alexander Calder 1968 Lithograph, click image for details

    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.

    Double Page lithograph, 1963 click image to see details
  • April 11, April 12 Saturday and Sunday Pop-Up at West Elm Dumbo, Brooklyn

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    Looking for something to do in New York City?

    How about stopping by West Elm Store after walking the Brooklyn Bridge?

    The Rare Posters Pop-Up Shop is coming to West Elm Dumbo Brooklyn store with framed and unframed art prints curated by Mr. Bernard Rougerie, founder of the inspiring Rare Posters dba Art Wise Inc.

    Please join us on Saturday, April 11st and Sunday April 12th from 11am-5pm, when Rare Posters team will set up within the west elm store to share and sell framed art posters, coffee table art books, unframed posters, prints, and surprise giveaways!

  • What's a Warhol?

    Who is Andy Warhol?

    What makes Warhol Warhol?

     

    poster" What's a Warhol?" -$125 see it here

    The Pittsburg, PA born Andy Warhol established himself as a symbol of Pop Art Movement in the early 1960s for his bold works, which drew both praise and criticism for their similarity to commercial advertisements. By emphasizing techniques used by professional printers, and later employing studio assistants to help craft his works, he forced the question of what constituted art and transformed portraiture into a representation of an era. An eclectic artist, he remains best known for his renderings of American cultural staples, from Campbell’s Soup cans to Hollywood starlets and the political elite.

     

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    Everyone has a story... What's Warhol's one before he was a symbol for the Pop Art Movement?

    Childhood Memory

    Andrew Warhol was born on August 6, 1928, in the neighborhood of Oakland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were Slovakian immigrants and Andy had two older brothers Paul and John.

    At the age of 8, in the third grade, Andywas determined with Sydenham's chorea (also known as St. Vitus' Dance), the nervous system disease that causes involuntary movements of the extremities. His mother gave him his first drawing lessons during these difficult times. A year later, she gave him his first camera and that's how he took up photography as well. Warhol later described this period as very important in the development of his personality, skill-set and preferences.

    Warhol attended the free art classes offered at the Carnegie Institute while he was also attending Holmes elementary school.

    At the age of 13, Warhol's father died in an accident. His father recognized his son’s artistic talents and in his will he dictated that his life savings go toward Warhol's college education.

    That's why after he graduatedfrom Schenley HighSchool in 1945 he enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, where he studied commercial art.

     

    Warhol's career

    In 1949 Warhol moved to New York and began a career in magazine illustration and design.

    In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting. In 1961 he debuted the concept of "pop art"—paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods. In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell's soup cans. These small canvas works of everyday consumer products created a major stir in the art world, bringing both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time.

    Not everyone loved Warhol's pop art, Richard Hamilton described it as "popular, transient, expendable, low nr820cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business."   Warhol on the other hand put it "Once you 'got' pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought pop, you could never see America the same way again."

    In 1964, Warhol opened his own art studio, a large silver-painted warehouse known simply as "The Factory." The Factory quickly became one of New York City's premier cultural hotspots.

    In the 1970s, after Warhol was shot (he survived) by Valerie Solanis, he continued to explore other forms of media. He published such books as The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) and Exposures. Warhol also experimented extensively with video art, producing more than 60 films during  his career. Some of his most famous films include Sleep, which depicts poet John Giorno sleeping for six hours, and Eat, which shows a man eating a mushroom for 45 minutes. He also worked in sculpture and photography, and in the 1980s, he moved into television, hosting Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes on MTV.

     

     

     

    Death

    Warhol died on February 22, 1987, at the age of 58.

    His personal life has been the subject of much debate and consideration.

     

     

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  • Francis Bacon

     

    Francis Bacon- Dipinto (Portrait) Buy this poster $45 here

    Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.


    His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Unsure of his ability, he drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, closeted homosexual, gambler, interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles. His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, sealed his reputation as a uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition.

     

    Francis Bacon-Portrait Pope Innocent XII , buy this poster $125 here

    His art became more somber, inward looking and preoccupied with the passage of time and death, after the suicide of his lover George Dyer in 1971.The climax of this later period is marked by masterpieces, including his 1982's "Study for Self-Portrait" and Study for a Self Portrait – Triptych, 1985-86. After Dyer's suicide he largely distanced himself from his previous circle, and while his social life was still active and his passion for gambling and drinking continued, he settled into a platonic and somewhat fatherly relationship with his eventual heir, John Edwards. Since his death, his reputation and market value have grown steadily, and his work is amongst the most acclaimed, expensive and sought after.

    Francis Bacon-Galerie Lelong 1987 Rare Poster, buy this $50 here
  • Investing in Alexander Calder

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This January, Rare Posters Inc. covers the American artist Alexander Calder .

    DLM 141 (1963) Double Page lithograph. $600 DLM 141 (1963) Double Page lithograph. $600

    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.

    Double page from Derriere le Miroir No. 156 (1966), Original lithograph. $400 Double page from Derriere le Miroir No. 156 (1966), Original lithograph. $400

    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.

    Asymetrie (1972), Lithograph. $750 Asymetrie (1972), Lithograph. $750

    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.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of January we will also offer free shipping on select Alexander Calder items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

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