Category: Art News

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Brooklyn Museum

by Debbie Wells

What happens when a museum takes the art of a celebrated American artist and combines it with female empowerment, fashion, creativity, geography, and history? The result is the blockbuster exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern. As part of their current long term project, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism that began in October 2016, it is surely one of the highlights of the series. Read More

Artist Landmarks in NYC

by Debbie Wells

Artists have lived and worked all over our great city. Have you spotted these historic plaques around town? Read More

Hilla Rebay & The Origin of the Guggenheim Museum

by Franklin Hill Perrell

Hilla Rebay & the Museum of Non Objective Art: The Origin of the Guggenheim Museum Exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery

Out of a wealth of excellent exhibitions this month in Chelsea, this portrayal of a crucial episode in the introduction of modernism to America must not be missed. For anyone who cares to gain insight into the art of the 1950’s and the ultimate globalism of artistic endeavor, this is essential fare. Read More

Seurat at the Met

By Franklin Hill Perrell

One show in NY not to be missed this season is Seurat. This artist, who died aged thirty one, created only six or seven truly major oils. Each marked a stage of his thinking or explored a different pictorial concept. Sunday Afternoon on the Grand Jatte marked the full fledged introduction of his pointillist style and grappled with a complex composition of urban figures in full sunlight. Read More

Did you spot the Osgemeos mural in Chelsea?

     On one of our recent Artful Circle art gallery visits, we enjoyed saw a unique and colorful exhibition by Osgemeos at the Lehmann Maupin gallery in Chelsea. But, there’s more….This Brazilian artist duo also painted in their signature imaginative style just blocks a way on the building of P.S. 11-The William T. Harris School. The Read More

The Vegas Art Challenge

by Debbie Wells 


Don’t underestimate the cultural side of Las Vegas. On a recent trip, I challenged myself to find fine art hidden amongst the glitz of the strip. This is what I found… Read More

The Gallery at Cadillac House

by Debbie Wells

It is truly astounding that there are so many hidden cultural gems in New York City to uncover.  Our latest discovery is the gallery at Cadillac House on Hudson Street in SOHO.  Read More

Art League of Long Island – Library & Lectures

Debbie Wells of Artful Circle and Chair of the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills (www.artleagueli.org) presents a series of art lectures at the Art League of Long Island in support of their new art reference library. The 2016 series, “Dab of Paint” has covered everything from Art History 101 to “How Artists Capture Their Surroundings”, “American Female Artists” and more. Read More

Hunt Slonem: Obsessed with Rabbits

Set within vast collectibles from Victorian porcelains to American Gothic furniture, his works are truly a “feast for the eyes.” Slonem is featured in the exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art through November 4th.

Born in the Year of the Rabbit, New York City based artist and lifestyle trendsetter Hunt Slonem has an unusual daily routine. He paints rabbits on wood or Masonite for a half-hour after his morning cup of coffee. Once ‘warmed-up,’ Slonem is a creative force of nature. Read More

Andy Warhol and Soup

By Franklin Hill Perrell

Andy Warhol’s most acclaimed and iconic image is the Campbell Soup can, an image which has become virtually synonymous with his artistic identity. First hand drawn, and later captured in silhouette through silkscreen stencils, he has revisited it throughout his career. The earliest versions date from 1962 and they defined the style of the Pop Art movement: flat, frontal, boldly colored, and iconic in their familiarity from everyday life. According to Robert Indiana, Warhol painted Campbell soup because he liked the product. The same held true with his subjects like Coca Cola and money. Read More

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