Thursday, July 30, 2009

With love from Bonwit Teller.......

First collect engravings.....the older the better. Then dissect them and place into various categories. Then assemble them into fanciful collages. Then comes the hand painting. Then the sponged mats. Finally the flea market frames and the tongue in cheek titles. Or maybe that came first. Anyway, this is the art of Anthony Guyther. His works have been seen in fashion windows in NY since the 1960's, and now they decorate the walls of many collectors who always have to have more than one. He is a master at what he does, an artist's artist. And he is still going strong. The collage illustrated here is "Birdman and His Birddog", which utilizes 9 engravings. More of his work can be seen at Beverly Kaye Gallery and by clicking on the title.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The seductive colors of Helga Hornung

Another German artist of note is Helga Hornung. A famous children's book author and illustrator, as well as a formidable artist in the gallery and museum world, her saturated colors and lyrical style seduce the viewer. After three weeks of rain, these paintings certainly brightened my day.