Friday, September 30, 2011

MOCA's Director Jeffrey Deitch, included in WSJ Magazine's October Men's Style Issue

Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Jeffrey Deitch, is the subject of WSJ. Magazine's TRACKED feature this month, online today and on newsstands tomorrow, October 1.

In the feature we learn that in a little more than 12 hours, Deitch oversees 8,424 visitors (25 of whom arrive by skateboard), is approached by 22 fans, sends 71 emailsanswers 14 phone calls, has an afternoon snack at Yogurtland in Little Tokyo, and retires early, at 9:30 p.m., to prepare for a 5 a.m. tour he will give to Dasha Zhukova in the morning.

In order to “track” every move Mr. Deitch makes, WSJ. Magazine reporter, Stinson Carter, had to spend an entire day with him on the last day of his first major exhibit: “Art in the Streets.” According to Carter: “The only thing harder that day than getting into the packed museum was trying to keep up with its director.”

Photo credit: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsaio 
Jeffrey Deitch in front of "Posters, 1967-2011" by Craig R. Stecyk III, part of MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibit

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get to know: Nora Kimball Mulheren

In her paintings, Nora Kimball Mulheren comments on the unattainable ideals of perfection portrayed in the media. She begins with advertisements taken from fashion magazines and alters them to create wrinkles and creases that professionals would remove in the editing process. Her background in graphic design and illustration can be seen in this body of work along with a love/hate relationship with fashion.

Nora Mulheren received her BFA from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and an MFA candiadate at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where she was selected for the painting department’s New York Workspace residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City for fall of 2010. In addition to participating in juried competitions in California, Georgia, Rhode Island and Texas, the artist has exhibited her work at Gavlak Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida; The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee and just had a solo show this year at Beauregard Fine Art in Rumson, New Jersey. Nora Mulheren lives and works in New York.

Image Above: Nora Kimball, "Tom Ford SS10", Watercolor, 60x40 inches
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Get to know: Photographer Celia Rogge

Inspired by the notion of discovery through reflections, Celia Rogge takes a personal, inquisitive lens to everyday life. She focuses on finding beauty in the detail. She finds the hidden obvious in her work, the sublime in detail and the emotional in the unemotional. In her vibrant manifestation, New York Reflections, she applies her reflections to New York architecture and street photography and elevates the contours of this metropolis to another perceptive level. Before unseen ornamental structures filtered through the transformative power of light become visible from behind the apparent and engage the viewer in new ways.
Born in Germany, Celia Rogge has lived and worked in New York for over a decade but has also called Berlin, London, Washington and Montreux her home. She has built a strong international reputation as a photographer over the past 10 years she has had her work exhibited by some of Germany’s prominent contemporary galleries and exhibition spaces in Berlin and Bremen: Galerie Friedmann Hahn, Galerie SchulzOnehundred, Veronica Pohle and Daub & Soehne. In the United States the renowned Galerie Mourlot in New York represents her. 

Celia Rogge is an artist of international stature and today her prints can be found in personal collections throughout Europe and the United States. In addition to her artistic photography, her oeuvre is rounded out by portraiture, celebrity photography, fashion and major event photography for clients such as Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, IWC International Watch CompanyRalph Lauren, Bismark Philipps Communications & Media, Indyssey Entertainment, Inca Productions, DIESEL, Temperley Londonamong others. She studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in ManhattanGeorgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the LSE in London

Image above: Celia Rogge, NYC Architectural Drawing, Photograph, 24x32 inches
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Free Art Curation from KiptonART. Empty Wall? Give It Love.

Do you need help finding art for your home but are confused what to buy or where to go?  For over six years, we have been offering collectors access to the best and brightest emerging artists online through our website.  Recently we launched the highly anticipated KiptonART Interior Design Studio to give our clients access to our curatorial expertise around emerging artists.  We'll help you select art for your home or office by leveraging our relationships with over 1,800 artists and over 10,000 images in our database. 

To get started, simply email us and we will put together a customized art portfolio and send it to you via email.  We have made the process fun and very easy.  We're also available to talk through your ideas by phone or meet with you in person (if you live in Manhattan). As we're building your portfolio, we take into consideration your budget, size, themes and other parameters that are important to you.  Get an idea of a recent portfolio by clicking here.  Over the last few years, we have also had the pleasure of working with some top interior designers who have chosen their favorite works of art: Sara Gilbane, Raj Tolaram, John Willey, Drew McGukin, Maria Brito, Amy Lau and many more.  Empty Wall?  Give It Love. 

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Image above: Shay Kun, The Splendor Falls, Oil on Canvas, 65x55 inches

Julie Combal New Works on KiptonART

It's the weekend and time for fun and a little relaxation.  We noticed new art uploaded by 2010 KiptonART Rising Winner Julie Combal.   She is a highly successful painter and has exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Japan.  Julie attended Skidmore College, received her Masters from the School of Visual Arts in New York while also completing scholarship residencies at the Manhattan Graphics Center and Vermont Studio Center. Recently, Combal was chosen as a Top 10 favorite by our Founder. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Interior Designer Maria Gabriela Brito Picks her KiptonART Top 10

Our latest Interior Designer to select her favorite KiptonART Top 10 artists is Maria Gabriela Brito.  A Harvard grad, Maria has designed the residences of prominent CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs and fashion executives, but moreover, she has shared her knowledge and creativity with them to turn her clients into meaningful art collectors.  Her projects have been featured in design, decor, lifestyle, fashion and business publications worldwide.  In addition, throughout her career, Maria has been a public speaker on the topics of art and design.  For the full Q and A and to see what Top 10 artists are her favorites, read on in our online magazine!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New art exhibited online from Meredith Hanson

Today we noticed new artwork by Meredith Hanson.  Hanson graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA as a Studio Art major and an Art History minor. Art has been her passion ever since she was very young and it will always be a very important part of her life.  She has experimented with various mediums over the years such as charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and oil paints. Before she was accepted to Wheaton, she spent several years working with pastels and focused primarily on still lifes and eventually moved on to landscapes. She loved working with pastels but felt that she should definitely try using oil paints. Her freshman year of college she was the only freshman to be accepted into one of the painting classes offered during the spring semester.  She was surrounded by juniors and seniors but this only encouraged her to work that much harder as she was completely dedicated to her work.

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Image above: Meredith Hanson, Oil on Canvas, 42x38 inches

Monday, September 19, 2011

Marilyn to Oprah: new art from the Brazilian artist Ricardo Bellino

It's Monday and we have a new Brazilian artist to introduce who has a fascinating story of art, real estate and supermodels.  The idea of cultivating challenging concepts goes along with Ricardo Bellinos background as an individual who sees opportunity where others may not. In Brazil, he partnered with John Casablancas and opened Elite Models in Sao Paulo which was successful in launching Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima. Years later Bellino met with Donald Trump, who told Bellino he had only three minutes to give his pitch, which resulted in a world record for the fastest multi-million dollar deal and Trump partnering with Bellino on a Brazilian real estate venture. From the experience, Bellino wrote a best selling book, “You Have Three Minutes” (McGraw-Hill). 

The Deal Maker turned Art Maker by recycling 150,000 Nespresso coffee capsules and creating his first art project called "Pixtures" having his exhibition premiere being held in the historic pop culture arena of SoHo. Bellino’s creative inspiration expanded to almost one hundred pop culture figures, from art, entertainment, music, sports, politics and personalities. In the SoHo temporary installation built exclusevely to display Bellino's art exhibit comprised by seventeen 6.5 foot square images, including John F. Kennedy, Ghandi, Marilyn Monroe, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Valentino, Oprah and President Obama. Bellino contemplated the fast paced world of digitized images and envisioned a concept representative of functional object and celebrity defined as a reinterpretation of our cultural process. The Nespresso coffee capsules depict colors point by point -- up close it is a myriad of perfectly aligned colorful shapes, but step back and the iconic faces materialize.  Prices are available upon request only at KiptonART.  Email us (Bellino request) to inquire and click here to view works for sale.

Friday, September 16, 2011

On the Brink at Dean Project Featuring New Works by Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers

Last night, Dean Project opened "On the Brink" featuring the second solo exhibition of the collaborative team: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers. Continuing with their exploration of ideas of material value and the consequences of the actions we take to satisfy our desires, Berg-Myers have created a new body of works. This current exhibition is meant to provide the viewers with objects-situations where our choices are put to the test in how we understand the value of the things we do. Some of the works in the exhibition have titles such as “All that glitters” and “As good as gold” which echo marketing tools employed in our contemporary culture to attract with a promise of guaranteed satisfaction if consumed.  Other works, such as “Against the tide “ and “Souvenirs” are examples of how the polar bear could become extinct do to our treatment of the environment. Eventually nature will remain present in our culture in the form of man- made objects that represent what once was real. These man-made objects end up in our homes where we will value them without realizing that they represent the real thing. The exhibition dates are: September 15 - October 29, 2011 and Dean Project is located at 511 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor in New York City.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fashion Designer Nima Taherzadeh Picks his KiptonART Top 10

Nima Taherzadeh is one of New Yorks most promising young fashion designers.  He graduated in May 2006 from Parsons School of Design where he was presented the prestigious Golden Thimble Award for his thesis collection.
In 2005, Nima was the recipient of the prestigious CFDA Scholarship Program and most recently was named one of five up and coming designers to watch by WWD.  Read the full interview and view his KiptonART Top 10.

This week's featured artist, ROTEM RESHEF

Each week, we feature a new artist on KiptonART.  Today, we would like to introduce Israeli artist, Rotem Reshef.  She received her graduate degree in Israel at Hamidrasha School of Art and her undergraduate degree from Graduate Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  View her artist profile to see her works of art and get to know her from our recent Q and A by clicking here.  If you would us to curate some of our favorite art selections for you or your home, email us!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New art from Helena Blomljus

Every day, we see new art images uploaded on the site.  Recently, Swedish artist Helena Blomljus registered with KiptonART.  Helena started her career as an artist by forming the interiors in a room to enlist all the senses by transforming an old night club into a palace taken from the old tale Thousand and One Night, which she called My Heaven.  She made several installations around Sweden in offices, parks, private homes and weddings while then she started to have more traditional exhibitions all over Sweden. Galleries and town halls, restaurants and hospitals have shown her paintings. One of the reasons for Helena starting to create her paintings was that she got cancer 2002. Creating became a healing process to her, and she has continued that process after having beaten cancer.  She lives in the countryside on the west-coast of Sweden and is married with four children. At their little farm they have horses, sheep, hens and cats, which are walking outside the large windows of her studio right in the middle of nature.  Learn more about her work here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey Opens "September 11" Exhibition

MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey brings together more than 70 works by 41 artists to explore the attacks' enduring and far-reaching resonance to open "September 11" on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.  The exhibition occupies the entire second floor of the museum in Long Island City, NY and provides a subjective framework to reflect upon the attacks in New York and how we see and experience the world in their wake.  The exhibition opened September 11, 2011 and runs through January 9, 2012.

Artists in the Exhibition: Diane Arbus, Siah Armajani, Fiona Banner, Luis Camnitzer, Janet Cardiff, John Chamberlain, Sarah Charlesworth, Christo, Jem Cohen, Bruce Conner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Shannon Ebner, William Eggleston, Harun Farocki, Lara Favaretto, Jane Freilicher, Maureen Gallace, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jens Haaning, Susan Hiller, Roger Hiorns, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Mark Lombardi, Mary Lucier, Gordon Matta-Clark, Harold Mendez, Mike Nelson, Cady Noland, Roman Ondak, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, John Pilson, Willem de Rooij, George Segal, Rosemarie Trockel, James Turrell, Stephen Vitiello, and John Williams.

Photo Credit: 
Jem Cohen, "Little Flags," 1991–2000.
Super 8mm film transferred to DVD (b/w, sound); 6:00 minutes.
Courtesy the artist and Gravity Hill Films, New York. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Later: We will never forget 9/11

Today marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and our hearts go out to the brave firefighters and rescue workers who perished that day.  Our thoughts are also with the families of the innocent victims who lost their lives and the sadness still felt to this day.

May we never forget those who died and the impact 9/11 had on all of us forever.  For all New Yorkers, your determination to pick up the pieces and move forward so bravely was, and continues to be, an inspiration to the world.

Learn about the National September 11Memorial.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fashion Designer Michael Bastian Picks his KiptonART TOP 10 & Kicks-off NY Fashion Week

KiptonART is always excited for New York Fashion Week.  For Spring 2012, we caught up with 2011 CFDA Menswear Fashion Designer of the Year Winner, MICHAEL BASTIAN.  In 2010, Mr. Bastian collaborated with GANT and the line, GANT by Michael Bastian, is widely distributed in over 60 countries worldwide, in both GANT stores and independent retailers. During this busy time of year, we were thrilled when he shared his thoughts on the art world and took time to pick his TOP 10 artworks from KiptonART (and a few honorable mentions).  Between the parties, the photos and the celebs in town, New York Fashion Week means big business for our local economy.  Although summer is over, we have a lot to look forward this fall. Congratulations to all the fashion designers (and artists and fans) and be safe tonight during Fashion's Night Out.  For the full Q&A with Mr. Bastian, read more in our Online Magazine!

KiptonART Interviews Featured Artist Dan Schwartz

KiptonART's featured artist of the week is 2011 KiptonART Rising Finalist, Dan Schwartz.  We recently caught up with Schwartz in his New York studio and asked him a series of questions for our readers and collectors to get to know him better.  Born in 1974, Dan takes a lawless approach to painting and has become popular online with our collector community. With an emphasis on process rather than product, his experimentation with technique and material is a veritable journey into the unknown.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

KiptonART Featured Artist Vicki Da Silva

Vicki Da Silva, Jasmine/Never Sorry. 20" x 40", Photography.

Vicki Da Silva, Chimey Corner #2. 40" x 60", Photography.

Vicki Da Silva, Light Tartan: Fountain Park #6. 40" x 54", Photography.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Voices of the Lake" opening this weekend

Korin Faught's"Voices of the Lake" opening this weekend in Los Angeles at the Corey Helford Gallery
Opening reception is this Saturday, September 3rd from 7-10pm. Faught's signature Victorian portraits infuse modern style with timeless beauty. This exhibition will be on view through September 22nd. For more information visit