Five art collector pieces to brighten your walls and home during quarantine
Bored of staring at the same white walls day after day while you self isolate? Well, team Esquire has put together a list of five extravagant artworks to briten up your walls and homes.
While the prices may set you back a bit, they're sure to add some serious pizzaz to your art collection.
Frida Kahlo, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
Italian artist Giuseppe Veneziano is a painter, focusing on political and controversial themes with a twist of satire through the use of cartoon characters, famous pop figures and politicians. By critics and art magazines Veneziano is recognized as one of the maximum exponents of “Italian New Pop” and of the group “Italian Newbrow”.
2. Flavio Lucchini
Gold - Dress Memory , 2005, Resin sculpture gold leaf, 80 x 90 cm
Italian artist Flavio Lucchini is known as the most influential character in fashion editing. He is the inventor of many important fashion magazines: Amica, Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Donna, Mondo Uomo, Moda and more. In the 1990’s, inspired by his fashion related collaborations; Lucchini began to blur the lines between art and fashion – creating sculptural pieces made of iron, steel, brass, amongst other materials.
3. Igor Mitoraj
Città Perduta VIII, 2006, Bronze, 66 x 60 x 50 cm, Ed. 3/8
Igor Mitoraj was a famous Polish sculptor who drew inspiration from the concept of “broken beauty”. His works resonate with those of the old Roman and Greek culture, yet they fragmented with a post-modern twist. They revoke thoughts about the damage inflicted on antique statues as a result passing of time. His works are predominantly large-scale and made in marble, terracotta or bronze. Ultimately, his works bring together the rigorous antique tradition and the dark decay of postmodernism.
4. Robert Indiana
HOPE, May , 2015, Serigraph on paper, 96.5 x 96.5 cm, Ed. IV/XI
Robert Indiana, one of the preeminent figures in American art since the 1960s, played a central role in the development of assemblage art, hard-edge painting, and Pop art. A self proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana created a highly original body of work that explores American identity, personal history, and the power of abstraction and language, establishing an important legacy that resonates in the work of many contemporary artists who make the written word a central element of their oeuvre.
5. Gustavo Veléz
Bianca , 2019, Marble, base in black granite 180 x 96 x 42 cm
Colombian artist Gustavo Vélez is known for his sculptures which embody a certain creative fluidity. He transforms the matter into works that play between the figurative and the conceptual, between forms easily identifiable and others more abstract, full of movement, light, shadow and search of the infinite.
All the artworks are available at Oblong Contemporary Art gallery located on Blue Waters Islands and although the gallery is closed for the lockdown period, art enthusiast can visit the website, https://oblongcontemporary.com/ and purchase the artwork of their choice.