Articles Tagged with: Pop Art

Muhammad Ali: Impossible is nothing.

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Muhammad Ali (/ɑːˈl/;[8] born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.;[9] January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring (Wikipedia)

“God’s got me here for something. I can feel it. I was born for everything that I’m doing now.”

MUHAMMAD Ali Vs FLOYD PATTERSON

Muhammad Ali vs Floyd Patterson, Las Vegas 1965. Photo by Lawrence Schiller.

Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and former champion Floyd Patterson fought two times. The first bout took place on November 22, 1965; and the second on September 20, 1972. Ali won both fights through technical knockouts. The first fight was stopped in the twelfth round; and the second after the seventh round. After losing his title to Sunny Liston in round 1 Floyd tried to regain the title but was stopped by Liston again in first round.Following these defeats, Patterson went through a depression. However, he eventually recovered and began winning fights again, including top victories over Eddie Machen and George Chuvalo. The Chuvalo match getting Ring magazine’s “Fight of the Year” award. (Wikipedia)

UNIQUE Trial Proofs by E$COBAR

Upon the tragic passing of Muhammad Ali in 2016, pop/urban artist E$COBAR created a tribute printed edition called ‘Impossible is nothing.’ in a limited edition of 25 which went to sell out very fast.  Only a few signed proofs are still available. The colourway for the main edition (plus proofs) is red but the artist experimented with different colour permutations before settling on red.

Some are available, all are unique trial proofs, signed.

“It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.”

An unsigned edition of 150 in the original colourway (sheet size 21 x 21cm) is available, framed and with COA attached on the back. This is an ideal inspiring and beautiful gift for someone special.

 


Robert Indiana, the Pop Art Hero Who Gave Us ‘LOVE,’ Dies at 89 Amid Legal Battle Over His Work

The artist died just one day after a representative filed a lawsuit over his treatment and legacy.

Robert Indiana’s LOVE (1970) at Newfields. Image courtesy of Newfields.

Robert Indiana, a towering figure in the American Pop art movement whoseLOVE sculpture became one of the most reproduced works of art of the Modern era, has died at the age of 89.

Indiana, whose real last name was Clark, was already enjoying critical and market success when he debuted his LOVE series at the Stable Gallery in New York in 1964. That same year, Indiana’s work was shown alongside that of Andy Warhol at the World’s Fair in Queens.

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Art Gift Ideas

This Year, Give ART!

‘Make Her/Him Feel Special – Nothing says it better than an original Art Gift’

We have a stunning selection of affordable artworks from £99 up from our hot emerging artists and some classics, all collectible signed & numbered limited editions from our online shop

 

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E$COBAR & VAN DONNA ARTWORKS IN DUBAI FOR ART WEEK 2017

A highly anticipated collaboration between London’s esteemed Walton Fine Arts Gallery and Dubai’s Cities Design, Art & Lifestyle Store has given way to Contemporary Pop Art from Citiesa unique exhibition featuring carefully curated mixed-medium Pop Art pieces by artists E$COBAR Van Donna. Street style, graffiti and contemporary pop culture come together during Art Week 2017 to bring internationally acclaimed pieces to Dubai.

Manzil-Dubai-1 Manzil-Dubai-2

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Happy Birthday Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann (February 23, 1931- Dec 17, 2004) is considered by art historians to be one of the five most important pop artists, alongside Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Oldenburg.  Most famous for his 100-piece Great American Nude series of the 1960’s, Wesselmann is celebrated for his pop interpretations of female nudes.  Having declared that he had picked up where Matisse left off, Wesselmann created collage-like paintings of nudes in interior spaces, often incorporating textile patterns and everyday objects into the composition.  His paintings fetch millions at auction and are featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in major museum collections internationally.

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Beatles stars Paul and Ringo come together for new album

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared a photo together over the weekend, reportedly working on Starr’s latest album – a follow-up to his 2015 Postcard From Paradise.

“Thanks for coming over man and playing,” Starr wrote on Twitter.

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Robert Indiana – The American – September 2013

Robert Indiana, “the Man who tilted the ‘O’ of LOVE was born Robert Clark, changing his name to the state of his birth. It is fitting that he adopted a place name: his family moved house numerous times during his formative years, and he traveled no less in adulthood, joining the US Air Force, and studying art in Chicago, Maine and Edinburgh before settling in New York and becoming tied in Pop Art. Those young years on the road clearly influenced   Indiana’s work, the repeated stencil text, and stars and stripes motifs evoking road signs, authority badges, and military insignia, while simultaneously informing a generation of graphic designers. A major exhibition of his work gets underway this month in New York, with a satellite retrospective at Walton Fine Arts in London”.

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Lichtenstein Mania

The world doesn’t seem to get enough of Roy LichtensteinIn London, the “Lichtenstein: a retrospective” exhibition at Tate Modern is an ongoing huge success, attracting record number of visitors.  Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern the show brings together 125 of pop icon’s  most definitive paintings and sculptures, 16 years after the artist’s death.

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