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26
Jul

Appreciating Legacy Artists: Andy Warhol

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“He was a slight man who wore a white wig.” The Times, Obituary, February 1987 The name Andy Warhol probably doesn’t have to be explained. He’s a figure so iconic in the art world that simply showing a color palette of one of his works will remind you of who’s talking about. Being a leading […]

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26
Jul

“Offbeat” Artist Appreciation: Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois was a revolutionary French-American artist whose experimental works acted as unusual but honest representations of earnest human emotions. She was not one to shy away from the uncomfortable, being perhaps most famous for Spider, Maman, and Destruction of the Father. A common denominator amongst these striking creations is that they were all inspired […]

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13
Jul

Local Artist Appreciation: Margaret Keane

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For this month’s blog post about a local artist, we’ll be focusing on Margaret Keane. Though technically born in Nashville, Tennessee, Margaret would ultimately run off to San Francisco, California in the mid-1950’s. It was there she would meet Walter Keane — the man who would be the source of both problems and blessings. According […]

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13
Jul

Modern Day Artist Appreciation: Camille Rose Garcia

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Camille Rose Garcia is an artist whose work is easily recognizable, though few may attribute it to her name. Within pop surrealist circles, she’s an often mentioned figure due to her distinctive look. Having bright colors, crooked necks, and vintage charm in her itinerary, Garcia has developed a trademarked style that appeals to both young […]

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13
Jul

“Offbeat” Artist of the Month: Andrei Tarkovsky

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When we think of artists, we tend to think of painters and sculptors. People who create stationary creations out of limited materials. Google’s definition of “art” is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their […]

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13
Jul

Local Artist: Ruth Asawa

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Though not a San Francisco native, Ruth Asawa would quickly make a name for herself in the highly artistic city with her incredible wire sculptures. Her work is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Fifteen of Asawa’s wire sculptures are on […]

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31
May

Appreciating “Legacy” Artist: Ellsworth Kelly

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Ellsworth Kelly is possibly one of the most distinctive artists you will ever see, and today Art in Action is trying to celebrate him and his striking body of work for his May 31st birthday. While many artists try to break new ground through complexity, technical proficiency, and attention to detail, Kelly found his niche […]

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10
May

Legacy Artist: Salvador Dali

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Many of us know and are familiar with the incredibly eccentric yet trail-blazing artist Salvador Dali. A Spanish painter with mesmerizing skill, he ended up becoming not only one of the largest figureheads of the Surrealist movement but also one of the most memorable and talked about painters of all time. While Dali’s striking paintings […]

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10
May

Modern Day Artist: Kevin Peterson

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Kevin Peterson is a striking artist that’s not meant to be forgotten. What accompanies his incredible talent and skill is a sense of depth and nuance to his work that few artists can equally maintain. His work often features young children in possibly dystopian and urban settings. Most notable of all is that the company […]

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10
May

Legacy Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

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Today, Art in Action is celebrating a birthday (a few days late) for the famous renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci, who was skilled in architecture, astronomy, anatomy, engineering, and more. However, his real claim to fame was found in his skill as a painter. This is exemplified with the highly mysterious and widely recognized Mona […]

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