Out of the Box Chair by Harush Shlomo
Via Wright Auctions. Sold for $15,000 on December 10, 2019.
Harush Shlomo was Born in Jerusalem in 1961, he studied Middle Eastern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Photography at Hadassa Community College in Jerusalem (1987-1990). After living and working in Milan from 1990 to 1997, Harush moved to New York City in 1998 where he has worked since in a studio in Brooklyn, creating multiple disciplined art:
sculptures, photography, installations, paintings, and mixed media.
Harush’s main focus in recent years has been the metamorphosis of forms and materials, achieving intriguing interrelations between art and industry while constantly challenging boundaries. Exploring with industrial materials, including aluminum and stainless steel, he blends everyday subjects and objects into his work, while manipulating them in order to turn away from the archetypal towards new and unexpected emblems.
Saul Steinberg was born in Romania and studied in Bucharest and Milan. Architecture was among his studies. He specialized in Photo-drawings hybrids. These hybrid photo-drawings come in two forms: photographs (and occasionally old engravings) whose original subjects—furniture, appliances, street excavations, crumbled paper—take on new identities through the addition of drawn lines; and drawings on furniture, objects, sidewalks, or buildings, which were then photographed to record their new mutations.
Steinberg created the first of these photoworks for the short-lived magazine Flair, where they appeared as inset booklets in two issues.
Via Saul Steinberg Foundation
Jan Svankmajer had an overview exhibition in Eye Amsterdam, a film Museun.
One of the great Czech filmmakers, JAN SVANKMAJER was born in 1934 in Prague where he still lives. He trained at the Institute of Applied Arts from 1950 to 1954 and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (Department of Puppetry). He soon became involved in the Theatre of Masks and the famous Black Theatre, before entering the Laterna Magika Puppet Theatre where he first encountered film. In 1970 he met his wife, the surrealist painter Eva Svankmajerova, and the late Vratislav Effenberger, the leading theoretician of the Czech Surrealist Group, which Svankmajer joined and of which he still remains a member.
Svankmajer made his first film in 1964 and for over thirty years has made some of the most memorable and unique animated films ever made, gaining a reputation as one of the world’s foremost animators, and influencing filmmakers from Tim Burton to The Brothers Quay.
Little Opium by Tal R
Found it at Tim van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
(Tal Shlomo Rosenzweig)
Born 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Art? Hm… Just because it is shown in an Art Gallery???