Alfred Leslie born October 29, 1927) is an American artist and filmmaker. He first achieved success as an Abstract Expressionist painter, but changed course in the early 1960s and became a painter of realistic figurative paintings.
I enjoy his use of space.
Alfred Leslie, “The Second Two-Panel Horizontal” (1958)
FRANCIS BACON QUOTES
“I’m greedy for life; and I’m greedy as an artist. I’m greedy for what I hope chance can give me far beyond anything I can calculate logically. And it’s partly my greed that has made me what’s called live by chance – greed for food, for drink, for being with the people one likes, for the excitement of things happening. So the same thing applies to one’s work.”
“I’m working for myself; what else have I got to work for? How can you work for an audience? What do you imagine an audience would want? I have got nobody to excite except myself, so I am always surprised if anyone likes my work sometimes. I suppose I’m very lucky, of course, to be able to earn my living by something that really absorbs me to try to do, if that is what you call luck.”
“what once looked entirely of the moment has turned out to be timeless, and what once rang out like an individual cry of pain has been taken up, all over the world, as the first oboe’s ‘A natural’ is taken up by the whole orchestra.”
- John Russell speaking about Bacon’s work
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When I was in London and first saw Francis bacon at the Tate I thought it was grotesque and it frightened me? now, however As I have become more aware I am learning to appreciate the genius behind the work.
How odd that seeing more, made me appreciate more.
Looking is opening your mind to your impressions.
Seeing is replacing what you know with what you see.
Mixing is the knowledgeable confluence of pigments.
Testing is comparing your preparations with the truth.
Adjusting is the will to fix your flagrant wrongs.
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“Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.”
Paul Gauguin – From the Aging category:
Soon I’ll be old and I’ve done precious little in this world for lack of time. I am always afraid I’ll become senile before I’ve finished what I’ve undertaken. (Paul Gauguin)
$142.4M FOR FRANCIS BACON TRIPTYCH: MOST VALUABLE WORK OF ART EVER SOLD AT AUCTION
$58.4M FOR JEFF KOONS’S BALLOON DOG: MOST VALUABLE WORK SOLD AT AUCTION BY A LIVING ARTIST
This is incredible. SEE Christies
On November 12th Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale achieved $691,583,000 (£435,697,000 / €511,771,420), the highest total for an auction sale in art market history, with a strong sell-through rate of 98% by value and 91% by lot. Bidders from 42 countries competed for an unprecedented offering of masterworks from all the major art movements of the last six decades. Bidders vied for works by some of the century’s most inspiring and influential artists: Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Top quality and important provenance were highly prized by collectors including works from the collections of Peter Brant, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Robert A.M. Stern, Eric Clapton and the Daimler Art Collection in Berlin. The sale established 10 new world auction records, selling 11 lots for over $20 million, 3 works for over $50 million, 16 for over $10 million and 56 for over $1 million.
“We are thrilled to announce an historic total of $691.6 million for this evening’s sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. It is the second time this year that Christie’s has broken the highest total in auction history,” said Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art. “Collectors from 42 countries registered tonight with strong bidding from American, European and Asian collectors but also from institutions. The sale was heavily focused on icons and masterworks, achieving an astonishing 10 record prices and breaking the record for any work of art ever sold at auction. Beyond the records, 10,000 art lovers flocked to Christie’s galleries in the last week to engage with and enjoy the remarkable selection of artworks on display.”
Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning and Afternoon Sessions continue on November 13. Bidding remains open for Online: Post-War and Contemporary Art through November 19.
EXPRESS yourself, do what you love! NO matter what
“This is what life is about, it’s about finding something you love doing so much that you don’t even notice time passing, something that the thought of doing really makes you happy and then doing it no matter what others think you should do or even what you think you should do, no matter what setbacks you experience, no matter what challenges come your way. Simply do what you love no matter what.” TRETCHIKOFF
Tretchikoff (1913–2006) lived a life as colorful as his instantly recognizable paintings. Born to a deeply religious Siberian family, he fought poverty, tragedy, captivity and near death to become one of the most celebrated artists of his time. Loathed by the critics yet loved by the public, he enjoyed phenomenal success in Britain, Canada and the United States. At the height of his fame, reproductions of his work were hanging in millions of homes across the world–most famously, his painting popularly known as “The Green Lady,” one of the bestselling art prints ever. Though he subsequently fell out of favor, in recent years his pictures have been rediscovered by young, kitsch-hungry, retro-loving fans. Coinciding with the centenary of his birth, Incredible Tretchikoff tells the enthralling story of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings to the spectacular highs and lows of his later career.
“I believe most of us, if we answered this question honestly, follow our heads. We live in a world that honors the head over the heart…although that is starting to change. In recent times, we are waking up to the voice of the heart that wants to be heard. To hear the heart and live from her rhythm, her beat takes true courage.
Each of us has our own unique rhythm…our unique frequency…unique sound. Imagine if we all started to consciously flow to our own individual heart’s rhythm…each one of us on the planet…do you think we would create a harmony? A harmony that could/would heal our planet and subsequently generations to come. I do.” Read more
Northshore Kauai Artists
North Shore artists Cheri Johnson, Ibbie Al Shamma White, Anne Schneider, Wicki Van De Veer and Suzie Faye show off representative sampling of their artwork which will be on exhibition at the Princeville Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday. The fine arts exhibition is sponsored by the Princeville Association and includes new work from artists from Kee to Kilauea. – Photo by Contributed Photo C. Johnson
Original by Cheryl Johnson