A-List Art at Elte

Tina Turner, Los Angeles 1983

Tina Turner, 1983 – Photography by Norman Seeff

 

Photographer and filmmaker, Norman Seeff has photographed many icons including Steve Jobs, Ray Charles, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. While dining in a restaurant in LA, the Metrick family came across Norman’s stunning work. Now Elte is the first retailer in the world to carry Norman’s prints.

 

Ray Charles, Los Angeles 1985

Ray Charles, 1985 – Photography by Norman Seeff

 

Each of Norman’s prints are produced only 50 times and then the negative is destroyed. Elte is carrying 9 of his limited edition, signed and numbered prints.

 

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What’s Trending in the Art World

From mediums, to subject matter and hanging styles, here are just a few trends we’ve been noticing in the art world.

Photography
Photography continues to be prominently displayed on condo walls, in hotel lobbies and office spaces. Especially fashionable are large, colourful works that exude a sleek and contemporary feel, in line with a modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Scenes of urban decay, cinematic dreamscapes or landscapes are particularly trendy.

Maureen O'Connor, photograph

Photograph by Maureen O’Connor

 

New Media Art (Art + Technology)
The use of technology as subject matter and/or medium is omnipresent in the art world. Digital art, virtual art, internet art, multi-sensory and multi-media installations, even video games, have taken over the art world. Mixed media works that employ manipulated digital images combined with other mediums like paint, pencil or resin are also very fashionable.

David Trautrimas, digital photograph

Digital photograph by David Trautrimas

 

Resin
Resin is a trendy medium that many artists are adopting. Pouring resin onto panels or canvases gives the artwork a thick, glossy, modern surface. No matter if the work is a collage, photograph, digital work or painting, a resin coat provides a clean, contemporary and cool surface.

Aaron Jones, mixed media

Mixed media by Aaron Jones

 

Urban or Street Art
The aesthetics of street art are now widely celebrated in mainstream culture. Characteristically colourful, graphic, raw, energetic and immediate, graffiti and street art have moved from the sides of buildings in alleyways, on to canvases in private residences. Banksy is often credited with breaking down the walls between street art and high art.

Matthew Catalano, digital image

Digital Image by Matthew Catalano

 

Salon ­Style Hanging

Finally, a popular form of display, which actually has its roots in French salons of the 18th century, is the salon style display of hanging works of art. Filling a wall with an eclectic grouping, by arranging pieces together, no matter their colour, size, theme or media, breaks the monotony and adds interest to any space.

Israel Gallery

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We love how eclectic gallery walls can share a collection and tell a story. Why not Dabble in a little art direction of your own?

Curate your gallery wall with photos and keepsakes that are associated by theme – vacation/beach images, by style – black and white photography, or by virtue of the joy each image brings.

Keep in mind it costs only a few hundred dollars to have the gallery professionally hung.  An investment that can save your walls from errant holes!

 

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Photography for Travellers

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Inspiration can happen anywhere. Don’t miss your chance to capture it.

Filled with inspirational photography, Photography for Travellers offers tips and information to make the most of each and every photo.

Photo of Nam Kham at Dusk from www.photographyfortravellers.com.