Monday, February 28, 2011

Artists that Inspire Us!

There is nothing more chic than being able to fill your H'OM with beautiful works of art. Whether the art is by someone extraordinarily famous or made by your loved ones, it can elevate the panache of your space tremendously.

My favorite era for art is Postmodernism, which includes the greats such as Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol.

These artists revolutionized the world of art and introduced new concepts ranging from the readymades of Duchamp to the pop art made famous by Warhol. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from my favorite postmodern artists:

Marcel Duchamp's L.H.O.O.Q. (1919) is a great example of the irreverent glory of modern art. The title, when pronounced in French, means "she has a hot ass," which is what Duchamp intended on conveying. The clever title and the defiant mustache slapped onto DaVinchi's famous Mona Lisa shows that art doesn't need to be taken too seriously.

This picture shows off Andy Warhol's Del Monte and Campbells-soup boxes (1962) in the lovely home of Samantha Boardman (who we previously featured in the Notable Interiors post). Warhol's pop art aesthetic fits in flawlessly to Boardman's interior design while also being playful rather than stuffy.

Finally, my favorite artist of all time and a man I deeply respect: Jeff Koons. Not only is he alive and working today, but he is producing some of the most outlandish, quirky, and most importantly, IRREVERENT art out there. This is just one example of his crazy pieces, (also found in the Boardman residence) which is a porcelain replica of a giant inflatable pool raft. He is an amazing and inspirational artist; pushing the boundaries of what we know to be "art."

His website is beautiful and worth visiting so check him out: Jeff Koons

Irreverent Art. More of the beautiful and unique things that we can incorporate into our lives, not only to make us feel good but to broaden our minds as well.

Have a very chic day!

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