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  • Burton Morris Shows His Style of Pop Art in Singapore

    2011 - 05.30



    What better way to start the year then with an exhibition of Burton Morris. In his post-Pop style, Burton Morris boldly projects an enticing mood of happiness, high energy and fun. He chooses one subject per composition to create what he calls “an instant happening” for the viewer. In his paintings, Morris energizes every day images with his unique style so that a steaming coffee cup, a swirling martini and a dancing popcorn box all take on a new life under his paintbrush.

    Pop Art Singapore- Burton Morris

    Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (the birthplace of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring) in 1964. His forbears were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Red Grooms whose influences can be seen in his work today.

    The artist established the Burton Morris Studios in 1990 and his rise to fame began when NBC engaged him to produce artwork for the hit US sitcom, “Friends”, something Burton continued to do for the full 10 year run of the acclaimed worldwide hit show.

    This proved to be a stepping stone on to even greater things. Morris has created signature images for the 76th annual Academy Awards (The Oscars), the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, The Andre Agassi Foundation and the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was selected by the International Olympic Committee to create 36 original paintings regarding the spirit of the Olympic Games and The International Olympic Museum hosted a one-man exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland, during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

    Burton Morris already has an amazing and substantial body of work behind him and his artwork is displayed in galleries and museums around the world. His artwork is also featured in the collections of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Jimmy Carter Center amongst many others. One-man exhibitions include Sotheby’s of Amsterdam, the International Olympic Museum and the Hickory Museum of Art. Morris` artwork has been exhibited in 20 cities and in 8 countries across 3 different continents.

    Because of his continued success celebrity owners of Morris’ work include the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Roy Disney, Stan Lee, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Donald Trump, Jay Leno and President Sarkozy of France. Among corporate owners, Morris can include the likes of Chanel, Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Rolex, Samsung, Kelloggs, Heinz, Absolut Vodka and Coca Cola.

    Burton Morris’ artwork is a must see and must have for any collector of pop art who is looking for the next pop artist to take on the mantle of the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

    *Article courtesy of Artdaily

    Warhol Pop Art Photobooth Painting Fetches $38M

    2011 - 05.14



    Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait (1963) sold for a record-breaking $38.4 million at a Christie’s auction here on May 11. The highlight of Christie’s post-war art sale, the personalized pop art canvas consists of an acrylic silkscreen on four panels. The images Warhol used for the painting were from a classic coin-op photobooth located in Times Square.

    Andt Warhol Self-Portrait US$38m

    Commissioned by Detroit art collector Florence Barron, the painting’s original price was $1,600 (approximately $11,000 in 2011 dollars). An anonymous private collector from Europe won the 16-minute bidding war.

    “The painting is remarkable not only for its visual impact and the introduction of the photobooth genre, but for marking a key moment in the history of art, when Warhol takes his place in the pantheon of celebrity alongside Marilyn, Elizabeth and Elvis,” said Brett Gorvy, Christie’s international co-head and deputy chairman for post-war and contemporary art.

    Allen Weisberg, founder and chief executive of Apple Industries, one of the world’s leading makers of contemporary photobooths, is not surprised by the bidding war for the pop art icon’s painting or his use of a common coin-op machine.

    “Warhol was fascinated with the photobooth,” Weisberg told VT. “He regularly had celebrities and famous models to go to Times Square to have their pictures taken in photobooths. And he was fascinated with the photobooth for the same reason its has lasted 75 years; it’s living art. He just realized it before everyone else. He saw it intertwined in art and society. He saw there was something special about a photobooth.”

    Lichtenstein pop art & Warhol pop art stolen from NY home!

    2010 - 12.27

    Authorities are ramping up their effort to solve a Manhattan mystery: Who drilled a hole into the home of a beef fortune heir and stole a collection of iconic Roy Lichtenstein pop art and Andy Warhol pop art works?

    The culprits also made off with surveillance video footage that might have caught them in the act.

    The New York Police Department released images of the personalized pop art canvas on Thursday, hoping someone might help solve last month’s crime in the trendy Meatpacking District by recognizing works like a well-known Lichtenstein pop art called “Thinking Nude.”

    Authorities estimate the five-story apartment was burglarized sometime during Thanksgiving week, when owner and art collector Robert Romanoff was away.

    Calls to Romanoff’s home went unanswered Friday.

    Also taken from the building was a Lichtenstein pop art canvas called “Moonscape,” the Carl Fudge oil painting “Live Cat,” the Warhol pop art canvases “The Truck” and “Superman,” and a set of eight signed Warhol pop art canvas prints from 1986 called “Camouflage.” They’re among the artist’s last works before his death the following year.

    Authorities estimate the artworks personifying the pop art movement, plus stolen Cartier and Rolex watches and other jewelry, are worth about $750,000.

    The Romanoff home is in a neighborhood filled with old warehouses and meatpacking companies now turned into retail and living space, restaurants and boutiques.

    Police say the thief drilled a hole through the wall of a hallway sometime between Nov. 24 and 28.

    Lichtenstein, who died in 1997, created “Thinking Nude” in 1994 — one of 40 limited-edition works that are part of his “Nudes” series based on comic-book illustrations.

    A similar personalized pop art canvas print recently sold for about $85,000 at Christie’s, according to the auction house’s website.

    Warhol’s “Superman” pop art canvas is part of his 1980s “Myths” series featuring fictional characters with mass-cultural appeal, including Mickey Mouse and Uncle Sam.

    Romanoff is heir to a beef company fortune that started as a New York City meat store opened by his immigrant relatives in 1905. He’s now president of the New Jersey-based Nebraska Meat Corp., one of the country’s biggest distributors of smoked meat that for years owned property in the Meatpacking District.

    Story courtesy of AP