7 of the Most Famous Art Forgers in History

April 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Inspiration

Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” — So, should forgery be considered art? Art forgery isn’t anything new. Art intrinsically has value in some way or another. Consequently, people have been fabricating and making exact copies of original works by great artists to exploit this opportunity. “Good artists copy, great artists … Read More

Jeff Koons 101: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About The American Artist

January 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Jeff Koons, Sculpture

Jeff Koons is an American sculptor who rose to prominence in the 1980s. His thoughtfully crafted pieces have made him one of the most influential, popular, and controversial contemporary artists. Starting off as a commodities broker on wall street who made art during his breaks, Jeff Koons is now an internationally recognized artist with works … Read More

Expressionism 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Art Movement

November 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Expressionism, Inspiration

Expressionism is an art style that relies on emotional impact rather than the reality of things. Instead of merely depicting the outside world in a visual form, expressionists aim to seek what lies within. Expressionist art, in essence, portrays the human psyche. What exactly is Expressionism? Let’s explore what the movement stood for and the … Read More

Francis Bacon 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Figurative Painter

October 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Francis Bacon, Inspiration, Surrealism

Francis Bacon was an Irish-born figurative painter at 63 Baggot Street, Dublin in 1909. Bacon was known for his raw, unsettling imagery that consisted of fleshy, screaming, contorted figures: from popes and art-historical subjects to friends and lovers. He is credited for creating some of the most “satanically influential” paintings of the 20th century. In … Read More

Brian Donnelly 101: Mostly Everything You to Know About the Artist Known as KAWS

September 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Pop Art, Street Art

Brian Donnelly, professionally known as KAWS, is an American artist, sculptor, painter, and designer. A major chunk of his art is inspired by characters from popular TV shows. These include Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, Smurfs, Michelin Man, Snoopy, and most famously, The Simpsons – although you’ll see characters of his own making in his art … Read More

Keith Haring 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Famed Street Artist

August 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Keith Haring, Pop Art, Street Art

Keith Haring was an American street artist born May 4, 1958 in Reading, PA. His unique, colorful, pop-styled, graffiti-like art became a part of the NYC Street Culture in the 1980s. His inspirations included the drawings of Dr. Suess and Walt Disney, the work of his famous friends Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, socio-political … Read More

Salvador Dali 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Legendary Artist

May 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Art Museums, Artist, Salvador Dali, Surrealism

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, usually referred to as Salvador Dali, was a Spanish Surrealist artist known for his exploration of subconscious imagery. During the 1920s, Dali was considered the world’s best-known Surrealist artist. He portrayed his subjects in meticulous detail, often placing them in contrast with sunlit landscapes. Salvador Dali is most famous … Read More