Monday, October 14, 2013

Announcement - The Mixed-Media Artist


Seth Apter's latest book, The Mixed-Media Artist is being shipped by the publisher today.  This is pretty exciting for me as I have three pieces (one partial) with some collage tips in his book.  My friend Brian Kasstle  http://apaperbear.wordpress.com/ also has work in Seth's book. 

Here is what is included by me:


Harriet

I will tell you about Harriet later in the week.


Old and New Friends Meet 


What if the artists Donatello, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and da Vinci could travel through time to the 1980’s?  Who would they have wanted to meet?  It might be Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol.  My collage, Old and New Friends Meet, honors all eight artists who I find highly inspiring and who might just have had more in common with each other than you might think.  A little research proved that.  Can you find the major clue in this piece to let you in on a little secret?

The background of this piece shares small tidbits of each artist’s style.  Remember how Warhol became famous for the Campbell’s soup can paintings or Keith Haring’s genius of painting in the subways of New York?  His iconic influences are there as well.  Jasper John’s shared Old Glory in a new way and Rauschenberg would have created a collage using all of these artists’ symbols and more.

 
Italian Gothic (center of the triptych)
 


Italian Gothic (complete piece)
More on Italian Gothic later this week.

8 comments:

Connie Rose said...

John, these are great, especially Italian Gothic. Congrats on being in Seth's new book -- you rock!

Roberta said...

What a wonderful piece John. I love how you incorporated the artists as well as their work.

amy of four corners design said...

ingenious pieces - especially old and new friends...your inspiration (and delivery!) spurs me on!

Catherine R said...

Why do I feel I know Harriet already? You are so super productive I feel tired...

Brian Kasstle said...

Wonderful John! I can't wait to see our work in Seth's book!

Seth said...

Thanks for sharing your contribution and getting the word out about the book John. I am so excited for you to hold the actual book and see your beautiful work on its pages!

ingridp said...

I have already ordered the book, so proud of you my friend

tgarrett said...

I just love this and I am so excited to get my copy of the book!