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May 20, 2010 11:18 AM Subscribe
Help me find this contemporary artist's name and/or website. I had it, I forgot to bookmark it, and now it's driving me batty.
posted by DestinationUnknown to media & arts (5 answers total)
She's a painter, relatively young (I think) who paints old-fashioned looking women. Wearing fancy dresses, maybe, or there's something else that gives a sense of formality to them. The subjects look like they could be models for Monet, though the paintings don't look Impressionist, exactly - they're not quite as "light", in color or attitude. I don't know enough about art to know the correct terminology, but I'd describe the look of the paintings as very soft, feminine, but with something a little dark or sad about them. The ones I remember, at least, don't look contemporary.
Details from my (possibly faulty) memory: The artist had some work in a New York gallery within the last few years; I first saw a painting of hers in an ad for said gallery in a fancy magazine (Vogue or Architectural Digest or another of those big shiny Conde Nast ones) about a year ago. She might be Eastern European, she might be based in the US now, she might have a name with a J that's pronounced like a Y or something similar. Her site, or another site, might have had paintings for sale, maybe starting at about $1000.