KM Fine Arts is pleased to announce the participation in the inaugural Downtown Fair opening May 8th and running through May 11, 2014 in the historic 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.
KM Fine Arts (Booth) will offer an extensive contemporary, post war and modern program drawing from both prestigious gallery locations with highlights to include John Chamberlain sculpture, a Robert Rauschenberg collage on solvent, and a Julie Mehretu light module along with significant paintings, drawings, and mixed media by Georg Baselitz, Alexander Calder, Eric Fischl, Michael Goldberg, Keith Haring, Hans Hoffman, Wolf Kahn, Lucien Smith, and Andy Warhol.
KM will also offer works from the LA contemporary program by artists Ramsey Dau, Kim Gottlieb-Walker, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Victor Matthews, Cole Sternberg, Bernie Taupin, Alexander Yulish, Federico Uribe, and Domingo Zapata.
KM LA ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS:
Ramsey Dau: Highlighted in Modern Painters 25 Artists to Watch December 2013, he was born in La Cañada, California and is currently living in Los Angeles. “My work is really about tension,” says Dau, a largely self-taught painter who also runs his own L.A.–based design studio. He has painted small, highly detailed street scenes of the urban landscape—kung-Fu studios or the El Chubasco bar in Echo Park—as well as neo-Pop canvases that combine politically charged text—shout-outs to Grover Norquist and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—with images of Homer Simpson and Mickey Mouse.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker: is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 45 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the ‘60s and ‘70s, including her candid photographs of Bob Marley and other iconic members of the Reggae movement. Many of her photos are in the current Bob Marley Collectors Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick is known for her bold, large-scale paintings and drawings which reference themes such as popular culture, religion, war, race, poverty, love and sex. Kirkpatrick’s sure, confident line work oscillates between being hard and dark or shaky and scrawling, dependent on the attitude of each piece. Dana Louise Kirkpatrick (b. 1976 Cambridge, MA) was raised in Washington DC. She studied Fine Arts at Georgetown University, graduating with honors in 2001 and receiving the DaVinci Medal for Excellence in Studio Art and the Misty Dailey Award for Outstanding Work in Studio Art. Kirkpatrick’s work is in a large number of private collections, including Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, Timothy Hutton, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Tim Armstrong, Dana White, Gina Bellman, James D. Stern, Stephen Nemeth, Gabrielle Fialkoff, Tony Hawk, and the personal collection Jorge Perez.
Victor Matthews whose instantly recognizable paintings and sculpture convert the urban city street grid into a metropolis of softened white celebrating of what has been and what can still be Matthews was born in Brooklyn in 1963 and currently lives and works in New York City and Los Angeles. He attended the High School of Art and Design and received his BFA from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 48th Venice Biennale, Museum Sala Uno (Rome), the Boca Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum (Venice) and The Sculpture Center (New York). In 2013, Matthews exhibited in the 55th Venice Biennale, the catalog included and introduction by Salman Rushdie ad Francesco Clemente.
His work in in the permanent public collections of the Museum Overholland (Amsterdam), the International Center for Contemporary Art (Rome), Cornell University (Ithaca NY), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), New School (New York), and Museum Nuova Icona (Venice). His work can be found in the private collections of Russell Simmons, Brice & Helen Marden, Jay Z, L.A. Reid, Francesco & Alba Clemente, Vera List, Ed Norton, Mary J. Blige, Nathaniel Rothschild, Forest Whitaker, President Mogae of Botswana, Donald Trump, Ronald Perelman and Salman Rushdie, among others.
Cole Sternberg employs watercolor, heavy oils and spray paint, blending mediums to produce visually striking works. Paint often obscures text in his compositions, which at first glance may appear disordered, but are in fact laid out to convey detailed narratives. Born in Richmond, VA and raised in Saratoga, CA, Sternberg graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business Administration and the Liberal Arts Honors Program and earned his JD at the Washington College of Law at American University. Sternberg has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a solo show at The American University Museum in Washington, DC. His works are part of many major collections throughout the world.
Bernie Taupin Stemming from his world famous career as a lyricist Taupin incorporates words and language in to his artistic works. Taupin has no set pattern or definitive style. He claims it is hard to conform when there are so many options. Taupin sees his art as a visual extension of what he has spent his life creating through words “The imagination, in my estimation, is the most powerful tool the artist possess enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the ears and eyes.” He has been busy touring with his art exhibitions all across the US. Taupin born in the United Kingdom currently resides in California. His works are included in many significant collections worldwide.
Alexander Yulish Through his exploration of the human psyche, Yulish began experimenting with a range of expression that he was able to access using lines and color. His influences can be found in the work of de Kooning, Bacon, Chagall, Gorky and the balance of Calder, strongly associating with abstract expressionism. Alexander Yulish was born in New York City in 1975. The son of famed fine artist and sculptor Barbara Pearlman, Alexander’s parents consistently encouraged their son to see the world in a uniquely personal way, fostering a fierce individuality and a sense of expression that is conveyed in his art. His works are in the collection of the Annenberg’s and Eugenio Lopez, who are among the many top collectors who have become supporters of Yulish’s work.
Domingo Zapata: is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, the Design District in Miami, and the Palazzo da Mula in Venice. In these private ateliers he produces post-abstract representational paintings as well as sculpture. He paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed media, collage and graffiti. Zapata’s collectors include Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio, The Bacardi Family, The Cipriani Family and Mark Zuckerberg amongst others.