Let us help you find the perfect gift this holiday season!
We have compiled the perfect list for all of our art lovers out there looking to add to their collection this year. But you need to move fast, as our shipping deadline for 2016 is DECEMBER 16th!
We are known for our extensive collection of 20th century modern masters. However, did you know we also have a massive array of other works which include posters, photographs,and ceramics! Take a look below at our fun and easy guide to artistic gift-giving this holiday season.
Gifts for under $200:
"Marilyn: 17 Years in the Making" Catalog*
An exhibition of photographs from 1945-1962 curated by Andrew Weiss. This wonderful catalog contains photographs by seven photographers who knew her from her first paid modeling job in 1945 (William Carroll) to the last photos taken 2 weeks before her tragic death in 1962 (George Barris). Photographers William Carroll, Andres de Dienes, Lazlo Willinger, Milton Greene, Bert Stern and George Barris and a Pan AM Steward Kashio Aoki, who was in the right place at the right time, have their stories shared alongside beautiful photographs making this a collectible book for any Marilyn Monroe fan.
*Also available: Deluxe Marilyn Catalogs that include a limited edition print of the cover piece for $450 with a 20% discount if ordered by December 23, 2016!
"The Drawn Blank Series" Bob Dylan Book
A hard cover book containing images of the original drawings and paintings by the beloved and talented musician, Bob Dylan. This book exhibits the beautiful pieces from Dylan's "Drawn Blank Series", done in 2014. This book is a must-have for anyone who considers themselves an avid Bob Dylan fan.
We have a wide range of posters here at Andrew Weiss Gallery. These works are great for anyone looking to start their art collection but don't necessarily have it in their budget to splurge on an original photograph or hand signed lithograph. Many of our posters are images of iconic photographs by photographers like Bert Stern (top left) and Laszlo Willinger (top right). And that's just to name a couple. Give us a call to learn more about our extensive poster collection and make someone very happy this holiday season.
Gifts for under $1000:
Hand Signed Photo-lithographs
Not only we do have insanely affordable posters, but we also have HAND SIGNED photo-lithographs that will definitely not break your bank. These pieces are hand signed and numbered by your favorite photographers which include, but are not limited to, George Barris (top left) and Ted Allan (top right). No home is complete without an iconic image of our beloved Marilyn Monroe!
David Bromley "A Tribute to Marilyn" Prints
Speaking of Marilyn, we also have these breathtaking mixed media giclees by Australian artist David Bromley. These prints were created by Bromley as a tribute to Marilyn on her 90th birthday this past June. These works are a mix of Bromley's artistic talent and the original photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe. The process of making these intricate prints is through a series of media including painting, collage, and computer editing. Bromley liked the idea of mixing old school medium like paint with a more contemporary medium like technology.
Gifts for under $5000
Hand signed original photographs
Not only do we have the largest archive in the world of original Marilyn Monroe photography, but we also have an extensive collection of hand signed original photographs portraying many other iconic figures, as well. We posses hand signed photographs portraying old Hollywood figures such as Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Jean Harlow (top left) and, of course, Marilyn Monroe (top right). These pieces range from anywhere between $975 and $5,500.
Marc Chagall lithographs and etchings
One of the most prominent of our 20th century modern masters is Russian-French artist, Marc Chagall. Chagall is known for his Biblical imagery and flowing figures. We posses unsigned Chagall lithographs and etchings for under $5,000, which would be the perfect gift for that art lover in your family, or the perfect gift to yourself!
Salvador Dali "Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine" Series
This series, by Salvador Dali, illustrates the political fables of La Fontaine. Dali's wit and humor are very present in these original engravings. Each engraving is hand signed and numbered.
If you have any further questions on these pieces please give us a call at 310.246.9333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Holidays! And don't forget to stop by www.andrewweiss.com for even more great finds.
David Bromley, Lauren Johnson
Andrew Weiss Gallery is honored to present, in its Los Angeles premier, a collection of paintings capturing free spirited, alluring, LA women on canvas. This collection features prominent and upcoming models within Los Angeles. Each model displays their own beauty, style, and grace within each canvas, which is so eloquently captured by Australian artist David Bromley.
This newly curated collection features David Bromley’s talent of illuminating the personalities of these women on canvas, each with their own unique qualities. This collection presents alongside, and is a companion to "Marilyn at 90: A Tribute to David Bromley", a retrospective exhibition featuring Marilyn Monroe through the lens and with the brush.
David Bromley, Mallory Jansen
"L.A. Women" and "Marilyn at 90: A Tribute to David Bromley" will begin with our opening reception on June 25, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and will run through September 1, 2016.
Interview with David Bromley on his inspiration for "L.A. Women":
"Andy Warhol immortalized her and even though her time on this earth had passed, she lives on forever a face, physicality, and a charisma. Her potency continues to seduce us as she seems both so beautiful and powerful. Equally, she seemed at times sad in her eyes and frail. With our opportunity to paint her and work with her images, we feel as if we have an opportunity to engage with her for longer. At times these works follow in the footsteps of people like Warhol, who, like me, seeks to heighten a story already told through respect and flamboyance, to paint her and further immortalize her."-David Bromley
Andrew Weiss Gallery is very excited to present a new collection of work by Russian-born French artist Romain de Tirtoff, or more commonly known as Erté. Andrew Weiss Gallery has recently acquired over 40 different unique fashion illustrations created by Erté in the 20th century. Each piece is unique and full of vibrant colors that pop right off the paper. These eye-catching paintings are windows into old Hollywood fashion and film.
Erté was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume, and set design for film, theatre, opera, and interior decor. Erté designed over 200 covers for the popular magazine, Harper's Bazaar, as well as many others including Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, and Vogue.
This particular group of pieces were the private collection of Helene Martini, also known as the Empress or the Countess. Martini was known for her involvement with the Parisian cabarets and owned 10 cabarets all over the city including Folies Bergere and Folies Pigalle. Her and Erté were great friends and he left this collection to her after he passed. A few years ago Helene Martini decided to put the whole collection up for auction.
Andrew Weiss Gallery is now showing a collection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso. Picasso, an undisputed Master of 20th Century Art, is best known for his large scale paintings and impressive body of graphic work. What is lesser known about Picasso is his collaboration with Madoura Pottery, run by the Ramie family in Vallauris, that spanned over 25 years.
This rare collection gives viewers a taste of Picasso's diverse and fluent artistic skills with any medium. Picasso's imagination, wit, and humor become apparent in this collection of pottery.
Picasso became very interested in manipulating the shape of a ceramic to encompass his subject matter and design. A vase became the female form and a round plate was transformed into a human face in Picasso's hands. Most of the ceramics are made of earthenware clay which means that they were fired at the lowest level causing the clay to be coarser and softer that other ceramics. This type of clay can be made impervious to liquids by the use of glaze.
These works are now on view at our Bergamot station gallery. Please email email@example.com or call 310-246-9333 for further information about this collection.
RARE PRINT WORKS BY LA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL GROUP OF ARTISTS:
Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, Craig Kauffman, Eric Orr,
and Ed Moses
Billy Al Bengston, BAB 1, 1988, original etching, 30x22 in., hand signed and numbered
(SANTA MONICA, CA)--Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to announce The Cool School in Barcelona: Rare Handmade Print Works by LA’s Most Influential Group of Artists.
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica were innovators with their short-term residency program. In 1988 and 1989 Poligrafa invited eight prominent California-based artists--Billy Al Bengston, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill, Criag Kauffman, Ed Moses, Eric Orr and Ed Ruscha--to each spend two weeks in Barcelona and create handmade prints based on their experiences and impressions of the city. Most of this trailblazing group of California Light and Space and Pop artists, who worked in mediums ranging from sculpture to painting and installations, received their first introduction to printmaking at this time.
Peter Alexander, Hallelujah II, 1988, original lithograph, 22 x 30 in., hand signed and numbered
The majority of the works created during these artist residencies were then archived for nearly 30 years by Poligrafa, and rediscovered and reintroduced exclusively by Andrew Weiss Gallery.
Gallerist Andrew Weiss brings the rare print works of these renowned California artists to his light-filled gallery space in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, close to the studios still in practice by many of these Venice and Santa Monica-based artists. On view will be more than 50 works highlighting Los Angeles’s first and most significant post-war artists, who continue to lead and influence today’s contemporary art world. The hand numbered, limited edition etchings and lithographs on woven paper are each hand signed and dated by the artist.
Eric Orr, Catalonian Nine, 1989, original embossed etching, 30 x 22 in. hand signed and numbered
Barcelona-based fine art printmaker Polígrafa Obra Gráfica was launched in 1964 by Manuel de Muga and has published editions featuring over 300 leading artists since then. After the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, and at the end of Spain’s 36-year fascist regime, Poligrafa was widely credited for bringing new art and artists into the country, injecting a breeze of freshness and modernity to Spain’s moribund cultural atmosphere. Their artists have always been chosen by a criteria of rigor and ambition. Polígrafa published editions by artists who are today recognized as among the foremost of their time, such as Joan Miró, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, John Cage, Alex Katz, Rufino Tamayo, and Francisco Toledo.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the gallery will also be screening The Cool School: The Story of Ferus Art Gallery, a documentary film by Morgan Neville that focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, which between 1957 and 1966 solidified the careers of a band of young and rebellious artists including Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Craig Kauffman, Moses, and Ed Ruscha.
The Cool School In Barcelona: Rare Print Works by LA’s Most Influential Group of Artists is on view from October 24, 2015 until December 5, 2015.