The White House Gallery
Monday, 04 September 2017 09:39

The White House Gallery at The 2017 FNB JoburgArtFair

Written by The White House Gallery

The 8th of September 2017 marks the opening of The FNB JoburgArtFair. It is an environment where art collectors, galleries and artists can congregate and interact amongst people with incredible art talent. Visitors to the Fair can visit the various Galleries, Artists, Art Magazine and Book Stands. Food and drink will also be on sale at the fair. 

It is here that The White House Gallery will exhibit and sell an exciting collection of limited edition prints, unique drawings and sculptures by International and World- Renowned artists.

A few of the highlights featured at our stand this year will be:

Roy Lichtenstein – American (1923 – 1997)

Roy Lichtenstein - Grandpa

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the first American Pop artists to achieve widespread renown. The basis of Lichtenstein’s work centres on repurposing print imagery which includes comic book illustrations and advertisements.

With bold use of colour, contrast and an evident interest in print graphics, Lichtenstein’s work is easily recognisable.

Lichtenstein’s artistic career spans over 4 decades making his portfolio of art both impressive and diverse.

Jim Dine – American (1935 - )

Dine - Women and Water

A self-described “romantic expressive artist”, Jim Dine is known for his timeless iconography: hearts, robes, and Venus de Milo themes. Dine has proven fearless with his experimentation of composition as well as his artistic techniques used to create finished artworks.

Dine has mastered the art of printmaking and challenged many of its traditional applications. Throughout his career Dine has always been an avid printmaker, enthusiastically approaching the art form out of his love for the process.

With over 1 200 images printed in his career, up to this point, Dine “has never had a year where he hasn’t printed at least once”.

Watch Museum Folkwang Essen’s interview with Jim Dine: 99 Seconds of JIM DINE “About the Love of Printing” below:

 

David Hockney – British (1937 - )

Hockney - Jo McDonald

As one of the most influential artist of the twentieth century, David Hockney’s work has played a pivotal role in the revival of figurative art. His work is not shy of wit or intelligence and often questions conventional notions of perspective and perceived dimension.

A retrospective of Hockney’s work held at The Tate Modern earlier this year proved a great success with almost 35 000 advance tickets sold and an average of 4 300 art lovers and Hockney enthusiasts visiting per day.

Hockney said in an interview, with BBC Radio 4's Front Row program, that due to his busy schedule he turned down an invitation to paint the Queen: "When I was asked I told them I was very busy painting England actually. Her country". It comes as no a surprise, that at the age of 80, Hockney is still producing art.

See article by the Guardian: David Hockney Retrospective Becomes Tate Britain's Most Popular Show

Visit us at the FNB ArtFair

The FNB JoburgArtFair will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre 8 – 10 September 2017 and tickets are available online: http://fnbjoburgartfair.co.za/tickets/

The White House Gallery will be exhibiting at stand number P01. Please visit us to view extraordinary art, enjoy good conversation and absorb the great atmosphere of the FNB JoburgArtFair.

Contact us any time on 011 268 2115, for any further enquiries and reliable advice on starting a new collection of art or adding a unique piece to your existing collection.