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Maya Angelou wrote "Amazement Awaits" for the 2008 Beijing Olymipc. Below is a video of her reading the poem. 

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Jack Scharr interviews Marcel Salinas

We believe this is the only Video documenting the Great work of Marcel Salinas. Marcel worked with Picasso doing Portraits Imagine under the Maestro’s guidance. He also worked with many other great artists Erte, Vaserelli, Lebadang and many others.

This video concentrates on Salinas’s own Great work explaining how his life took him from Egypt to France and finally to the US. His painting has gone from cubism, to impressionism to figurative.

 Enjoy meeting a Great Artist

 

Our late friend Marcel Salinas put together a list of How To's when it comes to buying and collecting art!


The art collector should never buy for investment, since all too often this means that he/she will buy badly and without love. On the other hand the collection or single painting that is bought for its quality and with love will often turn out to be an excellent investment also. (Christie's Collector Guide)


1. To purchase a work of art you should truly love the work. Without a strong attachment to this art the primary source of joy from collecting art is lost.

 

2. Value- As a collector you want to know the artwork that you select is truly worth what you paid and all indications are it will be worth more later. Work with a Gallery that you know and trust.

 

3. Credential- The artist's background and credentials are important. Find out about the artist. Check the authorship of the work and xamine the credentials. The artist that created the work is the main factor in the value of the work.

 

4. Collectors- Is this artist's work in major Museums,...

Hiro Yamagata

Mar 29, 2017

Internationally known among commercial-art enthusiasts for his pop-inspired faunal and floral imagery,Yamagatais best known in theU.S.as the poster designer for the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Committees.  He's also designed commemorative works for the Air and Space Bicentennial, the U.S. Constitution's Bicentennial, the Centennial Celebration of theEiffelTower, the Bicentennial of the French Revolution - and painted Ronald Reagan's presidential portrait. I n 1988, Hiro was commissioned by President Ronald Reagan to do a painting as part of the one hundred year anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty.

Hiro Yamagata was born inShiga,Japanon June 30, 1948.  He was first interested in painting in elementary school and took a special art class every day after school and through high school with his art teacher, a Japanese-style painter.  After his graduation, he went toTokyoand had part-time jobs in the advertisement field, where his talent was recognized.  In 1972, Hiro began attending L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts inParisand began to live his life through painting.

Yamagataescaped toParisin his early 20's, and met such persons as John Cage and more notably Allen Ginsberg.  He also painted sets for Peter Brook.  At the time, Hiro was perfecting a cartoony illustrative painting style that was not particularly Japanese.  The...

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, is the world's largest publisher of fine art commemorating special events.  We pride ourselves on a mission to produce and market art of the highest quality in the world. Fine Art Ltd. was presented with the very prestigious international ARCALE 2000 award in Salamanca, Spain, for its contribution to the art society through the promotion of contemporary artists.  Fine Art has established itself as the leading publisher of commemorative fine art for world-class international events.

A highlight of our past events include:

      • All the US Olympic Games from1988-2010
      • The 50th Anniversary of the March of Dimes
      • The 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
      • The 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall
      • The 500th Anniversary of Columbus discovering America
      • The 500Years of the Decorated Christmas Tree
      • The Fall of the Berlin Wall
      • The Maquette of Eads
      • Heroic Bronze Sculpture and Maquette of Lou...

 

The American A Monument of Courage-video 5:17 -  Produced by John Camey

Just imagine the following icons; the Statue of Liberty, New York, the Effie Tower in Paris, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Arch in St. Louis and now outside Tulsa, Oklahoma a new icon of the brave Indian with an eagle extend on his arm that represents the hope and challenge of new beginnings.

This monument will be the largest free standing bronze that people will be able to enter a stairway to the observation deck and view beautiful downtown Tulsa in the distance. The American, located in Sand Springs, will soar 21 stories in height with a visitor center at the base of the monument.

Shan Gray, and Osage Indian and the artist of this sculpture, had a vision of this American image as a way to reflect the courage of all American’s no matter their race or creed.

Collectors now have an opportunity to own your own original bronze available in both the 24” cast an edition of 90 and the exquisite 3 ½ foot cast with an edition of 176. This will be the only edition offered without the changes that had to be made as the original cast was modified when it was decided to make The American a 207 foot monument. All additional...

 

Harry Weber, the sculpture artist who created all of the Hall of Fame players at Bush Stadium, sculpted “Stan the Man” to commemorate the life of the late Cardinals player Stan “the Man” Musial. The sculpture was released at a special event featuring Stan Musial at Fine Art Ltd.

Harry has created two other casts that were featured at the event, “Musial 3000th  Hit”, an edition of only 6 casts and Musial’s, “Last at Bat” an edition of 50. Harry liked working with Stan, and Stan enjoyed working with Harry. Stan owned three of Harrys sculptures in his personal collection.