Saturday, March 07, 2009

Laurie Lipton makes waves at Pulse

I’m pleased to announce that Laurie Lipton, a fellow member, is currently displaying art with Santa Monica’s Copro Nason Gallery at the Pulse Art Fair in NYC. A piece by Lipton has sold to a museum for $38,000. If you visit the art fairs in New York be sure to check Lipton’s work out at the Pulse Art Fair. You can view Laurie Lipton’s art on, HERE .

I interviewed Laurie Lipton in 2007. The price of her work has drastically increased since that time. Lipton was born in New York. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and has made her home in London since 1986.

Inspired by the hyper-realistic paintings of the 15th-Century Flemish masters, Laurie's drawings are known for their intense detail. In a sense, pencils are her paint and paper is her canvas. Her work is smooth and appears to be almost photographic at first glance. However, a closer look reveals the intricate detail of her work. From thousands upon thousands of distinct, precise, cross-hatched pencil-strokes, Laurie builds up rich, monochrome tones. It is rare to find an artist who can draw as she does- I consider her to be a contemporary master.

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Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor
New York Art Exchange

1 comment:

The Mystic said...

Yeah Laurie!!!! You go girl! You are certainly a beacon of hope to our Visionary Art Tribe, and I am very proud to be associated with her. Her work is indeed exeptional, and I for one am very happy for her. Her success is an indication that "we" are no longer outcasts from the mainstream arts community; that Fantastic Realism, as a movement from it's emergence in Vienna in the fifties, has taken root and spread around the globe.
Otto Rapp