I’ve had several significant years in my life where life changing events have steered me onto different pathways. 1962, 1975,
1995, 1996, 1998 and now 2012.
This year has brought big changes upon my life…some good and some bad but overall I have learned from my experiences and hopefully I am a better person because of them.
2013 somehow seems to me like a year of hope and rebirth, a year where I can create a lot more than I have in a long time.
Here’s to change.
Part of my plans are to transform Tusk Gallery into a much stronger platform for art in Melbourne, Australia and South East Asia.
We’ve just had a great Christmas Day with our families. I hope that it went well for you as well.
One of my favourite artists is Krit Chantranet. This painting is in my personal collection.
Krit recently had a significant exhibition in Bangkok.
Click on the image to view his Tusk Online Gallery
As of January 2nd 2012 we will be commencing a huge Framing Sale. We’ll be offering an unbelievable 25% off all custom framing at Camberwell and South Yarra.
Whoever reads this blog will be the first to know about this and as a special reward we’ll give you the discount from Monday 17/12. The only catch is that you’ll have to wait until mid January to get your framing back.
When we have a sale of this magnitude it gets pretty busy so this will give you an opportunity to beat the queues and do it at a leisurely pace.
The only catch is that you’ll have to pay 1/3rd deposit and if you want to use Amex we’ll have to charge you a 3% surcharge.
Click on the picture to read our views on framing.
Matt Irwin’s 2013 Colour and Back & White Calendars are now available at our Galleries. They are wonderful and will make a perfect Christmas present. If you go in ask to see Matt’s new Melbourne Photographic Book………..
Jirasak has just agreed to send 2 of his latest paintings to Tusk Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. The piece shown here is an imposing 200x160cm…almost life sized. If you click on the image it will take you to Jirasak’s Tusk Online Gallery where you will see the other piece “Little Girl”. Also available is the amazing 200x160cm “Old Train”.
After four years of living in Sassafras we are about to uproot ourselves and move off the mountain for about 18 months, while we build our new house at Mount Dandenong.
It’s been a great house to live in, not all that good for entertaining but overall it’s been a wonderful experience….worths the thousands of kilometres we have driven over the past four years.
We now feel part of the Dandenong Ranges, this amazing “hill” 50 kms outside Melbourne CBD feels like our home.
Having said that, we are moving off the mountain to a new temporary house just one kilometre from Finn’s new school, Billanook. He begins year 7 there next year. The new abode is one kilometre from the school gate which justifies this temporary move.
Renovation of the Tate Modern’s vandalised Rothko
more difficult than expected
The work by Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon, vandalised
last month at the Tate Modern by an Yellowist “artist”,
will be exhibited again in no less than 18 months.
Indeed, the renovation of the painting results more
difficult that predicted.
After a thorough analysis, experts realised that it
would require a significant amount of work, much
more than previously expected. 18 months will be
necessary to bring back “its former glory”. The graffiti
painted by Vladimir Umanets as a tribute to his
conceptual artistic movement called “Yellowism” was
made with ink and not with a marker as it was thought
before. Therefore, the ink left a deeper mark on the
canvas and removing it will be much more difficult.
Curators and various experts in the field of restoration
have met in order to find a strategy for the renovation
of Black on Maroon. Independent specialists were also
asked to attend the meeting. One has to realise that
even though Rothko’s paintings seem not complicated,
they are very difficult to repair for the artist created
and mixed his own paints with unusual materials.
Some of his works consist of hundreds meticulously
layers sheets of colour in order to achieve such
richness and depth. Rothko’s works are very successful
on auctions, for example, N°1 (Royal Red and Blue)
was recently sold for $75.1m, which equals €59.62m,
during the sale held in New York.
Vladimir Umanets was arrested shortly after he
vandalised the painting. He immediately denied being
guilty; for him it was not a criminal offence but rather a
misunderstood artistic act. Nevertheless he was
charged with one count of Criminal Damage in excess
of £5,000 (€6,311).
I just received this e-mail from an artist. His work is pretty cool. Stay tuned.
My name is Nick Apostolopoulos.
I have been producing large scale charcoal drawings (approx. 1.5mtrs on the longest edge), that can best be described as drawings of intense chiaroscuro.
With my drawings, the white feels as if it has been carved out of the deep black velvet like surface. Up close, the drawings make quite an impact.
My strong commitment to my drawings will only be complete when I find a gallery that is willing to give me a point of entry.