Posts Tagged ‘art’

Charity Vintage: Chiquita 50s kitsch print

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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'Chiquita' vintage 50s kitsch print(ends 13 Mar, 2014 15:43:16 GMT)

We’d say that our taste in art is – well – tasteful. However, we have a soft spot for vintage 50s kitsch prints. We have a few of Vladimir Tretchikoff‘s prints – Lady from the Orient, Balinese Girl, The Chinese Girl, Miss Wong and Zulu Girl.

CLIC Sargent: Caring for Children with Cancer* is currently selling this 50s kitsch print entitled ‘Chiquita’. She’s a beautiful, either Spanish or Mexican, senorita with a flirtatious off-the-shoulder blouse and rose in her hair. We don’t know who she’s by, but she is in the style of other artists such as H. Walker, J H Lynch and John Strevens.

*CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Tuesday Huesday: Inaluxe

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

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"Atmosphere" print by Inaluxe

We’ve followed the Australia-based Inaluxe blog & shop updates for ages. Their artwork is beautiful – colourful and optimistic! This piece is entitled Atmosphere and is inspired by nature and the changing seasons.

Tuesday Huesday: Arline Fisch

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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Arline Fisch's "Corals", 2009 made from crocheted coated copper wire. Image credit: William Gullette
Image credit: William Gullette

Arline Fisch is an American artist, jeweller and author. Much of her work is created by crocheting coloured, copper, silver or gold wire into sculptural, organic shapes. The piece above is entitled Corals – part of an amazing series she produced depicting jellyfish, sea anemones and other sea creatures.

All Booked Up!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Selection of newly published art & design books that we will shortly be reviewing on this blog

We just wanted to give you a quick, little preview of some of the art and design books that have arrived from publishers in the past couple of weeks. We’ve got a few other blog posts already in the pipeline, but the next Bookmarks review won’t be far off!

Tuesday Huesday: Cartonlandia

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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"Cartonlandia" an artwork by Ana Serrano
image credit: Julie Klima

A new discovery (at least for us!) this week is this fantastic artwork. It’s called “Cartonlandia” and is the work of Mexican American artist Ana Serrano. You can’t tell from this image, but it’s HUGE – well over 5 foot tall! Have a look at her blog to see the making process.