American Fine Street Art
Opening to the public January 11, 2019, American Fine Street Art will showcase the wildly popular works of legendary street artists Banksy, Brainwash, Invader, Dotmaster, and Bambi. The exhibit will also unveil all of the latest works by the rising star of urban art, AtZ.
AtZ works predominantly in acrylics, spray paint, and stencil. Having had no formal art training, he looks to his predecessors in the world of street art like Crash, Banksy and Bambi; as well as the Pop Art masters including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The messages he paints can be direct and witty or profound yet simplistic. His thought-provoking and engaging compositions do not sacrifice aesthetic beauty for deeper meaning; AtZ believes in creating works that are as visually pleasing as they are philosophically and soulfully appealing.
Banksy is the pseudonym of a street artist whose identity remains unknown. He is most widely recognized for his controversial and often politically themed stenciled pieces. Believed to have been born in Bristol, England around 1974, Banksy rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy's worldwide fame has transformed his artwork from acts of vandalism to sought-after high art pieces. Once an outsider, Banksy has become an industry star, making his public works ever more vulnerable to “salvagers,” who want to cash in on his market value.
Mr. Brainwash, aka Thierry Guetta, is one of the world’s most famous and successful contemporary artists. He’s a self-proclaimed filmmaker and urban artist. He filmed the escapades of Invader, Fairey, Banksy, and other street artists eventually using the footage in the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit through the Gift Shop, which debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film also depicts the meteoric rise of Mr. Brainwash in the street art scene. Following the success of the film, Mr. Brainwash gained massive attention and enthusiasm among collectors.
Contact the gallery to schedule a private preview of the exhibit or for more detail, (480)990-1200.
YamagatA: Bubbles & Boulevards
This fantastical exhibit features a stunning collection or original works by two artists of Japanese heritage: Hiro Yamagata and Satobo. We invite you to visit the showroom to see these works in person. The scale of Satobo’s work is powerful and engaging while the whimsical other-worldly details of Yamagata transport you both in brilliant palettes of bold colors.
To request a portfolio of available works from the collection, contact us at 480.990.1200.
100 Years of Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Wyeth was primarily a realist painter. Andrew Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both around his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and his summer home in Midcoast Maine. He is perhaps best-known for his painting Christina’s World (1948), currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Andrew Wyeth passed away at the age of 91 on January 16, 2009.