Elephant & Coral seeks to feature some of the most beautiful artwork limited edition prints that are produced by leading artists of the world. These include famous masterpieces collected in world’s leading galleries, museum collections and art fairs. Starting with rare prints of Yayoi Kusama 草間彌生 , lovingly called “‘Priestess Of Polka Dots”, whose polka dots are found on her pumpkin sculptures, prints, furnitures and paintings.
Our growing inventory of contemporary rare prints are definitely going to be interesting to collectors of contemporary artworks prints. These include Sanyu 常玉, Zao Wou Ki 赵无极 , Banksy and Jeff Koons. For more information on prices and availability please visit us or call +65-6736 1322 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22, 1929, Matsumoto, Japan. Yayoi Kusama is an iconic Japanese artist who was a self-described “obsessional artist.” She employed painting, sculpture, performance art, and installations in a variety of styles, including Pop art and Minimalism.
She has described in her art that yellow is her favorite color. Hence, it is not difficult to identify many of her artworks featured her favorite color, Yellow. Her works on Yellow Pumpkin, like the Infinity Net, became a kind of alter ego for her. She has since completed major outdoor sculptural commissions, mostly in the form of brightly hued, monstrous plants and flowers.
Yayoi Kusama art is also evident in her fashion collaboration with Louis-Vutton, France on their bags which were probably one of the fastest world best sellers ever happen.
In 2017, Singaporeans and worldwide visitors to Singapore will have a chance to visit Yayoi Kusama Singapore 2017 exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore featuring close to 200 pieces of her exhibits.
Sanyu 常玉 was born in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, on 14 October 1901 and passed away in his Paris apartment in 1966 due to gas poisoning. A Chinese-French artist who was known to some as the “Oriental Matisse” as he blends Chinese traditional calligraphic strokes to French style artistic expression.
There are very few of Sanyu’s works available but fortunately, we have the second best option, these are the limited edition rare prints which were produced by the National Museum of History in Taipei. The original works were supposed to be exhibited in Taipei in 1963. No effort was spared to make these supreme high quality rare prints which were authenticated and stamped with the museum’s seal and numbered from 1 to 199 of this edition.
Jeff Koons is a famous contemporary artist whose work is influenced by an eclectic array of sensibilities.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, on January 21, 1955, artist Jeff Koons made a name for himself by using everyday objects in special installations that touched on consumerism and the human experience. Some of his art has consisted of overtly sexual themes while others have been seen as a form of neo-kitsch, such as his balloon dogs. In 1988, he debuted a famous sculpture of Michael Jackson.
Jeff Koons’ first show was staged in 1980, and he emerged onto the art scene with a style that blended several existing styles—pop, conceptual, craft, appropriation—to create his own unique mode of expression. Some view his work as pioneering and of major art-historical importance while others dismiss his work as kitsch, crass, and based on cynical self-merchandising.
As an “idea man,” Jeff Koons often using computer-aided design and hiring out the actual construction of his pieces to technicians who can bring to life his ideas with more precision than he himself could.
His work takes on, in usually unconventional ways, such hot-button subjects such as sex, race, gender and fame, and it comes to life in such forms as balloons, bronzed sporting-goods items and inflatable pool toys. His knack for elevating the stature of such items from kitsch objects to high art has made his name synonymous with the art of mass culture.
Zao Wou Ki 赵无极版画 趙無極版畫
Zao Wou Ki was a Chinese-French painter who spent much of his life in Paris. Born in Beijing in 1920, he trained at the School of Art in Hangzhou where he learned brush-and-ink techniques and the traditions of Chinese art history. He did a period of pupilege under renown artist Lin Fengmian, who practiced a hybrid of European modernism and Chinese forms and would eventually become known as a pioneer of modern Chinese painting.
Zao Wou Ki made the world stood up and noticed his works with his monumental abstract painting Juin—Octobre 1985 (1985) which sold for $65 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Sunday, setting a new auction record for the Chinese-French artist, and exceeding its pre-sale high estimate of $45 million.
The Zao Wou Ki Foundation was established to promote the life and art of the painter Zao Wou-Ki through 1920 to 2013.