Bob Marley
Jun10

Bob Marley

Bob Marley by Hayes Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins ( 60 x 90 cm ) Painting Bob Marley was a real pleasure for me. It’s a birthday gift to my son Lewis on his 22nd birthday. The video compresses about 45 hours of video into just over two minutes. My...

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‘Follow Me’
Jun09

‘Follow Me’

Partly inspired by a mixture of the Dutch painter Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan & the modern technology his Oils on Canvas by Hayes is entitled “Follow Me”. The inspiration for the blocks of colours comes from  Mondriaan’s bold use of coloured squares and rectangles in his . Mondriaan began producing grid-based paintings in late 1919, and in 1920, the style for which he came to be renowned began to appear. Mondriaan’s paintings arrive at what is to casual observers their definitive and mature form. Thick black lines now separate the forms, which are larger and fewer in number, and more of the forms are left white. How the technology comes into it is really up to the viewer, only some of whom will be ‘smart’ enough to figure out. Have you got the smarts to figure it out? Follow Me by Hayes Oil on canvas20 x 20 ins ( 50 x 50 cm ) Not for SALE My Gallery See other posts by...

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Marilyn Monroe
Jun08

Marilyn Monroe

For Sale Marilyn Monroe by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 20 x 30 ins ( 50 x 60 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie €750 My...

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Jun07

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

For Sale John & Paul by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 16 x 20 ins ( 40 x 50 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie €350 My...

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Coffee shop removes Muck Rock mural, citing artist’s ‘racially insensitive’ past work
Aug26

Coffee shop removes Muck Rock mural, citing artist’s ‘racially insensitive’ past work

An Indianapolis coffee shop painted over a Jules Muck mural Friday because the store’s owner objects to one of the artist’s past paintings that has been called racist. Rabble owner Josie Hunckler said she learned Thursday evening of a 2018 mural by Muck that depicts a chimpanzee sporting a gold tooth and a thought bubble filled by a marijuana leaf. Muck painted the chimpanzee near New Orleans’ Lincoln Beach — a waterfront amusement park designated as an African American gathering place during the segregated 1950s. Hunckler said she no longer wanted Muck’s depiction of jazz singer Nina Simone on an exterior wall of Rabble, 2119 E. 10th St. “I painted over the Nina Simone portrait I commissioned and paid for because some of the artist’s other work was racially insensitive to the point of bothering me and many of my friends and customers,” Hunckler said. Jules Muck painted a mural of singer Nina Simone at Rabble Coffee, 2119 E 10th St.David Lindquist/IndyStar Full article at source:...

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Family discovered they owned a forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait valued at $200,000
Jul29

Family discovered they owned a forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait valued at $200,000

Imagine finding an almost-forgotten portrait of your mother in your family house, doing a Google search on the artist’s name and discovering that what you own is a precursor to the artist’s best-known work that sold in 2018 for $1.6 million. This is exactly what happened very recently to one of the members of the Davis family in Texas.  The portrait, Christine, is the latest remarkable find of work by one of the most revered African artists of the 20th century, Ben Enwonwu. The captivating sitter is Christine Elizabeth Davis, an American hair stylist of West Indian descent. Christine travelled a lot in her life, working in Ghana before moving to Lagos with her British husband in 1969. There, they befriended Enwonwu and Christine’s husband commissioned the work as a gift for his wife in 1971 before they eventually moved back to the US a few years later. Source: Quartz...

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