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La Parisienne, 2010:
Katherine Bernhardt paints portraits of women, celebrities and pop-culture icons, often drawing her inspiration from ad campaigns in fashion magazines. Her style could best be deemed Pop Expressionist, with her work marked by muscular brush strokes, abstract lines and the occasional sprinkle of glitter. Since receiving her MFA from New York's School of Visual Arts, the St. Louis, Missouri, native has shown in galleries throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East; she has also produced store installations for fashion brands Chanel and Miss Sixty. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
This exclusive piece was created for Gilt members in partnership with Art & Advisory.
Material: 100% cotton archival paper
Brand: Art & Advisory
Origin: United States
Michelle Elzay's thoughtful photographs employ many of the formal conventions of still life, but the results have both a forensic feel and an intimate appeal. Here, she shoots her grandmother's minks, a china set, and her childhood stuffed animals. Hoot is a take from another series, in which she photographed a group of birds one after another, as to let each's individual personality shine. All of Elzay's photographs are printed on archival Ilford silk paper; each arrives signed, numbered, and with a certificate of authenticity.