Tag: vintage

Rob Croxford: Trial by Fire

In a way, what happened to Toronto painter Rob Croxford a year ago was a gift. Last May, he lost everything in a fire at Walnut Studios, a huge, warehouse-style quarters for artists where he created his vintage-inspired acrylics and prints.

Extraordinary Envelopes

Mark Powell does extraordinary drawings on vintage envelopes dating as far back as the 1800s – this one a 1965 fold-over airmail.  The London-based artist has endless facility for communicating the history of these craggy, elderly faces, in all their folds and wrinkles.  Such beautiful work.

Rachel Whiteread: Dollhouses

British artist Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) is now on permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London. The sculptural work features a ‘community’ of about 150 vintage doll houses which Whiteread collected over 20 years.

Photography: Unseen celebrities

I’m not normally into celebrity and don’t pay more than passing attention to what’s going on in that world. But when I saw these rare photos (up for auction by WestLicht), I had to explore. These are exceptional photographs, many held until now in private collections, seen by […]

Heidi Kepnes: Vintage Decay

Heidi Kepnes creates collages with found objects, paper, string, photographs, wax and other media. Many of her works are partly encaustic. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Kepnes says she is “drawn to the beauty of decay and its allusion to the passage of time, and to collective and personal […]