One of the most important and influential abstract visual artists in the U.S. has died: Sam Gilliam, a great colorist whose work influenced generations of artists, was 88 years old. His death was announced by the Pace Gallery, which had represented him since 2019. Gilliam was born in Tupelo, Miss., in 1933 as the seventh child of eight, born to a father who worked on the railroad and a homemaking mother. He attended the University of Louisville for both bachelor's and master'
Today we remember and celebrate the birth of Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline. Kline was best known for his role as an "action painter", creating large-scale canvases, which featured abstract motifs and calligraphic bolts of black paint over white fields. This spontaneous, gestural style of work became iconic amidst mid-20th-century Abstract Expressionism. Kline helped pioneer this movement alongside other notable artists including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Jo
Alex Katz is an American painter renowned for his large-scale depictions of flowers, landscapes, and portraits. Katz’s flat planes, simplification of detail, and alla-prima paint application, are trademarks of his work. This piece, Azaleas on Yellow, showcases Katz’s smooth aesthetic. He is able to utilize wide brushstrokes with large swathes of rich color to refine his compositions and produce stunning work. Katz’s artworks are what art historian Robert Storr has called “a n
Miss Bugs specializes in colorful and contemporary mixed-media art. Their innovative collaborations use an array of techniques from silk screen printing to resin casting. This piece, Data Rader, is our newest arrival by Miss Bugs. This intricate artwork consists of paper cuts, surgical blades, and embossed butterfly wings adorned in 24-carat gold leaf on wood and aluminum. While human form is the main topic, Data Rader incorporates the familiar with the unfamiliar in a playfu
Burgess Modern and Contemporary is proud to showcase new detailed shots of the legendary Marilyn Monroe by mixed media master Miss Bugs. Miss Bugs produces imagery made up of various iconic artworks composed into highly coveted, technicoloured screen prints that are vivid, eye-catching and mystical. These artworks are time consuming and labor intensive, however, the final product always results in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. To learn more about works by Miss Bugs please cont
New surrealist works by Salvador Dali are available now at Burgess Modern and Contemporary The Flowering of Inspiration from Retrospective is an impressive exploration of subconscious imagery that plays with a pageantry of light colors For more information on Salvador Dali works please contact us at 954-524-2100 ~ Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) The Flowering of Inspiration from Retrospective, 1978, (266/350) Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 29.37 x 21.50 in ~ . . . . #Salvad
Today we celebrate #EarthDay as a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. In honor of Earth Day, we are showcasing artist Gabriel Delgado, an academic and scholarly researcher whose work brings much needed awareness to political and environmental tragedies. X-Press Pearl was a Singapore-registered Super Eco 2700–class container ship. On May 20, 2021, X-Press Pearl caught fire off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ve
Burgess Modern + Contemporary is proud to showcase works by Joan Miro The Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist used interior emotion to drive abstract expression. His works are bold and expressive while bringing together the real and the imaginary. ~ Joan Miro (1893 - 1983) La Fronde, 1969, (48/75) Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colors on Arches 42 x 27.50 in ~ To learn more about works by Joan Miro please contact Burgess Modern + Contemporary at 954-524-2100 . . .
This week we mourn the death of American painter and sculptor, Donald Baechler, who sadly passed on April 4th, 2022. The New York artist’s deliberately naive-looking paintings, sculptures, and collages received significant attention starting in the 1980s. Baechler was part of the downtown New York scene, which also included the likes of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who similarly worked in a manner that evoked children’s drawings. “Donald Baechler's depictions of eve
Happy #WCW to legendary expressionist painter Lee Krasner! An ambitious and important artist in New York City during Abstract Expressionism's heyday, Lee Krasner's own career often was compromised by her role as supportive wife to Jackson Pollock, arguably the most significant postwar American painter, as well as by the male-dominated art world. Krasner was passionately involved in abstract forms and psychological content, which announced the advent of Abstract Expressionism.
Burgess Modern + Contemporary is excited about the new Brendan Murphy artworks that are available through the Private Advisory. Here is a sneak peek of about a dozen new paintings and sculptures that are now available. Email email@example.com Brendan Murphy (B 1971 - ) is a widely known contemporary artist whose works are found in prominent private collections and galleries around the world. Since his early career, Brendan has blended abstract and figurative forms