Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch: Partition Refinement

Released Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Partition Refinement, by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Puppies Behind Bars.

Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch is an artist and illustrator living and working in New York City. He has exhibited work around the world and has worked with a wide range of clients.



About the print:
This piece was originally painted in gouache on canvas.

It is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. Each print was signed and numbered by the artist.

PURCHASE $30!




What has inspired you recently?
Good typography.

How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Very clearly.

If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
Everyone in the Caveman Circus - they know how to live life to the furthest extent.

Who are some artists you think people should know about?
Thomas Feely, Tony Phillips, and Freddy I. Khan.

Matthew Green: Orange

Released Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Orange, by Matthew Green.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Médecins Sans Frontières.

Matthew Green is originally from a sunny town called St. Neots in Cambridgeshire, and now lives and works in North London. He is predominantly known as an illustrator, but has also operated under many other guises - such as problem solver, ponderer, printmaker, craftsman, as well as a tungsten tickler. All of Green's images begin their life in monochrome, and the majority of them stay that way. At the heart of Green's drawings is a sense of fun which lies beyond the initial rich line work and outstanding visual craftsmanship.



About the print:
Simply put, this is a drawing of an Orange with some lovely legs. The initial sketch was conceived of on a train journey and scribbled down in my Moleskine (which is on my person along with a fine liner pen at all times). It is a simple idea that made me smile.

This is a four-color screenprint on 310gsm Somerset paper. Each print was signed and numbered by the artist.

PURCHASE $75!




What has inspired you recently?
Recently, I moved into a new studio after spending many a year working from my home. Besides acquiring more space, this has given me a new commuting time, which is a great time to ponder, see the world around me, and make fruitful plans for future works.

How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Being an artist means that creativity is at the forefront of my work. Everyday it literally transforms the world around me by constantly creating and shaping my world.

Why did you choose to pair Médecins Sans Frontières with your print?
I chose to support Médecins Sans Frontières because they provide essential, ethical, and incredible aid to those in crisis.

Who are some artists you think people should know about?
There are plenty of artists that I admire. I am particularly fond of artists who are humorous, considered, and produce well-crafted works.

Tasha Kusama: The Night Travelers

Released Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The Night Travelers, by Tasha Kusama.
15% of the sale of this print goes to The Pablove Foundation.

Tasha Kusama is a contemporary mixed media artist and painter, based in the Los Angeles area. She has a BFA from the Art Center College of Design.



About the print:
The Night Travelers are stages of being, going on the journey of the unknown - having a moment of reprieve, doing the round and round, the freeing of, and on to the next. Portals are there for the choosing - the revolving door, the shining gold, or on into the looming darkness. Each leads to the next phase of the story. Will it be a wise decision, or will it end up where it began? Playing music along the way...The original 22"x30" piece was painted in acrylic on Rives BFK paper.

This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.

PURCHASE $30!




What is your process?
I usually work very directly, without much sketching or comping beforehand.

What has inspired you recently?
I love seeing new ideas, materials and processes. During art school I was turned on to contemporary art. After looking at so many “master” works, and older pieces of art for so long, contemporary art was like an explosion in my mind. It was love at first sight. I am not only interested in what’s happening now, but what’s happening next.

I am always amazed and inspired by the magic of life itself - metaphysical ideas, the universe, nature - the amazing things that often get taken for granted. As a woman and an artist, I contemplate what it is to exist in this culture - Hollywood, LA, and urban pop life - within the bigger picture of existence.

Why did you choose to pair the Pablove Foundation with your print?
I chose to pair my print with the Pablove Foundation. Pablo, the reason that the Pablove Foundation exists, was a friend of my family. My niece was in his pre-school class when he was diagnosed with cancer. I saw the valiant struggle that he and his family experienced. They went through it with so much love - it is an honor to give back to a cause with so much heart.



How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Art is essential in so many ways. Life=art, Art=life.

If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
I wouldn’t mind a critique by Lari Pittman, Daniel Richter or Neo Rausch.

Who are some artists you think people should know about?
Kim Dorland, Marnie Weber, Erik Mark Sandberg, Allison Schulnik, Barry McGee, Lotte Reiniger, Clayton Brothers, Jennifer West, Benjamin Paul Morris, Maika Kusama, Swoon, and so many more that I love. I admire so many artists.