Its remarkable how artists have the ability to convey the mood of society through their work. It just happens. In 2014 - luxury is in. Mega million dollar apartments sell daily in cities from coast to coast while shoppers run to boutiques to purchase anything with the word "Luxury" in its' description.
In the art world? Pop Art is the name of the game, and luxury doesn't even begin to describe the scene. Never before have hyper luxury creations of artists like Jeff Koons been "mainstreamed" by a global pop star like Lady Gaga. Koons created a sculpture of Gaga for the cover of her latest album ArtPop. While he was once dismissed as a sculpture pornographer, Koons work now sells for millions of dollars. Fashion too has never been more directly involved with pop artists, making their work part of the fashion. French fashion house Louis Vuitton commissioned graffiti artist Retna to create a facade for a special pop-up boutique in Miami. Get the picture?
Enter the Argentinian born, American artist Pato Paez. Paez is a modernist who can balance the razor sharp edge between fine and commercial art. His "Narcissistic by Nature" series is a commentary on ego and beauty and has created a loyal following of collectors all over the world since it began in 2008.
His first offering in 2014 is "Ben Franklin, BFF" - a limited edition silkscreen print inspired by the $100 bill. Part of a collection "Our Love Affair With Money", the Benjamins are limited to 100 prints - signed and numbered. Each measures 22" x 15" (image size 14" x 9 1/4"). These prints were just released - and are soon to be - gone! Each print is $75.00 - less than a cool Benjamin.
Click over to IMURI now- you can point and click and order your image directly. Modern art meets modern commerce. It's just a matter of time before Pato's work is available several more zeros dangling off the end. (I'm no Suze Orman - but this is an investment you need to get in on asap). You can also check out more of the work Paez creates - in so many mediums through his studio IMURI. You won't be sorry. I'll bet you $100 bucks!