This nineteenth-century masterpiece embodies the modern philosophy of “art for art’s sake,” the belief that the value of art lies in its aesthetic qualities rather than in its subject matter. The sensuously draped figure — freed from any narrative context — is integrated into a harmonious ensemble of rhythmic lines and radiant color. On loan from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, Flaming June makes its first public appearance in New York City in more than thirty-five years, exhibited alongside the Frick’s four full-length portraits by James McNeill Whistler, another major proponent of “art for art’s sake.”
heart and hand took over. I sketched, I painted till late in the night.
Painting on everything from shoes to bags. Within a month I filled a
sketchbook full of Elvgren pinups and Olivia paintings. Soon after all
that work, I started working at a tattoo shop. The tattoo world inspired
my artwork a whole new life and passion. The knowledge and history of
the industry was incredible to me. I
have now become what you might say, a workaholic and honestly I can say
I love what I do. Wouldn’t trade it for anything. I truly eat, breath
and sleep art. I work hard and will continue to do so whatever it may
be. Last but not least I am a devoted father, husband and family man but non the less a passionate artist.