My new art on display at Webster Arts Fair

I will be exhibiting some new modern abstract art this June in Webster Groves, Missouri at the Webster Arts Fair.

Webster Arts Fair  is one of the best art fairs in the Midwest, attracting artists from over 23 states. This year it was juried by: Amanda Verbeck, owner of Pele Prints, painter and publisher, Randi Chervitz, owner of Uncommon Threads, professional metal smith and jeweler, and Garry McMichael, an accomplished St. Louis are painter and photographer, who has been published in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TIME, NEWSWEEK, FORBES, BICYCLING and dozens of other national publications.

This year’s Webster Arts Fair, June 2-4, 2017, is set on the oak-shaded grounds of Webster University/Eden Theological Seminary in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri (63119), just 10 minutes west of downtown St. Louis.

June 2-4, 2017
Webster Arts Fair
Webster Groves, Missouri

 

Here is a sneak peak into some of the art I will be displaying:

 

Andy Hahn painting Webster Arts Fair

 

Red Modern Abstract Art Painting 127 by Andy Hahn

Webster Arts Fair, is a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, set in the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary, in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri. It is conveniently located near Downtown St.Louis and Clayton. Webster Arts Fair is  continually noted as a favorite fair among artists, because of unmatched hospitality and amenities, showcases many varieties of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch musical performances, and unique creative activities for the whole family.

 

Art&Air Webster Groves Art Fair

 

Each year, over 105 juried artists participate at Webster Arts Fair, which is often noted as one of the best art fairs in the Midwest. The artists come from across the U.S. and Canada, with a third of them coming from outside the St. Louis metropolitan area.

I am really looking forward to the show, and exhibiting new art never before seen by the public!

Come by and say hello, this is a great opportunity for me to see my collectors in person!

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Mona Lisa’s Twin (Shocking finding)

If you know my artwork at all, you know I love abstract art and specifically from the modern era.

But no one can deny the magnificence of the great pieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It is easily one of the most famous paintings in the world.

But did you know that dear Mona had a twin? Covered with multiple layers of dark and cracked varnish she hung abandoned in cavernous museum basements for ages – exactly from 1819 when Prado Museum in Madrid was founded on the base of Spanish royalty’s art collection. You can read more about this on the DailyArtDaily, but here are the highlights.

Original Mona Lisa Twin Painting
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) – the Prado Museum copy before restoration
 

The Museum assumed it was a bad 16th- or 17th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s original, which dates back to the early 1500s. Everything changed when Prado’s curators decided the painting needed a face lift because it was going on loan to the Louvre. Some X-ray and infrared studies has been executed, and everyone were shocked to find a beautiful landscape hidden beneath the dark paint behind the subject.

What they uncovered was Mona Lisa’s twin. As you can see, after restoring the dark background back to it’s original state, it is almost identical to the famous Mona Lisa.

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Original Mona Lisa (Left), Mona Lisa’s twin from the Prado Museum after restoration (Right)

 

Even more shocking is that according to the curators the painting was actually executed by an artist in Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop at the same time as the original. Probably it was created by Francesco Melzi, one of Leonardo’s favorite pupils.

Now being one of the most famous paintings in the world, it is also vulnerable to unfortunate amateur and juvenile misrepresentations such as these:

 

Fake Mona Lisa portrait - Epic Fail

Patrick Star from Sponge Bob Square Pants - Mona Lisa fail
People should really find better things to do with their time. :)

… like browsing my beautiful art for sale.

 

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I am exibiting my art at the Art Fair at Queeny Park

I am exhibiting my modern abstract paintings at the Art Fair at Queeny Park April 1-3.

Up to 135 juried artists from 20 or more states, the Art Fair at Queeny Park is one of the most reputable, longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region. Rain or shine, hot or cold weather, relax in the comfort of the climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center. The Art Fair at Queeny Park presents a opportunity for the public to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them.

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Art Fair at Queeny Park

Friday, April 1, 2016 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2016 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2016 11 AM – 4 PM

550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011

If you are around St. Louis this weekend, come by the art show and say hello!

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My New York City trip part 1

I recently made a trip to the big apple…speaking of Apple, I couldn’t miss their advertisement when capturing the Empire State Building from my hotel room. Good ad placement!

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I got a chance to see a few sites including Times Square and Central Park. It was cold and some snow left from a prior storm, but the city truly is amazing.

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One of my favorite parts of New York are all the great galleries and museums. I spent some time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw some amazing art. Here are a few that I photographed.

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Barnett Newman’s oil painting “Concord”

In 1948, Barnett Newman began painting in a new and unique format. Abandoning the use of various other abstract elements on the canvas, Newman instead laid down one or more vertical bands usually with the help of masking tape. As you can see here, the tape was never removed. Makes you wonder, was it intentional or just because it wouldn’t remove cleanly like the newer blue painters tape that is loved by present day artists and home owners alike. Anyway, these “zips,” as he came to call them, became the organizing principle behind the work, the decisive elements that structure the entire picture.

Concord was painted during Newman’s most prolific year. It was shown at the artist’s first solo exhibition, at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1950, which was installed with the help of his friend, you may know of him… Mark Rothko (one of my personal favorites). The picture’s green layer of paint is uncharacteristically brushy, and it was perhaps with its atmospheric wash in mind that Newman titled the painting after the town famous for Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, where he and his wife, Annalee, had honeymooned fourteen years earlier.

 

 

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Willem de Kooning’s painting “Easter Monday”

Named for the day on which it was completed in 1956, this is the largest of ten grandly scaled paintings de Kooning exhibited at Sidney Janis Gallery that spring. In his review of the exhibition in Artnews, the critic Thomas Hess likened the works to “abstract urban landscapes”; indeed, in its highly textured surface, swooping lines of paint, and glimpses of newspaper transfers, Easter Monday seems to reference the whirling pace and gritty detritus of the modern city. The transferred newsprint, particularly visible at the bottom and top right, remains aligned with the edges of the canvas, enforcing the tenuous grid structure of the painting. Shot through with Rubensian fleshlike pinks and vivid blues and yellow, Easter Monday is a tour de force of de Kooning’s 1950s style.

 

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Me and my new painting at the opening of “Elements of Abstraction” Exhibit

I just wanted to share with you some photos of the opening reception of Elements of Abstraction on exhibit at the St. Louis Artist Guild Gallery in downtown Clayton, Mo.

Here are a few photos of me with some people at the reception.

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I also have a few of my newest abstract painting titled Pixelated Memory.

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Let me know if you like it. Also, please share socially, or join my email list at the bottom of the page.

Thanks!

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New fine art prints for sale on Etsy

I have new fine art prints of some of my most popular pieces on sale on Etsy now. They start at $30 each and are in several sizes. For a limited time you can get 50% off all my prints on Etsy by using coupon code: 2015PRINTSONLY50OFF

Here are some of the prints you can choose from:

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Let me know which you like, please comment or socially share below.

 

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“Elements of Abstraction“ – My new art on exhibit

The St. Louis Artist Guild has a new juried show starting Nov. 20 and going through Jan. 02. Elements of Abstraction is an all-media juried exhibition curating works of art that use the elements of art; line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and or color as a main component of the final product.

I was accepted into the exhibit with a new painting (below) titled “Pixelated Memory

blue wood painting Pixelated Memory by artist Andy Hahn

Claire Ashley is the  juror and works as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Contemporary Practices, Drawing and Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Elements of Abstraction
Opening Reception: November 20, 2015
Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Gallery Talk: December 9, 7pm

St. Louis Artist Guild Gallery
12 North Jackson Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

(at the corner of
Forsyth and Jackson)

If you haven’t see their new gallery space, you should, it is really nice! Here is a pic below from their site.

St. Louis Artist Guild Gallery space

If you are interested in purchasing abstract art from me, check out what I have for sale on Etsy or you can commission art from me as well.

Let me know what you think about my new painting.

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I will be exhibiting in “33October“ juried gallery exhibition

I was recently accepted into the 33October exhibition that will be at The Old Orchard Gallery in historic Webster Groves.

The exhibition is juried by Frieda L. Wheaton, director and curator of the Vaughn Cultural Center, a member of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Art Advisory Committee; and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum for over 14 years. The exhibition runs Oct. 23 – 31.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, October 23, from 6:00p-10:00p.

Old Orchard Gallery

39 S. Old Orchard , St. Louis, MO  63119

 

Here are the paintings that I will be displaying.

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If you are interested in purchasing let me know or view them in person in the gallery.

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New custom painting for couple I met at Webster Art&Air

I have been super busy ever since I exhibited at Webster Art&Air. I met tons of people who want me to do custom paintings for them here in St. Louis. As a St. Louis artist, it is great to see this much passion and demand for local and modern art. I have been doing, sometimes multiple, art consultations every week, and producing a lot of renderings and working with my collectors to produce one-of-a-kind modern art that is perfect for there homes.

Today I want to share with you some renderings I did for a couple here in St. Louis. They wanted a painting to go over their fireplace in their living room.

Custom art client photo of their living room by Andy Hahn

They wanted a piece that was sized just right and that incorporated some of the colors in the room. I put together these renderings and presented the concepts to them.

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I will let you know which one they picked and show you the final piece soon.

But for now, please tell me which one you would have picked and why.

And…if you or someone you know needs help getting a piece of art that is just right for their space, please contact me about doing some custom art!

 

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