Thank you everyone for making last Saturday’s reception (August 3rd) an amazing success. We didn’t get an accurate count, but close to two hundred collectors and fans came through to see Ingrid’s newest work. It is truly an honor to have so many appreciate and enjoy her work. Ingrid is so grateful for all the support and enthusiasm. A very special thank you to Ania and Gunther of the Forre Fine Art Gallery for hosting Ingrid’s work and of course to Jeff and Laurent for your dedication. It was an evening we will long remember. And luckily we had two very talented photographers to document the event, our children, Isabella and Teagan.
You may now bid online for Ingrid’s work The Traveler being presented at Artcrush this Friday. Of course, there are several other great works of art being offered at the auction too. Pretty impressive company. Bid now, and support Ingrid and the Aspen Art Museum.
Proceeds go to support the Aspen Art Museum.
Don’t forget, Ingrid’s solo exhibition this Saturday (August 3) at the Forre Gallery in Aspen, 4 – 8 pm.
The exceptional Unix Gallery of New York, London and Miami just finished a fabulous weekend exhibiting at Art Southampton. Ingrid was well represented with three works among their outstanding contemporary artists.
Ingrid’s beautiful work, The Traveler will be shown at Artcrush 2013, the Aspen Art Museum’s annual benefit and gala on August 2nd. The Traveler will be auctioned off along with many other exceptional contemporary works to benefit the Aspen Art Museum. Artcrush has become so popular, the event tickets sell out within hours of their announcement. If you aren’t going to the event on August 2nd, you can still preview and bid on the auction items either online : http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/auction_items.htm or at the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen. If you’d like to go directly to Ingrid’s piece on the Aspen Art Museum Website, click here: http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/artwork/ingrid_dee_magidson.html.
Artcrush auction preview will be presented at the Baldwin Gallery on South Galena on Thursday, August 1st
The Artcrush event is on Friday, August 2nd. For more information and how to place an absentee bid, here is the website link: http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/event_info.html
Artcrush is presented by Sotheby’s and sponsored by Barclays, Netjets, Audi, Dom Perignon and others.
Thank you for supporting the Aspen Art Museum and Ingrid’s work!
Ingrid’s new book, Madness of the Muses – the Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson is in print and available!
From the back cover:
Ingrid Dee Magidson’s art career began just over six years ago. In that brief time, she has had 15 solo exhibitions (most of those sellout shows), a museum exhibition, her work included twice at the Hermitage Museum Foundation Gala in New York City, numerous magazine features and a loyal international group of art collectors which include: the Alpina Gstaad, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Jackie Bezos. The Madness of the Muses is a richly illustrated look at the life and work of this rising art star. Magidson’s unique style combines the poetic paintings of the Renaissance with contemporary and antique materials to form works of sublime beauty. Each piece is imbued with a sense of spirit, as if time has stopped and we are looking at people long gone, but brought back to life in Magidson’s extraordinary work. One collector describes his experience:
It is as if the artist has compressed 500 years into a single work of art. These few fragile layers of antique objects, paint and butterflies are arranged in such a way that I can see into the very depths of a stranger’s soul. I begin to pull away, but I can’t stop looking.
Here are a few glimpses inside of the book:
Madness of the Muses – The Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson
176 pages, hardcover with dust jacket
Available signed and dedicated by the artist
Stratumentis Publishing $65
Available on Amazon.com in August
Also available at the art galleries which represent Ingrid’s work (Aspen, Vail, Miami and New York).
Ingrid’s solo exhibition, Madness of the Muses, opens Saturday, August 3rd in Aspen at the Forré Gallery. The reception is from 4 to 8pm. This is Ingrid’s third one-person exhibition in Aspen. The exhibition will be comprised of 12 of her most experimental works to date, none of which have been shown before. Each piece is a reach into the depths of creativity that has made Ingrid’s work so unusual and so collectible.
Madness of the Muses – the Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson, Ingrid’s new book, will be officially released at the reception. The book features Ingrid’s work from the last seven years. Also included is a catalogue of the complete works from 2006 to 2013, along with essays and articles by prominent art collector Bradley E. Place and others. Hardcover, 176 pages.
TheForré Gallery is located at 426 East Hyman Ave in Aspen (a quarter of a block from the Wheeler Opera House). Ingrid will be at the reception to visit with collectors and to sign books. It is a rare opportunity to see so many great works together, meet the artist and get her new book. RSVP is not necessary but plan to come early, it is likely to get very busy. See you there.
Ingrid’s March video update is now online and ready to view. In it she discusses her latest works in detail. It is an intimate look at the process that goes into Ingrid’s work.
Take a look at this recently added video of Ingrid and her work at Art Miami, December 4 – 9, 2012. It includes a brief interview with the owners of the Unix Gallery who represent her work there. Under 2 minutes. Enjoy!
Ingrid recently completed this exceptional work entitled, The Traveler. It is quite beautiful and deserves a closer look.
The subject is from a 17th Century portrait of a young boy who would later grow up to be king. Innocence pervades this young monarch as he looks to the future. Ingrid wanted to bring him back to our time in her art, so she placed the world within his reach – all the various modes of transportation, maps, a compass and other objects for his journey. Below you can see a detail of the map and compass. These are actual objects in the art and give us a clue as to the actual depth of the piece (almost 4 inches). Photography tends to flatten Ingrid’s work and unless you can see the work in person it is difficult to understand this important aspect of her technique.
Moving to the bottom of the piece, we see a detail of the prince’s hand laying on his helmet, which gives us a different understanding of “The Traveler.” Perhaps you noticed the toy car on the prince’s his belt. It symbolizes his link to his childhood even as he is busy becoming a king, reaching into his own future. Music penetrates the boy’s hand, one could even say his hand is made of musical notes. As in so many of Ingrid’s works, this signifies the importance of culture and beauty.
Next we come to a close up of the prince’s face. We are immediately captivated by his eyes, a young man’s eyes looking out to the voyages ahead, maybe even through time to us. Resting at the outermost layer, they signify a reach beyond his own world. Deeper and below this, we see lines of latitude and longitude, symbols of travel, reminders of those voyages already taken and those to come. Beyond the boy’s face we see layers of music and maps, wisps of clouds, symbolizing life itself, potential, and the unknown.
“The Traveler” by Ingrid Dee Magidson, 31 x 25 inches and approximately 4 inches deep. Thank you for taking a closer look.