Bed of Flowers

Bed of Flowers

By Kip Frace

SKU: G10684

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Certificate of Authenticity Included. Artwork In Excellent Condition. Kip Frace Was Born In Easton, Pennsylvania In 1970 And Lived There With His Mother On Elizabeth Avenue In A House With 15 Lamps, 6 Clocks, 4 Mirrors, And 2 Hot-And-Cold Running Faucets. ‘I Traced A Lot,’ Says Kip. ‘Everybody Would Say •youÝre Cheating, YouÝre Cheating!ê But ThatÝs Totally How I Learned To Draw.’ KipÝs Drawing Eventually Turned Into Graffiti, A Form of Art (Or Vandalism, Depending On WhatÝs In Your Headphones) That ‘Really Opened Me Up To Experiment.’ As Time Went On, More And More of That Experimentation Was Done Outside What Kip Referred To As The ‘Drug-Dealer Training Ground’ of Easton, Amidst The Breakdancing And Noise of New York City. Eventually, New York Replaced ã And Perhaps Even Became ã School. Hanging Out In New York And Tagging Up Trains Was Part of KipÝs Artistic Development. School Was Not, And So Gallery Owners Impressed With Art-School Credentials Were Not. In Some Ways, That Made Life More Difficult For Kip When, In 1987, He Moved To The City Full-Time. ‘I Wanted To Pay My Rent By Drawing Graffiti,’ He Says. During This Time, KipÝs Graffiti Turned Into Full-On Painting. Lacking A Gallery And Alumni, He Was Left To Sell His Work On His Own, Which He Did With No Small Amount of Success. Soon, Happily, He Was Earning Enough Cash To Find Hard Times. Surviving The Kinds of Trouble Money Can Buy Cost Him A Momentary Loss of Focus, In Business And Other Things, But It Also Likely Contributed To KipÝs Art. Just How It Contributed Is For The Artist To Consider, But Kip Has A Broad Sense of What Constitutes A Recordable Moment, And His Paintings Are Definitely His Own. ‘When I Finish A Painting I Can Tell ItÝs Mine. A Lot of People Can,’ He Says. For Material, ‘I Like To Try To Find Larger-Picture Stuff And Find Those Aspects About It No One Else Sees. Take It Apart.’ In Addition, ‘IÝm Really Passionate About Musical and Instuments . I Always See Things When I Hear Musical and Instuments . People Say Artists Are All Inspired, But I Disagree. You Need To Know Where To Look. I Steal From Musical and Instuments ians All Day Long. ‘Always Hated The People Who Went To Art School,’ Says Kip. ‘Galleries Love Them ã People From Columbia, Parsons. Thought ThatÝs What I Was Missing, So I Took A Printmaking Course. Loved It. Then I Took A Painting Class. Famous Teacher. CouldnÝt Understand, TheyÝd Toil Over Whether They Should Put Blue Or Red. I Hire Assistants Who Went To Art School. Learn From Them. Sometimes I Wish IÝd Gone To School_ No, IÝm Glad I DidnÝt_ Well, I DonÝt Know.’ Whatever His Formal Credentials, ThereÝs No Arguing KipÝs Talent. He Lives In His Brooklyn Studio And Paints, Sometimes Requested Themes On Commission, Other Times WhateverÝs Caught His Eye. ‘I Hate Selling Art Work.’ Even So, He Sells An Average of A Painting Per Day. And No Matter How Long A Customer Has To Wait To Get Theirs, Kip Says All The Paintings Take The Same Amount of Time To Complete. How Long? ’33 Years.’ Some of KipÝs Public Collections Include Duke University In North Carolina, Northampton County Court House In Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Hospital In Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins Hospital In Maryland, The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art In Oklahoma, And The Judge Rothenburg Center In Massachusettes. His Corporate Collections Include Pepsi Co, Rodeo Press, Benihana, And Williams Corp. Kip Has Had Many Shows Throughout The World. Some of Which Being Oranges & Dimonds, New York Ny.; Gallerygalou, Williamsburg Brooklyn; Art Cubic S.L. Barcelona, Spain; Row Gallery, Washington Dc; Southside On Lamar Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Hudson Gallery, Santa Fe,Nm; Sobo 2, Oklahoma; Dennis Rae Fine Art, San Francisco, California; K. Gallery, Nice, France; Sobo/South Boston , Oklahoma; Demagic Artist Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania; Lake Falls Fine Art, Lake Falls, Maryland; And Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He Has Also Been Involved In Many Commission Work And Donation Projects Throughout The Years.

Additional information

Artist:

Medium:

Acrylic On Canvas

Year:

2002

Size:

21 X 70 inches

Edition:

Original

Retail Price:
Gallery Price
Gallery Price: $4,000.00

ART DESCRIPTION

Certificate of Authenticity Included. Artwork In Excellent Condition. Kip Frace Was Born In Easton, Pennsylvania In 1970 And Lived There With His Mother On Elizabeth Avenue In A House With 15 Lamps, 6 Clocks, 4 Mirrors, And 2 Hot-And-Cold Running Faucets. ‘I Traced A Lot,’ Says Kip. ‘Everybody Would Say •youÝre Cheating, YouÝre Cheating!ê But ThatÝs Totally How I Learned To Draw.’ KipÝs Drawing Eventually Turned Into Graffiti, A Form of Art (Or Vandalism, Depending On WhatÝs In Your Headphones) That ‘Really Opened Me Up To Experiment.’ As Time Went On, More And More of That Experimentation Was Done Outside What Kip Referred To As The ‘Drug-Dealer Training Ground’ of Easton, Amidst The Breakdancing And Noise of New York City. Eventually, New York Replaced ã And Perhaps Even Became ã School. Hanging Out In New York And Tagging Up Trains Was Part of KipÝs Artistic Development. School Was Not, And So Gallery Owners Impressed With Art-School Credentials Were Not. In Some Ways, That Made Life More Difficult For Kip When, In 1987, He Moved To The City Full-Time. ‘I Wanted To Pay My Rent By Drawing Graffiti,’ He Says. During This Time, KipÝs Graffiti Turned Into Full-On Painting. Lacking A Gallery And Alumni, He Was Left To Sell His Work On His Own, Which He Did With No Small Amount of Success. Soon, Happily, He Was Earning Enough Cash To Find Hard Times. Surviving The Kinds of Trouble Money Can Buy Cost Him A Momentary Loss of Focus, In Business And Other Things, But It Also Likely Contributed To KipÝs Art. Just How It Contributed Is For The Artist To Consider, But Kip Has A Broad Sense of What Constitutes A Recordable Moment, And His Paintings Are Definitely His Own. ‘When I Finish A Painting I Can Tell ItÝs Mine. A Lot of People Can,’ He Says. For Material, ‘I Like To Try To Find Larger-Picture Stuff And Find Those Aspects About It No One Else Sees. Take It Apart.’ In Addition, ‘IÝm Really Passionate About Musical and Instuments . I Always See Things When I Hear Musical and Instuments . People Say Artists Are All Inspired, But I Disagree. You Need To Know Where To Look. I Steal From Musical and Instuments ians All Day Long. ‘Always Hated The People Who Went To Art School,’ Says Kip. ‘Galleries Love Them ã People From Columbia, Parsons. Thought ThatÝs What I Was Missing, So I Took A Printmaking Course. Loved It. Then I Took A Painting Class. Famous Teacher. CouldnÝt Understand, TheyÝd Toil Over Whether They Should Put Blue Or Red. I Hire Assistants Who Went To Art School. Learn From Them. Sometimes I Wish IÝd Gone To School_ No, IÝm Glad I DidnÝt_ Well, I DonÝt Know.’ Whatever His Formal Credentials, ThereÝs No Arguing KipÝs Talent. He Lives In His Brooklyn Studio And Paints, Sometimes Requested Themes On Commission, Other Times WhateverÝs Caught His Eye. ‘I Hate Selling Art Work.’ Even So, He Sells An Average of A Painting Per Day. And No Matter How Long A Customer Has To Wait To Get Theirs, Kip Says All The Paintings Take The Same Amount of Time To Complete. How Long? ’33 Years.’ Some of KipÝs Public Collections Include Duke University In North Carolina, Northampton County Court House In Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Hospital In Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins Hospital In Maryland, The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art In Oklahoma, And The Judge Rothenburg Center In Massachusettes. His Corporate Collections Include Pepsi Co, Rodeo Press, Benihana, And Williams Corp. Kip Has Had Many Shows Throughout The World. Some of Which Being Oranges & Dimonds, New York Ny.; Gallerygalou, Williamsburg Brooklyn; Art Cubic S.L. Barcelona, Spain; Row Gallery, Washington Dc; Southside On Lamar Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Hudson Gallery, Santa Fe,Nm; Sobo 2, Oklahoma; Dennis Rae Fine Art, San Francisco, California; K. Gallery, Nice, France; Sobo/South Boston , Oklahoma; Demagic Artist Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania; Lake Falls Fine Art, Lake Falls, Maryland; And Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He Has Also Been Involved In Many Commission Work And Donation Projects Throughout The Years.

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