The Herb Williams Phenomenon – artmarketblog.com

The Herb Williams Phenomenon – artmarketblog.com

"Unite" by Herb Williams

"Unite" by Herb Williams

With the huge amount of attention that crayon artist Herb Williams (http://www.herbwilliamsart.com), the inaugural Next Star Artist (http://www.nextstarartist.com) competition winner, has has been receiving of late I think that the use of the term phenomenon is extremely apt. Over in the UK, Herb’s work has appeared in Brittain’s biggest selling newspaper, The Sun, as well as the Telegraph newspaper and the Daily Mail.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2032440.ece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/3723343/Artist-uses-thousands-of-crayons-to-create-Crayola-sculptures.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1094134/Artist-draws-colourful-tool-inspiration–creates-giant-sculptures-entirely-crayons.html

If you live in the US you may also have seen a report on Herb featured on the CBS news. If you didn’t see the report you can view it here:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=iVVNBvRvB_A

Web wise, Herb’s work has been popping up everywhere. Just take a glance downwards to see a selection (yes, just a selection) of the

http://quietcolor.com/qc/?p=1495#more-1495

http://www.luxist.com/tag/herb+williams/#

http://www.pricy-spicy.com/unique-art-herb-williams’-bull-dog-sculptures/

http://www.ballerhouse.com/2008/12/04/no-bull-crayon-sculpture-is-yours-for-14k/#comments

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/crayola-sculptures

http://www.944.com/blog/crayon-art-no-not-what-you-did-in-kindergarten/

http://www.stylehive.com/person/udaydream2/saves/1759788

http://www.blindiforthekids.com/2008/12/i-enjoy-these-thoroughly/#comments

http://chikkenpotpi.blogspot.com/2008/12/grown-ups-still-use-crayons.html

http://www.vivre.com/control/product/~category_id=Whats-New-Living/~product_id=42337;jsessionid=5F1246A5514ADE9A885C6ECA83D22B93.vvprod1

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/crayon-sculptures-by-herb-williams/

http://popgloss.com/all/4a0291e2da8f2451dc0ccb417b4425ff&pageoffset=0

http://www.fadwebsite.com/2008/12/14/post-post-post-pop-art/#more-3326

There may also be some extremely exciting news relating to the Obama work that Herb compelted recently so stay tuned!!!

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

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3 Responses

  1. […] Vote The Herb Williams Phenomenon – artmarketblog.com […]

  2. What wonderful work is being done here. Very thoughtful and with lots of thought provoking items. I am a contemporary artist myself and always enjoy seeing the art of fellow artists and join discussions about art. I just recently have started my own site and hope that over time it will grow into an online art community where artists and art enthusiasts alike can meet and discuss their thoughts on art. Will recommend your blog to my friends. Will come back for more and wish you all the best.

    P.s. Wish you all the best for your future work.

  3. Nicholas, I love mixed media artists so thank you for bringing Herb to my attention.

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