Jedediah Caesar Limited Edition – artmarketblog.com

Jedediah Caesar Limited Edition – artmarketblog.com

In my last post about the upcoming Orange County Art Museum art auction I highlighted a work by Jedediah Caesar that I thought would be a good buy. I hadn’t really taken much notice of Caesar’s work until I wrote that post but after writing the post I was intrigued by his work and wanted to find out more.  Although he is a relative newcomer to the contemporary art world, the number of prestigious exhibitions Caesar has taken part in and the level of attention he is receiving would suggest he was a much more . It appears that Caesar and his work began to receive attention around 2007 and has experienced what could only be referred to as a meteoric rise to art world fame ever since. A search for “Jedediah Caesar” on google results in a series of reviews, profiles and interviews in all the major publications that would put many a seasoned career artist to shame. The highlight of his career to date would seem to be the inclusion of his work in the 2008 Whitney Biennial which is what the video below is about. In the video Jedediah Caesar describes how he created his sculpture “Helium Brick aka Summer Snow” from a block of industrial Styrofoam covered with layers of colored resin.

While looking for information on Ceasar and his work I came across a rather exciting limited edition print that references the resin sculptures that he is most well known for.  The edition, called “Untitled, is made up of a series of unique prints that display images taken from the resin sculptures.  Each print is 12 x 12 inches and can be purchased for US$500 from the Laxart online store which can be found here:

http://laxart.org/contemporary/2008/08/01/jedediah-caesar-untitled-limited-edition/

If you aren’t aware of Jedediah Caesar then I suggest you become familiar with him and his work now because with the amount of attention he is receiving from museums, galleries and the art market it won’t be too long before the value of his work catches up with his ever increasing profile.

**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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2009 Next Star Artist Competition – artmarketblog.com

2009 Next Star Artist Competition – artmarketblog.com

Herb Williams in his studio

Herb Williams in his studio

I have received lots of emails asking whether there will be a 2009 Next Star Artist competition so I thought it was about time to announce that YES, there will be a 2009 Next Star Artist Competition. After the success of the 2008 competition I couldn’t not run the competition again this year so if you didn’t get the chance to enter last year then 2009 could be your year !!! Due to my current work load the launch date for the 2009 competition will be in May as opposed to the March launch date of the 2008 competition.

The 2008 competition unearthed a true star artist in Herb Williams (http://www.herbwilliamsart.com) whose career has continued to take leaps and bounds since winning the first ever Next Star Artist competition. Williams’ work has received plenty of attention of late with tv appearances, newspaper articles and a spot in the Washington DC Obama Inauguration exhibition at MANIFESTHOPE:DC Gallery which was held during the inauguration in January. For those of you who are fans of the All American Rejects you might like to have a look at the cover of their latest album “When The World Comes Down” (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H9JBF8). Look familiar?, it should, it’s a Herb Williams creation.

If you think you you have what it takes to follow in Herb Williams’ footsteps and become the 2009 Next Star Artist then start preparing your entry. There are also plenty of opportunities for art related companies to sponsor the 2009 competition and receive some significant art world exposure. Anyone interested in sponsoring the 2009 Next Star Artist competition can contact me via the contact form on my blog.

Entry details as well as the terms and conditions will be posted shortly so stay tuned for more exciting information regarding the 2009 Next Star Artist competition and keep an eye out for the new website !!

**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.