THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS/AUTOMATICS/SCULPTURES/MIXED MEDIA
"TARGET" by Genevive Zacconi (sequel to "DISSILLUSION" painting) year 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
*The writeup below was done in 2009 when the aquisition took place........
Below is the most recent art addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection, this Masterpiece of Modern Art is an oil on wood painting created in 2009 by one of the most intense and original artists today, GENEVIVE ZACCONI. The name of this masterpiece is called, "DISILLUSION" and its one of the most critically praised artworks from LAST RITES GALLERY's, second historic, "THE 13th HOUR" art show from last October 2009. This newest artwork by Genevive was the most anticipated and celebrated artwork of her's to date. Genevive Zacconi is without a doubt, one of the most important modern artists working today, she is based in NYC and her classical oil paintings are so detailed specific and intense! She is self-trained in classical oil painting and she's worked with Ron English and was also Gallery Director of Last Rites for Paul Booth."DISILLUSION" was one of the most talked about and praised artworks from the show, and now galleries from east to west coast are scrambling to get this master artist in their upcoming shows! The model in this new painting is CANDY MAYHEM. One of the best and most praised artworks of 2009, "DISILLUSION" by Genevive Zacconi, oil on wood, (22 x 30 in).
"DISILLUSION" by Genevive Zacconi 2009 (oil on wood) 22x30in *Model is Candy Mayhem from The Keith Wigdor Collection
"AT WAR" by Genevive Zacconi 12 x 12 oil on canvas year 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
"MISSING" by Genevive Zacconi (6.5 x 13 inches, oil on canvas, year 2010) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORKS & IMAGES are COPYRIGHT of GENEVIVE ZACCONI. ARTWORK and IMAGE is Protected by International Copyright Law!!!!!!!!
Below is an artwork by the anarchist artist FERNANDO CARPANEDA, from New York City and this is called, "ELIZABETH TAYLOR TRANSFIGURATION", its a clay sculpture done back in 2011. Fernando plans to exhibit this piece publically in various galleries as part of The Keith Wigdor Collection! See the piece below.......................
"ELIZABETH TAYLOR TRANSFIGURATION" by Fernando Carpaneda / clay sculpture / year 2011 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is an original sculpture from DAVID RICHARDSON, the name of the artwork is called, "HORUS - THE CONQUERING CHILD" an edition of 10 bronze castings were made, I own
one of these for my collection. David is a rising star in the arts, he's been collected by the film
director, Guillmero Del Toro, and has received accolades and praise on his artwork sculpture
from Marilyn Manson adn Clive Barker as well. I really admire the drive, passion and intensity
of David's work and I plan to continue adding more pieces of his to my collection in the future.
"HORUS, THE CONQUERING CHILD" by David Richardson (year 2010, bronze casting)
Below you will see my MOST PRIZED and TREASURED of All Paintings from my personal art collection, and this artwork is a MASTERPIECE OF VISIONARY ART, by the most highly celebrated and respected of all the Contemporary Visionary Artists, and that is The Master, OLEG KOROLEV who is from, UKRAINE, RUSSIA. I have known Oleg for almost 12 years now and counting! I first came across his great visionary art back in 1998 on NOW SURREAL UK, where I had eventually become the online gallery manager for Ian, I had seen Oleg's art and KNEW that this was THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL MODERN RUSSIAN ARTISTS TODAY!!!!!!! I will explain why: in my personal analysis of his Visionary Art, I believe in the established premise of the mission of Oleg and that is that the "DIVINE (as predetermined in the Hegelian ANTITHESIS) ELEMENT" Passes as a Concious Spirit, thus the human artist is the medium through which the Divine communicates, and that is what I SEE in the Art of Oleg Korolev. Also, Oleg's art is in the most prestigeous and private collections all over the world, especially that of one of the highest powerful politicians in Russia, as well!!! I am ecstatic to own this MASTERPIECE of VISIONARY ART, that Oleg has created which was influenced by Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky's work, "How the Steel was Tempered". Oleg Korolev IS THE BEST RUSSIAN VISIONARY ARTIST OF ALL TIME!!! That I will defend with my honor and my loyalty and LIFE!!!! LADIES and GENTLEMEN: OLEG KOROLEV!!!!!!
"HOW THE STEEL IS HARDENING" by Oleg Korolev, oil on canvas 35 x 45cm 2005
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by OLEG KOROLEV. ART and ART IMAGE Protected by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW!!!
Below is one of my MOST CHERISHED of RARE PAINTINGS, and its by one of the most highly respected modern artists working today, and its none other than The Master, CHET ZAR! This painting is from Chet's last exhibition at LAST RITES GALLERY in New York City, owned & operated by The Master, PAUL BOOTH. The Art of Chet Zar is a phenomenon unto itself, with one of the largest fan bases in the arts, Chet Zar literally has thousands of fans from all over the world and from across the widest ranges of the art spectrum, from Dark Art to Surrealism to the Fantastic, Chet Zar is worshipped and respected by many! Not only is Chet established in the Fine Arts, but he is also in great demand in Hollywood and Cinema as well, working as a makeup and special effects artist on such films as The Ring and also Hellboy 2 for Guillmero del Toro, (as well as countless other films) Chet is praised by the likes of Clive Barker and Tool as well. Also, for those who do not know, Chet Zar was also our Featured Artist in MASTERS IN ART series here on Surrealism Now! (Interviewed by Lana Gentry) and to gain more insight into this MASTER ARTIST, please click on the image below to go straight to the MASTERS IN ART page to see his feature!!!
"PRAYING HANDS" by CHET ZAR oil on masonite 11x14in (in special handmade frame by Chet Zar) 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE IS COPYRIGHT OWNED by CHET ZAR. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!
Below is the most recent art acquisition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and this is a new oil painting, "OPEN WIDE" by JON BEINART. The artist Jon Beinart, is the Founder of BEINART SURREAL ART COLLECTIVE from Australia. Jon is the most prominent figure in online art exhibition and he is also very successful in his own publication company of rare art books from BEINART PUBLISHING. Every Art Master from Surrealism, Fantastic Realism, Visionary Art and other art genres and movements has been published by BEINART. The art of Jon Beinart has evolved through the years into a most unique application of technique and also of values. Jon's explorations into the internal and external worlds, along with his wide ranging urge to explore unknown territories, and to be able to intercept messages from all visual data, Jon Beinart has created a most astounding inner spectrum, and that is his ability to be willing to FURTHER EXPLORE the regions of Madness and Beauty in the arena of the Figurative Arts that he has opened up to all of us with his ART!!!!!!!!
"Open Wide" by Jon Beinart - 2010 - Oil on panel, 21 × 29.7 cm from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by JON BEINART. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!
Below is one of my most recent art aquisitions, one that I am extremely proud of owning in my personal art collection, its an artwork by an artist from Richmond, Virginia, USA, DONNIE GREEN, who I consider to be the best kept secret (no more) in the Underground and Dark Art Movement here in the USA. Donnie Green's work is SO RADICAL and INTENSE, it possesses the Revolutionary Rage and Fire that I expect from an artist of the caliber of Green, who is the BEST of the BEST! This artwork from 2008, "PAIN IN THE HOUSE OF 1000 PLEASURES" opens up a new vista of determinate rage and attack at the very essence of the symptom of estrangement, exploitation, alienation, debasement, dehumanization and genocide of Calculated Political Economy on the Dynamic Global Scale. Donnie Green captures it with such perfection in his use of these intense art visuals which penetrate into our very being when looking at them. A True Master of Underground Anarchist Revolutionary Art, I expect to see more future works of Donnie Green that illuminate the very essence of such diametrically opposed forces that come into confrontation with each other within his Dark Surreal Masterpieces. The Rage is EVIDENT! Ladies and Gentlemen, The Dark Surrealist Art of DONNIE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"PAIN IN THE HOUSE OF 1000 PLEASURES" painting by DONNIE GREEN from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by DONNIE GREEN. ARTWORK and IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT!!!
Below is a Rare Painting by one of my favorite contemporary artists and he is BUDDY NESTOR, who I consider to be one of the most radical and revolutionary of artists willing to experiment and push the envelope. The Art of Buddy Nestor has been categorized as "grotesque" art, which can be recognized as a subgenre of Dark Art and Dark Surrealism, but with Buddy's work, its more of an "investigation" into the arena of discerning beauty, according to the terms and parameters set forth by Buddy. He strives for an antagonistic form of dissolving humans with a demand that is put forward onto us (the viewers) to characterize the human as an artificial and dissoluble semblance of extreme disintegration that holds its own credibility as FINE ART of the Highest Degree. This is the reason why I myself, champion the drive of Buddy Nestor to radicalize the very essence (and to question) what is beauty, and for that desire, I do praise him as one of the most original artists working today!!!!!!!!!
"Amy" EGGTH #8 by BUDDY NESTOR, 16" x 20" Acrylic, Spray, and Charcoal on Canvas from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by BUDDY NESTOR. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!
Below is an artwork by one of the most talked about and brutally intense artists EVER to come out of the LA UNDERGROUND DARK ART SCENE and that is The Master, CRYSTAL BARBRE! The Art of Crystal Barbre is of an extremely proactive nature, her successful formula is producing The Synthesis (as well as) The Morphing of States of Human and Animal to an immediate level of Intense Examination and Consciousness!!!!!!!!! Crystal Barbre's unique artistic and intellectual desire (as expressed in her paintings) raises the level and boundaries of Synthesis of human and animal to the Whole UNITY of human and animal, where the true medium of reality is elevated to a state of consciousness that the artist and her audience becomes one with, upon examing her work!!!!! This is a very hard and difficult task to accomplish, yet Crystal Barbre does it with such grace, its inevitable not to become drawn into her Sphere of Art!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! THE ART OF CRYSTAL BARBRE!!!
"The Bird Has a Four Chambered Heart" by CRYSTAL BARBRE (19"x25" framed oil on canvas) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by CRYSTAL BARBRE.
ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Below is the latest addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and its a new painting by one of The Founders of Modern Visionary Art, and that is my dear friend, PHILIP RUBINOV JACOBSON. The name of this masterpiece is called, "THE WATCHTOWER" and its from Phil's recent Gem & Mineral Muse Series of Visionary Art paintings from 2009. First, let me tell you all that not only is this painting a Masterpiece of Visionary Art, its also one of my most treasured of all paintings. Philip Rubinov Jacobson studied and mentored directly under Ernst Fuchs, and he was also a founding artist member in The Visionary Art Group of the 1970s with DeEs (and my dear friend, Olga Spiegel), and his art is also praised by Alex Grey, Roberto Venosa, and Ernst Fuchs, and his legions of followers and students! Philip's art is also in the collection of Rardy van Soest, and among both public and private collections throughout the world!!!!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, The Art of Philip Rubinov Jacobson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"THE WATCHTOWER" by Philip Rubinov Jacobson (Egg tempera and Oil on canvas year 2009) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & IMAGE COPYRIGHT OF PHILIP RUBINOV JACOBSON ARTWORK & ART IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT!
Below is the most recent art acqusition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and that is a brand new painting by the artist, BLACK MASS. The name of the piece is called, "CORPORATE CHRISTIAN / HELLO JESUS" and its the newest artwork by BLACK MASS from his most recent art show at The Hyaena Gallery in LA, "BLASPHEMY IN TECHNICOLOR". The artist, BLACK MASS has been active in the arts for more than two decades. He began his career more than 20 years ago working as a Legendary Tattoo Artist and Master and then progressing into the Fine Arts. The artist, Black Mass has established a cult following of fans and fellow artists (myself included) who praise his work as the Highest Degree of Radical Fine Art. The Art of Black Mass elevates the status of painting to a degree of a ritualized instinctive manner that is more than a wellguarded secret, but to a higher level of possession, to be more precise. Prominent in his ability to highlight the Paternalistic State of Christian Corporate Domination as the gross spectacle that it really is, the art of Black Mass is more than a satirical attack, but a wonderful constellation of art that is certainly Revolutionary and Radical, more so than the art of Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism combined. His vibrant paintings attract an edge to them that is direct in its savage indictment of Christianity and to say that its symbolic of Dark Art is a mere abstraction of the truth, for the real essence within the Art of Black Mass is that of a Sacred Beast awakening in us the desire to annihilate all Christian obstacles!!!!!!!!!! Let me warn you, the Art of Black Mass is NOT "Cute" or "Dark", its a spell that is cast upon the whole mass of humanity, to awaken our real inner state of being, and in that, I praise this artist as more than just a mere painter, he is the essence of a lasting penetration into our very soul!!!!!!!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, The Art of Black Mass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Corporate Christian / Hello Jesus" by BLACK MASS 24"x36" 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by BLACK MASS. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!
Below are two new art sculptures and mixed media pieces by one of my favorite underground dark artists, MICHAEL SEAS. I have been following his work from his exhibition at The Hyaena Gallery in LA, where I collect many new dark art masterpieces. These two artworks below behold such an optimal "inner resonance" of mystery that completely bewilders and intrigues me and the same time. The art that is created by Michael Seas is not an open attempt at the principle of formal imitation, but a powerful capacity of a new "occurance" that is preserved in his dark art object sculpture and mixed media. It does certify Seas as the guardian of an eternal secret that mankind must know to draw attention to an authentic communication from a new and higher power of vision. This new dark artist produces elements of concrete content that completely shatters the boundaries of the logical real world while leading us to a doorway to another higher dimension! A true medium to the farthest boundaries!!!!
"THE RELIC" by Michael Seas (cast sculpture & mixed media 6"x6.5"x4) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is another Masterpiece by the artist, MICHAEL SEAS, see below:
"THE EYE BEHIND THE BLACK GATE" by Michael Seas (cast sculpture & mixed media 9"x10"x4") from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by MICHAEL SEAS. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT!!! DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!!
Below is one of my most rarest of artworks, its a mixed media artwork done in colored markers, and its by the one & only, CHARLES MANSON! This piece is an ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC ARTWORK done by one of the most historic figures of the late 20th Century Crime and Counterculture! I would personally like to thank Bill from the Hyaena Gallery for this one!
Original Artwork by CHARLES MANSON (mixed media: blue, red,black and yellow marker on paper/year 1998) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is the latest art aquisition to The Keith Wigdor Collection of rare artworks, and this is by HAROLD FOX, called, "THE PLANET MONGO" from the year 1997. According to the press release from The Hyaena Gallery in LA, its been almost four decades counting, since the great Harold Fox has exhibited. This artist is GENIUS and almost every single artwork from his solo show at Hyaena SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The Planet Mongo" by HAROLD FOX (1997) 28"x16"x9" oil and mixed media assemblage from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by HAROLD FOX. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!
Below is the latest art acquisition for The Keith Wigdor Collection and this is a Masterpiece of Art by JEREMY CROSS, one of the very first artists to exhibit at The Hyaena Gallery in California. The Art of Jeremy Cross has received praise and accolades from his peers in The Dark Art Movement and he has established himself as a complete original in the art scene. Jeremy Cross has successfully synthesized three art genres: Outsider, Folk Art, and Pop Surrealism, with a Strong and Radical edge towards an extraordinary Dark Surrealism that stands out as SACRED! His various motifs of Religion, Robots & Technology and Symbolism presents to us such a strong comprehensible image of this very dark and vulgar modern world, which Jeremy reflects back on to us, a new insight into Dark Modern Art, that its inevitable not to be taken with his venturesome nature, a dark one, and a powerful one!!!!!!! Jeremy uses "PYROGRAPHY" in his art, where he literally burns images into his wood canvas, and creates such a new visual splendor, that is narcotic and inspiring at the same time. The Modern World of today is really an ugly dystopian world, yet through Jeremy Cross's Art, we are emboldened with a sense of an urgent need to strike back hard with a vengeance to declare our own individuality and our freedom from the shackles of The Machine of Religion, Robots and Technology, basically the world that we live in today! Jeremy Cross is definitely one to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"La Cara De Dios Asustado" by JEREMY CROSS 12"x12" (pyrography & mixed media on wood) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by JEREMY CROSS. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Below is the latest addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and this one painting I am very excited about, because it was painted by a rising star in The Dark Art Movement and he is, ADAM BLOOM, from the UK! I am very happy over this aquisition, due to the fact that Adam strives for a direction within his dark art that is very personal and unique to him only. Also, consider that while at the same time he is negotiating a brand new territory of art experimentation within his work that combines all of the Dark, Surreal, and Horror motifs with the elements of an abstraction that is powerful for a new and dark modern art! We are all the creatures in Adam's subconscious that become morphed into concentric zones of experimentation and nightmares that Adam Bloom so successfully has defined! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, The Art of Adam Bloom!!!!!!
Untitled by ADAM BLOOM Acrylic on canvas panel 16x12in from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by ADAM BLOOM. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Below is the latest addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and this is a new painting by The Master Dark Artist, CLINT CARNEY. This piece was painted in 2010 and when I first saw it, I knew I had to have it! I think its a MASTERPIECE of DARK ART and one of the best artworks to come out of The Dark Art Movement in a long time. Clint Carney is not only one of my favorite artists, besides being a painter, he is also an illustrator and tattoo artist (amazing!) and a musician too! He is really one of the best artists on the scene and definitely one to watch!!! CLINT CARNEY!!!!!!!!
"Meat Inside" by CLINT CARNEY oil on canvas 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by CLINT CARNEY. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW.
Below is the most recent art addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and this is a painting by the most highly praised artist new to The Dark Arts, BRIAN SMITH, who just recently had a successful solo art exhibit at one of my all time favorite galleries, THE HYAENA GALLERY in LA. Brian's art was so well received by fellow artists and the public, by preshow, he had already sold almost half of his work. Brian Smith is heavily influenced by Giger and Beksinski, and his art is also considered to be a morphed mix between Chet Zar and Alex Grey (also with a heavy dose of sci-fi and surrealism added to the mix). I had contacted Brian on Facebook and I told him that there was also a heavy Richard Powers influence in his art, which Brian was thrilled to find out! I am so happy to now have two of Brian's artworks from his last solo show. I highly advise art collectors to keep Brian Smith on their collecting radar, he is really taking off, BIG!
"Figure 17" by BRIAN SMITH (oil on canvas 2009) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is another painting by BRIAN SMITH from his last solo art exhibit:
"Hysterics" by BRIAN SMITH (oil on canvas 2009) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE OWNED and COPYRIGHT of BRIAN SMITH. ARTWORK IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW!!!
Below is the most recent art addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and that is a rare ink and pencil artwork by LANA GENTRY, who is an artist from Richmond, Virginia. Lana Gentry has a long history in the arts and she also writes and does interviews for BEINART, SURREALISM NOW! and various art publications. Lana's art is a combination of Radical DIY Folk Art morphed with Outsider and Pop Surrealism combined, a very unique and intense artist! I recently showed some of Lana Gentry's art to a prominent art agent, who called Lana's art, "clever" with a sense of Folk Art and Dark Surreal Art mixed together. I consider Lana Gentry to be one of the most original artists working today, whose work shakes the very core foundation of female human experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, The Art of LANA GENTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"THE OPIUM BOX" by Lana Gentry / Surrealist Sculpture from The Keith Wigdor Collection
"SEW" by Lana Gentry 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by LANA GENTRY. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!!
Below is the latest artwork addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and it is a painting by the Artist, GIZEM BACAZ, who is The Founder & Director of THE SEED GALLERY in Newark, New Jersey. Gizem is an artist whose background in the visual arts involved gallery management & mentoring with ALEX GREY. An extraoridinary Visionary Artist, Gizem also takes on the reconciliation of the universal through the balancing of the visionary and abstract to and endless progression of re-emergence. Once I saw this particular "LIVE" Painting of Gizem's, I had to add it to my collection!A truly unique modern artist in every sense of the word, GIZEM BACAZ!!!
"Live Painting with Disco Biscuits" by GIZEM BACAZ (March/2005 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by GIZEM BACAZ. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!
Below is an Rare Collage Artwork by CHRIS TIANTO, who I had recently became friends with on Facebook. Chris Tianto's Collage & Mixed Media Art is one of a kind. His artwork covers the spectrum of Surrealism to Dark Art to Radical Underground and Anarchist Art, and his rare ability to express his genuine revolutionary rage borders on a comprehensible form of madness that stimulates an "eclipse" of Revelation, to be more precise. However, Chris is VERY DIRECT with his Message, where it is certainly obvious that the Irrational that Chris Tianto proposes is within the same parameters of the dictum of Hegel, yet evolved to the level of interpenetration of opposites, as indicated in the Collage components in Chris's art. I do highly recommend Chris Tianto, I think he is GENIUS!!!!!!
"SEA OF STRUGGLE" by Chris Tianto (2010) Collage on A4 Paper from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & ART IMAGE COPYRIGHT OWNED by CHRIS TIANTO. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED by INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW, DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!!
Below is the latest art addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and that is "MATRICIDE" by LARKIN (mixed media on board 15.5 x 18in). This rare artwork appeared in the magazine, SEATTLE SINNER, and was also used by the Heavy Metal Band 12 o'clock High from Alaska.
I consider Larkin to be one of the most INTENSE Surrealist Artists and I also have more artwork by him in my rare art collection, scroll further down this page.
"MATRICIDE" by LARKIN (mixed media 15.5 x18in) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
**NOTE: ARTWORK and ART IMAGE is COPYRIGHT OWNED by LARKIN. ARTWORK IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW!
Below is the most recent art aquisition for The Keith Wigdor Collection and its by the most INTENSE and ORIGINAL Female Artist working today and that is none other than the Goddess of Gore, SUZZAN BLAC!!!!!!!!!!! The Art of Suzzan Blac is the most brutal and terrifying of all the modern Dark Surreal Artists. Her many fans across the world, online and in both the real world, praise her work as the best dark art today. Her large fan base consists of artists, feminists, heavy metal musicians, filmmakers, and surrealists, and her work has also received critical praise in the art scene in London where she recently had a successful solo show last year. Suzzan's art is totally uncompromising and unapologetic and that is what I love most about her and her art!!! As I write this, many within the art world are already talking a lot about Suzzan, especially after her most recent art showing in the "GIRLS and CORPSES" exhibit at LA's Hyaena Gallery, where the best of the best Dark Artists exhibit. Suzzan's art is already the buzz within the art circles and there is a lot more that is to come from her in the future. I know great artists when I see them and this artist is not only the most Controversial & Radical but also GENIUS!
"The Divine Tragedy" by SUZZAN BLAC oil on canvas (24 x 30in) framed 2009
NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE is COPYRIGHT OWNED by SUZZAN BLAC. ARTWORK IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW!!!
Below is a painting from Last Rites Gallery's 2009, "FLESH to CANVAS" art show and this is called, "BIG BROTHER" by TOXYC, acrylic on board. The artist Toxyc is one of the most highly admired and respected Tattoo artists in the world. He has been working in France since the year 2000, after many years of mastering drawing, and is now currently working at Paul Booth's Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, where clients line up to get work done on them by this Master Tattoo Artist. Besides being an artist who works in the field of Tattoo Art, Toxyc is also a Fine Artist who produces some of the most intense masterpieces of Dark Art paintings that I have ever seen, as with this particular artwork that is now in my art collection. Highly regarded by both the Master Artists, Paul Booth and Filip Leu, as well as his peers in the Tattoo and Fine Arts, Toxyc is one of the most unique and original dark artists that I've come across in my collecting!
"BIG BROTHER" by TOXYC (Acrylic on Board) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
*NOTE: THIS ARTWORK and IMAGE is OWNED and COPYRIGHTED by TOXYC, and is protected by International Copyright Law. All rights copyright: TOXYC. Do Not Use Without Permission!!!!!!
Below is an artwork from one of the most talked about and praised dark artists working today, TATOMIR. The Dark Art of Tatomir is on exhibit at one of my all-time favorite galleries, THE HYAENA GALLERY, in LA. They also exhibit, Dan Harding, who is also a good friend of Tatomir's, and the both of them are now part of my huge art collection. I first saw this piece on Tatomir's Facebook page, and also at Hyaena's page too, and I saw this exhibited as a tribute to HR GIGER and DALI and when I looked at it, I became possessed with the Power of this Artwork! Its really a dark and intense piece of art, that I just had to add it to my art collection! ENJOY!
"DISAFECTION" by Tatomir / oil on canvas / 2009 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
and below here is another gem from Tatomir from my Rare Art Collection
"SAINTESS" by Tatomir Pitariu (rare drawing framed and handsigned) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is yet another artwork by TATOMIR from my Rare Art Collection...
"THE WHITE GOD" by Tatomir 2010 from The Wrecked Havoc Group Show 2010 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
*NOTE: ARTWORK and IMAGE is COPYRIGHT OWNED and PROTECTED by TATOMIR! Artwork Image is protected by International Copyright Law! DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below you will see two images of the same artwork, the bottom one is in a special handmade frame by this MASTER ARTIST! I was very fortunate back in 2006 when I was contacted by this new and intense artist who is, LARKIN from Seattle. Larkin was one of the first surrealist artists to join SURREALISM NOW! back when the site was starting after The Hammond Gallery went offline in 2006. Since then, I have been exhibiting this super intense and original dark surreal artist. I have never seen such a new and unique artist construct such a strict hegemony of nature within his art, while at the same time routing his surrealist invocations towards the subconscious. Larkin's quest is humanity's quest, to re-define, and re-examine our primal and animal nature with those of other species that we share this planet with and Larkin succeeds with such wonder!!!!!!!!
"MY FAVORITE TOY" by LARKIN Acrylic on Masonite 2009 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
"MY FAVORITE TOY" by LARKIN special handmade frame Acrylic on Masonite 2009 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
*NOTE: ARTWORK and ART IMAGE is COPYRIGHT OWNED by LARKIN. ARTWORK IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW!!!
Below is a Masterpiece of Modern Art, its a Surrealist Automatic Painting by MITCHELL POOR, who is a Primitive Surrealist from Montana, USA. He is probably my favorite of all original hardcore surrealists, in the ongoing traditional sense, and his art originates from the purely mental world as it transcends from the peripheral elements of human structure towards a most unique natural abstraction, thus, substantiating Mitchell's artistic premise of "Primitive Surrealism". This "natural" and "primitive" art of Mitchell's is organic, yet very mysterious, his painting technique remains completely constant with the harmony between man's inner world and his direct contact with nature. The agency through which Mitchell Poor is driven towards, is a profound sense of function, liberation (and location) of a strong surrealist passion that I have not seen in many years!!!!!!!!
SURREALIST PAINTING by MITCHELL POOR (mixed media 2006) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
NOTE: ARTWORK & IMAGE is COPYRIGHT OWNED by MITCHELL POOR. ARTWORK & IMAGE PROTECTED BY INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Below is a painting, "THE BRIDE OF THE FOREST" by MICK WHITE, who is a surrealist that is influenced by Max Ernst and many other surrealist comrades from the past and present! A gem of a painting and one of the most unique and original surrealist artworks in my collection!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MICK WHITE TO ALL SURREALISTS and EVERYONE THAT IS A FAN AND FOLLOWER OF SURREALISM NOW! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The Bride of the Forest" by MICK WHITE 1996 acrylic on paper from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is another Surrealist Automatic Painting by Mick White from 1999:
"The Flowers of Evil #14" by Mick White oil on card 1999
Below is an extremely rare and near impossible to find artwork, because its the only artwork of its kind, its a colored pen and ink drawing created by one of the key pivotal figures in the First Wave of Punk Rock and it is the Legendary, JAYNE COUNTY, founder of THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS!!!!!!! The Legacy of Jayne County even predates the first wave of punk rock, when Jayne was actively involved in the formation of glam rock and also having a huge influence on David Bowie (see 1974 Diamond Dogs tour). Already having created such a large volume of work and recordings in music (from early 1970s glam rock to punk rock), theater & film (see 'Jubilee'), Jayne County is also a very active artist as well. This particular artwork is one of a kind, its called, "THE SOUL OF GLAM" and its one of my most rarest of artworks, because this is the original artwork by Jayne County!
Note: Artwork and Image is Copyright Owned and Protected by both JAYNE COUNTY and KYMARA ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!! 2009
"THE SOUL OF GLAM" artwork by Jayne County from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is an extremely rare oil on canvas artwork that I just unearthed. Its by the Surrealist, Fantastic Realism & Visionary Artist, HIKARU! This oil on canvas was painted by Hikaru back in early 2007 and was also sent to me handsigned and personalized, "TO MY FRIEND, KEITH WIGDOR: HIKARU '07". I just unearthed this masterpiece and now uploaded this to the online gallery collection for you all to see. You will soon be seeing more and more uploads to THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION!!!!!!!!!!!
Untitled by HIKARU / oil on canvas 2007 signed and personalized by Hikaru to Keith Wigdor from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is the latest addition to The Keith Wigdor Collection, and its an oil on canvas painting by the Surrealist, SANTIAGO RIBEIRO done in Sept. of 2009. Santiago is a brilliant and extemely talented surrealist oil painter and is very active in The International Surrealist Movement. I am just so thrilled to have one of his oil on canvas paintings in my art collection!!!!
"Human Spiral" by Santiago Ribeiro 2009 / Surrealist Oil on Canvas from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is one of the latest paintings that I purchased for my ever growing rare art collection and this is from THE HYAENA GALLERY in Burbank, California. The name of this artwork is called, "BONES" and its by one of my favorite dark artists, DAN HARDING! After being steered over by my artist friend Marque T. Strickland to view this incredibly brilliant new dark artist, I was just floored after looking at the fine detail in this artwork, as well as the other pieces that Dan Harding has painted. Dan is so talented at mastering detail, his technique would make many of my artist friends who paint like The Old Masters jealous! Dan is REALLY SKILLED at his painting technique, as well as his perfect use of balance, tone, detail, etc, etc, etc. Plus, the fact that Dan Harding's art SELLS QUICKLY, I had to buy this piece fast, before another collector getting it, I HAD TO GET IT AND ADD IT TO MY ART COLLECTION!!! DAN HARDING IS GENIUS!!!!
"Bones" by DAN HARDING (8 x 10in) framed Oil on Canvas from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is another gem of a painting by Dark Art Master, DAN HARDING
"BURN" by DAN HARDING 2009 oil on canvas from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below you are going to see the latest painting that I purchased to add to The Keith Wigdor Collection! First, let me give you some information on this Masterpiece, the Artist and the Gallery from where I had purchased it from in NYC! This Masterpiece is called, "CROWN OF THORNS" and its by MATTHEW BONE, who I consider to be the BEST oil on canvas artist and painter working today. His ability to capture DETAIL is so stunning and on target, you would swear from first looking at this painting, that it was a photograph! ITS A PAINTING!!! It is also a MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, let me tell you about the gallery from where I aquired it from, its the LAST RITES Gallery in New York City, owned and operated by the Master, PAUL BOOTH. LAST RITES is THE Gallery to see the BEST and MOST INNOVATIVE of Modern Day Artists. The primary focus is on the Dark Arts, which is really my favorite of all the art genres and movements (besides Surrealism), because the Dark Art Movement is more organized and better suited at capturing the imagination and the detail better than most of the other art genres that I am familiar with and collect. Plus, the fact that the Dark and Phantasmorgical is much more of an elevated platform of expression that is perfectly adjusted to our modern times. This oil painting by Matthew Bone possesses all of the elements of the Marvelous that I look for in a painting. The theme is primarily of a religious motif, "Crown of Thorns" using ice cream as the main visual, this just spoke volumes to me, along with the DETAIL that Matthew has created. Matthew Bone's Art reminds me so much of my favorite artists and painters, The Old Masters, & especially Caravaggio and also Pietro Paolini, and along with The Florentine & Flemish Schools of centuries past, etc, yet Matthew Bone is a working modern day artist whose themes of violence, pornography and ice cream capture all the ESSENCE of today's modern culture with the exact masterful painting detail of The Old Masters and Matthew is even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below is "CROWN OF THORNS" by Matthew Bone, oil on wood (5 x 7 in)
"CROWN OF THORNS" by Matthew Bone / oil on wood 5 x 7in (2009) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below, I want you all to take a look at this original oil on canvas painting by my dearest friend and comrade, SHAHLA ROSA, who is the best woman surrealist painter, EVER!!! The name of this Masterpiece is called, "THE SPECTRE OF LUST" (2007) and its HUGE!!!! This is ONE of Shahla's Most RARE of all her Surrealist Paintings and I am proud to say that I own it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The Spectre of Lust" by SHAHLA ROSA oil on canvas 2007
Below is an Original Painting which I purchased from LAST RITES Gallery in NYC, its a STUDY of the painting, "THE BEARER" by DAN QUINTANA. This particular study was done for Dan's larger painting, and both are MASTERPIECES of FINE ART! This particular painting that I bought is so brilliant, that I had to add it to my collection of Original Paintings! I would also like to thank Dan Quintana & Samantha Levin from LAST RITES for offering this Rare GEM for sale, its PERFECT for my rare art collection!!!
Study for "THE BEARER" by DAN QUINTANA Acrylic on Vellum 5.5 x 7in
Below you will see one of the latest artwork additions to THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION, and its by one of my most favorite modern artists working today, CHRISTOPHER CONTE. This dark surreal masterpiece below is called, "COGNITION" & its a LIMITED EDITION METAL PLATE, signed by Conte, #20 of 66, & its VERY RARE! Christopher only created 66 plates of this Masterpiece of his, and thats all that exists! I own number 20 and its an artwork that is very rare of his and I strongly recommend to other collectors to add this to their collections as well. Its a very RARE piece and a Wise Art Investment! Christopher Conte is one of the most important modern artists working today and its a real thrill to own one of his masterpieces in my rare art collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See the masterpiece below:
Christopher Conte Limited Edition Infused Metal Plate, Framed Signed and numbered, #20 of 66
Below is one of my most treasured artworks from my art collection, and it was done by The MASTER HR GIGER and I had purchased this piece directly from The HR GIGER MUSEUM for my collection because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally have hundreds of drawings from artists all over the world, but I have to say that this one is my favorite of all!!!!!!!!!!! Though I do cherish everything that I have, this one just stands out the most! GIGER is GENIUS!!! I have been a disciple of his work since 1973's "Brain Salad Surgery" cover for ELP! Plus, I saw ALIEN in 1979 at a sneak preview which I am still reeling from the movie experience! Below is an etching of the ALIEN drawing by HR GIGER (signed):
Rare etching of ALIEN Drawing by HR GIGER (signed) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is an artwork (a rare drawing) by one of my favorite contemporary surrealists, HECTOR PINEDA, whose Surrealism is the open doorway to a new universal fissure in the interior landscape of the human mind! The Immediate Proposition contained within Hector Pineda's Surrealism is The New Eroticism of Essence and Subjective Chance that remains so exclusive and independent of the strict deterministic urge to realize, yet continues to advance the Revolutionary Aspects of the Fantastic Reality separated from the Inner-Surreality becoming externalized so magnificently! Hector's surrealist art gives immediate prominence to analyzing the antithesis preserved in the reconciliation of his motifs and themes that destroy all forms of imitative painting! A Surrealist Revolutionary on all Levels! Ladies and Gentlemen, HECTOR PINEDA!
"The ritual of the skinner" by Hector Pineda (Pencil on Watercolor) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Another Masterpiece of Art from The Keith Wigdor Collection is one of the Most Rare of Surrealist Automatic Artworks from the Legendary Founder of THE WEST COAST SURREALIST GROUP and THE PHASES MOVEMENT of the Late 1960s to today, GREGG SIMPSON!!! Gregg had worked closely with Andre Breton's personal assistant and member of the original Paris Surrealist Group, JOSE PIERRE, as well as being a drummer in the 60s Avant Garde Jazz Band, THE AL NEIL TRIO. A true genius and a Legend in Surrealism and the Arts!!!!!!!
Gregg even played at the Legendary TRIPS FESTIVAL in 1966, Vancouver, opening for THE GRATEFUL DEAD, JANIS JOPLIN with BIG BROTHER and THE HOLDING COMPANY and other SF bands of the day! Gregg's art has also been featured on THE X-FILES and his artworks are in private collections all over the world. Gregg is a Surrealist LEGEND!!! The name of the piece below is called, "ACCIDENTAL LANDSCAPE", from 2002, see below:
Accidental Landscape by GREGG SIMPSON Automatic Artwork Ink on Paper 2002
Here is another VERY RARE Original Artwork from GREGG SIMPSON, this was done in 1991, which is almost 20 years ago. I recently had just unearthed this from my archives! A VERY RARE SURREALIST ARTWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"STILL LIFE WITH BOOMERANG" by GREGG SIMPSON 1991 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is another extremely rare artwork from GREGG SIMPSON and this gem is a painting, an acrylic on board, done in 1979, which is over 30 years ago. This piece is called, "LANDSCAPE GENIES" and it was done during Gregg's creative art output during his involvement in the historic Phases Movement taking place during the 1970s and 1980s. Very Rare!
"Landscape Genies" by Gregg Simpson / acrylic on board 1979 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is one of the RAREST of all the Automatic Artworks that I have in my collection and it was created by the Legendary Founder and Artist Master of The Society for Art of Imagination,BRIGID MARLIN, who had studied under the Great Art Master, Ernst Fuchs. Brigid's paintings can be found in the most prestigeous art collections in the world, including within the private collection of the late great film director, Stanley Kubrick. Besides the fact of being one of the 20th and 21st Century's most amazingly intense and important Visionary Artists, Brigid founded The Society for Art of Imagination with some of the leading figures in the history of the visual arts: Ernst Fuchs, HR Giger, De Es, and a host of many other intense artists, including the great Robert Venosa, etc. The piece that you see below is SO RARE because Brigid NEVER does any Automatic Surrealist Artworks, and this piece she did was THE ONLY One that she has ever created and I have it!!!!
What appears as a scribbled-doodle is a Masterpiece of Automatism that is DIRECTLY from the Subconscious of one of the most important artists in the history of the arts. Only one exists and I want you to see it!
Automatic Ink Drawing by BRIGID MARLIN (early 2007)
Below is another one of the most rarest artworks in my collection and it was done by one of the founders of The Visionary Art Movement, and that is none other than, PHILIP RUBINOV JACBOSON, who many in the art world know as "Prof. Phil". Back in the late 1960s up to the era of the 1980s and up to today, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, literally had started the modern era of Visionary Art, studying under the great MASTER ERNST FUCHS and working alongside many of the Living Legends in the History of Modern Day Visionary Art: ALEX GREY, ROBERT VENOSA, De ES. Prof. Phil was also a founding artist and member of The Visionary Art Group during the 1970s and early 1980s with my dear artist friend OLGA SPIEGEL (whose art I also praise), De Es, and others. The artwork that you will see below is SO RARE, because its an AUTOMATIC and a Surrealist Experiment that was produced by Philip in 2007. Let me remind all of you that Philip is a Legendary Visionary Artist and for me to be the owner of this MASTERPIECE of AUTOMATISM by one of the main artists & founders of The Modern Era of Visionary Art, is like the GOLD of TIME!!! This piece is SO RARE and I just CHERISH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See below for this artwork by Prof. Phil:
AUTOMATIC ETCHING ARTWORK by PROF. PHILIP RUBINOV JACOBSON 2007 on metallic plate
Below is an Oil on Paper Painting from THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION and it was done by French Surrealist, PATRICK DELORME. This piece was painted by Patrick in 2007 in a state of Pure Automatism and it is the perfect Surrealist Experiment in Painting, which I really LOVE! A VERY RARE PAINTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Untitled by PATRICK DELORME Oil on Paper 2007
Below you are going to see four original Automatic Ink Drawings done by my dear friend, BILL AYTON. Since 1998, I have known Bill Ayton from exhibiting with him and David Magitis (and 100's other artists) online at the old website, NowSurreal UKand The Hammond Gallery (where I was also exhibiting and working as Gallery Manager for Ian Eade). Bill Ayton is an artist of the highest caliber of fine art, he has also internationally exhibited and his art is in private collections of art collectors of the elite! Bill is also very well known in the New York City Art World, and for me to know him and also to have some of his rare Automatic Ink Drawings, especially made here for SURREALISM NOW!, is just an honor and a great priviledge. An artist like Bill Ayton is on the same status and caliber as Picasso, Calder, Pollack, etc, and I am just truly in awe of his art and long history of exhibition. See the four original automatic artworks below:
Automatic Ink & Marker by BILL AYTON 2008
Automatic Ink & Marker by BILL AYTON 2008
Automatic Ink & Marker by BILL AYTON 2008
Automatic Ink & Marker by BILL AYTON 2008
As a dedicated and active Modern Day Surrealist, I am experiencing on a daily basis the Beauty and Revelation and Wonder of the Marvelous that exists in SURREALISM. You see, Surrealism is not something that one looks for, or is it something that finds someone, etc. Surrealism resides in the REALITY that we live with on a daily basis, its an Elevated Reality and its also an Extreme Reality enhanced by Desire, Wonder, Ecstasy, Love, Dreams, Obsessions & most of all THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND!!!!!!! On my daily adventures in New York City, I experience Surrealism every moment of the day, you just have to know and see where it is, most people cannot see it or know it! That being said, I want to let you all know that I am a big collector and I am also a very big supporter of STREET ART and STREET ARTISTS!!! These are the Artists that REALLY LIVE THEIR ART and they exhibit their brilliant art on the city streets of New York. The urban city environment is one of the most wonderful places to engage Surrealism & the Marvelous. I had recently came across the most Unique and Radical (and Revolutionary) of all the New York Street Artists and his name is OBARH. *You can find this artist exhibiting and selling his brilliant art around 23rd street and also around the midtown to downtowm subway stations, he is really brilliant! He has been exhibiting on the streets and in the subways of New York CIty for almost 12 years now! In my view, for an artist to LITERALLY stay active and so dedicated to one's art, to bring their art to the streets and in the subways, takes a great amount of work and spirit and integrity that many in the corporate art world will never know. I am extremely proud and honored to own one of OBARH's original artworks, you can see the piece below:
Original Artwork by OBARH 2006 from THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION
Below is the latest acquisition to THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION and its my favorite oil on canvas painting in my entire collection!!! The name of this Masterpiece is called, "NUN LUST" and it was recently painted by the MASTER himself, DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS. The moment that David showed me the painting, I bought it INSTANTLY! As a Surrealist and also a Collector, the piece spoke Volumes to me: Pure Rage, Total Anarchy, Pure Evil, and Total Revolution!!! Its all here and its probably one of the most Intense and Offensive Artworks to date and I am proud to own it!!!
"NUN LUST" by David Anthony Magitis / Oil on Canvas 2009
Below you will see another painting that was done by the MASTER himself, DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS, and its called, "DOMINATRIX". Its really one of my favorites of David's, especially since this painting is the most sought after of David's oil paintings among his many fans and collectors and I OWN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another reason why I LOVE IT SO MUCH, is because of the overwhelming Dark Surrealism in this homage to SADO-MASOCHISM and the Marque de Sade. Its one of David's best paintings, and I am extremely proud that I own this gem!!!
Dominatrix by DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS Oil on Canvas 2007/ 61cm x 61cm
Below you will see another one of The MASTER David Anthony Magitis's oil on canvas paintings, "THANKS FOR NOT SMOKING". I had to buy this artwork and add it to THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION because its so amazingly dark and surreal, with a wickedly direct effect on all of the senses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"THANKS FOR NOT SMOKING" by DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS Oil on Canvas 2008
One of my most favorite online celebrity internet personalities is the great METAL SANAZ, who is a Legend among the Heavy Metal and Hardcore Music Scenes. She is well known for discovering and promoting many, many, many INTENSE Metal Bands of all sub-genres of Metal and Hardcore, be it DEATH METAL, BLACK METAL, SPEED METAL, etc, etc, etc. In 2007, The MASTER DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS decided to do an artwork that paid eternal tribute to the great METAL SANAZ, and here it is! I AM THE OWNER OF THIS ARTWORK!!!
METAL SANAZ by DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS watercolor 2007
Here is another artwork by The MASTER DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS, and its called, "I OWN ALL THE PIECES", its a Biro Pen Ink Drawing and one of David's best pieces, which is now and forever permanently part of THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION! David Magitis is a MASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See the artwork below:
"I OWN ALL THE PIECES" by DAVID ANTHONY MAGITIS Biro Pen Drawing 2007
Below is another artwork by David Anthony Magitis and this is a graphite pencil drawing called, "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" and its one of David's Rarest Artworks to date! None of his collectors and fans even know that this artwork exists and I own it, because as David Anthony Magitis says, "I OWN ALL THE PIECES"! This artwork has its debut here on this site!!!
"ALICE IN WONDERLAND" by David Anthony Magitis 2008 Graphite Pencils
Below is a painting from BIENVENIDO BONES BANEZ, a Surrealist from the Philippines. This surrealist painting is called, "666 Screaming" 2006
"666 Screaming" by BIENVENIDO BONES BANEZ acrylic on canvas 2006
BIENVENIDO BONES BANEZ holding his painting "666 Sreaming" right side up, from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is a rare Automatic Surrealist Colored Pen and Ink Drawing by BEN "BONES" BANEZ, its called, "666 CONSTELLATION" year 2007.
"666 CONSTELLATION" by BEN "BONES" BANEZ colored pens and ink 2007 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Here is another artwork by BIENVENIDO BONES BANEZ, from 2007, its an Automatic '666' Ink Drawing in colored pens, see below:
Below is the most recent art aquisition to The Keith Wigdor Collection and its a rare wood carving done by the artist, DONNY DANGER! The art of Donny Danger is some of the most fantastic wood carvings and art sculptures that you will ever see, because of the highly specific DETAIL that Donny produces in his wood carving artworks. Donny Danger, the artist, works with many popular culture motifs: punk rock, comic books, music legends and counterculture icons, his wood carvings are truly unique in every sense of the word, considering the amount of work that is needed to get all the detail necessary for the desired outcome of the piece. This wood carving artwork by Donny Danger is of the cover of the Golden Age comic book: SHOCK SUSPENSE STORIES #12, the original cover art was done by AL FELDSTEIN and Donny Danger captures ALL the Detail of the original cover in this brilliant wood carving masterpiece.
Wood Carving by DONNY DANGER 2009 of SHOCK SUSPENSE STORIES #12 EC Golden Age Comic (cover art by AL FELDSTEIN)
Below is an extremely rare pen and ink drawing by RAMAZ RAZMADZE, who is a surrealist artist from Georgia, USSR. This artwork was sent to me back in August of 2007 and signed by Ramaz along with a message, "TO MY FRIEND, KEITH WIGDOR..." This artwork is one of my favorites of my contemporary surrealist friends. Ramaz had also exhibited in the online art exhibition, INTERNATIONAL SURREALIST SHOW 2006.
RAMAZ RAZMADZE pen & ink drawing artwork 8/1/2007 SIGNED from THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION
Here is another Very Rare Automatic Ink Drawing by my friend and comrade, BRAD MOORE, "A SKELETON'S ROBE" AUTOMATIC INK DRAWING 2006
"A SKELETON's ROBE" by BRAD MOORE Automatic Ink Drawing 2006 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below you will see an Automatic Ink Drawing from my personal collection by one of my favorite artists, KRISTEN MARGIOTTA. This rare ink drawing is an automatic illustration that Kristen gave to me back in 2008. Kristen is primarily a dark surreal artist who also does a lot of illustration including a new book cover she did for Jennifer Barnes of Raw Dog Screaming Press, a children's book that has Kristen's art on the cover. Her art and illustration work uses a lot of children's themes, but set in a dark and nightmarish setting that appeals to both children and adults. I have been following her work for a number of years now and she recently came aboard to SURREALISM NOW! back in 2008. She is certainly a unique and gifted artist & illustrator and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Automatic Ink Drawing by KRISTEN MARGIOTTA 2007 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is an Automatic Ink & Black Marker on Paper Artwork by surrealist artist, ANDREW OSTAPENKO, who also exhibits on SURREALISM NOW!
ANDREW OSTAPENKO Automatic Ink and Black Marker on Paper 2007 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below there are three artworks from one of my favorite surrealists who has been working for close to 4 decades and that's, ROBERT S. BEAL. I have known Robert since we both exhibited together back on the old Now Surreal UK website, which eventually became The Hammond Gallery where I also worked as Gallery Manager for Ian Eade. While on both the Now Surreal UK & Hammond websites; myself, Ian Eade, & David Magitis all praised Robert S. Beal and his Surrealism. Robert was really one of the most Surrealist of all the Artists on there and I got to know Robert very well. Back in 2008, Robert sent me a couple of automatic artworks for my collection and I just unearthed them for this gallery. See below:
Automatic Artwork (Ink and Mixed Media) by ROBERT S. BEAL 2008 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Graphite Pencil Surrealist Drawing by ROBERT S. BEAL 2008 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Graphite Pencil Portrait Drawing by ROBERT S. BEAL 2008 from The Keith Wigdor Collection
Below is a Rare Experimental Drawing by JON NEAL WALLACE from the 1990s, when Jon was experimenting with LINES! VERY ORIGINAL ART!!!
RARE EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING by JON NEAL WALLACE (1990s) from The Keith Wigdor Collection
More Artworks and Paintings WILL be added and uploaded to this online gallery of THE KEITH WIGDOR COLLECTION, so please STAY TUNED.......
much more to come.........!
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