What can I say? Kardashian, West and Murakami. How fascinating.
Kim and Kanye visited Takashi Murakami in Japan this week. How fascinating. Pop art has always had a special way with celebrities. Takashi, who's one my favorite living artist, worked with Kanye West on multiple occasions to create great works of art.
I visited Fort Worth, TX earlier this year to see Takashi's art exhibition "The Octopus Eats it's Own Legs". There I saw two large paintings by Takashi featuring the art that was created for Kayne's "Graduation" album. Also, in the show a sculpture of the bear mascot that sparkled in it's gleaming, glittering glory.
Kim Kardashian West entering into the world of art makes my soul happy. Perhaps she'll start engaging more with the art world like her husband. I just think Kim is always just so glamorous. It'll be fun to see what kind of artistic influence she'll have over other artists. Doing portraits of her has already given me a wonderful sense of happiness.
I talked to my brother, who's a major Kanye fan, about this recent art moment and asked him why he thinks Kim and Kanye support the Pop artist Murakami. "They're Feeling The Moment" is all he said, and I absouletly agree.
Last night I made these beautiful portraits of Kim K. I love her. When I spend a lot of time learning about art history I feel like I get lost into time and space. I like turning on my computer and watching her reality t.v. show. Watching her helps me come back to our reality.
In an Artnet news article it is being reported that Leonardo's Salvator Mundi painting is missing!
The painting featuring Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb has been called the “male Mona Llisa” and sold this year for 450.3 million dollars. An Arabian prince (how glamorous) says he has no idea where the painting is after having purchased the painting. After all Salvator Mundi sold for such a high price one would think that painting's exact location would be well known about. I have a feeling the prince knows where the painting is, but claims not to in order to protect his own privacy.
If the painting does indeed get lost to time, then I think the reality of art and money is much more complex than I originally thought.. Just because a painting is worth a lot of money does not mean it will have a safe life. That’s a funny thing to think about.
Lately I've been visiting the catholic churches in my downtown area. They're beautiful. They're full of amazing art works. Art works like paintings, architecture and sculptures. I love going to them and sitting and absorbing all the artistic influences like a sponge.. All of the churches are full of gold. It's warm and shinning. Gold has a way of looking like it's in a different world. A heavenly world full of sun rays.
The Catholics love putting gold on a lot of objects, because it's beautiful. One of my favorites is St Mary's Catholic Church. It's not only gold, but it's also pastel pink inside. Like a sweet yummy desert of art. An art desert. Gold has a funny of looking both old and new. I want to be surrounded by gold, and allow the glimmering color to fill my eyes with it's brilliant beauty.
These portraits are Inspired by the portraits of saints in the catholic church. I believe that art is it's own religion and great artist are the saints. I wanted the portraits to watch over me from the high heavens. I have an entire series in my home with each portrait sitting in a golden frame. I can feel them, watching me as I pray to them everyday.
I want to dedicate this blog post to all the beautiful souls who have helped me along the way. Because of these very fine people I am able to continue creating beautiful works of art. Patrons and Artists share a bond that help turn the world into a beautiful and meaningful place to live in. Thank you.
I am Sergio C. Mata and I am a pop artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3
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