In honor of St. Valentine, we’ve discovered works of art fit for Cupid, the hopeless romantic, and the loyal art collector.
This Neon piece by Tracey Emin is a true expression of love and can be found on ArtSpot at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills. Her background is not about money or privilege; she makes the work because she loves to do it, and it’s a love affair she wants to share. For her, art is at the center of things, not in the lost world of academies and connoisseurship, nor is it an enemy of the people. For Tracey, art belongs.
This black heart might not be very romantic, but is still one of my favorite pieces by Annette Messager. In her work she forcefully illustrates the idea that all things — a child’s beloved toy, a photograph, a piece of embroidery, a word with seemingly unambiguous meaning — can be transformed into objects of potent expression.
“All You Need is Love” executed with butterflies and gloss household paint by Damien Hirst is 84 1/4″ x 84 1/2″ sold for over two million at auction. You can check out this piece on ArtSpot taken at Cecconi’s Restaurant in West Hollywood.
Who has the biggest heart of all? Jeff Koons! The Hanging Heart is done in high chromium stainless steel weighs over 3,500 pounds and is almost nine feet tall. It was the second monumental piece that Koons sold during the fall auctions. His giant faceted blue diamond sculpture sold at Christie’s for $11.8 million.
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Happy Valentines Day from ArtSpot!