The Perks of Art Leasing, 5/31/16

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If you are a fan of contemporary art but cannot afford the hefty prices, leasing through Art Dimensions Inc. may be your answer. Art Dimensions Inc. (ADI) is a Sherman Oaks based art leasing and sales business specializing in the rental of contemporary art with option to buy. We deal with various media including painting, print, sculpture and photography and work with more than eighty-five exceptional artists. Most ADI artists live in and around the Los Angeles area.

Why lease? Leasing art is a fabulous way to collect fine art by well-known and emerging artists at affordable prices. Leasing allows you to develop and tailor your own personal art style, by “test driving” different pieces before committing to a purchase. Whether you are leasing art for a personal or corporate space, it gives you the opportunity to “live with the art” before purchasing.

With the help of Art Dimensions Inc., you can rotate your artwork every few months to enhance your work environment, and businesses can write off their lease as a business expense. Want to provide an appealing environment for your clients and associates while deriving tax advantages? ADI can help you do just that!

We visit you and give you ideas of artwork that works well in your home or office. Let an ADI consultant help you in choosing artwork for your space. We also consult with interior designers who are decorating residential and commercial spaces. Art Dimensions Inc. offers leasing programs for one-day photo shoots, parties and special events.

How does Art Dimensions Inc. work?

  • Works in various media including painting, print, sculpture and photography available for lease/option or sale
  • Lease fee is 5% of retail price of artwork per month
  • 60% of lease fees applies towards the purchase of the art

Please call us with any questions and for more information on this fantastic opportunity to collect fine art at affordable prices.

Owl Prints by Christina Hale, 5/23/16

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Check out these fun owl prints in blue, copper and gold. Need a gift for a grad or a dad? At just $150 they are a great gift idea. Each measures 14 x 11 and comes with a white wood frame. Email ADI at info@artdimensionsonline.com for more info.

Young Collectors’ Club, 5/2/16

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Check out these incredible pieces! Today we highlight the following works of art:

Untitled Yellow, Lisa Adams, monoprint, 25 x 18 (paper size), $900.00 framed

Untitled Splat #18, Charlie Edmiston, water & oil based enamel on plastic, 24 x 18 (unframed), $750.00 framed

L.A. Skyline, Amy Smith, digital print, 18 x 24 (unframed), $875.00 framed

Santa Monica Chicken Toss Invitational, Brady Smith, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 20, $725.00

 

 

Studio Visit with Robert Toll, 4/19/16

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I had a great visit with Robert Toll last week at his new loft downtown. Above are images of new work including a small figure and a tabletop sculpture titled, “Rising Circles.”

Young Collector’s Club, 3/29/16

highlighting fabulous works of art available for lease and/or sale. From left to right, the works are:  Amethyst 1 by Lori Dorn, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 Night Train by Bryan Ida, acrylic & epoxy on panel, 17 x 23 Rock Out of Water by Adam Gordon, framed digital print Vessel IV by Eric Ernest Johnson, acrylic on wood, 10 x 8

This week we are highlighting fabulous works of art available for lease and/or sale. From left to right, the works are:

  1. Amethyst 1 by Lori Dorn, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20, $700
  2. Night Train by Bryan Ida, acrylic & epoxy on panel, 17 x 23, $2,000
  3. Rock Out of Water by Adam Gordon, framed digital print, 18.5 x 22, $375
  4. Vessel IV by Eric Ernest Johnson, acrylic on wood, 10 x 8, $650

 

Interview with Photographer, Patrick Smith, 3/22/16

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Q: How long have you been shooting?

A: Around fifteen years.

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: Having the freedom to choose my life.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: Ski slopes in the French Alps, in 2006.

Q: What kind of art do you own or show in your house, or do you only have your own work displayed?

A: Drawings, paintings, engravings, sculpture, and photographs, of course!

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: The digital camera.

Q: Do you have a  message in your work?

A: I used to try to communicate via my work. I’m more humble now and let people enjoy!

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: This place we live in is beautiful. Let’s cherish and preserve it.

Check out more of Patrick’s stunning images here: www.artdimensionsonline.com/artist/patrick-smith

 

Young Collector’s Club, 3/7/16

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We are excited to announce our new blog series, The Young Collector’s Club. The series will feature various works of art at price points that are easily affordable for beginning collectors. We invite you to join our community of collectors by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is a list of available art (from left to right):

  1. Notes to Heaven, oil & acrylic on canvas by Gus Harper, 30×24, $900
  2. Blue Monkey, oil on canvas by Trine Churchill, 16×20, $2,200
  3. Pineapple, work on paper by Christina Hale, 14×11, $100
  4. Untitled #11, acrylic on fiberboard mounted on wood panel by Ben Gordon, 24×16, $500

Christina Hale’s Show “Muzzle” Is Not To Be Missed

Check out Hale’s show consisting of screen prints and pencil drawings on March 20th, 2016 from 2pm til…. at TRAVEL

Drawings are for a show sponsored by Santa Monica Airlines skateboard company.

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Artwork Fills the Sets of the Upcoming Film, “Knight of Cups,” 2/29/16

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We are so excited to see artwork from ADI artists in the upcoming film, “Knight of Cups.” Check out the film and stunning paintings by Marlene Capell, Emily Van Horn, Joshua Elias and Sofia Nuccio among others.

 

Trine Churchill’s Amazing Interview & New Prints, 2/22/16

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Q: How long have you been painting?

A: I have been painting since my days in art school, so since I was twenty years old. Before then I did a lot of drawings in pencil color, or pen and ink, and some watercolor.

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: My dad is the reason why I went into the arts. My mom too. My dad is a cartoonist, successful, and supported a whole family with three kids. Both my parents have always been strong believers in following your dreams and your heart. Growing up I definitely did not want to be a cartoonist, because that would not give me the independence and own identity I was looking for. I described it as wanting to make posters. One image that told a story, or made you feel something. It wasn’t until I went to art school to become an illustrator that I realized that that meant for me to express myself as a painter, and I therefore went into fine art instead of graphic design/illustration.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: We had an art sale at Otis and I sold a couple of photo realistic paintings for $50 each. They were class assignments and exercises in rendering a collage into a realistically painted painting. They were really good, so good in fact, that it was hard to tell which one was the collage and which one was the painting. But I didn’t think much of it at the time.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: For works on paper I like pens, fine tips to brush thickness. I also use watercolor and color pencils. They are a lot of fun because once you think you’re done, you are changing up the whole expression at the end when you start adding water to the dry color pencil. For my painting I favor oil. I wish I could favor acrylics, but I have tried and I cannot get it to do what oil is doing for me.

Q: What kind of art do you show in your house?

A: I do have some of my own work on my walls at home, and my husband Spencer’s photography. Other artists hanging on my walls are mostly LA painters and photographers, and friends of mine, such as Yoko Kanayama, Yaya Chou, Carol Es as well as Santa Fe artist, Darren Virgil Gray. There are also cartoons by my dad, Werner Wejp-Olsen.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: Of contemporary artists I have found a great deal of inspiration from women artists like Louise Bourgoise, Annette Messenger, Yoko Ono… not that it is visible in what I make, but I have loved them for the humor and intelligence. Girl power. Recently I have looked to Peter Doig who paints abstractedly, while remaining a narrative painter. And to Asger Jorn, a Danish abstract expressionist painter, who was very uncompromising in his brushstrokes (as well as in his life.) Sometimes it is the energy of something or someone that gives you the drive to become a better painter in your own ways.