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Bert Green Fine Art

Laurie Lipton

Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and London, and has made her home in Los Angeles since 2011. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique, building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.”

“It was all abstract and conceptual art when I attended university. My teachers told me that figurative art went ‘out’ in the Middle Ages and that I should express myself using form and shapes, but splashes on canvas and rocks on the floor bored me. I knew what I wanted: I wanted to create something no one had ever seen before, something that was brewing in the back of my brain. I used to sit for hours in the library copying Durer, Memling, Van Eyck, Goya and Rembrandt. The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.”


Prints

personaleffects

Personal Effects (The Great Wave)
3 Plate Lithograph (Duotone)
Edition of 20, 12 APs
Signed and numbered by the artist
Paper 18 x 24.5”, Image 14 x 21.13”
2017

Bert Green Fine Art has partnered with the artist Laurie Lipton and master printer Francesco Siqueros of El Nopal Press in downtown Los Angeles to produce this print. Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai's "Wave", this image is a contemporary take on the Pacific Gyre, a mass of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific, estimated to be larger in area than the State of Texas.

$700

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liptonroundandroundprint1

Round and Round
3 Plate Lithograph (Duotone)
Edition of 20, 8 APs
Paper 18.13 x 23.5" Image 13.75 x 19.5"
2014

Bert Green Fine Art has partnered with the artist Laurie Lipton and master printer Francesco Siqueros of El Nopal Press in downtown Los Angeles to produce this print. The image was conceived shortly after the artist's arrival in Los Angeles; an initial impression of the ubiquitous car culture mentality of many of the city's inhabitants.

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Original Drawings

Lautie Lipton is also available for commissions. Contact the gallery for more information.

MadonnaoftheSacredBones

Madonna of the Sacred Bones
Charcoal & Pencil on Paper
22.5 x 15.5"
2016
Unframed
Price on Request