Hawaiian Memories Drawing 2004 13x11
Drawing : Pen on Paper
Size : 12.75x10.75 in | 32x27 cm
- 🔥Framed Original Ink Drawing $1,995
Hand SignedHand signed lower left
Framed with PlexiglassBlack frame with double mat
Provenance / History Art corporation of America in Las Vegas
Story / Additional InfoTony Curtis was an American cultural icon and artist. Widely recognized for his acting career, he also painted brightly colored still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. His small-scale works were influenced by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and especially Henri Matisse. “When I paint, I don't paint shapes, I paint colors,” Curtis once said.
Curtis studied acting at The New School in New York. Moving to Hollywood in 1948, he landed prominent roles in classic films such as Some Like It Hot and Spartacus. Though he showed an interest in painting throughout his life, he only began to work in earnest during the early 1960s. The artist died of cardiac rest on September 29, 2010 in Henderson, NV. He is survived by his daughter the actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Today, his work Red Table can be found in the film and media wing of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Certificate of AuthenticityGallerie Amsterdam
Tony Curtis - United States
Art Brokerage: Tony Curtis American Actor and Artist: b. 1925-2010. One of the most popular actors Hollywood has ever known, Tony Curtis took delight in his second career, painting. What started as a way to channel creative energy left over at the end of a days's shooting, was turned into a passion he pursued with the same vigor that launched him as an actor. After acting in more then 150 movies, Tony Curtis felt fortunate to have found something he loved to do just as much. The glamour of the movies has impacted his visual sensibilities - his paintings, too, are larger-than-life. Tony Curtis; work is bold and explosive, with powerful colors and pulsing rhythms. Tony Curtis received serious attention for his art and one of his paintings has been accepted in to the permanent collection of the new Film and Media Wing of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Tony Curtis passed away on Sept 29, 2010 at his home in Athemn, Nevada. He left a wife and 6 children. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.