Our experts had to work hard to select their 10 favorite pieces in this wide-ranging spectrum of 2,000 artworks.
There are no right or wrong answers. Just a visceral feeling, a work that speaks to them, and sparks something inside of them that resonates above all the others. It may be technique, colors, style, scene, medium, or artist reputation that creates this aesthetic connection. These experts were selected because they are knowledgeable about and love art, and make business, design, and acquisition decisions regularly about art pieces.
Andy Burgess’ “Tropical House”
Andy Burgess’ “Tropical House”. . . somehow, reminded of Tom Wolfe’s “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”, in that Burgess’s work feels almost psychedelic. Almost. “Tropical House” would be a must for my beach cabana, the seaside on A1A.
Bill Fine launched his career at Hearst, where he and former director of The Met, Thomas Hoving, launched Connoisseur magazine in 1981. He then went to Brandt Publication where the oversaw titles such as Antique, Art in America, and Interview for over 13 years. During his long 40 year career in the art media, he has also had a stint at LBM, were he was the publisher of Art + Auction, and their other media properties. His world changed in 1996, when he made the big jump to digital as a co-founder of artnet, managing the sales team. It is now the leading resource for the international art market, the leading destination to buy, sell, and research art online.