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Robert Funk Fine Art LLC shows an eclectic group of artworks based on the quality of each work rather than a trend. "I look for artists who clearly have their own style. That may sound simplistic but very few artists have one". Director Robert Funk's years of experience bring a multi-perspective approach to presenting art. He had good teachers. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish and then in Graduate School for Art History with famed critic E.C. Goossen. He went on to...Read More

Robert Funk Fine Art

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Five Fashion Models Wearing Hoodies Vogue Patterns 1970s Fashion - Puerto Rican
By Antonio Lopez
Located in Miami, FL
Famed Puerto Rican Fashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez creates an oversized illustration for Vogue Patterns Magazine 1971. He uses a variety of media which includes watercolor, ink, c...
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1970s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Mixed Media

Sci Fi Close Encounters with Orange New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Conceptual Photographer Mitchell Funk created a Sci-Fi image 2 years before the iconic Close Encounters of a Third Kind was released in 1977. Funk's work is really two images combine...
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1970s Conceptual Landscape Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

A New Skyline is Born - The Manhattan Queens Skyline
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Perched high on the roof of an East Side highrise, Mitchell Funk merges the boroughs. Funk creates a new New York City Skyline composed of buildings and smokestacks by selecting the...
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2010s Landscape Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Taxi Portrait - Lost in Thought in New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk's signature hi-color/design photography merges with photojournalism in this introspective New York City Taxi Portrait. Signed, dated, numbered low...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Impressionist Snow Storm - Bethesda Fountain Central Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Heavy snow blankets Bethesda Fountain and simplifies the landscape so that only a few sick-figure people dot the blue on the blue-white ground. The one figure with a red coat acts ...
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2010s Impressionist Landscape Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Deer Louse Point East Hampton in Ginger Sky - Nature's Splendor
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Nature's Splendor is captured with deer grazing at sunset on East Hampton's famous Louse Point. This image is signed, dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto. Other sizes are ava...
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Early 2000s Post-Impressionist Landscape Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

New York City Snow Abstract Architecture, Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A New York City snowstorm allows Street Photographer Mitchell Funk to transform facades of Upper Eastside walkups into a stunning impressionist cityscape. Monochromatic grays are pun...
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2010s Impressionist Abstract Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pas de Deux - Romantic Tango Partner Dance in Central Park Bandshell
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Two Tango Dancers immersed in their art, strike-the-pose under the towering classical half down. Street Photographer Mitchell Funk was there at the perfect moment to capture a non...
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2010s Romantic Figurative Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Pulp Magazine Marine Combat Scene Shoot Out in Blue Noir
Located in Miami, FL
What makes this work important? It's not that it's a commissioned artwork for a men's 60s pulp adventure magazine depicting the instant a soldier is shot. The big point of the painting is how brilliantly the formal elements are thought out, designed, and executed. John McDermott tells a story using a complex figural composition in an unexpected wide-angle vision. The work is as abstract as it is representation. His use of light is significant because it creates a high-contrast two-color style that bears the mark of its creator. This is a work done by a master artist/illustrator without peers compared to artists living today. If the contemporary art world gave awards for draftsmanship, painting technique, and graphic design .... John McDermott would win the highest accolades. Initialed lower left - unframed John McDermott (August 30, 1919 – April 20, 1977), also known under the pen names J.M. Ryan and Mariner, was an American illustrator and author noted for action and adventure illustrations.[1] McDermott worked as an in-between and effects animator for Walt Disney Studios and as a US Marine combat artist,before establishing himself as a cover illustrator for 1950s paperbacks and pulp magazines such as Argosy, American Weekly, and Outdoor Life. Under his J.M. Ryan pen name, he wrote the novels The Rat Factory (1971), a derogatory satire of Walt Disney and the Disney studio; Brooks Wilson Ltd (1967), on which the 1970 film Loving was based; and Mother's Day (1969) about Ma Barker. Under his own name, he novelized director-writer Bo Widerberg's screenplay for the 1971 film Joe Hill, which would be his final published book. Early life John Richard McDermott was born 30 August 1919 in Pueblo, Colorado, the younger of two sons of Henry McDermott, an oil broker. McDermott was a young child when his father committed suicide.[4] The family eventually moved to Los Angeles where McDermott's mother, Hazel, worked in a beauty parlor. He graduated from Hollywood High School in 1936. Although he had had no formal art education, he took a job as an artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Career Disney At Disney, McDermott worked as an in-betweener and effects animator on Brave Little Tailor, Pinocchio, The Reluctant Dragon and Fantasia. His experiences while working at Disney, particularly during the time of the 1941 Disney animators' strike, would later become the basis for his 1969 satirical novel The Rat Factory. McDermott left Disney to fight with US forces during World War II. US Marines McDermott World War II sketch titled "Buddy is Wounded" On September 29, 1942, McDermott enlisted with the US Marine Corps. He served as a "pistol and palette" combat artist assigned to the map-making section. As a sergeant with the III Amphibious Corps, McDermott was involved in battles in the South Pacific theater of war, documenting the Guam, Okinawa and the Guadalcanal Campaigns. McDermott considered his wartime years to be his art education. "In the Marines, as a combat artist, I traveled with the troops and for three years got all the drawing opportunity anyone could want. My work changed enormously during this time and I’m sure it was due to constant drawing, every single day, from life, just putting down what I saw around me. In a few instances it was a dangerous kind of scholarship." According to the Marine Corps history journal Fortitudine, McDermott was so prolific that his contemporary style pen-and-ink sketches became easily recognizable to both Marines, from published work in Leatherneck Magazine, and civilians, from glossy copies supplied by the Marine Corps to the nation's press.His wartime art appears in World War II history books and is displayed at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Illustration Following the end of World War II, McDermott moved from California to New York City to work as a freelance illustrator. McDermott made his reputation drawing modern action, war and adventure scenes. His work adorned the covers and inside story pages of popular pulp magazines of the 1950s such as Argosy, Adventure, Blue Book, Outdoor Life and American Weekly. McDermott's illustrations appeared on numerous covers of 1950s paperback novels published by Dell, Fawcett Gold Medal, Bantam Mystery and others. His action graphics were geared toward thriller and detective genres, such as Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm books Murderers' Row and The Betrayers. He also created covers for science fiction comic titles such as Voyage to the Deep[citation needed] and horror-themed paperbacks such as the classic 1955 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers...
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1960s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Illustration Board, Gouache

Voodoo Devils Take the Sick - The Fight of Good vs Evil - Vodou
By Wilson Bigaud
Located in Miami, FL
Artist Wilson Bigaud paints a graphic narrative of mid-century life in Haiti without modern medicine. A man is dying yet there is no doctor present. In the struggle between good and...
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1950s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Masonite

Marché Cluny - Market at Cap-Haitien - Haitian Street Art
Located in Miami, FL
A bustling street scene of everyday life in front of the famed Marché in Cap-Haïtien is rendered in Sénèque This is a relatively early work by Obin's signature brightly colored and f...
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1950s Outsider Art Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Masonite

Nonconformist Removed by the State. Satyr / Pan Mythology
Located in Miami, FL
This cartoon by Charles Addams is generations ahead of its time. To get the punch line, you need to know the meaning of a Satyr or Pan. Satyr: Part man and part beast. - A male nature spirit with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse, as well as a permanent, exaggerated permanent erection. Early artistic representations sometimes include horse-like legs; Satyrs were characterized by their vulgar, indecent ribaldry, and were rowdy lovers of wine, music, dancing, and women. They inhabited remote locales, such as woodlands, and they often attempted to seduce or rape nymphs and mortal women alike. It's prudish 1950s America, where TV programs show husband and wife sleeping in separate beds. The discussion and representation of sex was repressed. To make a bold statement about censorship and the uncompromising moral climate of the time, Addams uses a reference from the mythical world to make a statement about the real world. In doing so, he anticipates the sexual revolution of the late 1960s and 1970s. The satyr/pan symbolizes nonconformistism. He has his own earthy customs, attitudes, and ideas. Because of that is being handcuffed and formally taken away by the state whose goal is to repress natural erotic fun and frolic that is ubiquitous in todays society. A proper and perfectly pressed Park Ranger cleans out a lustful undesirable from pristine woodlands. With startled expressions, a vulnerable family of correct women witness the event as they are about to have a picnic. The Satyr grasps his Pipes of Pan just over his crotch. The background is populated by phallic symbols. This is one a the rare instances where Addams address the issue of sex. The Ranger is a dead ringer as a self portrait of Addams. Original illustration for a cartoon, showing a uniformed ranger leading away a manacled satyr, in front of a startled picnic party. Ink and grisaille wash on Whatman cold press illustration board, signed "Chas Addams...
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1950s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Ink

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