Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

Work of the Week: Robert Gilbert’s Times Square Crazy Night

The artistic aspirations of Robert Gilbert had humble beginnings: “I think I started [painting and drawing] about the time I discovered that birthday cards created by grandchildren were held in high esteem by grandparents,” recalls the artist. Needless to say, in the years since his work has become much more ambitious, as well as more […]

The Success of SURTEX

The Success of SURTEX

For all those interested in getting their artwork licensed, there was just one place to be from May 20-22, 2012: New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, home to SURTEX, the world’s leading trade show for the surface design market. Approximately 300 exhibitors were on hand to share the works of over 1,000 artists, designers, […]

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

The clock was ticking when portraitist Peter Engels sat down to paint billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. While most of Engels’ signature celebrity portraits—subjects of which have included Nelson Mandela, Grace Kelly, Steve Jobs and many more—take three to four weeks to finish, the Virgin Group founder’s mug had to be committed to canvas in only […]