Friday, June 3, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud / Nicole Newsted

Wayne Thiebaud is one of my favorite painters on the planet. His works are divine...they are rich and creamy and dreamy. The subject matter, the painting technique, the colors, the shadows, the textures...it is all so fantastic. If you ever get a chance to see his paintings in person, please do. You might just fall in love with his works.  Here are some examples of Wayne Thiebaud's paintings:

Wayne Thiebaud, Gift box, 1981, Sold for $376,500 at Christie's November 9 1999 wayne thiebaud (Small)
                    Sold for $376,500 at Christie's on November 9, 1999


Wayne Thiebaud, Tie Rack, 1969, Sold for $3,401,000 at Christie's November 12 2007 Wayne Thiebaud, Three Machines, 1963
                Sold for $3,401,000 at Christie's November 12, 2007

Wayne Thiebaud, Watermelon Slices, 1961 Wayne Thiebaud, Seven suckers, 1970, sold for $4,521,000 at Christie's November 12 2007
                                                                                   Sold for $4,521,000 at Christie's on November 12, 2007


Wayne Thiebaud, Four Sandwiches, 1965 Wayne Thiebaud, Cracker rows, 1962, Sold for $387,500 at Phillips May 18 2000
                                                                                           Sold for $387,500 at Phillips May 18, 2000


Wayne Thiebaud, Drink syrups, 1961 Wayne Thiebaud, Hot dog with mustard, 1964, Sold for $1,385,000 at Christie's November 12 2007
                                                                                         Sold for $1,385,000 at Christie's November 12, 2007
Wayne Thiebaud, Toy counter, 1962 Wayne Thiebaud, Ride ride ride, 1961, Sold for $1,945,000 at Sotheby's November 15 2007
                                                                                    Sold for $1,945,000 at Sotheby's November 15, 2007



Wayne Thiebaud, Cupcake, 2000, sold for $777,600 at Christie's May 12 2005 Wayne Thiebaud, Meringue Mix, 1999, Sold for $701,900 at Christie's November 11 2004
                          Sold for $777,600 at Christie's May 12, 2005                    Sold for $701,900 at Christie's November 11, 2004


Wayne Thiebaud, Lipsticks, 1964, Sold for $1,202,500 at Christie's May 13 2009 Wayne Thiebaud, Untitled Hats, 1969, Sold for $602,500 at Sotheby's May 9 2011
                         Sold for $1,202,500 at Christie's on May 13, 2009           Sold for $602,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011
Wayne Thiebaud, Tie Pile, 1969, Sold for $2,098,500 at Sotheby's May 9 2011 Wayne Thiebaud, Candies, 1965-55, sold for $2,770,500 at Sotheby's May 9 2011
                     Sold for $2,098,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011                 Sold for $2,770,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011


Wayne Thiebaud, 7 Candied Apples, 1963, Sold for $2,032,000 at Christie's May 9 2006  
                                                                    Sold for $2,032,000 at Christie's on May 9, 2006

Waybe Thiebaud, Two Kneeling Figures, 1966 Wayne Thiebaud, Bird on a Swing, from Recent Etchings I, 1971, sold for $9760 May 3 2011 at Bonhams
                                                                                              Sold for $9760 May 3, 2011 at Bonhams (an etching, not a painting)


Wayne Thiebaud, Milkshake & Sandwiches, 2000 Sold for $1,072,400 May 24 2011 at Bonhams Wayne Thiebaud, Meringue Mix, 1999, sold for $1,058,500 at Christie's May 11-12 2010
                  Sold for $1,072,400 at Bonham's on May 24, 2011              Sold for $1,058,500 at Christie's on May 11-12, 2010


There is only ONE PROBLEM with Wayne Thiebaud works.  They are expensive (see notes on auction sales above).  EXTREMELY expensive.  

But!  Lucky for you and me, through the wonders of blogland I have found an artist that has somewhat similar looking paintings THAT ARE AFFORDABLE!  Presenting....Nicole Leigh Newsted's paintings:


Nicole Leigh Smith, Smells Sweet, 24" x 30"

Nicole Leigh Smith, Lil' Shooter, 4" x 4" Nicole Leigh Smith, Mini, 4" x 4"

Nicole Leigh Smith, Gum Balls, 6" x 6" Nicole Leigh Smith, Sugar Coated, 24" x 48"

Nicole Leigh Smith, Pick One, 5" x 7" Nicole Leigh Smith, Macaron Five, 10" x 10"

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Nicole Leigh Smith, Butter and Pop, 14" x 14" Nicole Leigh Smith, Three Fish, 22" x 28"

Nicole Leigh Smith, The Sweetest in the World, 20" x 22" Nicole Leigh Smith, Starburst, 5" x 7"

Nicole Leigh Smith, Table of Lemons, 11" x 14" Nicole Leigh Smith, Lemon Macarons, 6" x 6"

Nicole Leigh Smith, The Candy Shop, 14" x 18" Nicole Leigh Smith, Gum Balls, 6" x 6"

Nicole Leigh Smith, Roja 6" x 6" Nicole Leigh Smith, Cherries, 6" x 9"

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Prices start at $200 and go up based on size.  That is an INCREDIBLE price for an original painting!

To see more of Nicole Newsted's art, click here.


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21 comments:

blueviolet said...

Pretty incredible! I'm loving those.

Lara said...

oooooh I love the thick painterly quality of Smith's paintings!

TERI REES WANG said...

You may have just found your niche!...
Lust for Art vs. Must for Art...
instead of fashions for less.
So smart.

Etsy has a few good original art painters, here are just the doughnuts,
http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?search_submit=&q=original+art+painting+doughnut

Cheers!

Dancing Branflake said...

You are a doll!!!! Thanks for this very classy classy post. PS... do you remember my Wayne Thiebaud dream? The bubble gum one? Have you ever been to Miette? They base all their desserts of off his art.

Karena said...

Love Wayne Thiebaud's art always have! Thanks for featuring so many great paintings and can you believe the auction prices!

Nicole is good and she has real talent.

Come and enter my amazing $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love WT's work- always looks best in person.

mermaid gallery said...

now I know what they mean by eye candy.....popping on that pale background....

bananas. said...

$4.5 mil for one of those paintings...HOLY MACKEREL!!!

either i went into the wroooong business or that man's putting something in his paint that's releasing some kind of hypnotizing vapor to convince people to buy his shit.

i mean he's good...but not $4.5 mil good. is he dead? he must be dead.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow these are really beautiful. I especially love the pink parrot. :) I wish I had money to splurge on such beauty!

Marian said...

Mama likey!! I'll take one of each...and maybe some Thor feeding me grapes on the side. That'll make my Friday a whole lot better!!

Lynn said...

Wow! Simplicity and beauty!

Who knew a hot dog and nail polish could be pretty.

Jen said...

Nice find!! Love it. Now can you please find me a Hockney copy cat?

xoxoxo

libbeh said...

I love this style of art. Colorful art = happy Libby! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow, people pay a lot for paintings of food!
Happy weekend dear! Oh I know all those sales! I am doing a bunch of returns and then hitting the sales!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

vint junky said...

AW, these are beautiful! I'm not familiar with him at all. Shame on me! LOVE the vintage feel to some of them, especially the hats. Surprise, surprise!
xxx

The Seeker said...

Love Wayne Thiebaud's art and thanks for sharing and featuring Nicole Leigh Smith's art. It's a way to get to know different painters.

Wish you a lovely weekend dear.

xoxo

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

funny how i missed seeing the painting and got mistaken them to be real for a few seconds. oil paintings are serious.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Haute World said...

I love both of these sets. It's really refreshing that they're both fun and colorful. So much art I see these days is gloomy or overly dark, just because artists feel like they need to portray some sort of anguish to be deemed worthy by others.

SabinePsynopsis said...

I would love to see Wayne Thiebaud's work IRL, the paintings look so warm and really draw me in. But the prices?!?!? When I read them I nearly fell over with a heartattack.

ana b. said...

What medium does he use? Is it oil? It looks so smooth and gorgeous for oil. But I don't know much about that stuff so forgive my ignorance.

Down and Out Chic said...

i only sold two paintings while in art school, both for $800 a pop. i thought i was hot stuff, but apparently, that was small peanuts. i do like both of these artists and have been a long time fan of thiebaud. i like your description, "rich and creamy and dreamy."