"FAST FOOD" 2020 | 60" x 306" | Oil, Oil Stick, industrial enamels on canvas on panel

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2020 Disco Series | 2020 | Original handpainted monoprints & signed/numbered giclée editions.

2020 Disco Series

NYC COVID NUDES | ©2020 | Hand painted monoprints & signed/numbered giclée editions

Manhattan COVID lockdown nudes

Painted in the Manhattan studio during the March/April Covid-19 lockdown

ROBERT SANTORE

Robert Santore is an internationally collected contemporary artist, painter & sculptor with an active studio practice in Manhattan, New York and Montgomery Texas.

Robert began creating large scale works of art & editions from his downtown Los Angeles loft before leaving school. His first solo painting exhibition was held at the Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in November 1986 and sold out.

He has had solo exhibitions sponsored by the City Of Los Angeles, Security Pacific National Bank (Now First Interstate Bank)/The Los Angles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection, The Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, The Brenden Walter’s Gallery in Santa Monica California and The Portfolio Gallery of Fine Art in Beverly Hills, California and has participated in many group shows & exhibitions both in the United States and internationally.

Robert is in the permanent collections of The Newport Harbor Art Museum, The Laguna Beach Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art and is in many private and corporate collections.

Robert has had the great fortune of meeting many other celebrated artists starting with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat while still a student at Parsons. Others artists he has admired and met are Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Robert Longo, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Eric Fischl et al.

Robert is currently working in oils, mixed-media, watercolor and gauche, egg tempura, and producing sculptures in steel and wood. Santore is an extremely versatile artist & craftsman who brings his myriad of experiences and his unique vision of life and beauty to his remarkable works of art.

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FAST FOOD

60in″ x 306in″ (152.4cm" x 777.24cm)

Oil, oil stick, military & industrial enamels on canvas on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground.

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HIGH YIELD JUNK BOND

42" X 130" Unframed
Approximate framed size 48" X 136"

Hand pained/altered. embellished custom printed giclée with watercolor, gauche, India ink, graphite, conte crayon on hand torn, hot press archival acid free watercolor paper

Original oil on canvas painted in 1989 (66" x 216") available. Please contact us for inquires.

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FEATURED WORK: Tavarua Kava Ceremony

THE TAVARUA KAVA CEREMONY "In Fiji and in other island cultures in the South Pacific, a Kava ceremony is a centuries old ritual carried out in just about every village you might have the opportunity to be invited to visit and participate in.

 It is commonplace for Fijian families and friends to gather together on a daily basis and enjoy kava together. It is what Fijians commonly refer to as ‘Fiji time’.

I was fortunate several times to present to Chief Druku Of Tavarua island a Kava offering.The kava ceremony focuses around the communal Kava tanoa (bowl). Guests sit in a circle around the bowl which is placed in front of Chief Druku. The ceremony commences with the actual production of the kava. The plant is pounded and the pulp placed into a cloth sack and mixed with water. The end result is a brownish coloured liquid – the Kava gold. It is then strained and ready for drinking.Your host will offer kava as high tide (full cup) or low tide (half cup). When presented with the kava, clap once and yell ‘Bula!’ (Fijian for hello). Drink the kava in one gulp if possible, clap three more times and end with the word Maca – pronounced ‘Ma-tha’.Finally, once you have finished your kava, you will feel a delightful sense of serenity and calm, with a slight numbness around your mouth, lips and tongue. A kava ceremony is always fun and full of laughter and smiles. Is is a true indicator of Fijian culture. This is why Fijians often serve kava to settle an argument or to make peace between villagers."

- Robert Santore

Release January 21st 2021

"Tavarua Kava Ghosts" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
"Tavarua Kava Ghosts: Detail" 2019© by Robert Santore | Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it&
TAVARUA KAVA GHOSTS
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Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it's own. First painted in 2019 in the Texas studio ending in January of 2021.

  • Painting Size: 42in" x 82in" (106.68cm x 208.28cm")
  • Framed Size: 46in" x 86in" (116.84cm" x 218.44cm")
  • Edition of 15 (3 artist proofs, 12 works in the edition)
  • Signed on the face and back
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Shipping extra

    There are a total of 3 artists proofs and 12 hand painted giclée each original with their own characteristics is slight variations in color and brushstroke.

    ABOUT "TAVARUA KAVA GHOSTS"

    "TAVARUA KAVA GHOSTS" is “memories of the feelings” represented in vibrant color and intuitive brush strokes and is part of the “TAVARUA KAVA SERIES.” In Fiji and in other island cultures in the South Pacific, a Kava ceremony is a centuries old ritual carried out in just about every village you might have the opportunity to be invited to visit and participate in.

    I was fortunate several times to present to Chief Druku Of Tavarua island a Kava offering. The kava ceremony focuses around the communal Kava tanoa (bowl). Guests sit in a circle around the bowl which is placed in front of Chief Druku. The ceremony commences with the actual production of the kava. The plant is pounded and the pulp placed into a cloth sack and mixed with water. The end result is a brownish colored liquid – the Kava gold. It is then strained and ready for drinking. Your host will offer kava as high tide (full cup) or low tide (half cup). When presented with the kava, clap once and yell ‘Bula!’ (Fijian for hello). Drink the kava in one gulp if possible, clap three more times and end with the word Maca – pronounced ‘Ma-tha’.Finally, once you have finished your kava, you will feel a delightful sense of serenity and calm, with a slight numbness around your mouth, lips and tongue. A kava ceremony is always fun and full of laughter and smiles. Is is a true indicator of Fijian culture. This is why Fijians often serve kava to settle an argument or to make peace between villagers.

    View size options Contact us for a custom size. 
    Please note: This piece comes framed and is part of the work.  Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for framed work to ship. If you would like to expedite shipping for a framed item, please add the details to the notes field during checkout and we will contact you.
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    Hand painted oil on birch panel with a micro-layer clay ground hand vanished. This painting comes in a hand carved, hand finished, hand waxed by the artist mahogany frame. Its stunning. Painted in 2019 in the Texas studio.

    • Painting Size: 36in" x 48in" (91.44cm x 121.92cm")
    • Framed Size: 48in" x 60in" (121.92cm" x 152.4cm")
    • Original 1 of 1
    • Signed on the face and back
    • Certificate of authenticity
    • Shipping extra

      Limited edition giclée print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges coming soon

      View size options Contact us for a custom size. 
      Please note: This piece comes framed and is part of the work.  Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for framed work to ship. If you would like to expedite shipping for a framed item, please add the details to the notes field during checkout and we will contact you.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony © 2020 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony Detail © 2019 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku’s Tavarua Kava Ceremony © 2020 Robert Santore | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved and gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.
      Chief Druku's Tavarua Kava Ceremony Egg Tempra
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      2019 © | Hand painted egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground in vintage European hand carved, hand waxed mahogany frame with gold leaf mahogany frame.  Painted in the Texas studio. 1 of 1.

      • Framed: 22.5in" x 19.5in"  (57.15cm x 49.53cm)
      • Painting size: 11in" x 14in" (27.94CM x 35.56cm)
      • Egg tempera on wood panel with micro-layer inert clay ground
      • Signed and dated
      • Original - No. 1
      • Certificate of authenticity
      • Shipping extra
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        Please note: Unframed pieces are  usually shipped within 24 hours of order. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for framed work to ship. If you would like to expedite shipping for a framed item, please add the details to the notes field during checkout. 

        LARGER WORKS ON PAPER & EDITIONS

        EDITIONS

        Hand printed & hand painted monoprints and limited edition giclée. Each original and unique.

        Studio practice: Texas

        2018 - 2020 Studio Practice

        Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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        FEATURED EDITIONS: Manhattan COVID Nudes

        During the most challenging time of the 2020 COVID lock down, I decided to focus my attention creating a series of nudes using the same technique as the other works on paper and one I have employed for many years to create original, one-off monoprints. Each of these prints is unique and hand painted on the finest acid free oil papers and hand drawn with oil sticks and varnishes.

        Manhattan COVID Nude No 1 V1, by Robert Santore ©2020. Framed & unframed, hand painted artist proof monoprint, watercolor and gouache on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Available as a limited edition giclée
        Manhattan COVID Nude No 1 V1, by Robert Santore ©2020. Framed & unframed, hand painted artist proof monoprint, watercolor and gouache on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Available as a limited edition giclée
        Manhattan COVID Nude No 1 V1, by Robert Santore ©2020. Framed & unframed, hand painted artist proof monoprint, watercolor and gouache on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Available as a limited edition giclée
        Manhattan COVID Nude No 1 V1
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        Hand painted artist proof mono print, Oil, oil stick, damar varnish, oil stick on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. 

        Painted in the Manhattan studio.

        • Framed: 30" x 38"
        • Unframed: 22" x 30"
        • Signed and dated
        • Artist proof original - No. 1
        • Certificate of authenticity
        • Shipping extra

        Limited edition giclée print 

        on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges.

        • Museum quality limited edition giclée Framed: 30" x 38"
        • Unframed: 22" x 30"
        • Signed and dated
        • Limited to an edition of 100
        • Certificate of authenticity
        • Shipping Extra
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        Please note: Unframed pieces are 
        usually shipped within 24 hours of order. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for framed work to ship. If you would like to expedite shipping for a framed item, please add the details to the notes field during checkout. 

        STUDIO PRACTICE: Manhattan

        2018 - 2020 Studio Practice

        Robert Santore operates studios in Montgomery County Texas and Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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        Studio Practice: Sculpture

        "FITS & STARTS" in steel

        The "FITS & STARTS" "jellyfish" shape realized in corten steel at monumental size located onsite at the Texas studio.

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