You are probably used to me writing about toys and comics, but another passion of mine is and always has been fine art. If you have been following my work for awhile you probably already know that, …
You are probably used to me writing about toys and comics, but another passion of mine is and always has been fine art. If you have been following my work for awhile you probably already know that, but since I am deviating from my norm this week to talk a bit about renowned American artist Guy C. Wiggins, I thought I would preface with a little explanation: I am an avid art collector!
I collect so much art my fiancé, Ashle, has warned me to slow down my purchases lest I want to build her a bigger house to store them in. This is unfortunate, because a painting is coming up for auction at Bruneau & Co. that I wish I could add to my collection. It is a stunning winter scene depicting 5th avenue in Midtown, Manhattan with flags waving prominently over the street below by impressionist artist Guy Carleton Wiggins NA.
Guy is legendary when it comes to scenes like this. A Brooklyn native, he was all too familiar with the bustling streets of New York City. Anyone who has ever been there during wintertime knows his depictions of the blustery snow give you all the chilly feels without having to venture out on your own. Great art transports you, and the streetscapes of Guy C. Wiggins are no exception to that!
While he also painted scenic landscapes, his city skylines of the early 20th century are his most notable works. If you ever visited the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC you might have seen his pieces in person. His use of color in his unique impressionistic style is without comparison!
So, while I unfortunately cannot add a Guy Wiggins painting to my art collection anytime soon, I cannot encourage you enough to add one to yours if you have the opportunity (like on October 24th at Bruneau and Co). New York City is forever iconic in American culture, which means these paintings will forever be iconic on the walls of your home!
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