NEWS&SALES  

DECEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

Two Paintings Arrive at Tel Aviv Framers

Tel Aviv Businessman Roni Peled commissioned two (4ft x 4ft, 122cm x 122cm) paintings from me in June.

 

They were completed and shipped in July.

 

It's now October. They're finally out of the crate, ready to be framed. 

 

Next post will be the framed paintings hanging in Mr Peled's Tel Aviv home.

Jef Bretschneider Art

UPDATE:

WORK FROM THE 80's & 90's

THREE 1992 PAINTINGS SURFACE!

As broadband technology increases and more people have access to information and communication, paintings are coming to surface from 20 and 30 years ago.

 

Last month, a woman and her partner, who currently live in Arizona, contacted me.

 

Back in the early '90s (when they both lived in New York), they purchased three paintings from me in Soho. They've held onto them ever since.

 

Photos below show two of the works currently hanging in their Arizona home.

SEPTEMBER 2019

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

  36 in x 48 in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

.

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

  24 in x 60 in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER ART

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

  48 in x 48 in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

.

SOLD 11/03

  to 

Vadim

 NEW YORK CITY

3 NEW PAINTINGS COMPLETED

SOLD 11/10

  to 

GEORGE & YOLANDA P

 NEW YORK CITY

SOLD 11/10

  to 

JOSHUA M.

 NEW YORK CITY

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER ART

"COLOUR FORMS"

(Acrylic on mesh)

36 in. x 48 in.

Silver frame

Just completed this commission

 

BACK STORY:

 

The Couple who commissioned this painting saw a similar piece I created that was hanging in the lobby of a river cruise ship that operates on the Danube. It was one of four paintings I was commissioned to make for that ship's lobby. When the couple saw the piece, they fell in love with the visual narrative and wanted one for their home.

 

The couple contacted Gate 1 Tours for my info and we struck a deal.

 

I've made several Icarus compositions throughout the years. This one makes #4 in my catalogue of works.

 

The origins of the ICARUS story can be found in Greek Mythology, It's a tale about a father and son (Daedalus and Icarus) who were imprisoned together on the Island of Crete.

 

The father (Daedalus) was an Artisan. He devised a way for him and his son (Icarus) to escape the island by creating wings made of feathers and wax.

 

As the father fastened the wings to his son's arms, he warned him: "Do not fly close to the Sun, it's hot rays will melt the wax and your wings will disintegrate"

Icarus didn't heed. Emboldened by his newfound freedom and awesome ability to fly, he defied his father's wisdom and soared upward towards the Sun.

 

Alas, the wings fell apart. Poor Icarus plummeted to the sea and drowned.

ICARUS HANGING IN IT'S NEW HOME

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER ART
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER ART

AUGUST 2019

"ICARUS"

JULY 2019

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 24" x 60" Acrylic on mesh White frame.

 

Photographs sent to me by Julio del Peon, who purchased this painting from me last May in SoHo. It now hangs in his Manhattan apartment.

 

THANK YOU JULIO!

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

24" x 60"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame.

 

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 24" x 60" Acrylic on mesh White frame.

JUNE 2019

COMMISSIONS: MIAMI & TEL AVIV

June was a month spent deep in the studio

2 separate commissions!  

4 large paintings!

Dr. Jackie Yee, a Miami Plastic Surgeon, saw my work in New York in Late May, and commissioned 2 paintings for her Miami home:

COMPLETED & SHIPPED!

DR JACKIE-YEE PAINTING COMMISSION

Roni Peled, a Tel Aviv businessman, was in New York the early part of June, saw my work, and requested 2 (122cmx122cm) paintings for his home in Tel Aviv. 

Photographed outside my studio

 

One of two paintings customer has approved

for shipment to Tel Aviv.

                   

ABSTRACTION

122cm x 122cm

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

RONI-PELED-ABSTRACTION-120CM-X-120CM-48I

COMPLETED & SHIPPED!

MAY 2019

Artful Contraband

 Wedding Gift

LEFT: Kjeld Hylfelt (brother of my longtime friend Kai Eric) sent me this photo of a 30 year old signed exhibition poster of mine.

 

Kjeld deftly framed it with a dark grey matt and red frame, set behind a sheet of non-glare glass. It's a wedding gift to his niece and her husband for their new home. I say well done!

 

The poster shows one of my favorite appropriation pieces from that 1988 exhibit; Entitled "Bogota Boogie-Woogie" (plastic bags, colored tape, flour), it's a wink and a nod to Piet Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie-Woogie", via the aesthetics of contraband.😉

BELOW: Dr. Albert Kramer, of Scarsdale, sent me photos of a 36"x48" COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE, he purchased from me last month. Thank you, Doctor!

38" x 48" Color Field Landscape, Acrylic on mesh, Photo courtesy Dr. Albert Kramer, Scarsdale
38" x 48" Color Field Landscape, Acrylic on mesh, Photo courtesy Dr. Albert Kramer, Scarsdale

APRIL 2019

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER Completed April 18th... ABSTRACTION 24in. X 60in Acrylic on mesh White frame

ABSTRACTION

24in. X 60in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

 

New work completed and posted for month of April:

Damon Allen sent me a photo of a painting he purchased April 7th 

MARCH 2019     

SPRING BREAKOUT     

Sneak peak: 3 of 15 New Paintings slated for Spring release    

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36in X 48in Acrylic on mesh White frame

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

36in X 48in

Acrylic on mesh

     White frame    

SOLD

5/21/19

SAN FRANCISCO

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36in X 48in Acrylic on mesh White frame

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

36in X 48in

Acrylic on mesh

     White frame    

SOLD

4/07/19

NYC

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION 48in X 48in Acrylic on mesh White frame

ABSTRACTION

"Asian Exchange"

48in X 48in

Acrylic on mesh

     White frame    

SOLD

5/25/19

CONNECTICUT

 JAN 2019 

to 

FEB 2019 

NOV 2018  to  DEC 2018

COMMISSION:10 PAINTINGS

MICHAEL STAENBERG COLLECTION

St. Louis

COMPLETED and SHIPPED

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: 10 Painting commission for the MICHAEL STAENBERG COLLECTION

  OCTOBER 2018 

  JEF BRETSCHNEIDER / DAMIEN HIRST  

KIDDIE EXHIBITION

A customer who resides in NYC's Soho neighborhood purchased a Color Form painting and sent me this picture--- of the piece hanging (in his 3 year old son's bedroom) next to a Damien Hirst dot painting.

 

(Note toys on the shelf below!)

  SEPTEMBER 2018 

Folly Island Beach House 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION   30" x 60" Acrylic on mesh White frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: 30" x 60" ABSTRACTION, Beach house, Folly Island, South Carolina
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: 30" x 60" ABSTRACTION, Beach house, Folly Island, South Carolina

 

 ABSTRACTION 

30" X 60"

78 cm x 154.4 cm

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

SOLD 9/15/2018

SHIPPED TO SOUTH CAROLINA

 

  JUN-JULY-AUGUST-2018 

SUMMER AGENDA:

Traveling and working in the studio

"In-Studio Sales"

(by appointment)

 

I will be showing again

LABOR DAY WEEKEND in NYC

September 1st & 2nd

 

(Contact me for NYC locations & times).

  MAY 2018 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: "Melville's Trip" ABSTRACTION   29in X 36in  Acrylic on mesh  White frame

Photo Courtesy: Sean M.

Sold May 13th

"MELVILLE'S TRIP"

 ABSTRACTION

 29in X 36in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

Virginia, USA

 

 

 

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: "Melville's Trip" ABSTRACTION   29in X 36in  Acrylic on mesh  White frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION   4ft X 4ft  122cm x 122cm  Acrylic on mesh  White frame

COMPLETED MAY 2nd

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

 4ft X 4ft

122cm x 122cm

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

SOLD MAY 5th

New York, N.Y.

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION   4ft X 4ft  122cm x 122cm  Acrylic on mesh  White frame

  APRIL 2018 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD ABSTRACTION 31.5" X 60" 80.0 cm x 154.4 cm Acrylic on mesh White frame

 

SOLD 4/14

COLOR FIELD ABSTRACTION

31.5" X 60"

80.0 cm x 154.4 cm

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD ABSTRACTION 31.5" X 60" 80.0 cm x 154.4 cm Acrylic on mesh White frame

 

Brian Friedman (JetBlue Airway's Director of Litigation & Regulatory Counsel), sent me photos of his newly acquired Manhattan apartment. It features one of my favourite paintings "I OWN YOU!" which he purchased from me several years ago. (2013)

 

---THANKS! (I Love updates on the whereabouts of my paintings)

 

 

Painting Title & Specs:

 

"I OWN YOU!"

2013

4ft x 4ft (121cm x 121cm)

Acrylic on mesh 

Red frame

 

MARCH 2018

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: "I OWN YOU!"  4ft x 4ft  Acrylic on mesh   Red frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: "I OWN YOU!"  4ft x 4ft  Acrylic on mesh   Red frame

2018 ABSTRACTIONS

      New Energetic Series      

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

 4ft X 5ft

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

SOLD

 

 

Pittsburgh Townhouse

(Interior: street-level, front window & entryway)

 

Last August (2017) this 3ft x 4ft Abstraction (Acrylic on mesh) was acquired from me in New York by Pittsburgh Orthodontist, Joan Kao. 

 

She finally got the painting to Pittsburgh and, as she promised,  sent me these photos----THANKS, JOAN!

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION, 3ft x 4ft, Acrylic on mesh, White frame

New York DJ/Musician, Joe Bijou, sent me this photo of a COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE he purchased from me in December 2017. 

 

The painting hangs in Joe's studio.

 

Photo courtesy Joe Bijou

---Thank you, Joe!

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

 36in X 36in

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

JOE BIJOU and JEF BRETSCHNEIDER...DJ/MUSICIAN JOE BIJOU with a JEF BRETSCHNEIDER COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

   JANUARY 2018   

FEBRUARY 2018

 

WINTER GOAL: 20 COLOR FIELDS

 

 

 

Through the years every painting I've made has found a home.

 

Of all the styles and concepts, the 36" X 36"  COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE has been the most successful.

 

My goal during these two winter months (JANUARY & FEBRUARY) is to produce 20 Color Field paintings.

 

From these 20 paintings, I want to take the best 4 and reproduce them.

4 paintings, in multiples of 10, each numbered and signed.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE, 36in x 36in, Acrylic on mesh, Black frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE, 36in x 36in, Acrylic on mesh, White frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36 in. X 36 in. 91cm. X 91cm. Acrylic on mesh Black frame PROPOSED 12/05 COMPLETED 12/15   SHIPPED  12/18  
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36 in. X 36 in. 91cm. X 91cm. Acrylic on mesh Black frame PROPOSED 12/05 COMPLETED 12/15   SHIPPED  12/18  

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

36 in. X 36 in.

91cm. X 91cm.

Acrylic on mesh

Black frame

PROPOSED 12/05

COMPLETED 12/15

  SHIPPED  12/18

 

BOSTON COMMISSION

 

 

   DECEMBER 2017   

 

 

MoMA

DECEMBER 8th

7PM FILM SCREENING

(with discussion afterwards)

"OK TODAY TOMORROW"

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA 1982 FILM STILL: Jef Bretschneider in Okay Today Tommorow

 

OK Today Tomorrow. 1982. USA. Directed by Harald Vogl. Written by Vogl, Seth Tillett, and Bibiena Houwer. Cinematography by Tillett. With Joan Waltemath, Terence Sellers, Arto Lindsay, Jef Bretschneider, Tom Wright, Mr Parker Senior, Sedeo Dubai. Digital video from Super8mm. 93 min.

 

 

   NOVEMBER 2017   

 

 Hartford Commission 

PRIVATE HOME 

Completed and Shipped

Photos courtesy customer

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

"Lewis, Clark, Clark, Lewis..."

36in. X 48 in.

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER

 New Orleans Commission 

LAW OFFICE

STONE PIGMAN 

WALTHER WITTMANN L.L.C.

(Attorney Larry O's office)

Completed and Shipped

Photos courtesy customer

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36 in. X 36 in. 91cm. X 91cm. Acrylic on mesh White frame  

COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

36 in. X 36 in.

91cm. X 91cm.

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: STONE PIGMAN  WALTHER WITTMANN L.L.C. (Attorney Larry's O's office) Commissioned COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE 36" X 36"
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:

    OCTOBER 2017    

 

MoMA/CLUB 57

POST OPENING

After the opening of the Club 57 Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art:

 

1. A noticeable uptick in website visits. 

2. People I knew 35, 40 years ago emailed me photographs from "back in the day" 

 MoMA CLUB 57 Jef Bretschneider's 23rd street loft in 1980. Two Basquiat oil stick drawings share the wall with "Shifting Borders"
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: 1980-81 Jef Bretschneider with a guest at 23rd street loft. Note: Two Basquiat oil stick drawings share the wall with "Shifting Borders" . Sitting across from Jef is the cinematographer, Lisa Rinzler; Pollack, Menace 2 Society, Dead Presidents, Trees Lounge, etc.

1980-81

PHOTO LEFT: With friends inside my 23rd street loft.

 

NOTE: Two Basquiat oil stick drawings share the wall with "Shifting Borders". 

 

Sitting across from me (back to camera) is the cinematographer, Lisa Rinzler. This was before she established her prolific reputation with films such as; Three Seasons, Pollack, Menace 2 Society, Dead Presidents, Trees Lounge, etc...

 

One word describes Lisa's iron professionalism:                 Committed

 

Jon Neuburger took this photo and kindly sent it to me.

1978

PHOTO RIGHT: Lisa Rinzler took this photograph of me standing in front of my (just completed) "Shifting Borders".

(I'm seen here doing my "Joe Dallesandro" pose/schtick)

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER 1978

2017: MoMA

 

PHOTO RIGHT: Hanging "Shifting Borders"  for the CLUB 57 EXHIBITION (required more than a nail in a wall).

 

Special scaffolding had to be erected and electrical wiring had to be run through the wall. (This illustrates what length and expense MoMA will go through to show a work. In respect to the museum's efforts, this artist gratefully says "Thank You"  

 MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW "Shifting Borders".
 JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW "Shifting Borders".
 MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW "Shifting Borders".
 MoMA hanging Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders"
 MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW "Shifting Borders".
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57: Hanging Jef Bretschneider's 1978 "Shifting Borders"
 MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW "Shifting Borders".

MoMA CLUB 57 Exhibition Catalogue 

MoMA Bathroom: fifty-seven shades of Green!

CLUB 57 Exhibition Catalogue

pages 20 and 21;

left to right: Artists Jef Bretschneider and David Wojnarowicz

MoMA Club 57 SHOW CATALOG
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA Club 57 SHOW CATALOG
MoMA CLUB 57 Catalog: "No Wave Film" Jef Bretschneider in Okay Today Tomorrow, 1982
MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW CATALOG: Jef Bretschneider in Okay Today Tomorrow, 1982
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW , FILM STILL: Jef Bretschneider in "Okay Today Tommorow"

 Film, Performance and Art 

  

CONFIRMED

 

Pleased to announce my 1978 kinetic light sculpture "Shifting Borders" will be included:

 

  MUSEUM OF MODERN ART  

 

  CLUB 57   

 

 

 

 NEWS&SALES 

 Opening October 31st, 2017 

thru 

April 1st, 2018

in the East Village, 1978–1983

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57 SHOW: SHIFTING BORDERS
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: 2017 MoMA CLUB 57 Artist's Placards: John Sex and Jef Bretschneider

    SEPT 2017    

 

A BIG KICK WHEN I RECEIVED THIS!!

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: "MADONNA DAVINCI" Drawing by JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT with 3 Jef Bretschneider mentions

35, 40 years ago, before digital de-evolution, during days "ye olde", a time when I lived the inexcusable life, Jean Michel Basquiat and I were friends.

 

As Jean's fame and notoriety grew...

our time and paths parted...

 

I received an email containing a JPEG of one of Jean's drawings. The Photographer, Stephen Torton, sent it to me.

 

There are several drawings and paintings I know of where Jean incorporated my name. This one, I had never seen before. As I studied it, I saw my name tributed 3 times!

 

Ushering in...memories from another era.

 

This drawing can be found in the Enrico Navarra book documenting Jean's work.

 

 

 

 

Jef Bretschneider: 1992 UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 4ft X 5ft Acrylic on canvas

Sunday, October 15, 2017

While showing in SOHO yesterday, a man stopped and looked at my work. He turned to me and said years ago he had bought 2 paintings from an Artist similarly named "Bretschneider"---And those paintings still hang in his home. We deduced I was that artist.

 

Later that day, he returned and bought two COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPES.

 

...

 

That night, he emailed me a photo; the 2 paintings purchased from me 25 years ago. MANY THANKS!

Jef Bretschneider

1992

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

4ft X 5ft

Acrylic on canvas

Jef Bretschneider: 1992 UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 2ft X 4ft Acrylic on canvas

Jef Bretschneider

1992

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

2ft X 4ft

Acrylic on canvas

FOUND!

1992 CANVAS PAINTINGS

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

#4 

COLOR FIELD/LANDSCAPE

36" X 36"

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

SHIPPED

VENICE, CALIFORNIA

Jill (Jyl) and Peter

:)

 

#5

COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE

 36" X 50"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

DELIVERED

New York

 

.

    SEPT 2017    

 

MoMA & BOXART

Sept 26, 2017, BOXART'S Jim Wines comes to my Nyack studio to measure "SHIFTING BORDERS".
 
THE PLAN:
jim will return to BOXART (in Brooklyn) where the container will be designed and built.
 
Another BOXART TEAM will return to Nyack at a later date with the finished container and pack the piece for the trip to the Museum of Modern Art.

UPDATES:

"SHIFTING BORDERS"

September 26th & October 3rd 2017

 Jef Bretchneider: MOMA / BOXART: Designer Jim Wines measuring Jef Bretchneider's "Shifting Borders"
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: Museum of Modern Art: BOXART Designer Jim Wine measures Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders"
Museum of Modern Art: BOXART Designer Jim Wine measures Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders"
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MOMA/BOXART Team for"Shifting Borders" L to R: Patrick, Matthew, and lead packer , David Brant
MoMA CLUB 57 / BOXART: Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders"  and transport container
Oct 3, 2017, BOXART's Transportation & Packing team return with a specially designed container (built by Jim Wines and David Brant) for "SHIFTING BORDER'S" move to MOMA.
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: Museum of Modern Art: BOXART Transport Team unload crate for Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders"
COMPARISON / CONTRAST:
SHIPPING CONTAINER & "SHIFTING BORDERS"
     Transportation & Packing Team
                            Left to Right:
Patrick, Matthew, and Lead Packer ( in fashionable denim jacket ) David Brant.
MOMA / BOXART: Jef Bretschneider's "Shiftin Borders" prepped by lead packer , David Brant
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57 / BOXART: Lead packer David Brant securing Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders" for transport to MoMA
MoMA CLUB 57 / BOXART: Lead packer David Brant securing Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders" for transport to MoMA
BOXART Lead Packer, David Brant, laying out the container's interior to secure "Shifting Borders" road trip to MoMA.
                            MAGIC TIME! 
Lighting Test for Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders" before sealing the crate.
With the piece secure and a THUMBS UP!---It's onto MOMA!
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MoMA CLUB 57: MAGIC TIME LIGHTING Before transporting Jef Bretschneider's "Shifting Borders" to the Museum of Modern Art.

   AUGUST    2017   

#13

COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE

WESTERN WALL JERUSALEM

27" X 56"

Acrylic on mesh

 White frame

8/23

COMMISSION DELIVERED

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

48" X 48"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

DELIVERED

NEW JERSEY

 

Picture courtesy customer. Thanks!

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD 24" X 24" Acrylic on mesh White frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 30" X 60" Acrylic on mesh White frame
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: UNTITLED ABSTRACTION 38" X 50" Acrylic on mesh White frame

 

SOLD 

COLOR FIELD

24" X 24"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

SOLD

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

38" X 50"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

 

SOLD

UNTITLED ABSTRACTION

30" X 60"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

 

N.Y.C.
PITTSBURGH, PA
SUMMIT, N.J.

      JULY 2017       

 "Setting-up (showing)  in this heat is murder"  

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE 30" X 30" Acrylic on mesh, White Frame SOLD

 

 

JULY 9 SOLD

COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE

30"X30" 

 

A savvy couple with their daughter "Violet" scooped this painting up as soon as they saw it. My favourite customers: appreciative - aesthetically tuned.

Jef Bretchneider

JULY 9  SOLD

ABSTRACTION

30" X 60"

Acrylic on mesh 

White frame 

 

Customer purchased for

her MIAMI residence.

SHIPPED

 

   JUNE 2017   

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION (Commissioned) 26" X 50" Acrylic on mesh Black Frame SOLD

ABSTRACTION (Commissioned)

26" X 50"

Acrylic on mesh

Black Frame

SOLD

       MAY 2017       

   NEW YORK - DELIVERED  

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 30 x 60
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER

ABSTRACTION

30" X 60"

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

COLOR FIELD/LANDSCAPE

30" X 30"

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

Picture courtesy customer. Thanks!

    FEBRUARY / 2017  

  Trifecta! - Philadelphia delivered 4/25/17  

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

COLOR FIELD/ABSTRACTION

28" X 60

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

DIPTYCH

COLOR FIELD/LANDSCAPE

28" X 60

Acrylic on mesh

white frame

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE

    MARCH  2017  

PROPOSED 3/05/17 

42in x 60in

ABSTRACTION

Acrylic on mesh

White frame

 

   COMMISSION   

Delivered 3/15/17 NYC

 

Picture courtesy customer. Thanks!

       APRIL    2017       

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 4ft x 5ft
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 4ft x 5ft
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ANIMATED FIGURE STUDY Acrylic on mesh 4ft x 4ft

Figurative project

4' X 4' 

Acrylic on mesh.

    JANUARY 2017     

ABSTRACTION, 28" X 60", Acrylic on mesh, white frame

SOLD 1/15/17 NYC

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 2ft x 5ft

Picture sent in by customer. Thanks!

    DECEMBER / 2016   

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 3ft x 4ft

 A couple from Germany, while touring New York City, saw my work and bought a painting. That evening, the couple boarded a Lufthansa flight home.

 

24 hours after selling the painting, I received an email with a JPEG attached--- of the very painting hanging in their Berlin home!

 

To see one of my paintings sold, shipped 3000 miles, and then hung ( with a picture of it hanging!) in less than one Earth day

 

I say 

Astounding!

 

Remarkable!

 

 

IN RETROSPECT

 

The feeling I got when I received this JPEG was comparable to the feeling I get whenever I receive a delivery through AMAZON.COM

 

SUPER EXPEDITIOUS! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 3ft x 4ft

Picture sent by customer. Thanks!

ABSTRACTION

38" X 50"

Acrylic on mesh

White frame 

SOLD 12/4/16  

 

 

 NOVEMBER / 2016 

ABSTRACTION, 48" X 48", Acrylic on mesh, white frame

SOLD 11/09/16 NYC ---SHIPPED TO CAMBRIDGE MA.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 4ft x 4ft

    OCTOBER 2016     

PAST/RENEWED!

This piece was originally exhibited at the CLUB 57 (New York City) in 1980.

 

I'm posting this picture because the piece is being considered for inclusion in the CLUB 57 RETROSPECTIVE (scheduled for OCTOBER, 2017 thru APRIL 2018)  at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. 

 

I'll post updates

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: SHIFTING BORDERS 1979

"SHIFTING BORDERS"

(1978)

   MAY 2016   

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE Acrylic on mesh 4ft x 5ft

    SEPT 2016    

 

FALL ART SEASON BEGINS

9/28/16 (Sunday)

Two customers purchased a total 8 paintings! 

INCLUDING: A commission for a 9th painting! 

    AUGUST 2016     

Busy week.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER

SHIPPED

5 (2ft x 2ft) Paintings prepped

for shipping to  St. Louis, Mo. 

3 paintings (one 38inx 50in, two 36in x 36in) prepped

for shipping to Boca Raton, Florida.

PHOTOS OF THE MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION

The Monarch Empress was built by Ilene and Dani Pipino for their company GATE 1 TOURS. 

 

More info about this commission can be found below OCTOBER 2015

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION for GATE 1 TRAVEL
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION for GATE 1 TRAVEL
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION for GATE 1 TRAVEL

 JUNE & JULY 2016 

          Traveling till July 10, 2016       

PORT JERVIS, N.Y.

 

From 1986 to 1992 I lived in the city of Port Jervis ( about 90 miles North of NYC). 

 

While there, I created and sold several Hundred paintings.

 

Two solo shows were held during that period. For each show, 1000 posters were printed and distributed.

 

Two survive.

 

 

 

APRIL 2016

DELIVERY / INSTALLATION

Photos courtesy: Khan Family, New York City

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COMMISSION

EAST 72nd STREET

NEW YORK CITY

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COMMISSION

COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE

48" X 60"

Acrylic on mesh

 MARCH 2016 

COMMISSION: NOW ONLINE

Interior designer Jenny Vorhoff of Studio Riga and interior designers Britt Zunino and Kate Gray ofStudio DB in the living room of their completed Tribeca loft project.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COMMISSION
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COMMISSION

A vibrant Jeffrey Bretschneider painting inspired the living room's blue, brown, and natural finishes. The Mitchell Gold / Bob Williams sofa is covered in a durable contract-grade Kravet blue velvet, and a petrified wood stool by Organic Modernism and a table lamp by Aerin for Visual Comfort lend additional texture to the scene.

  FEBRUARY  2016  

Photo courtesy Addison and Clay M.

THANK YOU! 

I was emailed this jpeg February 3rd. Here's the back story:

 

Partner's, Addison and Clay, purchased this Color Field from me in 2012. At the time, they lived downtown, in the West Village. (N.Y.C.)

 

In late 2015, they bought and renovated a duplex uptown, on East 56th street. When they moved in, so did my painting

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COLOR FIELD LANDSCAPE COMMISSION

Color Field

4ft x 4ft (122cm x 122cm)

Acrylic on mesh

NOVEMBER 27th

SHIPPED TO PUERTO RICO

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: COMMISSION ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 2ft x 5ft

 

ABSTRACTION

29" X 60"

 

COMPLETED NOV 15th

 

SOLD NOV 25th

 

SHIPPED NOV 27th

 NOVEMBER 1st 2015 

   RECORD 9 PAINTINGS SOLD!   

"Thank You All!"

  OCTOBER 2015  

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION

4 PAINTINGS

(53.5"X 37.5")

LOBBY/STAIRCASE

  MONARCH EMPRESS  

  GATE1 TRAVEL COMMISSION  

 NEGOTIATED AND AGREED! 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION Materials and Preparation
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION Materials and Preparation
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION Materials and Preparation
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION Materials and Preparation
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION Materials and Preparation

    WORK BEGUN:     

    COMMISSION BACK STORY:    

 

SEPTEMBER - NEW YORK CITY - SOHO

 

Early Sunday morning..

 

I had just started setting up (with only a few paintings out) when Dani and Ilene Pipano came upon my work. They stopped to converse.

 

"We've never seen work like this before."

 

 

Gate-1 is owned by Dani and Ilene Pipano. Their company provides Travel Tours around the world and employ over 300 people in the USA. They also provide livelihoods to thousands more wherever their tours go. The Gate-1 corporate headquarters is just outside Philadelphia, in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

 

The Pipano's suggested my art might be a fit for a ship they were building, designed to provide cruises on the Danube River. Using their IPhonesDani & Ilene showed me photos of the space and asked me what I thought.

 

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: MONARCH EMPRESS COMMISSION

I Create and Build. Give me an empty space, I'll fill it with a positive! 

 

My "Commission Guarantee" is straight-forward;

 

If you're dissatisfied with the end result, there's no obligation to purchase, your deposit is returned.

 

Dani and Ilene took my card.

 

3 weeks passed, it was now October. The phone rang. GATE1 was still interested.

 

When people remember your work (sometimes years after) that's a compliment ( and affirmation ) My work makes a lasting impression.

 

The Pipano's and I resumed our discussion about the commission. We agreed on Size, Style, and Price. A Deposit was made. Delivery is scheduled in 1 to 2 months. 

 

 SEPTEMBER 2015 

AMERICA'S LABOR DAY WEEKEND

   5 PAINTINGS FOUND NEW HOMES!   

"Once Again--All my best work SOLD!!

THANK YOU!"

 MIAMI SHIPPED AND INSTALLED 

SEPTEMBER 16TH 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 28 x 60
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 28 x 60

PHOTO COURTESY: SARA Z.

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 28 x 60
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 28 x 60

  EMAIL RECEIVED SEPTEMBER 10th  

 

  • Subject Art Clearance needed

    • Message: 

    • Hi Jef,

    •  

    • I'm Melanie Little; I work as the Associate Producer on the twice Emmy nominated show, Million Dollar Listing NY. In case you are unfamiliar with our show, we follow three brokers that sell high end real estate in NYC. One of the listings we'll be featuring this season has one of your works hanging in their home. We would love to keep your beautiful artwork hanging in their home as decor, but I'll need to get a signed clearance agreement asap, in order for the piece to not have to be removed from the space before filming. If you could email me when you get this, I can send you a photo of the exact piece they purchased, along with our Art Clearance Agreement. Please let me know if you have any questions at all and thank you so much for your help! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Melanie

    •  

    • Email mlittle@worldofwonder.net

  •  

  • Sent on: 10 September, 2015

  • Thank you!

 WEDNESDAY JULY 29th: 

President Street

Brooklyn, New York

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER: ABSTRACTION Acrylic on mesh 28 x 60

ABSTRACTION

Acrylic on Mesh

26" x 62"

Jef Bretschneide: Color Field 40" x 40"

   SUNDAY JULY 5th   

Color Field / Landscape

40in x 40in

Acrylic on mesh

Flat white frame

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

 

560 West 43rd Street

New York

Jef Bretschneide: Color Field 40" x 40"

  TWO SUNDAYS  

APRIL 12th and 19th

 2015 SPRING BREAKOUT!

Anthony Amiewalan

THANK YOU!

Always on the lookout for objects, distinct and unusual, Anthony found a painting I made 25+ years ago.  He noted it In his interior design blog, THE JUMPING-OFF POINT.

 

Anthony Amiewalan combs the metropolitan backscapes for objects and ideas to utilize for his interior design business.  He shares these finds, along with his current projects, thoughts and commissions, in his blog, The Jumping-Off Point. Here's the link. (issue showing my painting) 

   DIANA MUI: A SPECIAL THANKS!   

Jef Bretschneide: DIANA MUI takes in a JEF BRETSCHNEIDER painting.

In the July 28th issue of SOA (The Sound of Art), Diana Mui notes my work and others as she sidewalks the Soho art scene. 

 

When someone gives me an online nod

Cordially---I do likewise: 

 

Diana Mui designs interiors.  

 

Her  spaces are sparse and smart

 

Given a commission---She'll delegate! 

 

Her site:

 

  SHANE GLOVER COMMISSION  

COLOR FIELD / LANDSCAPE

50 in. x 62 in.

START DATE

10/10

finished 10/27

 

JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62
JEF BRETSCHNEIDER:  SHANE COMMISSION 50 x 62

BASQUIAT

           &            

BRETSCHNEIDER

REMEMBERING JEAN

After posting the Jean Michel Basquiat drawing, I recieved several emails asking me "personal" questions about "the 80's scene".

 

Much of my energy 30 years ago was not focused. I was self absorbed and vainly directed. The decision to step off the New York bandwagon of the 80's--to clean up and reset priorities--

 

DEAR FRIENDS

 

It was the best thing i ever did!

 

Now:

I live today-- and plan for tomorrow.

In regards to "Remembering Jean Michel Basquiat",

I offer this 2010 posting:

                   

When someone discovers I associated with New York's "Downtown" art/music scene of the 70's and 80's--- I'm asked, 'Did you know this person or that person?'  

 

Their  inquisitiveness is often driven by a book, movie, documentary, they read or watched. 

       

BACK STORY: 20 years ago, the author Phoebe Hoban called me. She was writing a Basquiat biography and asked for my input. Her seriousness won me and I participated in a Q and A with her over the course of a week. Prior to this, I had been interviewed by a film-maker named Krzysztof who had envisioned a feature film on Jean and was seeking anecdotes. Krzysztof's movie was never produced, but I did hear rumor the material he collected and the first draft script he wrote was purchased by the artist Julian Schnabel, who used portions of it in his debut film "BASQUIAT", with Jeffrey Wright.

 

  JEAN: AN ACUTELY ADJUSTED ANTENNA  

 

Before uneasiness and drugs stole him, Jean's phenomenal rise in the art-world was an exciting thing to watch. Artistic acclaim is rare. Few emerge.

 

Mutual interest, youthful encounter, dark humor, and self medication, brought Jean and I together. Watching him rise as quickly as he did made an indelible impression on me, and it was a life lesson. The knowledge I garnered about art and the art world---it's machinations---surpass anything the best art schools could offer---

 

Now, 30 years later, Jean's life, work, and premature death, have become art mythology.

 

So when I'm asked about Jean, instead of retelling what I remember and risk distorting facts, I refer my anecdotes in Phoebe Hoban's book, "Basquiat, A Quick Killing in Art".  Because she started writing it shortly after his death, my recollections were fresher then. By turning to that book, I'm assured my "interactions" and "perceptions" are consistant, never veering into whim and fancy. 

 

In retrospect, I thank God for all the good (and bad!) that has happened to me. I've been given the gift of time and space...

 

not to die 

 

--but to live

 

--to grow and mature! 

 

I am not the same man represented 3 decades ago in this book. 

 

I kiddingly say

 

--- I'm worse!

                                                                                                 JEF BRETSCHNEIDER                                                                                                                               2010

 

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