Contemporary Fine Art

Weather Map (positive), 1986Contemporary fine art is defined by some as fine art that is produced in the present period of time. Others define contemporary fine art as being produced within “our lifetime,” acknowledging that both lifetimes and lifespans vary greatly. For more concrete terms, contemporary art can be described as art from the 1960s and 1970s, up until today. Contemporary art pieces are created by current artists, and are sometimes misunderstood or criticized, by people who don’t understand that the artists are working in a large scale and global environment – one that is culturally diverse, multifaceted, and technologically advanced.

Contemporary artists work in a wide range of mediums, and produce art that challenges almost everything that classical art came to represent. Rejecting the concept of mainstream art, as well as how it is made, contemporary artists think outside of the box and use a wide range of mediums. In addition, they are also inspired by an even more diverse of artistic styles, including minimalism, pop art, performance art, video, and so much more. Having only been around since the 1960s, contemporary art is still an emerging field, with a continuously evolving and developing style. As such, it can often be somewhat difficult to point out the contemporary fine art style, as well as the many works of art that can fall into this category.

Los Angeles, as a community, celebrates the cultural diversity of the city, so it should come as no surprise that the community rallies behind and supports its artists and art community. One of the best ways to see and get to know Los Angeles is through its culture and art scene. If you are exploring the arts scene in greater Los Angeles or West Hollywood, you won’t want to miss our modern art gallery at Hamilton-Selway. We are a top destination for both new and experienced art collectors, as well as the directors of commercial galleries and the most prominent art museums.

Many people think that they don’t know much about art, but you would be surprised to find how many contemporary artists’ names that you recognize, such as:

  • Andy Warhol
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Keith Haring
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Robert Longo
  • Alex Katz
  • Jeff Koons
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Marc Chagall
  • Jasper Johns

We carry works and pieces by these major artists, as well as so many more. Regardless of the style or type of contemporary fine art that you are looking for, the team at Hamilton-Selway is happy to share their knowledge and experience with you, and they look forward to helping you find the perfect piece or pieces to round out your collection.

Contemporary Fine Art Los Angeles

If you are looking for a contemporary fine art gallery or a pop art gallery in Los Angeles, be sure not to miss Hamilton-Selway Fine Art. Offering some of the best exhibitions in the world, and supporting an incredibly diverse and talented pool of artists, Hamilton-Selway is located on Melrose Avenue, in the heart of West Hollywood.

Hamilton-Selway makes it easy for artists to display and/or sell their artwork, a process that is usually a notoriously long, complicated and difficult process. We have managed to streamline the buying and selling process, and rely on our extensive group of extremely knowledgeable buyers, who are able to quickly match and pair artists or sellers with compatible and interested buyers or vendors around the world. Our buyers and vendors trust us and our process, which allows us to be able to offer the best possible prices to collectors and galleries, while offering artists access to the best investors.

Whether you are an artist in search of a channel or an outlet to display or sell your work, a dealer in search of the perfect contemporary fine art or pop art piece, a collector in search of a new piece for your collection, or even just a tourist exploring the street of West Hollywood or Los Angeles, you have come to the right place! Regardless of the type of contemporary fine art that you are looking for, our team at Hamilton-Selway is here to help. Browse through our website, which tells you about our gallery and our team, information on featured artists and our recent acquisitions, information on how to sell your art, and our blog, which is full of pertinent information, such as the upcoming exhibition by Sutton Foster in January.

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