Elliott Arkin

Elliott Arkin (American- born 1960) after graduating Amherst College in 1983, began sculpting in NYC as a freelance character and prop designer for film animation as well as creating windows for the legendary design director Gene Moore at Tiffany's & Co. Moore is particularly remembered for hiring young artistic talent before they became recognized in the art world such as Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Jasper Johns among others, and in 1995 Tiffany & Co. commissioned Arkin to be the first artist in over 30 years to design their Christmas windows in honor of Gene Moore's retirement.<br><br> Arkin's popularity grew in the art world in the late 1990's when he became one of the three cartoonists in residence for artnet.com along with Nicole Eisenman and Olav Westphalen. His regular contributions of 3D images, often satirizing the contemporary art scene, gained many followers and began being purchased by major collectors and institutions. <br><br> Since then, Elliott Arkin had developed his body of work, mixing high and low, and using humor and intellect to achieve an individualized vision of a kind of populist contemporary art. His work has been exhibited in major museum solo exhibitions in the United State and Europe. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Mister ArtSee, a mobile arts platform designed to be a national symbol advocating the arts and arts education.

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