Estimated Value: $16,000
Title: "Two Faces Have Eye", 2020
Medium: Embellished painting on canvas
Dimensions: H30 x W18 in
Benefitting: Indixia Global Love Benefit, supporting the International Institute of Art Scholarships & Afghan Hands
Artist: Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator, and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).
His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work have been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.