• Maximillian Gallery

    The Award-Winning Street Art Gallery
Offers Artful Holiday Gift Ideas

    Through Los Angeles Retail Gallery & New Web Store

    This Holiday Season

    Unique Fine & Functional Art from $20 to $20,000 by COPE2,
    Cyrcle, Richard Duardo, Smear, Rene Gagnon, DD$, Dog Byte, Felix…

    LOS ANGELES, CA – October 15, 2012 – Maximillian Gallery, the award-winning street art gallery, is offering holiday shoppers a unique array of fine and functional art for their gift-giving needs this holiday season through its Los Angeles retail gallery space as well as online.  Curated by third-generation art connoisseur and entrepreneur Caradoc, Maximillian Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, featuring dozens of emerging as well as established artists, with an emphasis on urban, graffiti, and street art, including COPE2, Cyrcle, Richard Duardo, Smear, Rene GagnonDD$, Dog Byte, and Felix, among others.  One-of-a-kind original art and limited edition art gifts, which run from $20 to $20,000, can be purchased through the gallery.  Maximillian Gallery is open daily from 1:00pm to 8:00pm, except major holidays, as well as by appointment, inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel (1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323-546-9615).  Maximillian Gallery is also often open late on Fridays and Saturdays.  Paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and art gifts – including the newly launched art t-shirt line, which can be purchased through the gallery’s current Kickstarter campaign – are offered to those who desire cutting-edge art.  For more information, please see http://maximilliangallery.com.

    “We’re committed to showcasing the best urban, emerging, and street art,” says Caradoc, Maximillian Gallery’s owner and director, “The work in both our retail and online galleries ranges all the way from gorgeous eye candy to astute political art – with something for everyone.”

    Maximillian Gallery
    (Photo courtesy of Maximillian Gallery)

    Online Sales –
    In addition to offering fine art and unique art gifts through the gallery’s retail space, many items from the gallery can also be purchased online via two sources:

    • The Maximillian Gallery Online Store offers a full range of original artist works including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, functional art, and licensed art at http://maximilliangallery.com/product-category/art-store

    • Through the gallery’s Art T-Shirt Kickstarter Campaign, fans can purchase a new line of high quality limited edition t-shirts by top street artists DeeKay, Andy Appleton, Septerhed, Felix, Smear, Gregos and Listak, at a discounted $30 price during the initial launch period through October 31, 2012.  Each custom t-shirt comes with a certificate of authenticity.  Maximillian Gallery will offer the art t-shirts through its online gallery’s site starting November 1, 2012 for $35.  T-shirts are available in a variety of styles, for men, women and children, and in an array of customer-selected colors.  Check out all the designs at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809688922/street-art-t-shirts.

    Gift Ideas –
    With something for every budget, Maximillian Gallery offers a range of artful gifts for the most discriminating tastes.  Examples of the possible gifts include:

    For Your Sister, the Graphic Designer . . . 

    Artist/Year: Cyrcle (2011)
    Title: “Flower Skull”
    Medium: Giclée Print on Paper (archival; edition – 30 prints)
    Size: 24″ x 18″
    Price: $125
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/cyrcle-flower-scull-giclee



    For Your Little Brother, the Skater . . .
    Artist/Year: Septerhed (2012)
    Title: “Toxin Gang” Limited Edition T-Shirt
    Sizes: Men’s/Women’s/Kid’s, in various sizes
    Colors: Various 
Price: $30 via Kickstarter thru 10/31/12; then $35 after 11/1/12 thru the site
    Purchase via: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809688922/street-art-t-shirts
    For Your Wife, the Avid Art Collector . . .
    Artist/Year: Felix (2011)
    Title: “Rubix”
    Medium: Aerosol, Ink & Acrylic on Canvas (1 of 1)
    Size: 24” x 30” x 0.8”
    Price: $825
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/felix-rubix


    For Your Husband, the Eclectic Studio Executive . . .
    Artist/Year: DD$ (2012)
    Title: “Dennis Hopper”
    Medium: Mixed Media on Wood
    Size: 32.25” x 27” x 3.75”
    Price: $3,500
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/dd-dennis-hopper


    For Your Handy Dandy Grandpa . . .

    Artist/Year: Gregory Siff (2011)
    Title: “Gregory Mask”
    Medium: Spray Paint on Paint Mask
    Size: 12” x 9” x 5”
    Price: $200
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/gregory-siff-gregory-mask


    For Your Loyal Mechanic, the Speed Racer Fan . . .
    Title/Year: “Racer X” (2011)
    Medium: Giclée Print on Archival Paper with Archival Ink (Museum Quality Print Officially Licensed by Speed Racer Enterprises)
    Size: 16″ x 16″
    Price: $49.95
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/racer-x-giclee-print


    For Your Cousin, the In-The-Know Art Collector . . .
    Artist/Year: Rene Gagnon (2011)
    Series Title: Everything to say, and no time to say it.
    Title: “#6”
    Size: 66” X 66”
    Medium: Mixed media on canvas
    Price: $3,800
    Purchase via: http://maximilliangallery.com/products/rene-gagnon-everything-to-say-and-no-time-to-say-it-6

    Artists Featured –
    With one of the best collections of street art in the world, Maximillian Gallery features the following artists.  Their bios are at the corresponding links listed below.  The latest artist to be welcomed into the gallery is a true pioneer of the street art movement, world-renowned artist Rene Gagnon, who has influenced many of today’s top street artists.  Gagnon’s work bridges the gap between urban graffiti/street art and “gallery art.”  His contemporary expressionistic work is layered with pop art imagery and a saturation of tagging hand styles, stenciling, and pure bombing.

    – Andy Appleton – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/andy-appleton
    Emily Bradleyhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/emily-bradley
    John Carrhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/john-carr
    – COPE2 – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/cope2
    – Cyrcle – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/cyrcle
    – DD$ – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/dds
    – DeeKay – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/deekay
    Destroy All Designhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/destroy-all-design
    – Dog Byte – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/dog-byte
    – Richard Duardo – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/richard-duardo
    Jean Faucheurhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/jean-faucheur
    – Felix – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/felix
    – Rene Gagnon – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/rene-gagnon
    – Gregos – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/gregos
    Christophe Lerouxhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/christophe-leroux
    – Listak – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/listak
    – Septerhed – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/septerhed
    Gregory Siffhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/gregory-siff
    – Smear – http://maximilliangallery.com/artists/smear
    Steven Swimmerhttp://maximilliangallery.com/artists/steven-swimmer

    Top Row (l-r): Andy Appleton, DD$, Gregos
    Middle Row (l-r): Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Rebecca Rose, COPE2
    Bottom Row (l-r): Dog Byte, COL, Gregory Siff
    (Photos courtesy of Maximillian Gallery)

    Street Art –
    Present since humans have been on the planet, street art has evolved to encompass a diverse collection of media including graffiti, stencil art, sticker art, poster art, wheatpasting, video projection, guerilla art, sculpture, and installation.  For years, the art form was primarily viewed in public, but as the street art phenomenon steadily gained momentum, it has increasingly earned recognition in the established art world, by collectors, museums, and fine art galleries around the world.

    Los Angeles has a vital street art scene, both on the street and in major art institutions.  Influential and intriguing street art pieces are located throughout the city.  And the local established art world has increasingly embraced the art form.  In 2011, for example, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles set attendance and new member records with its controversial exhibition Art in the Streets, one of the biggest exhibits of its kind, ever, in the world.  Art lovers across the socio-economic spectrum are increasingly seeking out the art form for its raw power, vibrant energy, and thought-provoking content.

    Caradoc, Gallery Owner & Director –
    Maximillian Gallery was founded by Caradoc, an avid art collector and entrepreneur.  In addition to being a passionate art collector and patron of the arts, Caradoc has had more than 20 years of experience in marketing, including licensing, production, product placement, digital strategy, and consumer products.  He has been a life-long art enthusiast, born to artist parents, and was raised in both France and the United States.  His keen eye for art was honed at an early age with visits to the Louvre and the top art spaces in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.  Creative innovation is in Caradoc’s blood – his grandmother was Esther Waggoner Robles, a pioneering force on the Los Angeles art scene.  She opened the first art gallery on La Cienega Boulevard, the Esther Robles Gallery, which was one of the most successful and important fine art galleries in the city for 30 years, representing top artists of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.  She has also been credited with inventing the “art walk.”

    Prior to launching Maximillian Gallery, Caradoc worked for Fortune 500 company Avery Dennison, as head of new revenue models.  He has also produced films and albums, and created nightclubs, including Vertigo, which was sold to Prince.  Caradoc also invented the iconic board game, Vino! The Exciting Game of Wine, sold at Neiman Marcus and other luxury retailers.  He holds an MBA from HEC, France’s top business school.  Blending his love of art and business acumen made perfect sense to Caradoc, hence, Maximillian Gallery was born.  Caradoc’s vision, depth of art knowledge, and sensitivity to working with the world’s top celebrities and VIPs all contributed to Caradoc’s gallery being embraced by the Sunset Marquis Hotel, where it opened in December 2010.

    Maximillian Gallery –
    Maximillian Gallery is devoted to bringing cutting-edge art to new audiences.  The gallery connects those who desire meaningful art – collectors at every level – with contemporary, urban and street art in a variety of forms.  The gallery features an array of talent, from emerging to internationally acclaimed artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and illustrators, with new artists added regularly.  The space is filled with original canvases, unique functional art objects, limited-edition artist t-shirts, prints/multiples, sculptures and photography.  The gallery also manages custom mural projects for clients and publishes fine art prints.  Maximillian Gallery also offers art rental and designer services, providing a sophisticated finishing touch to home and commercial spaces.  In 2011, the gallery was named “Best Street Art Gallery in a Swanky Hotel” by the LA Weekly.

    “My passion lies in collecting the art that I believe in and showcasing it to new and seasoned collectors alike,” says Caradoc, “I love to be a part of the process of education and discovery – nothing should stand in the way of art collectors, at every level, acquiring great art.”

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    For more information, photos or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    Maximillian Gallery Links:
    – Maximillian Gallery & Online Store – http://maximilliangallery.com
    – Kickstarter T-Shirt Campaign – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809688922/street-art-t-shirts
    – Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/MAXIMILLIANGALLERY
    – Twitter – https://twitter.com/maxgalleryart
    – Tumblr – http://maxgalleryart.tumblr.com
    – Pinterest – https://pinterest.com/maxgalleryart

    The gallery’s clientele includes the top celebrities in the world, and while the gallery is very discreet about its celebrity clients, a favorite client – Steven Tyler – took his own picture in the gallery and posted it on his site (center).  Also pictured above are Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum with Caradoc (left) and Shepard Fairey with COPE2 in front of the COPE2 piece he bought in the gallery (right).
    (Photos courtesy of Maximillian Gallery.)


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