Five of Wands: "Past, Present, Future"

Akira Beard

    • 11 x 14 inches
    • © 2013
    • Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper
    • Framed to 12 x 15 inches
  • Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s founder Michael Cuffe.

    Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in 15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way for individuals to find direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries everywhere.

    For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been individually selected as important figures in emerging art movements at this time.

  • "I am an artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. When not creating in the studio, my professional time is spent between exhibiting artwork and teaching painting/drawing. I have been fortunate to work with the elderly thru the non-profit Art With Elders organization for the past 5 years, as well as with the younger generation at the Academy of Art University SF where I currently teach Fine Art Anatomy and in the past Fashion Illustration. I have shown at a variety of venues mainly in the bay area, as well as nationally working with White Walls Gallery, Art Wino, Spoke Art, Modern Eden, among others including pop-up shows at the Academy of Science, live painting at the West Inn’s New Year Gala and other similar forms of contemporary exhibition. Like the art itself, my professional practice stems from my ideas, beliefs and values. Whenever possible I have and continue to donate art towards such benefits and organizations including the SPCA, the coalition on homelessness in San Francisco, the Japanese Tsunami Relief fund, Oceanic Awareness Collaboration and other charitable causes."

    -Akira Beard
  • This piece will be on exhibit through April 6, 2013 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. For a detailed shipping price quote, please contact the gallery . If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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