TAHITI BY BOB KESSEL PART 2

TAHITI by American contemporary artist Bob Kessel

TAHITI: ATU ONA by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: WATER by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: COCONUTS by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: HULA by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: ISLAND DANCE by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: TE AANO by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: BACK FRONT by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: NA FAE FAA by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: MATERNITY by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: DELECTABLE by Bob Kessel

TAHITI BY BOB KESSEL PART 1

TAHITI by American contemporary artist Bob Kessel

TAHITI: FOREST POND by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: AUTI by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: DANCING by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: FRUIT BASKET by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: FAN by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: PASTORAL by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: TWO SISTERS by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: POTATO FIELD by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: SITTING by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: LAGOON by Bob Kessel

NEWER POSTERS BY BOB KESSEL

Bob Kessel著名的正方形系列創作,巧妙的運用簡單線條與幾何色塊重新詮釋經典名人、名畫。濃縮在一個正方形畫框裡有趣的視覺語言與構圖,總是給我們驚喜和帶有詼諧的愉悅。

Limited edition posters by American contemporary artist Bob Kessel are periodically released. Each poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

BOB KESSEL WINTER POSTER (Snow wall)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL VENEER VERMEER POSTER (Shakespeare)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL VENEER VERMEER POSTER (Pearl earring)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL UKIYO-E (浮世絵) POSTER (It’s a long hard climb) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ROMANCE POSTER (Split Level)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ROMANCE POSTER (Dickless)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ROMANCE POSTER (Red Hot)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ROMANCE POSTER (Wrong Boy!)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Pink Lady) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ALL THAT JAZZ POSTER (Guitar)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Futurist Bob)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL SHUNGA (春画) POSTER  (Gnash) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Henri Matisse, Chapele du Rosaire)  30″ x 40″

masters cezanne poster by bobkessel
BOB KESSEL MASTERS POSTER (Cezanne)  30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL FALL POSTER  (Barn) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL MYTHOLOGY POSTER  (Love godess) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL MYTHOLOGY POSTER  (River nymphs) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL MYTHOLOGY POSTER  (Venus and Adonis) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE!  POSTER (In a flash) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL GIVERNY POSTER (Path)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ETRETAT POSTER (Hill)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (Agay) 30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL CINEMA POSTER (La Belle Noiseuse)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL CINEMA POSTER (La Dolce Vita)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL GOING FOR BRUCKE POSTER (Platz)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (After Bath)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL MUSEUMS POSTER (Guggenheim) 30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL LE JARDIN POSTER (Path)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Helga)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Helga asleep)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL KIMONO (着物) POSTER (Lady Murasaki)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ARTIST MODELS POSTER (Black Skirt)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ARTIST MODELS POSTER (Art critic)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL APRES LE BAIN POSTER (White Towel)  30″ x 40″

dots poster by bobkesselBOB KESSEL DOTS ENTERTAINMENT! POSTER (Berries)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Matisse Goldfish) 30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL ALL THAT JAZZ POSTER (Kind of Blue Triangles) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL CINEMA POSTER (Blondinen Bevorzugt)  30″ x 40″

plein air poster by bobkesselBOB KESSEL PLEIN AIR POSTER (Country Road)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL DANCERS POSTER (Veils)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL REMBRANDT POSTER (Saskia)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL DIVISIONISM POSTER (Brittany boats)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL KAIJU (怪獣) POSTER (Osaka it to me) 30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL ICONS POSTER (Charles Bukowski) 30″ X 40″

BOB KESSEL APRES LE BAIN POSTER (Nu au Bain) 30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL NUE COUCHEE POSTER  30″ x 40″ 

BOB KESSEL HAYSTACKS POSTER (Triangles) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Nu avec chat) 30″ x 40″

cote azur poster st tropez harbor by bobkesselBOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (St Tropez Harbor)  30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL WATERFALLS POSTER (Kegon) 30″ x 40″

BOB KESSEL WATERFALLS POSTER (Forest) 30″ x 40″

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AMERICAN ICONS ART SERIES BY BOB KESSEL

American Icons art series by Bob Kessel

icons-miles davis-kind-of-blue-triangles-bobkesselKIND OF BLUE TRIANGLES (Miles Davis) by Bob Kessel

silver-marilyn-by-bobkesselSILVER MARILYN MONROE  by Bob Kessel

CHARLES BUKOWSKI (Sadder Budweiser) by Bob Kessel

icons-elvis-by-bobkesselFAT LINES, SKINNY ELVIS by Bob Kessel

MARLON BRANDO (The Wild One) by Bob Kessel
Marlon Brando, pictured here in motorcycle hat and jacket
in the 1950’s movie , “THE WILD ONE”.
Brando is the leader of a motorcycle gang.
An old man asks him,  “Where are you going?”
Brando replies, “Going somewhere is for squares. We just go.”

icons-muhammad-ali-by-bobkesselMUHAMMAD ALI (Standing over Sonny) by Bob Kessel

seven year itch by bobkesselSILVER SEVEN YEAR ITCH (Marilyn Monroe) by Bob Kessel

icons-barbie-and-ken-bob-kesselBARBIE AND KEN by Bob Kessel

black-velvet-the-duke-bobkesselJOHN WAYNE (THE DUKE) ON BLACK VELVET by Bob Kessel

icons-kennedy-bob-kesselJFK: PROFILES IN CHIAROSCURO by Bob Kessel

washington-lincoln-gray-bob-kesselWASHINGTON AND LINCOLN by Bob Kessel

icons-jefferson-bob-kesselTHOMAS JEFFERSON AT MONTICELLO by Bob Kessel

icons-ben-franklin-bob-kesselBENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND THE LIBERTY BELL by Bob Kessel

icons-lady-liberty-bob-kesselLADY LIBERTY AND AMERICAN EAGLE by Bob Kessel

icons-indianhead-buffalo-gray-bob-kesselINDIAN HEAD AND BUFFALO by Bob Kessel

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AMERICAN ARTIST BOB KESSEL

Bob Kessel is an American artist nationally known for his illustrations which appear in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Tokyo Journal, Japan Times, Berkeley Monthly, San Francisco Metro Magazine, Texas Monthly, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, Milken Review and many other national publications. His fine art work is in numerous private and museum collections.

Bob Kessel with his paintings “BERLIN FRAU” and “ARISTIDE”

new york times roger federer illustration by bob kesselNew York Times illustration of Roger Federer by Bob Kessel
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Bob Kessel with his paintings “Siren and the Fisherman” and “Danae”

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

– Hans Hofmann

This remark provides a clue to an aspect of Bob Kessel’s work that his apparent iconoclasm and irreverence have tended to conceal. He has remained in an important way a classical artist.
Along with the images of Shunga and Sailboats and Pulp magazines, there has been an abiding commitment to composition, which is the whole point of Western art.

seashore-moremasts-bobkesselMORE MASTS by Bob Kessel from BY THE SEASHORE art series

The language of form is what guides him to what lies behind his trivialized subjects, whether they come from pop culture or the history of art.
What makes it conventional is in part the concern for composition. It really gets to be a formal involvement. There is a natural sense of position, analagous to a sense of time in music- and things look right or wrong, in this purely formal way, not related to the subject. You have to make that work. Most of the effort in Bob Kessel’s art is to adjust to this sense of spatial order.

Bob Kessel’s art can be enjoyed on a number of levels, not the least as pure eye candy indulgence. But it also forces those who would dismiss his technique as lazy, pop-induced ephemera to reconsider the amount of decision-making that went into his art.
Like all great artists, he used what was around him for inspiration, commentary, and, in Kessel’s case, a healthy amount of deconstructionist verve and wit.

jazz-kinda-blue-triangles-bobkesselKIND OF BLUE TRIANGLES (Miles Davis) by Bob Kessel from JAZZ art series

In that regard, he isn’t so different from generations of jazz players who have used musical quotation as part of the improvisational process — take away the quote and there’s a lot less to talk about all of a sudden.

Kessel’s development as a mature painter was marked by his propensity for working in successive series or thematic groups. The later groups tended to be interpretations and to some extent parodies of earlier Modernist styles – Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism.

“All my art is in some way about other art, even if the other art is cartoons”, Kessel once said — and he was right. All his art is about art, not really about life, which makes it all the more important to have some sense of what he knows about art — what he likes, what he knows, what influenced him.

futurism-splitatomu-bobkesselSPLIT ATOMU by Bob Kessel from FUTURISMO art series

The basic joke, though, stands firm. Kessel works patiently through a lot of more or less obvious art-historical references — Monet, Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Klimt, — rendering each of them in some amusingly jarring, art-type way.

DIE TOTE MUTTER by Bob Kessel from KAWAII art series
Edvard Munch meets Lego

Kessel’s own obsession begins to show through. He is, it appears, completely obsessed — again, to a strangely post-modern degree — with the arbitrariness of the conventions through which Western Art renders a three-dimensional world of experience onto a two-dimensional surface of optical perception.

vangoghs pipe bobkesselPIPE by Bob Kessel from VAN GOGH art series

And of course he’s right — this code is, indeed, arbitrary and strange. An instance of this whole issue of codified visual language seems to have revolved around the way in which a square, say, with a couple of diagonal lines across it instantly signals to us a nude, despite the fact that it does not look much like a nude and has none of the actual qualities of a nude, such as depth and volume.

bonnard-nude-in-tub-bobkesselNUDE IN A TUB by Bob Kessel from ART HISTORY art series

So many contemporary artists seem to congratulate themselves on believing in nothing (whereas, of course, the whole fact that they consider nihilism as preferable to the alternative frantically signals a whole host of beliefs, some very hoary indeed, under which these same artists are labouring) it comes as a pleasant surprise to see, there with the self-deprecating humour, something very like a belief in the ability of art to help people understand their world — one tiny aspect of it, anyway.

But then it has to be said that Bob Kessel also comes across, very clearly, as an extremely pleasant, likeable, humane sort of person, never taking himself too seriously, and always experimenting, trying to grow, even when he might have been best advised to keep hoeing the same productive furrow.

selfportrait-bobfuturist-bobkesselBob Kessel Futurist  from SELF PORTRAITS art series

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“There is a beautifully visceral quality to Bob Kessel’s artwork that forces one to experience it. Hands, faces, lips, legs burst out from a fractured windowpane of colors and lines, like a Maserati crashing through a fashion show. Evocative, absurd, and witty.”

– Michael Diederich

“Bob Kessel’s work is spectacular, beautiful and even erotic through his use of line and color. He even manages to evoke humor out of deceptively simple forms.”

– Michael Gross

“We unfortunately live in an era when too many things are called art and too many people without an idea in their heads are called artists. Bob Kessel goes against that particular grain. His work crystallizes the very concept of art. He distills all of the important elements of modernism in service to an elegant idea of what visual art should be at this point in time. In short, it’s good stuff. The man’s an artist.”

– John Maleki

“Bob Kessel is a thrilling artist — delicate and dynamic at the same time. His pictures often have a perfection that makes one proud to be human.”

– Mark O-Donnell

“Mr. Kessel’s artwork is a truly original vision. It evokes a unique modernistic quality that is not cliche. It has a bold fresh quality to it. Bravo!”

– Joe Cupani

“Bob Kessel has a style that’s so unique he can interpret famous classic art, and call it his own. I am so fortunate to have one of his earlier works hanging in my living room.”

– Dean Stefanides

“Bob Kessel has a bold, fresh, vision with a talent for distilling a concept or perspective down to it’s simplest truth. He can do this in a way that also reveals a wry wit and intelligence.”

– Bob Cesiro

“Bob, I have to tell you how impressed I am with you. Unfortunately these days it can be so easy to become cynical and burnt out. Yet you seem to be always evolving, growing and pushing foward! You have a very impressive body of beautiful work. Very inspiring. Its nice to be able to say that I still know a true artist.”

– Frank Guzzone

“Bob Kessel is an incredible artist. His vast portfolio of art that he has created is astonishing. He is one of today’s living, breathing modern artists.”

– Angelo Juliano

I can easy sum up Bob’s fantastic body of work in one word. “INSPIRING”. Bob work keeps getting better and better. I’m very moved by his creative commitment. “Where on earth does he find the time”!

– Sidney Zanzani-Barrier

“Bob Kessel is one of those rare artists whose work exquisitely combines both imagination and craft. “

– Brian Belefant

“Bob Kessel is a marvelous artist with a unique vision. Two of his works hang proudly in our studio”

– Eric Kaye, The Lodge

“Bob Kessel’s ever-evolving body of work represents the beautiful process of raw talent combined with intellect and wit. From small, whimsical scenes of intimate everyday life, to his glorious abstractions and deeply individual reinterpretations, one never fails to be struck by the loveliness and power of Mr. Kessel’s art.”

– Michele Cone

“Bob Kessel is a savvy artist who will play with any idea. He will stretch and mold it to its brink, until it has taken on a whole new perspective. Not only does he make these sometimes overlooked aspects beautiful but reveals a edgier, better side to them”

– Ariane Chang

“Bob Kessel’s art always inspires me, I love the enticing use of color, and the variety of themes and concepts. It is art with wit and energy that says something. In a world of bland, mass-produced everything, I always look forward to the new collections that Bob Kessel creates – – not only things of beauty but incredible art with impact, imagination and a unique approach.”

– Jacqueline Smith

“What I really like about Bob Kessel’s art is that I continually get to learn more about other artists when I look at his work. His versions of the great masters works are fascinating! And while I started life as a lover of realism in paintings – I’ve been converted by the content of Bob’s abstract pieces. I still love the pieces that include one of his paintings inside paintings the best!”

– Marty Hubbard

“The Bob Kessel Art History series is strong and arresting whether or not the viewer ‘gets’ the art historical references, and the scale transforms the inspirational sources once again, and dramatically.”

– Roberta Waddell

“I am always in awe of and inspired by the quality and quantity of Bob Kessel’s amazing body of work.
His expression is a fresh and unique approach with a distinct style and energy.
It is a delight to visit his website again and again to see where his journey has taken him next.”

– Maria Scrivan

“Bob Kessel is one of the hardest working artists around. And he’s always up for a challenge. Bob is at the top of my list of freelance illustrators I can count on, no matter the situation. His Roger Federer portrait for The Times’ U.S. Open tennis section is a classic. “

– Wayne Kamidoi, AD for sports/NY Times

To me there is no past or future in art.
The art of the great painters who lived in other times is not an art of the past;
perhaps it is more alive today than it ever was.

– Pablo Picasso

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Bob kessel signing LEDA AND THE SWAN print

Bob Kessel with his Degas inspired print

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Self-Portrait print titled “Yo Soy Sauce” by Bob Kessel
Based on Picasso’s self-portrait “Yo soy Picasso”
from the art series “ART HISTORY”

Bob Kessel featured in Sunday entertainment section

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ART SERIES BY BOB KESSEL PART 1

“真の芸術家の創造力は
無心な心の奥から
意図など無しに
湧き上がるものである”
– BOB KESSEL

Artist Bob Kessel with his paintings “Fisherman and the Siren” and “Danae”

Bob Kessel with his art print made with gold and copper metallic inks at Axelle Editions NYC

Contemporary American artist Bob Kessel works in art series.
Here is a single sample from each series:

MUSEUMS by Bob Kessel

MUSEUMS: GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM by Bob Kessel

ART HISTORY by Bob Kessel

ART HISTORY: FISH BOWL by Bob Kessel

CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS by Bob Kessel

CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS: CONFUCIUS print by Bob Kessel

 DANCERS by Bob Kessel

DANCERS: PINK VEILS by Bob Kessel

ROMANTICISM by Bob Kessel

ROMANTICISM: FISHERMAN AND THE SIREN by Bob Kessel
(after Frederic Lord Leighton)

VAN GOGH by Bob Kessel

VAN GOGH: THE ROAD TO TARASCON by Bob Kessel

BY THE SEASHORE by Bob Kessel

BY THE SEASHORE: MORE MASTS by Bob Kessel

AMERICAN ICONS by Bob Kessel

AMERICAN ICONS: CHARLES BUKOWSKI (Sadder Budweiser) by Bob Kessel

ART OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Bob Kessel

ART OF ENLIGHTENMENT: BUDDHA BRUSHSTROKE by Bob Kessel

 MASTERS by Bob Kessel

MASTERS: MATISSE (Chapele du Rosaire) by Bob Kessel

CINEMA by Bob Kessel

CINEMA: BLONDINEN BEVORZUGT  by Bob Kessel

ODALISQUES by Bob Kessel

ODALISQUES: BACK VIEW by Bob Kessel

ALL THAT JAZZ by Bob Kessel

ALL THAT JAZZ: KIND OF BLUE TRIANGLES (Miles Davis) by Bob Kessel

CITYSCAPES by Bob Kessel

CITYSCAPES: SKYLINE by Bob Kessel

MONET’S HAYSTACKS by Bob Kessel

MONET’S HAYSTACKS: ORANGE HAYSTACKS by Bob Kessel

 WINTER by Bob Kessel

WINTER: SNOW WALL by Bob Kessel

SPRING by Bob Kessel

SPRING: RAIN by Bob Kessel

SUMMER by Bob Kessel

SUMMER: BEACH by Bob Kessel

FALL by Bob Kessel

FALL: TREES by Bob Kessel

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! by Bob Kessel

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE!: GOSSIP (after Norman Rockwell) by Bob Kessel

ARTIST MODELS by Bob Kessel

ARTIST MODELS: ARTWORKS by Bob Kessel

SELF-PORTRAITS by Bob Kessel

SELF-PORTRAITS: DIVIDED by Bob Kessel

SERAGLIO by Bob Kessel

SERAGLIO: NOIR ET ROUGE by Bob Kessel

COUPLES by Bob Kessel

COUPLES: EMBRACE by Bob Kessel

GRAND TOUR by Bob Kessel

GRAND TOUR: DUCAL PALACE VENICE by Bob Kessel

DOTS ENTERTAINMENT! by Bob Kessel

DOTS ENTERTAINMENT!: BERRIES by Bob Kessel

ROMANCE by Bob Kessel

ROMANCE: RED HOT by Bob Kessel

ALPS by Bob Kessel

ALPS: ROAD by Bob Kessel

COTE d’AZUR by Bob Kessel

COTE d’AZUR: AGAY by Bob Kessel

ETRETAT by Bob Kessel

ETRETAT: HILL by Bob Kessel

GIVERNY by Bob Kessel

GIVERNY: PATH by Bob Kessel

 BOB’S GOT WOOD by Bob Kessel

BOB’S GOT WOOD: INDIAN by Bob Kessel (after Remington)

 ANIME (アニメ) by Bob Kessel

ANIME (アニメ): SECOND GIRL, THIRD EYE by Bob Kessel

APRES LE BAIN by Bob Kessel

APRES LE BAIN: WHITE TOWEL by Bob Kessel

 BALLET by Bob Kessel

BALLET: FONDU ROSE by Bob Kessel

LE JARDIN by Bob Kessel

LE JARDIN: MIDDAY by Bob Kessel

BASIC BLACK by Bob Kessel

BASIC BLACK: MOONRISE by Bob Kessel

BIJINGA (美人画) by Bob Kessel

BIJINGA (美人画): LONG HAIR by Bob Kessel

BLUE PERIOD by Bob Kessel

BLUE PERIOD: BLUES GUITAR by Bob Kessel

BULL by Bob Kessel

BULL: MIRROR by Bob Kessel

CENTRAL PARK by Bob Kessel

CENTRAL PARK: RESERVOIR JOGGERS SPRING by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S BATHERS by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S BATHERS: BAIGNEUSES by Bob Kessel (apres Paul Cézanne)

CHIAROSCURO by Bob Kessel

CHIAROSCURO: SIDEBOOB by Bob Kessel

CONTEMPLATION by Bob Kessel

CONTEMPLATION: HILLS by Bob Kessel

SHUNGA (春画) by Bob Kessel

SHUNGA (春画): COUPLING by Bob Kessel

 JAPONISME by Bob Kessel

JAPONISME: PRINT by Bob Kessel

REMBRANDT by Bob Kessel

REMBRANDT: SASKIA by Bob Kessel

THE KISS by Bob Kessel

THE KISS: CINEMA by Bob Kessel

 INTERIORS by Bob Kessel

INTERIORS: iMAC by Bob Kessel

  NUE COUCHÉE by Bob Kessel

NUE COUCHÉE: ANGLED by Bob Kessel

KIMONO (着物) by Bob Kessel

KIMONO (着物): LADY MURASAKI by Bob Kessel

 BADENDE FRAUEN by Bob Kessel

BADENDE FRAUEN: AM MEER by Bob Kessel

 SOUTHWEST by Bob Kessel

SOUTHWEST: PINK MESA by Bob Kessel

TAHITI by Bob Kessel

TAHITI: FOREST POND by Bob Kessel

WOOD NYMPHS by Bob Kessel

WOOD NYMPHS: HYLAS by Bob Kessel

 DIVISIONISM by Bob Kessel

DIVISIONISM: GULF by Bob Kessel

 BARBIZON by Bob Kessel

BARBIZON: SOWER (after Millet) by Bob Kessel

FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

FLOWERS: WHITE FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

IGNUDI by Bob Kessel

IGNUDI: TORSO (after Michelangelo) by Bob Kessel

LIFE’S A BEACH by Bob Kessel

LIFE’S A BEACH: SUNHAT by Bob Kessel

HARLEQUINS by Bob Kessel

HARLEQUINS: ABSINTHE by Bob Kessel

POOL by Bob Kessel

POOL: DIVE by Bob Kessel

SUPER ART by Bob Kessel

SUPER ART: IN BRIEF by Bob Kessel

 PLEIN AIR by Bob Kessel

PLEIN AIR: COUNTRY ROAD by Bob Kessel

PICASSO IN PARIS by Bob Kessel

PICASSO IN PARIS: REPAS FRUGAL by Bob Kessel

RETRO FUTURE by Bob Kessel

RETRO FUTURE: CAPTAIN FUTURE by Bob Kessel

SKETCHY ART by Bob Kessel

SKETCHY ART: MODEL by Bob Kessel

 READING by Bob Kessel

READING: MADCHEN by Bob Kessel

KAIJU (怪獣) by Bob Kessel

KAIJU (怪獣) : DECO GHIDRAH by Bob Kessel

GIRLY MAGS by Bob Kessel

GIRLY MAGS: CROUCH by Bob Kessel

CUTOUTS by Bob Kessel

CUTOUTS: ZULMA by Bob Kessel

SYMMETRY by Bob Kessel

SYMMETRY: TETE A TETE by Bob Kessel

KAWAII (かわいい) by Bob Kessel

KAWAII (かわいい) : DIE TOTE MUTTER (LEGO) by Bob Kessel

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS by Bob Kessel

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS: MARILYN MONROE by Bob Kessel

SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME by Bob Kessel

SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME: COTE DE GROUETTES by Bob Kessel

THE NUDE by Bob Kessel

THE NUDE: JULIAN’S GIRL by Bob Kessel

VENEER VERMEER by Bob Kessel

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VENEER VERMEER: PEARL EARRING by Bob Kessel

MUSCLE BEACH by Bob Kessel

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MUSCLE BEACH: MICKEY MOUSE EARS by Bob Kessel

UKIYOE (浮世絵) by Bob Kessel

UKIYOE (浮世絵) : RAPIDS by Bob Kessel

FUTURISMO by Bob Kessel

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FUTURISM: FUTURE PAST by Bob Kessel

BLACK VELVET by Bob Kessel

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BLACK VELVET: ELVIS by Bob Kessel

 TREESCAPES by Bob Kessel

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TREESCAPES: MEZZO by Bob Kessel

POP UNINTENTIONAL by Bob Kessel


POP UNINTENTIONAL: GODHEAD by Bob Kessel

100 VIEWS (富士山) by Bob Kessel

100 VIEWS (富士山): FUJI FOG by Bob Kessel

MYTHOLOGY by Bob Kessel

MYTHOLOGY: NARCISSUS by Bob Kessel

 BAROQUE by Bob Kessel

BAROQUE: PRODIGAL SON by Bob Kessel (after Rembrandt)

WOODSCAPES by Bob Kessel

WOODSCAPES: SUNSET by Bob Kessel

PULP by Bob Kessel

PULP: SMOKE ‘EM by Bob Kessel

 CEZANNE’S FRUITS by Bob Kessel

CEZANNE’S FRUITS: SIX ET CINQ FRUITS by Bob Kessel (apres Paul Cézanne)

 GOING FOR BRUCKE by Bob Kessel

BRUCKE: DRESDEN STRASSE by Bob Kessel

 BIBLE PAINTINGS by Bob Kessel


BIBLE PAINTINGS: DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN by Bob Kessel (after Peter Paul Rubens)

KLIMT VERKLEMPT by Bob Kessel

KLIMT VERKLEMPT: GOLDFISH by Bob Kessel

NEWPORT NAUTICALS by Bob Kessel

NEWPORT NAUTICALS: MARINA by Bob Kessel

 HORSING AROUND by Bob Kessel

HORSING AROUND: DREI BLAUE PFERDE by Bob Kessel

MINOTAUR by Bob Kessel

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MINOTAUR: REDEYE by Bob Kessel

BON BONNARD by Bob Kessel

BONNARD: GIRL IN THE TUB by Bob Kessel

GA GA FOR DEGAS by Bob Kessel

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GA GA FOR DEGAS: ORANGE BATHER by Bob Kessel apres Degas

LEMONS by Bob Kessel

“When life gives you lemons,
make lemon still lifes.”
-Bob Kessel

LEMONS: LEMON RIND by Bob Kessel

WEIBLICHER AKT by Bob Kessel

WEIBLICHER AKT: GRUEN STRUMPFEN by Bob Kessel

HIGH & LOW by Bob Kessel

HIGH & LOW: DOGS PLAYING POKER by Bob Kessel

MENKO (めんこ, 面子) by Bob Kessel

MENKO (めんこ, 面子)  : SCI FI by Bob Kessel

ART OVER DECOR by Bob Kessel

ART OVER DECOR: WHITE CHAIR by Bob Kessel

HENTAI by Bob Kessel

HENTAI: GIRLS RUB by Bob Kessel

WATERFALLS by Bob Kessel

WATERFALLS: HOKUSAI by Bob Kessel

 LIGHTPLAY by Bob Kessel

LIGHTPLAY: DOORWAY by Bob Kessel

 BELLE EPOQUE by Bob Kessel

BELLE EPOQUE: PICKING FLOWERS by Bob Kessel

LIEGENDER by Bob Kessel

LIEGENDER: GREEN PILLOW by Bob Kessel

RECONSTRUCTING ROY by Bob Kessel

RECONSTRUCTING ROY: FUGHETABOUTIT! by Bob Kessel

GRAYSCAPES by Bob Kessel

GRAYSCAPES: MT & FOG by Bob Kessel

PUNCH! by Bob Kessel

PUNCH!: WALLOP! by Bob Kessel

LOVERS by Bob Kessel

LOVERS: ENTWINED by Bob Kessel

FUJI TWICE by Bob Kessel

If you don’t climb Mt Fuji once in your life, you are a fool.
If you climb it twice, you are a fool.
– Old Japanese Proverb

Print by Bob Kessel from the art series “FUJI TWICE”