|The Persistence of Memory 1931 Salvador Dali|
Art – art neckties; what fun. It is the emotions that we draw from artworks that make us enjoy them. After painting a Campbell’s soup can, Andy Warhol said that “anything could be sold as art,” so why not a necktie? After all for a man, beyond sophistication, wearing a necktie is a form of artistic expression. Then if a necktie actually is an art tie, the statement by Harry Andersen takes on a great weight.
|Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh|
|Van Gogh Fine Art Tie Starry Night|
|Gustav Klimt Fine Art Necktie|
|Van Gogh Fine Art Necktie|
|Salvador Dali Art Necktie|
The traditional method: Masterpiece art as actual reproductions into fine art neckwear (like lithographs or poster art ) by Van Gogh, Lautrec, Monet, Klimt, D’Vinci and other masters have been produced for over twenty years by Ralph Marlin into a timeless collection of art gallery neckwear in both poly and silk. Fine art tie collections illustrating modern master artists like Picasso and Erte that command royalties and licensing were very successful produced in limited editions. In Paris, Axios creates a similar impressionism art tie collection in silk including Chagall, and Cezanne which at first were only available in Paris making them a real sought after item beyond the usual tourist souvenir.
The non traditional method: This method has been around for a while and pre-dates modern necktie manufacturing. Unique and original art produced on neckties just as actual art is created had been quite popular affording individual and custom fashion ties. In the 1930's a retail company called Besley’s with three retail stores in downtown Chicago, made its reputation by importing hundreds of yards of printed Italian silk, then making ties, pocket squares and jacket linings for loyal customers who wouldn't buy a suit without first making sure they had a Besley’s tie to match! Robert Daskal bought the original Besleys in the early 1980's. The company had always maintained the capability of hand painting silk, as they produced many in the 30's and 40's when hand painted silk neckwear was extremely popular. In 1988 Daskal was prompted to create a line on hand painted neck wear by a leading retailer. Soon he was creating 4 new collections of hand painted neckties a year for stores like Marshall Fields, Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus. Original art ties, silk screened, airbrushed, acrylic, oils, pen and ink neckties at county fairs and art fairs all equate the same desire; a true form of fashion expression.
|Hand Painted Art Neckties by Robert Daskal|
Robert Daskal Hand Painted Silk Ties Silk From The Hartz Art & Soul Hand Painted Neckties
A popular trend yes, however this is not an original fashion concept, art on apparel is an old fashion enterprise that has evolved into a great form of expression. Fashion is a direct influence of art and the reflection of styles that relate all of us. A man wearing a tie illustrating a priceless artwork is certainly a show of personality, character and style. A recent purchase at Nice Tie Store www.nicetiestore.com for a wedding, “a blue tie, but not just blue – Starry Nights and silk please,” the groom’s desire to “rule bend” the traditional formal solid color satin silk tie. And then the is dual form of expression and suggestion, the art gallery consultant who wears a Van Gogh Starry Nights or Money Water Lilies necktie so he can sell more art but he also keeps ordering more for his clients as gifts or perks to up-sell another painting or print. Looking distinguished and at the same time advertising art has great advantages for a man trying to be a salesman and an art consultant at the same time.
In 2009, despite the cautious manner of retail and apparel in the recession, a rather odd thing that happened on the fashion world and neckties which was carefully crafted by Christian Aguilar a marketing wizard. Clothing, sunglasses, sneakers and ties of course illustrating tattoo art by San Francisco artist Ed Hardy became very popular proving that although there was a recession a fresh idea could still spark interest and profit. The success of this line of neck wear proves art neckties are as popular as ever
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