Cosmic X Collection
- Cosmic #1
- 36" x 24"
Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic #1” is another of his most important paintings. This exceptional, acrylic on canvas painting measures 36″ x 24″. It is possibly the most highly textured & colored painting of all Cosmic ‘X’. It also contains the Bold ‘Jack’ signature in paint over 6 times. The most in Cosmic X. Van Gogh also never signed his last name, only “Vincent.”
Jack was quoted, “Van Gogh was the first modern cosmic artist and in a brief 10 year period (from the age of 27 years to his death at age 37), he not only taught himself to paint, but created a new style of painting using color and texture that were far advanced from his peers. Critics and other established artists did not understand his genius. They reviled him and his work, and also dismissed his friend Georges Seurat, the mystic who founded pointillism. Both artists remained complete failures in the art world of their time, yet now command record prices for their work and are celebrated in museums worldwide.”
Jack concludes, “Cosmic #1 is my salute to Vincent & his unique ‘Starry Night’ (Vision) that continues to captivate the world with it’s magic.”
Cosmic X requires the artist to become the art they create by feeling no separation between the art itself. This requires a unique state of mind to be reached, connecting to a universal presence, which Armstrong believes exists in each being. It is this connection that “creates the art, not the artist.”
Each acrylic on canvas painting is multi-layered but also includes his personal touch. Armstrong’s hair, fingerprints and DNA are present in his paintings.
Friends & Collectors
Since his early days, Armstrong’s work of “Cosmic Existentialism” have been collected by celebrities and cultural icons.
Jackie Onassis, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Liz Taylor have all owned art from The Last Wizard.
One of the world’s richest women, Alice Walton (Walmart), owns two of Armstrong’s Cosmic X paintings.
Andy Warhol called him “The Last Wizard of Art.” Warhol, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor called him their friend. He painted NYC walls with Basquiat, and years later, taught Michael Jackson how to paint.
For decades, Jack Armstrong’s art has been collected by billionaires and Hollywood celebrities. Now, to help fund cancer research and treatment worldwide, 25 paintings and 4 material works of his 100 prized works are for sale.
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