Danny Heller

The Artists of Modernism: Danny Heller

His works of Modern American imagery are inspired through architecture, signage, and car culture found in Southern California

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Danny Heller

They say the mark of a great artist is how he interprets the world around him and transforms it into something new.

For Los Angeles based artist Danny Heller, it only seems natural to always question what his role is with each new existing art form, how to best capture the art within the art, and ultimately, what he can bring to each piece.

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Growing up in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, Heller never thought that the modernistic world that surrounded his community would one day become his greatest source of inspiration. Nor did he think the mid-1950s culture would serve as the perfect backdrop to his signature modernist art.

VIDEO: Danny Heller talks about the impact of midcentury architecture on his artistic expression.

In Heller’s latest modernist art collection, he captures the lesser known midcentury modern buildings of Palm Springs, those which he felt, “Needed some extra love and attention.”

A special viewing on how this modernist artist transforms the Palm Springs lifestyle, culture, and architecture into his own modern works of art can be viewed at both the Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair and the Modernism Show and Sale.

Visit www.dannyhellerart.com for more information on Danny Heller's art.

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Feb. 11-14, Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, www.palmspringsfineartfair.com

Modernism Show and Sale, Feb. 12-21, Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, www.modernismweek.com

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Danny Heller’s newest art showcases the familiar modernist buildings as shown in this painting of Caliente Tropics Hotel in Palm Springs.

Danny Heller’s newest art showcases the familiar modernist buildings as shown in this painting of Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate, along with other more lesser known buildings in this year’s Modernism Sale and Show.

Modernist artist Danny Heller thought the best way to capture the true essence of Hotel Lautner was to create a classic vintage travel style poster. He made sure to include a classic Plymouth Fury in the driveway, and a plane in the sky, alluding to a sense of travel and adventure.

Danny Heller has spent a great deal of time at the Hotel Lautner, studying and capturing the angles, light, and mood when transforming it into his newest work of art.

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