Artist: Alexandra Nechita
Title: City Runner
Medium: Lithograph on Paper
Size: 22 1/4" x 18"
Condition: Museum quality
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Alexandra Nechita created the "City Runner" lithograph series at only 19 years of age. At that time in 1999, she was at the heigh of her fame as a child prodigy, adored by celebrities and a mainstay in popular culture. Thanks to her early start, Nechita's career has already experienced impressive longevity despise her young age. "City Runner" celebrates Nechita's famous Neo-cubist style and bold use of color. Alexandra Nechita's "City Runner" lithograph on paper is signed by the artist and comes with a Gallery Certificate of Authenticity.
A child prodigy dubbed the “Petite Picasso,” Alexandra Nechita is one of the foremost contemporary cubists. She was sketching with ink by age two, and painting with watercolor by age five. By age ten, her work was shown in top galleries throughout the world. By the time she reached high school she became the youngest artist ever signed with International Art Publishers. With her talent at such a young age, she also became a pop culture sensation. Alexandra Nechita has designed the program for the Grammy’s, been on the Oprah Windfrey show, and played herself on the hit sitcom “Boy Meets World.” As a teenager, her original paintings routinely sold for more than $100,000. Nechita has many celebrities that collect her art, including Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin, and Little Richard.
Cubism is one of the most recognizable and popular art movements, yet there are very few popular artists that widely use those techniques today. Nechita’s work has many hallmarks of classical cubism as pioneered by Pablo Piaccso and Georges Braque, but it also has modern elements that differentiate her work and make it relevant to the contemporary art world today. Although she is best known for her original paintings, serigraphs, and lithographs, Nechita works in a variety of mediums including bronze and glass sculpture.