The Collector's Corner

Welcome to Erik Becker Art's Education Page aka "The Collector's Corner"

In this area of our website we highlight some fantastic videos that we feel will add true value to your art knowledge. Some videos include in-depth description of painting techniques, printmaking techniques, fun facts, visual candy, discussion on phenomenal artists, and superb art nutrition.

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Must Watch

These are selected videos that Erik Becker Art acknowledges as fun and educational. Watch them all to increase your awareness of art.

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If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday

March 30, 2015 Must Watch

This video is almost a year old but I think it is such a great…

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Three Minute Art History

February 15, 2015 Must Watch

Art History in 3 minutes.

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Basquiat, Twombly & Dubuffet at Christie’s

February 4, 2015 Must Watch

Excellent video of upcoming auction at Christie’s featuring Cy Twombly, Dubuffet and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Le Grand Canal – Monet – Sotheby’s

February 4, 2015 Must Watch

Le Grand Canal, painting by Claude Monet fetches $35 million at Sotheby’s auction on February…

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Shepard Fairey/Mr. Brainwash – What is Art

October 31, 2014 Must Watch

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Vancouver Opera meets Street Art

October 29, 2014 Must Watch

Very cool. Vancouver Opera teams up with local Street Artists to promote their new opera,…

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Edouard Manet “Le Printemps” – Christies

October 21, 2014 Must Watch

All I can say is WATCH THIS VIDEO! Amazing.

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Rolling up a 19’x20′ Picasso

September 11, 2014 Must Watch

The NY Times released this intriguing video on the process of rolling up a famous…

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Juxtapoz – Cleon Peterson

September 9, 2014 Must Watch

Harsh, brutal artistic interpretation of the world today by Cleon Peterson. Cleon continues to build…

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Os Gemeos in Vancouver

September 8, 2014 Must Watch

The best line in this video – “Describe your art to me.” – “No.” Os…

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BBC – Vincent Van Gogh

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

BBC Series, Power of Art, digs deep into the life of arguably the most famous…

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BBC – Picasso’s Guernica

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

This video takes a phenomenal dive into the world of Picasso during his creation of…

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BBC – Rembrandt

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

This phenomenal series, The Power of Art, presented by BBC, explores Rembrandt in depth.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Part 1

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

Great video from Christie’s on Jean-Michel Basquiat. This is part 1, be sure to check…

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Part 2

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

Great video from Christie’s on Jean-Michel Basquiat. This is part 2.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Part 3

September 6, 2014 Must Watch

Part 3 of a series of videos Christie’s created on Jean-Michel Basquiat. This one features…

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BBC – What Makes Art Valuable

September 5, 2014 Must Watch

Phenomenal documentary as art critic and journalist Alastair Sooke explores the remarkable stories behind the…

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Live Painting – David Garibaldi

July 8, 2014 Must Watch

Amazing action painting techniques of David Garibaldi, a performance painter. This video is an awe…

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Printmaking Techniques

Below are several tutorial videos that illustrate the method and technique in creating high-quality, collectible prints.

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Rembrandt – The Master of Etching

April 14, 2015 Printmaking

Brilliant video on Rembrandt’s etching technique.

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Chagall – Daphnis & Chloe

April 14, 2015 Printmaking

Video describing Chagall’s greatest lithographic achievement. 42 Lithographs comprising of the suite Daphnis & Chloe.

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My FinBec Art Prints – Making of

September 8, 2014 Printmaking

This is exactly how prints should be made. With care, passion, skill and human labour….

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Printmaking – Linocut

September 6, 2014 Printmaking

This video is a great example of how linocuts are utilized to create fine art…

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Printmaking – Serigraphy

September 6, 2014 Printmaking

There are many ways to create a serigraph, or, silk screen print. This video is…

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Printmaking – Giclee

September 6, 2014 Printmaking

This video describes what a Giclee is and how it is created.

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Printmaking – Lithograph

September 6, 2014 Printmaking

The tedious printmaking technique of hand-made lithographs is explained.

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Printmaking – Etching

September 6, 2014 Printmaking

This video is a quick synopsis on the printmaking technique of copper plate etching.

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Printmaking – Wood Engraving

September 4, 2014 Printmaking

Wood engraving appeared in art about 2 centuries after woodcuts. It is very similar to…

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Abstract Expressionism

In this section we showcase videos from MoMA's Abstract Expressionism exhibit. Learn the painting techniques of Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline and more.

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MoMA – Franz Kline AB EX

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

This is a great short video of Franz Kline’s work at the MoMA AB EX…

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MoMA – Pollock AB EX

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

This is a great video on the Pollock paintings at the AB EX exhibit.

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MoMA – Barnett Newman AB EX

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

A great video of the Barnett Newman artwork in the MoMA for their AB EX…

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MoMA – Rothko at AB EX

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

A great video on Rothko and his art in the AB EX exhibit at the…

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MoMA – Techniques of Rothko

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

This short video provided by MoMA illustrates the painting techniques of Mark Rothko’s “No. 16”

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MoMA – Techniques of Franz Kline

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

This video from MoMA’s ABEX exhibit illustrates the painting techniques of Franz Kline.

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MoMA – Techniques of Pollock

September 6, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

This video from MoMA’s ABEX exhibit illustrates Jackson Pollock’s painting method.

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Barnett Newman Interview

September 5, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

Iconic Abstract Expressionist artist, Barnett Newman, speaks out about his art.

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MoMA – Techniques of Newman

September 5, 2014 Abstract Expressionism

Great Series of instructional video on how the Abstract Expressionist artist, Barnet Newman, worked to…

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Street Art

Below are several exemplary videos of the depth and reality of street art today. This art movement has been around for decades, however, Erik Becker Art truly believes that this is the movement of our current generation, similar to Pop Art in the sixties.

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The Paradigm: Street Art and Fine Art

March 18, 2015 Street Art

Such a great video of Wynwood walls in Miami, Art Basel. Great interviews and even…

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Sofles in Paris

October 11, 2014 Street Art

Amazing work by Sofles in Paris. Watch this with your speakers cranked! Solid track via…

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iLOVEgraffiti

October 1, 2014 Street Art

Check out this 6 minute documentary by ILOVEGRAFFITI. Very cool.

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Shepard Fairey & Hennessy

September 30, 2014 Street Art

Shep’s new limited edition label for Hennessy.

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D*Face – Scars and Stripes

September 30, 2014 Street Art

Excellent video on D*Face’s latest exhibit, “Scars and Stripes.” Amazing take on musicians who changed…

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Sofles – Limitless

September 8, 2014 Street Art

This will blow your mind away. Watch it.

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Invader Art – Paris

September 8, 2014 Street Art

This is a quick video on the pixelated street art of France’s Space Invader.

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David Choe – FinBec wine

September 8, 2014 Street Art

Another great video showcasing David Choe (one of the richest artists in the world who…

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Art & Wine: Finbec Street Art

September 8, 2014 Street Art

I love this video! A fantastic visual experience of FINBEC wines commissioning 8 incredible street…

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Banksy – Artist in Residence

September 8, 2014 Street Art

Banksy’s acceptance video for the Webby Award ceremony. The video is based on his residency…

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Street Art 101

September 8, 2014 Street Art

This video explains some basic street art techniques through Obey Giant – Shepard Fairey.

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Ben Frost on BBC

September 6, 2014 Street Art

Australian Street Art legend, Ben Frost, is showcased on BBC.

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Vhils: Deconstruction

September 6, 2014 Street Art

This is an impressive film which illustrates the painstaking skill of Vhils from Finish to…

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Obey this Film

September 5, 2014 Street Art

A 11 minute high quality documentary, short film, on the rise of Street Art legend…

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