David Kracov


American
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Passing With Flying Colors
2019

Thinking Outside the Box - Haring
2019

Thinking Outside the Box - Comics
2019

Thinking outside of the box - Conductor


I Love Manga
2019

Book of life


I love Manga
2019

My heart is all a flutter


Making beautiful music


Go with the flow
2019

Go with the flow
2019

Bang


Reflections


Thinking outside the box Murakami


About The Artist

David Kracov, whose paintbrush is guided by the ever-changing muse of pop culture, whose clay is shaped by the witty puns of the English language, and whose designs are brought to life by his literary prowess, has left his unmistakable fingerprint on the world of modern art. Known as the youngest artist ever to showcase in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Kracov has been building his portfolio since the age of 12 and attended the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design where he received his degree. David's youthful and untainted passion beginning from his time as a child artist has remained throughout his lifetime of work. 

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In 1990 after graduating, David moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation and quickly moved up in the ranks. Sculptor, painter, and animator, his hands have helped shape landmark movies including The Lion King and Aladdin; David truly understands how to capture the hearts of young and old alike. After discovering his passion for sculpting while working as an animator, in April 1993 a gallery specializing in animation art had an opening of David's sculptures and one-of-a-kind chess sets he created. An executive from Warner Bros Studios and Consumer Products happened to walk through the gallery while waiting for a restaurant reservation, and was so impressed with David's artistic style that within days David was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for the Warner Bros. Studio Galleries. This lead to a subsequent commission by Disney Studios to create sculptures of individual characters as well as chess sets for their stores, galleries and theme parks. 

After creating the world-famous sculpture commissioned by the Holocaust Museum of St Petersburg, Florida which depicts the Tazmanian Devil tearing the roof off of a boxcar to release hundreds of hand-painted butterflies, representing the souls of one million children who lost their lives in the Holocaust, David's artwork changed forever. David now adds one single butterfly to every piece that he creates - sometimes visible, sometimes hidden. This butterfly—this tribute to the delicacy and value of a child's life—has become David's signature trademark. 
As a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11, David spent almost four years designing "Reflections", the metal wall sculpture which depicts the New York skyline, with his signature butterflies soaring towards the sky, where the Towers once stood. In the reflections below, the Towers can be seen. Sculptures from this edition adorn the walls of the properties of several prominent New York real estate tycoons. 

David's passion for children extends far beyond his frames, however, leading to his pioneering the unexplored genre of "Lifesaving Art."  After inspiring so many children through his work with animation and helping adults reconnect with their youthful curiosity through his metal sculptures and shadow boxes, David recently created a line of artwork to save the lives of children in critical need. This line has already raised thousands of dollars for Chabad's Children of Chernobyl—the only organization in the world that permanently evacuates and treats sick children from the Chernobyl region. To date, with the help of David, CCOC has saved the lives of over 2,600 children.

David's sculptures are included in the collections of several of Hollywood's elite entertainers, including Steven Spielberg, Matt Damon, Judy Sheindlin, Donald Trump, Liev Schreiber, Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Silver, and Kirk Douglas.

 

Exhibitions

2009
Marigold Fine Art, New Dekhi
Galerie du Pharos, Marseille
Bel Air Fine Art, Geneva
Nuances et lumiere, Lyon
Eden Gallery, Tel Aviv
SOFA, Chicago
Art Symbol, Paris
Art Expo, New York
Galerie du Pharos - Saint Remy de Provence
Galerie des Lices, St Tropez

2008
Galerie du Pharos, Marseille
Bel Air Fine Art, Geneva
Nuances et lumiere, Lyon
Eden Gallery, Tel Aviv
SOFA, Chicago
Art Symbol, Paris
Art Expo, New York
Galerie des Lices, St Tropez

2007
Galerie des Lices - Saint Tropez
Nuances et Lumiere Lyon, France
SOFA, Chicago
Galerie du Pharos - Saint Remy de Provence
Bel Air Fine Art - Geneva
Eden Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
Art Expo, New York 

2006
Art Expo, New York
Eden Fine Art, New York
Eden gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Animazing Gallery, SoHo, New York
Art Symbol, Paris, France
Animazing Gallery, SoHo, New York
SOFA, Chicago
Nuances et Lumiere Lyon, France

2001
Disneyana Show, Disneyland Theme Park

2000
Disneyana Gallery Main Street, Anaheim, CA
Disneyana Show, Walt Disney World Theme Park

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