Alex Korenfeld was born in 1944 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1960s. He is a super talented artist who has been painting for over 50 years! The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist ideas and trends. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline that became renowned through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, many artistic movements echoed the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance.
Le Rêve (French, "The Dream") is a 1932 oil painting (130 × 97 cm) by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. The original of the subject painting was purchased by Steven A. Cohen from Steve Wynn in 2013 for $155 million USD!
The subject painting is a near exact original, oil on canvas, "after" of Le Rêve, painted by a very talented Russian-Canadian artist Alex Korenfeld (1944-).