I recently was commissioned by a Beatles collector to pay homage to the Beatles Yellow Submarine out of a bench. “What!?!?” That’s what my wife said when I told her about the order. She thought I was crazy for taking on the challenge but I have to say I could envision it from the start… Read more »
Posts By: Todd Fendos
This upcycled painted chair pays tribute to Renoir’s “By the Seashore” Impressionist painting. By the Seashore is was completed in 1883 and now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Renoir made a trip to Italy in 1881-82 and was very influenced by Renaissance art. After this trip, he began to explore a new manner of painting, different from impressionism. He… Read more »
This special commission speaks a lot to me about the power of love and the bond between a mother and a daughter. A mom reached out me telling me that she wanted to create a truly one of a kind birthday present for her daughter who was literally an ocean away from her. She also… Read more »
Although Jimi Hendrix’ mainstream career only spanned really four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of… Read more »
While Clint Eastwood refused to work together in a movie, who says that they can’t get together over a friendly game of high-stakes poker? This commissioned order does just that. Set in 1865, this table and chair set comes complete, including the players using Confederate bills. This was a great addition to a rec room…. Read more »
I recently completed a request for two chairs in homage of paintings created by Graciela Boulanger, who has an exceptional style.
This special request went to a fan of the movie The Point, by Harry Nilsson and narrated by Ringo Starr. The characters are Oblio and his faithful dog, Arrow.
Once again, thanks to a client for a special order. This is a chair I’ve thought of creating, but never pursued. This painted chair pays tribute to Klimt’s Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer I by artist Todd Fendos. The realist work of art is painted with acrylic in blended gold, blues, reds and tones of skin…. Read more »
I love getting special requests and as a huge music fan, I had a great time this past Christmas season creating this upcycled chair depicting musician Neil Young playing his famous electric guitar. While most people know Neil Young for his 1989 single “Rockin’ in a Free World” and tons of other hits, not everyone… Read more »
As many of you know, CHIARoScURO, the gallery I was in on Michigan Avenue in Chicago for 14 years closed this June. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to find the right gallery in greater Chicago which would feature my work. I’m excited to tell you that as of September 27, my chairs are now in… Read more »