ABOUT CR

CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ

ABOUT CR

CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ

"FORGOTTEN BEAUTY FOUND"

- CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ

ABOUT CR

CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ

"FORGOTTEN BEAUTY FOUND"

                                      - CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ

"FORGOTTEN BEAUTY FOUND"

                                   - CHRISTOPHER "CR" OBETZ      

Christopher "CR" Obetz at work.

Mixed media artist, CR, Christopher Robin, through his own vision of Forgotten Beauty: Found, continues the legacy and tradition of modern Pop Artists in his series POP ART GOLF.

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the 1970s, CR experienced the original genius of Roy Lichtenstien’s “Brushstrokes in Flight.” An advocate for public art, CR successfully lobbied for its installation on grounds of the Columbus Airport, signifying the growth of an emerging city.

Roy Lichtenstein, "Brush Strokes In Flight" 1984, Columbus, Ohio

Years later, CR would come to know and collaborate with Vito Giallo; Pop Art Icon and Founder, Andy Warhol’s first studio assistant and best friend. The two artists collaborated in their Brooklyn studios and townhouse. Based on CR’s mixed media assemblage vision, combining their talents, they created series of large-scale collages celebrating the found object.  

"Dancing Man" 2012, Mixed Media Assemblage collaboration with Vito Giallo 56x54", "Vito Giallo with the Big O" 2012, Studio Self Portrait by Vito Giallo in pen & ink.

CR'S MOMENTS OF INSPIRATION

"Self Portrait of Artist as Photographer", "The BRIDGE" - Warehouse Frame Recycle Collage, "Working Hands" - Warehouse Frame Story Telling Series, "OVER THE TOP" - Warehouse Frame Story Telling Series, Muhammad Ali "Reach" - Pop Art Boxing Series, "By The Sea" - From the Forgotten Beauty Found Beahamian Series, "Cuba Libre" - From the Stories of CHAIR series, "CHAIR" with Teal Wall - Streets of Havana by Christopher CR Obetz.

Today, CR, working on the Gulf Coast, continues his vision of rescuing the found object in his POP ART GOLF: Legends and Legacy series.

These bold graphics based upon the iconic scratchboards of world-renowned sports artist, Anthony Ravielli, reveal CR’s original interpretation of the swings techniques, and art behind the game that has brought his family their greatest memories for over a century.

Ben Hogan "Fluid Swing Sequence of Life", The "Infinity Pop Art Golf Ball", Ben Hogan at Impact "Burn" created for Rocky Patel, Ben Hogan "Grip" Hands of Instruction by Christopher CR Obetz.

This series is dedicated to his father, Robin, who grew up walking the fairways of Scioto Country Club with best friend, Jack Nicklaus and to all golfers, young and old, who have come to embrace the spirit of the game.

Jack Nicklaus & Robin "Bob" Obetz, Friends for Life, 1974

Hung in museums, exhibited at internationally and housed in private and corporate collections throughout the world, the works of CR represent decades and a lifetime passion for history and the love of the found object.

POP ART GOLF: Legends and Legacies Series, continues CR’s passion of the found or “rescued object.” This modern interpretation of the golf’s most revered body of art celebrates the timeless past while transporting them into the future for new generations to come.

Pop Art Golf "Red Drivers" Wall Sculpture - Original by Christopher CR Obetz, 2020

In the spirit of CR’s personal philosophy, The Art of Giving, were see CR believes that art has the ability to transform lives, a portion of each work sold from the POP ART GOLF Legends & Legacies Series, will be donated to The First Tee Foundation of the PGA for art and education.

Ben Hogan "Impact" from the Pop Art Golf Ben Hogan Swing Sequence of Life Series, 2019, Pop Art "First Tee Heart" Golf Ball, 2019 by Christopher CR Obetz.

Listen to one of the songs CR grew up listening to with his grandfather while heading out on the fairway. Listen here!

CR IN ACTION

All American Flag - Scrap Yard Rescue, CHAIR leaving Cuba with CR 2006, The First Tee Naples Collier Pop Art Golf Painting & Putting at the PGA Tour Superstore 2019, Walt Disney Jiminy Cricket - Original Celluloid Pinocchio Rescue Series, Walt Disney Snow White and the Seven Drwarves - Original Celluloid Rescue Series.

CR CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, & LOVE ON & OFF THE FAIRWAYS OF LIFE.