Even as august an institution as the Museum of Modern Art has been known to make mistakes: Henri Matisse’s Le Bateau was displayed upside-down for 46 days in 1961 before a visitor to the museum noticed the error and it was fixed.
The world’s most-visited museum might be the Louvre, but the world’s largest is the National Museum of China; a recent renovation project tripled the Beijing museum’s exhibition space to 2.07 million square feet, more than three times that of the Louvre (650,000 square feet).
Pablo Picasso’s full name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso. Try signing that on a canvas.
The most expensive piece of art ever sold is Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players, bought by the nation of Qatar for $250 million in 2011.
Staying up-to-date on industry trends and personalities is an essential part of being an artist. As such, podcasts can be an invaluable part of your toolkit. The artists, gallery owners, curators and marketing experts of the world want to share their knowledge with you… and you should be listening. To help get you started, we’ve […]
Do you like feedback? Most likely the answer is “yes” (assuming the feedback is positive). We all appreciate a reassuring mood boost, and we’ll take as many nice comments about our work as we can get. Whether you’re an artist or a promoter (by which I mean a gallerist, publisher, publicist or agent), we all crave […]
Discovering trends in the art licensing business—seeing what’s new and meeting and greeting new contacts—is the main attraction at Surtex® and the Licensing Expo, the country’s two most important shows for art licensing. The 2012 editions of both events were well attended and upbeat, with exhibitors and attendees growing their contact lists and nurturing potential […]
While some people spend a lifetime seeking out their one true passion, others are lucky enough to discover their calling early in life and while away the years perfecting it. Artist Danny Galieote (whose oil on canvas portrait At Play surely grabbed your attention on our cover) falls firmly into the latter category. “I was […]
Ah, vacation. That magical week (or, dare we dream, more) of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to shed your day-to-day persona and become a totally different person. A totally relaxed person. A person who throws caution to the wind. A person to whom the normal weekday rules do not apply. The person you’ve always […]