Spotlight: Dage

Spotlight: Dage

Dage paints not with a traditional brush, but with a stick dipped in paint. She calls this technique “intentional dripping,” a practice that allows her to combine her conscious direction as an artist with the chaotic nature of the paint as it falls to the canvas. “I want my work to portray the roles played […]

Jeff Leedy’s The Helper

Jeff Leedy’s The Helper

Sure, dog. You’re “helping.” Our Work of the Week this week is Jeff Leedy’s The Helper. Born and educated in the arts in New York and currently residing in Texas, Leedy has sold over 250,000 prints of his work, which tackle subjects including sports, food and wine and—as you can see—pet ownership. Information on purchasing […]

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

If  Michelangelo had followed the wishes of his father, Lodovico, he would have become a merchant instead of a painter; Lodovico was infuriated by his son’s chosen career path, possibly because in the early days of the Italian Renaissance art was stigmatized due to its association with manual labor.

Art Business News to Partner with Madavor Media

Redwood Media has selected Madavor to publish this long-standing title This February, Madavor Media and Redwood Media Group joined forces to publish Art Business News, a leader in art industry publications since 1977. The magazine joins a family of special-interest and niche publications at Boston-based Madavor Media. Art Business News provides readers with comprehensive coverage […]

How to Work with Galleries

A roundtable discussion of artists’ most-asked questions by Terrence Lynch “How do I get my work into an art gallery? What can a gallery do for me? What would a gallery ask of me?” There comes a point in most artist’s careers when he or she confronts the question: “Can I make a living at […]

Polly Norman’s Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky

Polly Norman’s Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky

Why limit yourself to photography or painting when you can do both? In one piece, even? The signature style of abstract artist Polly Norman, whose Prehistoric Ride Through a Lavender Sky is our Work of the Week, combines both those media to yield a dreamy, kinetic feel. The Minneapolis-born artist shoots high-resolution black and white […]

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

For his series DRUGS, Washington, D.C. artist Bryan Lewis Saunders has created dozens of self-portraits, one per day, each while under the influence of a different mind-altering substance, including cocaine, Ritalin, nitrous oxide and Valium.

Your “No Excuses” Daily Top 10 for Sales Success

Start—and end—every day in a great way at your gallery by Linda Mariano Start your year off right! Whether you’re new to the art business or an experienced gallery owner, dealer or artist, to make this year a good one you need to know the sales basics that serve as the foundation for a successful […]

Art vs. Commerce: The Artist’s Eternal Conflict

How to pay the bills without abandoning your creativity by Chris Dellorco To sell or not to sell, that is the question, Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous creativity, Or to take arms against a sea of marketing and sales…. Every artist, from Michelangelo to Pollock, has […]

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

“For me, there isn’t a car fast enough or a house big enough to justify spending your life doing anything that you don’t love.” For Johnny Taylor, that dream career is art—and it’s one he’s been pursuing since the age of 10, when he got a job producing a comic strip for a local newspaper. […]