A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

Film. Fashion. Celebrities. Since the Cannes Film Festival first began in 1946, photographers have been on hand to capture high-profile celebs on film, giving everyday Joes a look at actors and directors walking the red carpet and schmoozing with their fellow A-listers. For the 65th annual festival, which kicked off yesterday and runs through May […]

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

The history Egon Schiele’s 1912 oil painting Portrait of Wally is one that seems too incredible to be true. Purchased by Jewish art collector Lea Bondi in the years before World War II, the painting was stolen by a Nazi art dealer and later turned up at the Austrian National Gallery, where it had been […]

The Scream Heard ‘Round the Art World

From mugs to mouse pads, The Scream has adorned just about every textile on the planet, becoming a universal symbol of angst and disillusionment in the process. But with its record-breaking auction price of just under $120 million at Sotheby’s last Wednesday, Edvard Munch’s masterpiece has become a sign of the times for the fine […]

Work of the Week: He Only Flossed The Ones He Wanted to Keep by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]

The Ins and Outs of Defining Contemporary Art

The Ins and Outs of Defining Contemporary Art

The history of contemporary art can be a difficult thing to qualify, not least because it’s something that’s still growing and changing. The last 25 years have seen seemingly countless artists rise to prominence—but which of them will we still be talking about 25 years from now? With their book Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years […]

Discover Your Licensing Future at SURTEX

If you can imagine seeing your artwork on dishes, linens, gift wrap or wallpaper, then consider whether licensing your art is a viable pursuit. There’s no better way to become immersed in the art licensing market than to attend SURTEX®, the only B2B trade show dedicated to art licensing, and considered to be the source […]

Are Art Fairs Right for You?

ABN contributing writer Deborah Gilbert recently chatted with a group of artists at B&H in New York City about how to determine whether art fairs are a good venue for you and your work. She also wrote an article on that very topic for the May/June edition of Art Business News. Here’s a video sneak […]

Work of the Week: Demando Cat by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Of New York City Lights, one of Baltimore-born artist Roland Morin’s recent works, the artist remarks: “There is much color in this world. There is much darkness in this world. Which do you choose?” Indeed, the power of light to dispel the darkness of the world is a theme that can be seen throughout the […]

Win More Than Just Money When Art Comes Alive

Win More Than Just Money When Art Comes Alive

Attention all artists! As you know, the key to achieving any measure of long-term success in the art world is getting your art out there in front of people: Gallery owners, collectors, designers—the more eyes on your work, the better. Which is why Art Comes Alive 2012 (ACA), an art exhibit and contest sponsored by […]