Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts Experiences “The Pleasure Principle”

Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts has loaned two oil paintings—La Dialectique appliquée and Les Grands rendez-vous—and a 1950 sketch by renowned Belgian surrealist René Magritte to “The Pleasure Principle,” a traveling exhibition that just completed a run at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Featuring 250 works from public and private collections throughout Europe, North America […]

Mark Ryden’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Mark Ryden’s Cabinet of Curiosities

He has designed album covers for Michael Jackson and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, painted a guitar for Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and had solo exhibitions around the world. Now Mark Ryden is the subject of Mark Ryden, Pinxit, a brand-new, limited-edition book from TASCHEN. Mixing pop art and surrealist themes with techniques reminiscent of the […]

10 Must-Follow Tweeters

10 Must-Follow Tweeters

Twitter. Though it may be hard to tell sometimes, this .com phenomenon is filled with more than just succintly-worded snark and daily updates on the lives of celebrities. For inhabitants of the art world in particular, Twitter can actually be useful. For creative advice, business tips, news and inspiration—all in 140 characters or less—check out […]

Work of the Week: Dean Loucks’ The Art of Motoring Circa 1910

“I call my signature method of painting ‘The Art of Removal,’” says artist Dean Loucks of his unique style, in which he utilizes an array of unique materials and tools—including paints, reducers, thinners, a paint gun, razor blades and an airbrush—to give his subjects an organic, vibrant feel. “The great thing is that you can […]

The 10 Most Inspiring Cities

Movement, stillness. Light, darkness. People, places. History, present, future. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources and reveals itself in many forms. But conscious or not, place is a key part of any artist’s ritual. Whether it’s a city you’ve visited once in your life or a special hideaway you take off to every year […]

Wine and Art Share the Spotlight at Wine by the Bay

When Stefano Campanini decided to bring together two of his greatest passions—art and wine—he did more than just drink some Bordeaux and visit an art gallery. Instead, the long-time gallerist—and co-founder of Miami’s Etra Fine Art gallery—brought this fitting duo to the entire Miami art community by opening Wine by the Bay, a fine art […]

Say Hello to a New Wave of Palettes

Say Hello to a New Wave of Palettes

“Artists are the most creative group anywhere in the world. And yet a staple tool, the artist palette, has lacked innovation for centuries.” That’s Kyle O’Brien, co-founder with brother Keith of New Wave Art, who is bringing the same sort of imagination one usually finds in a painting to the palettes artists use to create […]

Carol Christie Gets Better With Age

“If not now, when?” asks artist Carol Christie of the perfect time to shift gears in one’s career and artistic sensibilities. It’s a question the Atlanta-based artist, who is best known for her exuberant florals, began asking herself as she approached her 65th birthday in September. “I have always wanted to paint more abstract work,” […]

The Art of Online Promotion

The Art of Online Promotion

Whether you’re an individual artist, gallery owner or publisher, selling fine art can be a tough business. Any artist can tout him or herself as the newest, hottest thing on the market, and any gallery or publisher can claim to represent the next great art world phenomenon. But there are two things that separate the […]