Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

Amazon.com, the powerhouse of online shopping, will join forces with galleries to develop an online art marketplace this summer. Last week, Amazon invited several galleries to an informational event held in New York City. The email invites read: This summer Amazon is planning to launch a Fine Art Gallery where customers will be able to […]

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

This month, a contemporary art sale at Christie’s in New York brought in $495 million—the highest total in auction history. The sale included works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, establishing a total of 16 new world auction records, with nine works selling for more than $10 million and 23 for more than […]

Hilary Williams’s ‘Dreaming Palms and Short Fences’

Hilary Williams’s ‘Dreaming Palms and Short Fences’

Mixed media artist Hilary Williams layers photos, drawings, paintings and patterns to create screen print impressions of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Her work captures a marriage between the urban and the natural. “Through layering, collage and juxtaposition, I strive to make layered pieces that deal with the absurdity, poignancy and joy of our […]

Art Copyright Coalition fights infringement in China

Art Copyright Coalition fights infringement in China

The Art Copyright Coalition, the first nonprofit organization of publishers and artists to pursue copyright violators, spent three days at the April 2013 Canton Fair and Jinhan Fair in Guangzhou, China searching for copyright infringed artwork. During the visit, the coalition found more than 40 infringing exhibitors, an amount similar to their findings five months […]

Andrzej Michael Karwacki’s ‘Still Water 604′

Andrzej Michael Karwacki’s ‘Still Water 604′

Buddhist philosophy with an “intention for equanimity” has inspired Andrzej Michael Karwacki’s most recent paintings. Karwacki believes that through abstract design, the artist “transcends the limitation of medium, thus creating work that can produce an emotional response. And when that happens, art completes life, bringing to focus what nature cannot bring to finish.” Born in […]

Artexpo New York 2013 highlights

Artexpo New York 2013 highlights

The Art Business News staff hit New York City March 21-24 for Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show. We saw thousands of pieces by the world’s most innovative artists and met some of the top dealers, collectors and industry leaders. Keep an eye out for inside looks at Artexpo in our […]

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 […]

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 […]