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.
“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. [...]
German-born painter Walter Sickert was a leading figure in the British avant-garde movement during the early 1900s, a respected art critic and teacher, a former pupil of James Whistler… and one of the men today suspected of being Jack the Ripper, or at least an accomplice of his.
Director Steven Spielberg was an unlikely party in a lawsuit involving the Norman Rockwell painting Russian Schoolroom. Lent to a Missouri gallery by art dealer Jack Solomon, the piece was stolen in 1973 and ended up in Spielberg’s private collection when he purchased it 16 years later. In 2007 one of Spielberg’s assistants recognized the [...]
What’s the most valuable stolen piece of art that’s yet to be recovered? That would be Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert. Valued at approximately $200 million, the piece was stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, along with pieces by Rembrandt, Flinck and Manet. The total value of the stolen art, none [...]
“PicassOh, Snap!” Pablo Picasso had a trio of high-profile critics in Marc Chagall (“What a genius, that Picasso… It’s a pity he doesn’t paint.”) , Salvador Dalí (“He finished modern art at one blow by outuglying, alone, in a single day, the ugly that all others combined turned out in several years.”) and Alberto Giacometti [...]
Art Basel Miami Beach December 6-9, 2012 artbaselmiamibeach.com The granddaddy of all Miami Art Week shows, Art Basel attracts more than 260 galleries from around the world to showcase the work of more than 2,000 artists, with special attention paid to young galleries, performance artists, public art projects and video art. Artexpo Miami + MIAMI [...]
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 [...]