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Polar Art

Polar Art

Intrepid painter David Rosenthal finds inspiration in the extremes of the Antarctic By Jack Hamann The temperature was 30 below. The wind blew with a vengeance. It was blisteringly, achingly cold. At this temperature, watercolors freeze solid; oil paints turn to crayon—but David Rosenthal was ready to paint. In extreme weather conditions—and extreme geography—is where […]

The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

The Cost of Conservation and Restoration

How do conservators restore damaged art works, what does it cost, and how does it impact value? By Isabel Thottam Imagine walking through a beautiful exhibit of famous paintings at a museum. You look closely at a Picasso and lean forward in admiration. Suddenly, you lose your balance and, without thinking, latch onto the painting […]

Full Service

Full Service

Artblend owners Michael and Elaine Joseph cover all the bases of art management and consulting, offering their clients a path to success By Isabel Thottam A team of award-winning professionals, Michael and Elaine Joseph focus on current trends and technology to assist artists worldwide through their company, Artblend Inc. They use Artblend as a way […]

Video Connection

Video Connection

Add video to your promotional materials and forge a deeper connection with your collectors By Bill Crumlic Before investing in your artwork, many art buyers would like to meet you, the artist, and hear about your experiences. But what about the people who aren’t in the gallery where your artwork is being shown? How can […]

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Lisa Schuster had graduated from business school and was running an art publishing business before she ever tried her hand at painting. Someone who had always appreciated art, she’d never considered herself an artist, and, when she finally allowed herself the freedom to test out her skills at age 30, she found that she had […]

Must-See Miami

Must-See Miami

Check out ABN’s curated list of events and shows you won’t want to miss during Miami Art Week Miami Art Week has exploded into a well-known destination that attracts some of the top artists and galleries in the world. From the sophisticated Art Basel for the cultural connoisseur to a host of Wynwood venues with […]

West Coast Wonders

Headed to the Golden State this fall? No matter where in California you find yourself—from the Oregon border to San Diego—you will discover art. California has a full calendar of must-see museum exhibits, exclusive gallery shows, and one-of-a-kind festivals this fall. Make sure to consult our curated list before planning your trip. Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: […]

A Space for Art

A Space for Art

Artspace builds and manages affordable spaces across the country for artists to live and work By Jack Hamann In a damp April chill, a line stretches around the block on a crowded Seattle sidewalk. Restless folk with mittened hands and cups of steaming coffee hunker down to spend the night. Sports fans queuing up for […]

Mattson’s Fine Art: Perfect Partnership

Mattson’s Fine Art: Perfect Partnership

Greg Mattson and his partner Frank Dobronte have combined their skill sets and common interests to build a successful fine art glass business By Linda Mariano I have always been fascinated by the artistry and craft of fine art glass artists, so I was thrilled to talk with Greg Mattson and his partner, Frank Dobronte, […]

New Trends at Auction

New Trends at Auction

As the art world continues to move out of recession, auction houses zoom By Lance Evans An auction, especially one with a high profile, is more than a sale of art; it’s an event. In contrast to the gallery system—which may hold little consequence to anyone but the individual buyer and seller—an auction draws in […]