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The Bizarre World of Art Theft

The Bizarre World of Art Theft

Public authorities and private organizations work together to recover stolen art and prevent future thefts By Melissa Hart The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that thieves steal $4 billion to $6 billion worth of art worldwide each year from galleries, museums, and private homes. Some art thieves covet a particular piece and take it for […]

Licensing Your Art

Licensing Your Art

Create additional income with your art By Alan E. Katz, Esq. Licensing your art is an excellent way to develop a supplemental income stream. According to the Graphic Artists Guild, licensing is a $70 billion industry, and art licensing accounts for 10 percent of the licensing market. You can license your artwork to be reproduced […]

Goods for Good

Goods for Good

Christina Eldridge, co-founder of Red Dirt Shop, successfully combines business, art, and charity By Nicki Porter It’s one thing to create art with good intentions: to raise awareness for a cause, grant a voice to the oppressed, or just bring a little light into the world. But acting on those good intentions is another thing […]

Kickstart Your Art

Kickstart Your Art

Six Tips for Funding Your Art Project with Kickstarter By Richard Kay Getting an art project funded is no easy task. It usually involves convincing a handful of decision-makers that your vision is worth supporting. But what if they just don’t get it? It could be that your project is too “out there.” Maybe it’s […]

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

Work of the Week: Johnny Taylor’s The Age of Flight #3

“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. […]

Fact: Don’t Mess With Steven Spielberg

Fact: Don’t Mess With Steven Spielberg

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 […]

Fact: $200,000,000+ Is Still MIA

Fact: $200,000,000+ Is Still MIA

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 […]

19 Events You Can’t Miss During Miami Art Week

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 […]

10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Artists

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 […]

Nurturing Successful Partnerships Through Open Communication

Nurturing Successful Partnerships Through Open Communication

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 […]