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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 […]

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 […]