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Are Art Fairs Right for You?

ABN contributing writer Deborah Gilbert recently chatted with a group of artists at B&H in New York City about how to determine whether art fairs are a good venue for you and your work. She also wrote an article on that very topic for the May/June edition of Art Business News. Here’s a video sneak […]

Work of the Week: Demando Cat by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Work of the Week: Roland Morin’s New York City Lights

Of New York City Lights, one of Baltimore-born artist Roland Morin’s recent works, the artist remarks: “There is much color in this world. There is much darkness in this world. Which do you choose?” Indeed, the power of light to dispel the darkness of the world is a theme that can be seen throughout the […]

Win More Than Just Money When Art Comes Alive

Win More Than Just Money When Art Comes Alive

Attention all artists! As you know, the key to achieving any measure of long-term success in the art world is getting your art out there in front of people: Gallery owners, collectors, designers—the more eyes on your work, the better. Which is why Art Comes Alive 2012 (ACA), an art exhibit and contest sponsored by […]

Work of the Week: Jesus Arturo Gardea’s My Present, Right Now 1-19

Inspired by Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Frida Kahlo and Jean-Michel Basquiat, there’s a dichotomy in the work of University of Texas at El Paso Fine Arts graduate Jesus Arturo Gardea, the result of his penchant for a childlike view of the world, coupled with the often-violent environment in which he grew up. The result is […]

Must-Have Apps for the Artistically-Inclined

iPhones. iPads. Tablets. The variety of portable electronic devices out there—and the many artist-friendly apps available on them—make it so that you can be just about anywhere and never get caught flatfooted when inspiration strikes. Here are some of our favorites. Adobe Color Lava ($2.99), Eazel ($2.99) and Nav ($1.99) for Photoshop Working with Photoshop […]

Hitting the Walls in Miami’s Wynwood District

  What happens at Art Basel doesn’t always stay at Art Basel. In 2009, in tandem with Art Basel Miami Beach, Goldman Projects’ founder Tony Goldman and Jeffrey Deitch, current director of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, debuted Wynwood Walls, an outdoor art park that featured a dozen murals created by some of the […]

Playing the Art Market: Citibank Guides Collectors Through Section 1031

“Art is an investment” is a cliché for good reason. Because for some collectors, that Mark Rothko piece hanging above your desk is the creative equivalent of 10,000 shares of Apple stock purchased at the $6 mark. Just as other commodities are bought and sold, so too is art. When it comes to capital gains, […]

And Art for All… GE Capital’s Win-Win Luxury Financing Program

It’s a familiar scenario: You walk into your local big box electronics retailer and, while admiring the impossible-to-miss, state-of-the-art 3-D home entertainment system on display, one of the store’s helpful salespeople informs you that you can take that very same system home with you today and pay no interest until 2013… Now imagine you’re at […]

Work of the Week: How Time Flies, by Abbie Kozik

At the heart of Abbie Kozik’s art are two points: One, there is beauty in resilience and survival. Two, to know beauty, we must experience what is ugly. Kozik’s inspiration springs from the balance in nature between growth and destruction, beauty and ugliness. How Times Flies depicts the destruction-growth dichotomy of beetle kill. Kozik, recently […]