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The Summer of Autumn

The Summer of Autumn

Autumn de Forest is a fifth generation painter whose artwork has sold for as much as $25,000. Already much sought-after by domestic and international collectors alike, this weekend sees the opening of the artist’s very first solo exhibition. She’s also only ten years old. A selection of 90 the child prodigy’s paintings will be on […]

High School Students Get a Taste of the Art World with ArtWorks

High School Students Get a Taste of the Art World with ArtWorks

Miami is one artsy city, and non-profit arts education organization Arts for Learning (A4L) aims to keep it that way with ArtWorks, their newest venture into providing the youth of the Magic City with the resources and skills they need to realize their artistic potential. Made possible by a $75,000 grant from global financial services […]

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Work of the Week: Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s Tosca

Most people’s eyes gloss over the junk mail, flyers and various other advertisements that make their way to our mailboxes on a daily basis. Sandhi Schimmel Gold turns them into art. With her striking, intricate yet simple paper mosaics, the Virginia-based artist repurposes the advertising messages and images that bombard us on a daily basis […]

Make This Weekend an Artistic One with artMRKT Hamptons

Make This Weekend an Artistic One with artMRKT Hamptons

If you’re a seasoned art collector living in New York—we hear there are quite a few of them—you might want to think about taking a trip out of the city this weekend for the second annual artMRKT Hamptons, taking place from July 19-22 on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society in (you guessed it) […]

Poster Art Gets Frightful (In a Good Way) at If They Came From Within

Poster Art Gets Frightful (In a Good Way) at If They Came From Within

On first glance, the phrases “fine art” and “horror movie” might seem an odd pair. But, like peanut butter and chocolate, the two actually go together quite well—as evidenced by the Montreal, Quebec art show If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror, premiering at the Fantasia International Film Festival this Friday, […]

The Success of SURTEX

The Success of SURTEX

For all those interested in getting their artwork licensed, there was just one place to be from May 20-22, 2012: New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, home to SURTEX, the world’s leading trade show for the surface design market. Approximately 300 exhibitors were on hand to share the works of over 1,000 artists, designers, […]

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

Celebrity Portraitist Peter Engels’ Live Painting of Richard Branson to be Auctioned Off for Charity

The clock was ticking when portraitist Peter Engels sat down to paint billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. While most of Engels’ signature celebrity portraits—subjects of which have included Nelson Mandela, Grace Kelly, Steve Jobs and many more—take three to four weeks to finish, the Virgin Group founder’s mug had to be committed to canvas in only […]

Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Renewable energy. Science and technology. The natural world. Many of the varied interests of public artist Deedee Morrison find form in her new kinetic sculpture Borrowed Light, created by the artist for Oklahoma City’s Pioneer Library System. The 9-foot-high piece is composed of five aluminum columns carved with an intricate, almost delicate, design, which is […]

A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

Film. Fashion. Celebrities. Since the Cannes Film Festival first began in 1946, photographers have been on hand to capture high-profile celebs on film, giving everyday Joes a look at actors and directors walking the red carpet and schmoozing with their fellow A-listers. For the 65th annual festival, which kicked off yesterday and runs through May […]

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

The history Egon Schiele’s 1912 oil painting Portrait of Wally is one that seems too incredible to be true. Purchased by Jewish art collector Lea Bondi in the years before World War II, the painting was stolen by a Nazi art dealer and later turned up at the Austrian National Gallery, where it had been […]