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Work of the Week: Dogus Interruptus, 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 […]

Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts Experiences “The Pleasure Principle”

Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts has loaned two oil paintings—La Dialectique appliquée and Les Grands rendez-vous—and a 1950 sketch by renowned Belgian surrealist René Magritte to “The Pleasure Principle,” a traveling exhibition that just completed a run at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Featuring 250 works from public and private collections throughout Europe, North America […]

Mark Ryden’s Cabinet of Curiosities

He has designed album covers for Michael Jackson and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, painted a guitar for Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and had solo exhibitions around the world. Now Mark Ryden is the subject of Mark Ryden, Pinxit, a brand-new, limited-edition book from TASCHEN. Mixing pop art and surrealist themes with techniques reminiscent of the […]

Selling Your Art From A to Z

Passion is an intense motivator. You have chosen a career in art because that is what you are truly passionate about… but passion is the easy part. The difficult part is maintaining the business you love—especially in the toughest of economies—through the proper understanding and appreciation of the art of sales. Having spent more than […]

10 Must-Follow Tweeters

Twitter. Though it may be hard to tell sometimes, this .com phenomenon is filled with more than just succintly-worded snark and daily updates on the lives of celebrities. For inhabitants of the art world in particular, Twitter can actually be useful. For creative advice, business tips, news and inspiration—all in 140 characters or less—check out […]

Work of the Week: Dean Loucks’ The Art of Motoring Circa 1910

“I call my signature method of painting ‘The Art of Removal,’” says artist Dean Loucks of his unique style, in which he utilizes an array of unique materials and tools—including paints, reducers, thinners, a paint gun, razor blades and an airbrush—to give his subjects an organic, vibrant feel. “The great thing is that you can […]

Stephanie Paige Gets Connected

The interaction between humans and their surrounding world is a complex exchange of give-and-take. For artist Stephanie Paige, this relationship stems from an awareness of her connection with nature and her place within it. Using vibrant colors, expansive space and earthy textures, Paige creates art that is both humble and awe-inspiring, never failing to create […]

Craft Shows Go Avant-Garde in Westlake, Ohio

The phrase “craft show” brings to mind a number of images, some of them possibly involving middle-aged moms in cat sweaters perusing long aisles of knitted potholders and earrings that required a glue gun as a creative tool. But the 2012 Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show in Westlake, Ohio is definitely not your mother’s […]

Art in the Workplace: Targeting Corporate America

From logos to taglines, branding is everything in Corporate America. In order to help establish and promote a specific corporate identity, more and more companies are turning to marketing gurus and PR wizards to help with everything from choosing the perfect logo to writing press releases. Just as indicative of a company’s visual aesthetic is […]

The 10 Most Inspiring Cities

Movement, stillness. Light, darkness. People, places. History, present, future. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources and reveals itself in many forms. But conscious or not, place is a key part of any artist’s ritual. Whether it’s a city you’ve visited once in your life or a special hideaway you take off to every year […]