Art Blog Roll

Detroit’s art collection safe —— for now

Detroit’s art collection safe —— for now

Several national organizations, including the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, have united to keep Detroit’s art off the auction block.

Two young artists to watch for

Two young artists to watch for

Earlier this month, the Creative Self-Expression contest honored two up-and-coming artists for their winning work. Sponsored by The Great Frame Up, a custom framing and art retailer, the two young artists each received a $2,000 scholarship from actress and artist Jane Seymour, spokeswoman for the Creative Self-Expression Foundation. “The Creative Self-Expression Foundation’s goal is to […]

Amazon.com to launch fine art gallery

Amazon.com to launch fine art gallery

Amazon.com, the powerhouse of online shopping, will join forces with galleries to develop an online art marketplace this summer. Last week, Amazon invited several galleries to an informational event held in New York City. The email invites read: This summer Amazon is planning to launch a Fine Art Gallery where customers will be able to […]

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

This month, a contemporary art sale at Christie’s in New York brought in $495 million—the highest total in auction history. The sale included works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, establishing a total of 16 new world auction records, with nine works selling for more than $10 million and 23 for more than […]

ABN Heads to Artexpo New York for a Weekend of Art & Design

Each year, as the snow begins to melt and the days stretch out a little longer, the Art Business News team heads to New York City to get a first glimpse of the year’s new art and design trends at Artexpo New York. This year’s show, held March 21-24 at Pier 92, offered a tremendous […]

Artist to Artist: How To Establish a Daily Creative Ritual

I decided to get this out of the way up front with this, my first column for ABN. Normally I try to avoid this topic, probably because it is not one of my own strongest qualities. I try—I really do—but if I don’t remind myself constantly, I fall back into old habits. But after all […]