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Spotlight: Dage

Spotlight: Dage

Dage paints not with a traditional brush, but with a stick dipped in paint. She calls this technique “intentional dripping,” a practice that allows her to combine her conscious direction as an artist with the chaotic nature of the paint as it falls to the canvas. “I want my work to portray the roles played […]

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

If  Michelangelo had followed the wishes of his father, Lodovico, he would have become a merchant instead of a painter; Lodovico was infuriated by his son’s chosen career path, possibly because in the early days of the Italian Renaissance art was stigmatized due to its association with manual labor.

Art Business News to Partner with Madavor Media

Redwood Media has selected Madavor to publish this long-standing title This February, Madavor Media and Redwood Media Group joined forces to publish Art Business News, a leader in art industry publications since 1977. The magazine joins a family of special-interest and niche publications at Boston-based Madavor Media. Art Business News provides readers with comprehensive coverage […]

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

For his series DRUGS, Washington, D.C. artist Bryan Lewis Saunders has created dozens of self-portraits, one per day, each while under the influence of a different mind-altering substance, including cocaine, Ritalin, nitrous oxide and Valium.

Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

German-born painter Walter Sickert was a leading figure in the British avant-garde movement during the early 1900s, a respected art critic and teacher, a former pupil of James Whistler… and one of the men today suspected of being Jack the Ripper, or at least an accomplice of his.

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 […]

Fact: You Can’t Please Everyone

Fact: You Can’t Please Everyone

“PicassOh, Snap!” Pablo Picasso had a trio of high-profile critics in Marc Chagall (“What a genius, that Picasso… It’s a pity he doesn’t paint.”) , Salvador Dalí (“He finished modern art at one blow by outuglying, alone, in a single day, the ugly that all others combined turned out in several years.”) and Alberto Giacometti […]

19 Events You Can’t Miss During Miami Art Week

Art Basel Miami Beach December 6-9, 2012 artbaselmiamibeach.com The granddaddy of all Miami Art Week shows, Art Basel attracts more than 260 galleries from around the world to showcase the work of more than 2,000 artists, with special attention paid to young galleries, performance artists, public art projects and video art. Artexpo Miami + MIAMI […]

Fact: Mistakes Happen

Even as august an institution as the Museum of Modern Art has been known to make mistakes: Henri Matisse’s Le Bateau was displayed upside-down for 46 days in 1961 before a visitor to the museum noticed the error and it was fixed.