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The Ins and Outs of How To Sell a Banksy

In 2007, when London-based moviemakers Christopher Thompson and Alper Cagatay made the decision to “acquire” a piece of art by legendary street artist Banksy—whose Space Girl and Bird sold for $575,000 at Bonham’s auction house in 2007—and find a buyer for it, neither of them knew exactly what they were getting into. Having no prior […]

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Masterpiece

“Sustainability.” A beautiful buzz word that has been floating around arts and crafts communities for decades, it refers to environmentally-conscious artwork created using material that, to the average observer, may just look like junk. Whether created with scrap metal, old furniture or discarded paint, sustainable art has environmental, economic and social implications—even if, for the […]

Fact: Art Is An Olympic Sport

For several decades the Olympics—that bastion of athletic ability—also featured artistic competition. At the 1912 Stockholm games, the first of the modern Olympics to include arts, there were Olympic gold medalists in Architecture, Literature, Music, Painting and Sculpture.  

Gone Hollywood: Getting Your Art on a Film or TV Set

Ah, Hollywood. The glittering lights, the movie stars, the red carpet galas… For artists who have always harbored a secret desire to break into the film industry, enrolling in potentially humiliating acting classes or buying a camera you might never use are far from being your best options. As someone who has devoted your life […]

Five Tips for Building a Thriving Gallery Business

When it comes to running a successful art gallery, the formula isn’t as simple as “location, location, location.” Like the subjective nature of the art form itself, there is no one easy solution for building a business that thrives. “We don’t believe that one single strategy is the silver bullet for success,” says Cristi Smith, […]

Art and Science Come Together with Chuck Close’s “My Life as a Rolling Neurological Clinic” Lecture

Art and Science Come Together with Chuck Close’s “My Life as a Rolling Neurological Clinic” Lecture

Art and science will make a pretty good pair when Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, kicks off with its annual “Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society” public lecture, being delivered by artist Chuck Close. While the focus for Neuroscience 2012 obviously trends toward the science side of things, the annual Dialogues […]

Celebrate Your Inner Child with Dr. Seuss and Disney

Celebrate Your Inner Child with Dr. Seuss and Disney

You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss or Disney. So if you’re an art fan or a kid-art-heart in the Stone Harbor, New Jersey area, throw your inner child a bone and visit Ocean Galleries’ The Art of Dr. Seuss and Disney exhibit, kicking off tomorrow, October 5th, with a cocktail reception from 6-10 PM. The […]

Vincent Castiglia Sheds Blood for His Art–Literally

Vincent Castiglia Sheds Blood for His Art–Literally

Some use oils. Some use acrylics. World-renowned surrealist Vincent Castiglia uses blood. His blood, to be precise. The first ever American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from H.R. Giger, the Oscar-winning artist behind the design of Alien, to his H.R. Giger Museum Gallery, Castiglia is bringing his work to his native city of […]

Class Up Your Career, Courtesy of The Capital Grille’s Wine Label Design Competition

Class Up Your Career, Courtesy of The Capital Grille’s Wine Label Design Competition

Attention, artists. Are you, by any chance, a fan of wine? Even if you’re not, I’m guessing you like the idea of your artwork appearing in front of diners at the high-end, nationally acclaimed The Capital Grille, right? Well, you lucky artist you, that reality is now within your grasp, thanks to The Capital Grille’s […]

First Major Retrospective of Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Opens at Nashville’s Frist Center

First Major Retrospective of Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Opens at Nashville’s Frist Center

This Friday, September 21, marks the opening of the first ever museum retrospective devoted to the decades-long career of Carrie Mae Weems, a celebrated photographer and video artist who for the past thirty years has turned her eye on the African-Amerian experience. Approximately 225 pieces—audio recordings, fabric banners, written pieces and video in addition to […]