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A Space for Art

A Space for Art

Artspace builds and manages affordable spaces across the country for artists to live and work By Jack Hamann In a damp April chill, a line stretches around the block on a crowded Seattle sidewalk. Restless folk with mittened hands and cups of steaming coffee hunker down to spend the night. Sports fans queuing up for […]

Mattson’s Fine Art: Perfect Partnership

Mattson’s Fine Art: Perfect Partnership

Greg Mattson and his partner Frank Dobronte have combined their skill sets and common interests to build a successful fine art glass business By Linda Mariano I have always been fascinated by the artistry and craft of fine art glass artists, so I was thrilled to talk with Greg Mattson and his partner, Frank Dobronte, […]

New Trends at Auction

New Trends at Auction

As the art world continues to move out of recession, auction houses zoom By Lance Evans An auction, especially one with a high profile, is more than a sale of art; it’s an event. In contrast to the gallery system—which may hold little consequence to anyone but the individual buyer and seller—an auction draws in […]

The Bizarre World of Art Theft

The Bizarre World of Art Theft

Public authorities and private organizations work together to recover stolen art and prevent future thefts By Melissa Hart The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that thieves steal $4 billion to $6 billion worth of art worldwide each year from galleries, museums, and private homes. Some art thieves covet a particular piece and take it for […]

Licensing Your Art

Licensing Your Art

Create additional income with your art By Alan E. Katz, Esq. Licensing your art is an excellent way to develop a supplemental income stream. According to the Graphic Artists Guild, licensing is a $70 billion industry, and art licensing accounts for 10 percent of the licensing market. You can license your artwork to be reproduced […]

Market Your Gallery on Pinterest

Market Your Gallery on Pinterest

How visual social media can increase sales and promote your brand By Lance Evans No matter how old-school your marketing style, you must be aware of how social media has become the preeminent way to reach many consumer markets. Facebook is the granddaddy of social media, but there are many other significant players in the […]

High Tech Gets Artsy

High Tech Gets Artsy

Alongside Silicon Valley engineers and software developers, artists explore new technologies By Melissa Hart This May, artist Andrea Blum wandered through the woods of Marin County collecting plants, insects, and lichen. Then, she headed for Autodesk’s steel-and-glass Pier 9 studio in San Francisco to cook the natural materials into a dye, which she’d later use […]

The Homeland of Her Youth

The Homeland of Her Youth

Valerie Collymore finds artistic inspiration from her unique childhood in France By Jack Hamann At the age of 9, Valerie Harmon was the only African-American—and, in fact, the only American—at her first day of school at Lycée de Jeunes Filles in Nice, France. She didn’t know a soul, and she didn’t speak French. Her teacher, Mme. […]

Top 40 Artists to Watch

Top 40 Artists to Watch

Some of this year’s top talent, curated by the ABN editorial team Here at ABN, we’re always discovering new artists to love. With this list of top 40 artists to watch, we are thrilled to introduce you to our current obsessions. This group includes painters, sculptors, and photographers with already flourishing careers, as well as […]

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

How art-title insurance can protect you from unexpected lawsuits. By Alan Katz, Esq. You may have bought a work of art, but are you sure you own it? How do you know whether the IRS or creditors of any prior owner have filed claims on your artwork? Art-title insurance entered the art-market scene in 2006. […]

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