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    Ed Winkleman on Opening an Art Gallery (Recession Be Done!)

    Ed Winkleman on Opening an Art Gallery (Recession Be Done!)
    NEW YORK—During the depths of a recession — when keeping tabs on the number of art galleries that have closed has become something of a hobby among certain journalists, and one notorious blog even features a death watch — would seem an unlikely time to publish a how-to guide for opening an art gallery. And yet the intrepid and astute Ed ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Joianne Bittle Knight, “A Royal Family”, at Wave Hill

    Joianne Bittle Knight, “A Royal Family”, at Wave Hill
    Here’s an installation shot from Joi Bittle Knight’s recent solo show at Wave Hill, in the Sunroom Project Space: The show was a presentation of two works: a large work painted across three canvases, hanging on the wall, depicting the brightly patterned backside of a jewel beetle; and a large drawing across three sheets of paper, laying flat in the center ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Amazing Google Doodles

    Michelangelo Vincent Van Gogh Leonardo da Vinci More Doodles→ [page] Claude Monet Cezanne Mary Cassatt Keep looking→ [page] Edward Munch Marc Chagal Diego Velazquez More Doodles→ [page] Piet Mondrian Frida Khalo Salvador Dali Keep looking→ [page] Norman Rockwell Katushika Hokusai Alexander Calder More Doodles→ [page] Jackson Pollock Joan Miro Pablo Picasso Andy Warhol Tweet All Images via Google Images Which ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Big Collection of Apothecary Inspiration

    The Big Collection of Apothecary Inspiration
    Have you ever wondered: Why does retro-looking graphic design on apothecary products work so well? Here is ArtBistro featured writer Lauren Kraseoften's tutorial interesting on how designers have made this look popular. Compare and contrast the contemporary and antique product and label designs. She has even included a color guide key for bottles, labels and packaging. "View the tutorial here":http://artbistro.monster.com/news/articles/9374-the-big-collection-of-apothecary-inspiration ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    American Abstraction’s New Wave at Saatchi Gallery

    American Abstraction’s New Wave at Saatchi Gallery
    After taking in European 18th century painters at the Wallace Collection and Impressionist and Modern masters at the Courtauld Gallery, walking into the Saatchi Gallery’s current exhibition, Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, is a breath of fresh air. Housed in the Duke of York’s building on the King’s Road in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, the exhibition is produced in partnership with ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Flowers Art?

    Are Flowers Art?
    You may have heard of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," a piece of music that he composed about going to a gallery and seeing different paintings. The music changed according to what the paintings communicated to the composer. This composition has long been an inspiration of collaborative projects between visual artists and artists of other genres, one of which I ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Analog Art in a Digital World, Lomography

    Analog Art in a Digital World, Lomography
    An interview with Lomographic Society North America CEO Ulli Barta. Last month, the iconic Lomography movement opened an ambitious retail space in Los Angeles. At the Lomography Gallery Store opening, we caught up with Ulli Barta and picked her brain about the allure of analog art in a digital world, the specifics of lomo photography, and the cultural significance of being ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Italian Researcher Finds Symbols in 'Mona Lisa'

    Italian Researcher Finds Symbols in 'Mona Lisa'
    ROME - Forget her smile. An Italian researcher says the key to solving the enigmas of "Mona Lisa'" lies in her eyes. Silvano Vinceti claims he has found the letter "S" in the woman's left eye, the letter "L" in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. According ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    2009 in Review: Museum Exhibitions

    2009 in Review: Museum Exhibitions
    It was a tough year for museums, with endowments if not necessarily attendance down at many, and layoffs, furloughs, and exhibition cancellations looming as real possibilities if not realities. But that didn’t stop institutions worldwide from putting on some groundbreaking, soulful exhibitions. Here in New York, we were treated to surveys of greats from Wassily Kandinsky to Francis Bacon to Marlene ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Art or Vandalism?

    Art or Vandalism?
    Sometimes there’s a fine line between art and vandalism. Blurring that line is Raleigh, North Carolina-based ULiveandYouBurn (nickname used to protect his identity). Part Urban Explorer, part fine-art photographer and social critic, ULiveandYouBurn is constantly pushing the boundaries of acceptable art. As an Urban Explorer, he’s traveled into many closed-off areas including construction sites, abandoned buildings, and mine shafts, and he’s ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Frieze 2009: Small Paintings and Smaller Egos

    What I loved this year about Frieze was the hordes of youngsters, toting cameras and notebooks, looking intently and arguing about the works at the fair. Had the collectors all come and conquered already? [widget:9_steps_guide_art] No, for here was a tall blonde vaguely Eastern European stunner with her trophy-holder, eyeing works picked for her by a famous art consultant. And ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Three Artists Win 500k "Genius" Awards

    Three Artists Win 500k "Genius" Awards
    Chicago, IL - The MacArthur Foundation bestowed its fellowship — popularly dubbed the "Genius Award" — to 24 lucky winners yesterday, and three visual artists were among the honorees: Mark Bradford, Camille Utterback, and Rackstraw Downes. The winners will receive $500,000 over five years in acknowledgment of the "exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work" that they have ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Tale of Two Biennales

    A Tale of Two Biennales
    SHENZHEN/HONG KONG—The story of China’s rapid urbanization has long held the public’s imagination in its grip, and rightfully so: With so much history to preserve or demolish, a booming economy, and a top-down approach to city planning that has encouraged architects from around the world to realize some of their most outlandish and outstanding designs there, the rebuilding of China’s cities ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    "Face" Up to the Challenge

    "Face" Up to the Challenge
    If Freddy Krueger took over "Project Runway," it might look something like "Face Off." In Syfy's new series, 12 film and TV special effects artists compete to create the most bizarre looks. "Face Off" hews so much to the "Runway" formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast. The dozen contestants are introduced ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Oscar Worthy Art

    Oscar Worthy Art
    Roll out the Red Carpet! It’s that time of the year, when Hollywood puts on the glitz and glamour to hand out those coveted gold statues to the best of the best. Many of you have paid tribute to Hollywood and celebrities in your art and we thought it only fitting to showcase all of the statue-worthy pieces you’ve created! So ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Warhol’s Work Still Relevant

    Warhol’s Work Still Relevant
    Prism LA is currently featuring an impressive suite of Andy Warhol’s black and white paintings, highlighting his timeless critique of consumerism, politics, and religion. Approximately 35 black and white paintings by Warholfrom the late 1980′s are on display. All works are done in Warhol’s signature high contrast style, but some contain text, some contain imagery, and some both. The focus turns ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Miami Art Fair Warms Up Despite Freeze

    New Miami Art Fair Warms Up Despite Freeze
    MIAMI—“Better than expected” was the resounding refrain among exhibitors as the first edition of the Miami International Art Fair (MIA) drew to a close on Sunday, Jan. 10, when attendance spiked, bringing the official count for the fair, which opened Jan. 6, to 17,000 visitors. Expectations are lower in the current economic climate, especially for a new venture, but attendance was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Creates Fine Art

    Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Creates Fine Art
    At almost five years old, Leo Haines is severely disabled, but the inspirational youngster has just celebrated his first art exhibition in the UK — selling his abstract art to help other children like him. It's an astonishing feat in itself that at five years old, little Leo Haines is already an accomplished painter showing his work at his own exhibition. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gorgeous 2011 Letterpress Calendars

    Tweet The new year is a time for looking back, reflecting, and then looking forward to the year ahead. What better way to celebrate how far you've come with a lovely little handcrafted calendar to mark your accomplishments this year? The calendars we've picked for 2011 all have that wonderful, unusual, discovering-a-hidden-secret feeling — Enjoy! A note from the creator: "A ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Landscapes from Virtual Worlds

    Landscapes from Virtual Worlds
    “I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” –Henri Matisse In 1905, a group of young painters brought an unexpected display to the third Salon d’Automne in Paris, which was becoming a premier venue for new developments in 20th century painting and sculpture. Led by the 35-year-old Henri Matisse (one of the Salon’s founders), the collection of canvases ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This

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