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    An Artist's High

    An Artist's High
    I took down some posts on ArtBistro about making art under the influence of illegal drugs. We can’t really allow that content on our 13 and up site. A few weeks later I was making some art and it sparked my thinking about making art and “highs”. What happened? Since becoming the Editor of ArtBistro it has been a challenge to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +36
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +23
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    The 411 on Non-Profit Galleries

    The 411 on Non-Profit Galleries
    You may wonder what non-profit galleries are or why you might want to show your work in one. Let ArtBistro guide you through all you need to know about non-profit galleries; and then take the ArtBistro tour of some of the top non-profits around the country! Non-profit galleries typically show the work of younger lesser know artists, with sometimes edgier or ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Tim Burton's Monsters Take the MoMA

    Tim Burton at MoMA Entrance to MoMA's Special Exhibitions Gallery Entrance designed by TwoSeven Inc. Photo credit: Michael Locasiano TIM BURTON AT MOMA New York, NY - November 17, 2009—The Museum of Modern Art presents Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full scale of Tim Burton’s career, both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Obama's Stimulus Package Includes the Arts

    Obama's Stimulus Package Includes the Arts
    One of the most controversial measures of President Obama's stimulus package is his aid to the arts. "Singers, actors and dancers can stimulate audiences, but can they stimulate the economy? The authors of the current stimulus package seem to think so — they have included $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and $150 million for infrastructure repairs at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    ArtBistro's Top 10 Videos

    See some of the most creative minds at work on ArtBistro! 10. Music Flipbook - Flipbook Contest Award Winner Everybody loves a flipbook. We can relive our childhood memories and remember how drawing can be magical. This video was a favorite of Jon Shult's and quickly became a favorite of many ArtBistro users. It was awarded 2nd place in the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    In Search of Quality & Value: A Return to Old Masters

    In Search of Quality & Value: A Return to Old Masters
    Did you know that Jeff Koons, John Currin, and Damien Hirst all collect Old Masters? All signs from the floundering fall and winter auctions (with the exception of the blockbuster one-off YSL sale) indicated that collectors are abandoning the overhyped contemporary market and returning to Old Masters and other traditional areas of collecting. At this year’s Tefaf Maastricht, the world’s biggest ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Seen at KL: Hari Raya Graffiti

     Seen at KL: Hari Raya Graffiti
    Picture above is actually a street mural that I spotted last week, just outside the Pasar Seni LRT station. I think it’s really a nice masterpiece, so I took the picture and post it up here. The graffiti is pretty long, and I have to take a total of 3 shots and connect them in Photoshop. Below is the smaller version ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Fire Destroys Art Collection Worth Millions

    The destruction of Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s home in Washington, DC is a tragedy to the world art community. ArtBistro offers our condolences to Ms. Cafritz for the loss of her unparalleled art collection. A great many people jointly suffer in this loss: the artists whose work who was destroyed, the museum that may have someday been bequeathed Cafritz’s collection, and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Did Miró Assassinate Painting?

    Did Miró Assassinate Painting?
    One of the most exciting shows that I have seen in a long time is Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937. It is at the Modern Museum of Art until Monday, January 12th. The exhibition investigates Miró's claim that he wanted to “assassinate” painting. However, 'assassinate' he did not; rather he laid the ground work for Modernism. After seeing this show, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Burning Obama Sculpture, A Hot Controversy

    Liu Bolin, "Burning Man Obama", 2009, Bronze and pyrotechnics, Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art h4. A New Art Star Is Born Until recently, few people had heard of Liu Bolin. He is one of 40 Chinese artists represented by "Eil Klein Fine Art":http://www.ekfineart.com/html/home.asp in Soho. [widget:school_finder_intro] [widget:3362] What happened to catapult his career into the stratosphere? It was a perfect ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Virtual Identities, Real Space: Opening Success

    Virtual Identities, Real Space: Opening Success
    ArtBistro and the Sego Art Center joined together to make a gallery show for ArtBistro users a reality. The opening last night and was a major success. In short, the work selected for this international juried show was meaningful, probing and professional. Over 600 visitors flocked to the gallery throughout the night. It was the the place to be and many ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Overspray: Riding High with the Kings of California Airbrush Art

    Overspray: Riding High with the Kings of California Airbrush Art
    For decades, airbrush art was the butt of jokes, evoking images of sexed up paintings on the sides of vans or sleek palm trees adorning surfboards and vacation T-shirts, but not anymore. Design historian Norman Hathaway has resurrected the movement and four of its masters, Dave Willardson, Charles E. White III, Peter Palombi, and Peter Lloyd, for a vibrantly illustrated book ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work

    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work
    El Mac's graffiti art -- spray-painted on walls across the globe -- sometimes stretches multiple stories high and half a city block long. His larger-than-life portraits are inspired by Mexican and Chicano art, religious iconography, local personalities in the neighborhoods where he paints, and the classical artists he has studied since childhood, such as Vermeer and Caravaggio. But on Facebook, his ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Japan Web Design Galleries

    Japan Web Design Galleries
    In 2007, I posted four Japanese web design galleries that are worth visiting on my blog. I did this to introduce a web design showcase site which showcases nice Japanese web designs. Since then, I found more Japan based web galleries and would like to add them up to the list. In my opinion, Japanese websites are nice, clean and functional. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    2009 in Pictures

    2009 in Pictures
    2010 is here to stay and many of us have high hopes that it will bring positive change. But before we jump too far ahead, it is time to look back on 2009. ArtBistro collected some of the best photography of each of the year's biggest stories. Come with us on a stroll down memory lane. View 2009 in Pictures. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Vibrant Haitian Art Vanishes in the Dust

    Men walk past a mural of voodoo representations of death in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. CAROLYN COLE / MCT [widget:school_finder_intro] [widget:2677] Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The vibrant murals that once adorned the walls of the Cathedrale of Sainte Trinite - created in the 1950s by some of the giants of Haitian art - are now largely dust, part of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Animals Run Wild in Chelsea

    Animals Run Wild in Chelsea
    Can you say animals? I've never seen so many animals and I was not at the Bronx Zoo. I was in Chelsea. Sometimes when you walk through the Chelsea galleries there emerges themes that you have to wonder if the dealers all meet in a small room somewhere and say, okay December is animals, mirrors, and Baroque. That is what this ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    2009 in Pictures

    January Airplane Lands in Hudson A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank. (AP Photo) Next Photo [page] Barack Obama Inaugurated President of the United States History is made as ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Painting Ain’t Dead

    Painting Ain’t Dead
    New York, NY—Those of you who are friends with Jerry Saltz on the social networking site Facebook know that of late he has reopened the old “is painting dead” chestnut, and has even promised – surely in jest – to pay $10,000 to anyone who can prove to him that it is. We have good news for Saltz, and bad news ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5

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