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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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Be Brilliant Every Day

    It’s stressful out there for creatives – increasingly, it has become commonplace for an employer to expect the trifecta of experience, talent and utter brilliance from designers and artists – not to mention a healthy respect for deadlines. That’s a lot of pressure! Some days are just plain harder than others to do the work. For most creatives out there, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Art is Having a Senior Moment

    Art is Having a Senior Moment
    ANTIQUES are the newest thing in the art world. Not ancient objects. Ancient people. Last week, 98-year-old abstract expressionist Abraham Yurberg opened his first show in more than four decades at a swank uptown gallery. At a plucky 90, Len Ferrari has a solo exhibition at the Midtown gallery Haunch of Venison opening later this month. New Yorker Carmen Herrera, now ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Arts Funding Crisis Roundup

    Arts Funding Crisis Roundup
    Despite statements from many economists — and wishful Obama adminstration officials — that the United States economy is on the mend, many community arts groups are continuing to struggle with budget gaps. To meet these lingering issues, some organizations and their municipal government funders are experimenting with new financial arrangements to keep cultural programming afloat. Below is a quick overview of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign

    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign
    Strolling through Times Square, Ben Davis was struck by the endless ads for (RED)—the Bono-fronted campaign that sends proceeds from the sale of red-colored, (RED)-branded products to the Global Fund, an organization devoted to fighting AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. He was bothered by the strange mix of charity and consumerism: “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be better to give money directly to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Tequila Gives Art a Shot

    Tequila Gives Art a Shot
    A slug of tequila has always offered a certain measure of support to artists toiling in obscurity. However, that point has rarely been made as literally as by Proximo Spirits, which has been giving emerging artists a platform through the Essential Artists editions series for its best-selling 1800 Tequila. The 1800 bottle’s design has always been functional — the stopper doubles ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Art Billboards Respond to L.A.’s Car Culture

    Art Billboards Respond to L.A.’s Car Culture
    Why not exploit L.A.’s much bemoaned car culture to promote fresh artistic endeavors, blending existing architecture, with pop culture and conceptualism? “How Many Billboards? Art in Stead” includes 21 newly commissioned works by contemporary artists using the alternative medium of billboards. The works engage in an important visual dialogue with L.A.’s heavily commercialized public space. The exhibition is organized by MAK ...
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    The Market Confirms: Batman Beats Superman

    The Market Confirms: Batman Beats Superman
    Dallas, TX — A rare surviving copy of Detective Comics #27, which in May, 1939, featured the first appearance of Batman, sold for a comic-book record $1,075,500 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas yesterday. Drawn by the legendary Bob Kane, the comic had been expected to do well, perhaps fetching in excess of $300,000. But the $1 million sum crushed the previous ...
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    The World's Largest Book

    The World's Largest Book
    London, UK—It’s the stretch Escalade of 17th-century cartographic tomes. At a whopping six-by-three feet (when closed), the Klencke Atlas, the world’s largest book (as opposed to the longest, which the Internet says is a Chinese encyclopedia in 11,000-plus volumes), will be making its first public appearance with its pages open this spring as part of an exhibition of maps at the ...
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    The Elements of Graphic Design Review

    The Elements of Graphic Design Review
    Every designer should know the elements of design. Lauren Krause has taken the elements of design and illustrated them with examples you will recognize. It is convenient to see her break down these 7 elements that you work with every day. If you want to brush up on your design skill or need some fresh ideas for a project you are ...
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    The Elements of Graphic Design Review

    Over the past few weeks we’ve been taking an intensive look at the elements of design—the basic building blocks of graphic design and composition—through real world examples. It’s great to know the theory, but applying it is where all the knowledge comes together to form a successful design. I presented them in the order I originally did on Creative Curio in ...
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    New Museum Suicide Drawing Can Be Yours

    New Museum Suicide Drawing Can Be Yours
    NEW YORK—Good news for anyone who just can’t get enough of the controversy surrounding the New Museum’s upcoming exhibition of the Dakis Joannou collection: Now you can own a print of the sensational drawing that William Powhida made for the cover of the Brooklyn Rail back in November, which is headlined “How the New Museum committed suicide with banality,” and features ...
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    A Simple Golden Lettering Effect with Photoshop Layer Styles

    A Simple Golden Lettering Effect with Photoshop Layer Styles
    Want to touch up a little on your Photoshop skills? Here Lauren Krause from Creative Curio shows us some simple yet effective methods for creating and altering text in photoshop- with results that are powerful and good to know if you are a designer. Make sure to check out the article, to see this step-by-step photoshop tutorial. h2. Read the article ...
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    Tim Burton's Monsters Take the MoMA

    Tim Burton's Monsters Take the MoMA
    Tim Burton, the creator of "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Corpse Bride", and other films, is having a retrospective of his work mounted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Burton is widely celebrated as one of the best creative filmmakers of all time. Burton's exhibit will be the largest and most comprehensive show MoMA has ever mounted of a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Art Titles Are More Than a Courtesy

    Art Titles Are More Than a Courtesy
    New York, NY - In 2006, Art+Auction magazine ran an article on the most pressing matters in art law. Lawyer Peter Stern weighed in that the most prevalent disputes he saw in his own practice, in terms of litigation, were those over title. Perhaps not coincidentally, that was the same year ARIS Insurance began offering what is now the only program ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Have You Ever Taught an Earth Art Class?

    Have You Ever Taught an Earth Art Class?
    It seems so appropriate to write about the Squam Earth Art class I taught now that it’s fall. The weather changing day to day and the all vibrant colors. It’s like nature’s big hurrah. The class projects that came out of this idea were brilliant. Every one of them was just so stunning and well thought out. It was a wonderful ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2

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