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5 Famous Artists Who Once Faced Rejection

September 17th, 2015

5 Famous Artists Who Once Faced Rejection

There will always be a critic who dislikes an artist's work. But some artists throughout history have faced more than just one dissenting voice. These artists, now studied and revered, were once criticized, ridiculed and rejected. What unites them is their breaking of the mold: while their paintings span different genres and styles, they all reveal creativity and fearless innovation that helped to define watershed moments in the history of art.

Source: Madelaine D'Angelo @ Huffington Post

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5 reasons artists can not live without Pinterest

September 17th, 2015

5 reasons artists can not live without Pinterest

Pinterest has become an invaluable tool for concept artists and illustrators alike – we discover why from the pros who use it.

While the female-dominated social media platform Pinterest may have a reputation with whimsical home-decor ideas – it can also serve as an invaluable tool for concept artists and illustrators.

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Source: Creative Bloq – words by Alice Pattillo

The Dramatic Turn of Graffiti Art reaches new Heights with Artist Jose Parla

September 7th, 2015

The Dramatic Turn of Graffiti Art reaches new Heights with Artist Jose Parla

Artist José Parlá reaches new heights

CBS News September 6, 2015

A former street artist, José Parlá’s works are anything but Off The Wall. In fact, they can now be seen in many a high-profile location, including one of the very highest of all. Rita Braver reports:

It is one of the most symbolic buildings in the nation: the new One World Trade Center, rising resolutely after the devastation of September 11, 2001.

The art of José Parlá

And what was chosen to greet visitors as they enter? A mural — not about the attacks, but about moving forward. It’s a mural about resilience.

From the beginning, artist José Parlá says he knew it had to be a powerful piece: “It’s a mural about strength and unity. And I see it more about people coming together, like the diversity in New York City. So it celebrates New York.”

Why Wall Art Matters Most In Interior Design

August 12th, 2015

Why Wall Art Matters Most In Interior Design

Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. It’s what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, if it gets dealt with at all.

But, we’re here to argue that by relegating wall art to the side lines, you’re missing out on an amazing design opportunity. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can provide for the entire room. Dare we say it, but we think wall art matters most in interior design.

However, if you’re a little nervous to give wall art such a prominent role in your design plans, don’t worry. Use this post as a guide on how to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with your existing space and you will have a harmonious interior. By Tara Mastroeni

Why Art is Good for Entrepreneurs

August 9th, 2015

Why Art is Good for Entrepreneurs

Artists are the ultimate entrepreneurs. That’s why a trip to a museum is so inspiring for founders.

BY SAMUEL BACHARACH
Co-founder, Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG)@samuelbacharach

Who is more entrepreneurial than an artist?

They have new ideas. They meet resistance. They have to mobilize support. Half the time they don’t even know if they are going to succeed, and very few of them actually make it to the galleries of our major museums.

Million-dollar sales boost art loan industry

August 4th, 2015

Million-dollar sales boost art loan industry

“Art lending business is booming”, according to the first comprehensive poll of the industry, conducted by the research firm Skate’s and due for publication on Tuesday, 4 August. The report calculates that art loans could account for more than $10bn in 2015, at least twice the 2011 level, and could grow to become a $100bn market.

Driving business is the growth of art sales at the top levels—where lenders feel confident that a work could retain most of its value over the longer term. Skate’s identifies the $1m-$5m and the over $20m ranges as “the most liquid art-market segments today”.

Bank Offers Art-Buying Classes for Heirs and Heiresses

July 31st, 2015

Bank Offers Art-Buying Classes for Heirs and Heiresses

You can lose a lot of money with the wrong art buy — especially if you’re young, naive, and really, really rich.

According to Bloomberg, Citigroup is hoping to prevent such losses by teaching the heirs of its wealthiest bank customers how to invest in art. “You don’t have the birthright to the next generation’s wealth,” Citi Private Bank Managing Director Money Kanagasabapathy explained. “We want to continue to have the relationship with the family.”

Digital Artwork becomes tradeable and scarce on the Bitcoin block chain

April 29th, 2015

Digital Artwork becomes tradeable and scarce on the Bitcoin block chain

Entrepreneur and artist Stephan Vogler wants to change the art world, and he is using Bitcoin to do just that in what’s considered by many to be the epicenter of contemporary art, Berlin, Germany.

Vogler’s novel block chain technology inspired license seeks to change how art is purchased and traded. By creating a system of rights to copyrighted works in digital form, Bitcoin can turn art from mere collector’s pieces to limited and tradable virtual goods.

Christies Buys Collectrium the Online Startup Collector Management Tool for 16 Million

February 11th, 2015

Christies Buys Collectrium the Online Startup Collector Management Tool for 16 Million

Christie’s has bought Collectrium, an online collection management tool for the art world. Sources close to the deal say the purchase price was $16 million, although this figure could not be confirmed at the time of publication as neither Christie’s nor Collectrium returned calls. Other former staff members say the sale figure was between $20 and $25 million but that cannot be confirmed. Equity documents for former staffers being paid out list $16 million.

The Men Behind the Cartoons at Charlie Hebdo

January 10th, 2015

The Men Behind the Cartoons at Charlie Hebdo

Editorial Note:

May We Always Remember What Artists Stand For ~ Freedom of Speech ~ Liberté d’expression

The four cartoonists killed in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper, represented a radical, crude and vital strain of that nation’s culture, according to those who knew them and followed their work.

The men — Stéphane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut and Bernard Verlhac — were among 12 people killed in the attack Wednesday.The newspaper had been insistent on publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which are banned under some interpretations of Islamic law, and by Wednesday evening, French officials had suggested that the attack had been carried out by Islamic extremists.

 

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