February 8th, 2018
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June 18th, 2017
For a Collection of Apparel, Rafael creates new stylish designs that fit the clothing line as Art to Wear â€“ Fun â€“ Modern â€“ Young & and for the whole family. Whether athletic clothes to exercise into to all around apparel.
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March 4th, 2017
As the global ultra-rich snap up trophy artworks and build collections scattered around many homes and storage facilities, art services are becoming an increasingly important part of wealth professionals’ offering to help these collectors manage their financial lives.
A Thursday panel at Deloitte’s U.S. Art & Finance Conference at The Armory Show featured five art and finance professionals discussing the evolving relationship between art and financial services.
It launched with Philip Hoffman, founder, and CEO of The Fine Art Group, harking back 18 years to when he was planning the launch of his art investment fund, The Fine Art Fund. Hoffman recalled how at the time, “everyone said it was very crude” to approach art as an asset class, since “art was about passion.” Fast-forward 18 years and now everyone’s doing it, he said, ticking off the names of banks with art services departments.
By Anna Louie Sussman
January 30th, 2017
A Collection of Black and White artworks by Rafael Salazar – Artist from Colombia.
Paintings, Abstracts, Portraits, Sketches, Geometrics, Photography, Drawings all in Black and White. B & W
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January 7th, 2017
I would like to share with You all this article I received written by Josh at RedBubble.com.
Because I think it is of extreme importance to all of Us artists who post and share our Artworks thru Social Media. Hope You enjoy and find useful.
"Key to Knowledge" by Artist Shizayats. Source: RedBubble.com - Blog
December 30th, 2016
I would like to wish the Family at Fine Art America a Happy New Year 2017.
May the New Year bring You and Yours Happiness, Health, and Success this coming 2017.
I am trying the New App at Shopify and want to invite You for a visit. RafaelSalazar.myshopify.com/ Click For More Information to view it.
Try it, perhaps it gives you ideas or you have some for me.
Either way, it is a great option to have... Could be very Succesful. Definitely, prepare Us for the future.
December 19th, 2016
The Digital Revolution is Here Now –
ACanvas – Digital Picture Frame is Digital Streaming for your Walls.
The Acanvas digital picture frame is a large-format digital picture frame which hangs on a wall and allows You to stream your Artwork images to the frame using a mobile app.
The owner of the picture frame pays a monthly subscription fee for unlimited access to the images. Think of Acanvas as “Netflix for Art”.
The Acanvas is controlled using a mobile app on an iPhone or an Android phone.
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November 27th, 2016
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August 11th, 2016
Born in Cali, Colombia. South America in 1944.Barranquilla was where he first got introduced to the world of arts; assisting different schools including Bellas Artes with some of the most renowned Colombian artists during the La Cueva years.
Rafael Salazar ~
Artist and Sculptor
from Colombia, South America
He owned an Art Gallery in Sunny Isles Boulevard, where he taught young artists recently graduated from Gainesville University:
“The Art of finding the Inner Artist within you”.
An introspection of the artist’s own mental and emotional processes when defining which type of Art most sincerely reflects his or her artistic personality.
~ Rafael defies the assumption of his medium employing techniques to push his images toward abstraction.~
Nowadays, he is dedicated to painting producing a vast array of creations where his imagination has no boundaries.
Please visit his brand new blog with News about the Art Wold - Art Market News and Trends and New Collection by Rafael Salazar.
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August 7th, 2016
Happy Camper! My Primary Domain RafaelSalazar.com now Resides Permanently at Fine Art America/Pixels.
This move has improved the 'Handle on my Artwork Inventory',
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Hope you Enjoy the Visit and come by often, as I am always producing new Series of things that catch my attention or are Fun to Look at!
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June 25th, 2016
This is a preview of my new Collection of 2016 paintings that range from Abstracts, Geometrics, Portraits, 3D Sculpture, Into the Future to Abstract Flowers Series with a wild Twist.
As I like to Push the Envelope in my Art I would like to introduce these new Collections which I hope you will enjoy as much as I creating them.
January 21st, 2016
Is the art market bubble about to burst?
Photo: Spencer Platt via thefakefootball.com
A recent study published in the Journal of Empirical Finance from the University of Luxembourg predicts that the seemingly ever-growing art market bubble is about to burst.
Roman Kräussl, Thorsten Lehnert, and Nicolas Martelin from the Luxembourg School of Finance applied a new statistical method of detecting bubbles to over one million auction records from 1970 to 2014, focusing their research on the Impressionist and modern, post-war and contemporary, American, and Old Masters sectors of the market.
Source: ArtNet News
December 29th, 2015
Thanks to multi-billion-dollar November art auctions in New York and the ever-growing behemoth that is Art Basel in Miami Beach each December (with an estimated $3 billion worth of art on view), the tail end of the calendar year has become one of the busiest for the global art trade.
This frenzy of buying and selling between dealers, auction houses, and collectors, translates into an equally dizzying routine with regard to art shipping—be it from auction houses to private homes, to freeports in Switzerland and Singapore, from residential collections loaning works to prestigious museum shows, and from art fair booths to the homes of eager buyers abroad.
So what could go wrong? Plenty.
Source: ArtNet News - by Eileen Kinsella
November 23rd, 2015
Is It Important to Know What Kind of Art Sells Best?
By Barney Davey – Art Marketing News FAA
The Question Vexes Many Artists.
In some ways, it’s impossible to give an accurate answer to what kind of art sells best. It’s too broad. Are we talking original paintings, sculpture, mixed media, digital art or reproductions?
Picasso’s painting above holds the record for the most expensive painting sold at $106 million. That’s one way of looking at what kind of art sells best. No doubt it offers little insight into helping you decide on the type of art you make.
Florals and Landscapes Dominate?
Many of you know I worked nearly two decades for Decor magazine during its heyday as the most successful publication serving retail art galleries and picture frame shops. Over the years, Decor magazine frequently surveyed its readers to ask what sold best in their shops. Not surprisingly, landscapes and florals perennially topped the list. They go in any decor and are as non-controversial as you can get.
Somehow, florals didn’t make the cut on this HubPages article, Top Ten subjects for art that sells. Otherwise, I agree with the suggestions it offers. The question for you is, “What do you do with this information?” I can see how knowing this and researching the resources below can help you. However, I think they should only slightly modify and not completely affect your creative process.
Source: Art Marketing News by Barney Davey Fellow Artist from Fine Art America
November 21st, 2015
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October 15th, 2015
While the recent upsurge of feminist activity in this country has indeed been a liberating one, its force has been chiefly emotional—personal, psychological and subjective—centered, like the other radical movements to which it is related, on the present and its immediate needs, rather than on historical analysis of the basic intellectual issues which the feminist attack on the status quo automatically raises.1 Like any revolution, however, the feminist one ultimately must come to grips with the intellectual and ideological basis of the various intellectual or scholarly disciplines—history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc.—in the same way that it questions the ideologies of present social institutions.
If, as John Stuart Mill suggested, we tend to accept whatever is as natural, this is just as true in the realm of academic investigation as it is in our social arrangements. In the former, too, “natural” assumptions must be questioned and the mythic basis of much so-called “fact” brought to light. And it is here that the very position of woman as an acknowledged outsider, the maverick “she” instead of the presumably neutral “one”—in reality the white-male-position-accepted-as-natural, or the hidden “he” as the subject of all scholarly predicates—is a decided advantage, rather than merely a hindrance of a subjective distortion.
October 13th, 2015
The artist Eric Fischl remembers the time a friend waved a catalog at him to alert him that one of his paintings was up for auction for six figures in London. In reality, the work was a fake, but so convincing, Mr. Fischl said, “I thought I was losing my mind.”
Brushes with forgery like that one two decades ago, and concerns about his legacy and estate, prompted Mr. Fischl to appear in London on Monday to vouch for a new authentication system that would let artists sign their works with specks of synthetic DNA.
The method is being developed at the Global Center for Innovation at the State University of New York at Albany. The school said it had received $2 million in funding from the ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, which specializes in art.
September 19th, 2015
In a world where machines can do many things as well as humans, one would like to hope there remain enclaves of human endeavour to which they simply cannot aspire.
Art, literature, poetry, music - surely a mere computer without world experience, moods, memories and downright human fallibility cannot create these.
Meet Aaron, a computer program that has been painting since the 1970s - big dramatic, colourful pieces that would not look out of place in a gallery.
Source: BBC News – By Jane Wakefield – Technology reporter
September 17th, 2015
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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September 17th, 2015
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
September 7th, 2015
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.”
August 12th, 2015
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
August 9th, 2015
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.
August 4th, 2015
“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”.
July 31st, 2015
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.”
April 29th, 2015
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.
February 11th, 2015
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.
January 10th, 2015
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.
December 2nd, 2014
Buying art can be a truly intimidating experience. How do you know what's good? How much should you pay? Is that gallerina giving you the stink eye? (Probably.) But you've outgrown those framed posters you kept for too long post-college and you're ready to anoint the blank walls of your new grown-up apartment with something truly special. What to do?
Source: Elle Magazine by Leiah Chernikoff - Editorial Chief Culture News
December 1st, 2014
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November 19th, 2014
The art market continued its upward climb last week with unprecedented results at the New York auctions. But when Jasper Johns's Flag (1983) makes a record $36 million at Sotheby's (see "Rothko Reels In $45 Million at Sotheby's $343.6 Million Contemporary Evening Sale") or Peter Doig's Pine House (Rooms for Rent) (1994) fetches $18 million (also a record), at Christie's (see "Epic Christie's $852.9 Million Blockbuster Contemporary Art Sale Is the Highest Ever"), it may not necessarily be good news for all. In a recent interview with German magazine Monopol, Allianz's art insurance chief Georg von Gumppenberg suggests that the ever-rising art market is putting a damper on the quality of art most museums are able to show.
“Why?” you may ask. The answer is: insurance costs.
November 19th, 2014
What does it take to become a world-class art collector? These days, you need to build not only a great collection, but a great museum to house it in. Over the past few years, a rash of art-loving billionaires have dedicated themselves, or their foundations, to the construction of spectacular new venues to show off their finest acquisitions.
The trend began in earnest in 2006, when the French billionaire François Pinault, the primary shareholder of the luxury conglomerate now called Kering, converted an 18th-century Venetian palace, the Palazzo Grassi, into a showplace for contemporary art. The site has since added two other structures, Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino, both designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Meanwhile, Bernard Arnault, the richest man in France and the chairman of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, was busy developing his own idea for a museum, which finally arrived last month, in Paris, in the form of Frank Gehry’s glass-paneled Fondation Louis Vuitton.
November 16th, 2014
Software is no longer limited to computers, tablets, and phones. Everyday objects from sneakers to refrigerators contain software, which often allow our apparel and appliances to communicate with mobile devices, the internet, and each other. As all of our possessions become “smart,” they are also becoming subject to laws that were never intended to regulate our morning cup of coffee or trip to the gym.
Last week, the US Copyright Office received petitions from consumers, company owners, and educators who believe that their lives and livelihoods are suffering because of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the DMCA). And for the first time, the majority of petitions asking for exemptions to the DMCA have nothing at all to do with the original intent of the antipiracy law. We have entered a world that legislators had not envisioned when they drafted the DMCA, and the Copyright Office has to decide how to apply an aging policy in a new century.
November 5th, 2014
Artists, such as musicians and authors, receive royalties each time their artistic works are used or sold. Hear a song on the radio and you know that its creator will receive a check for its use. That is not always true for visual artists. How often has the astute art patron bought an artist’s early work, which they later sell for many times the price? The artist may have a copyright in the work but not in the resale of the original. Well, that might be changing. The Copyright Office has just issued a comprehensive report, “Resale Royalties: An Updated Analysis,” which proposes legal changes to copyright laws that will allow visual artists to receive royalties every time their original work is resold.
The copyright Office proposes a change to copyright laws that will allow visual artists to receive royalties every time their original art is sold.
November 5th, 2014
By Steve Schlackman
It may be surprising to receive a free licensing agreement from an attorney but we think it is so important that we had to do it. Let’s start with a hypothetical scenario.
A Story About Latte Art
Janet recently opened a local coffee shop, called “The Grind,”. She then hires you as a photographer to shoot the new store and the unique Latte Art that has been drawing customers throughout the area. The photos will be used strictly for the Grind’s website. You complete the shoot, invoice Janet and are paid for the work. Six months pass. You are reading Wired magazine and see an article on a new coffee machine called “CoffeeArt”, which creates cool foam patterns automatically. On the product packaging, you see your unmistakable photographs from The Grind, with their telltale signature Latte Foam Art. You call Janet immediately.
Janet says, “Yeah, pretty cool right? That company was started by a friend of mine and I gave him those pictures for the product packaging.” You tell her she had no right to do that but she says that she bought the photos so they are hers to do with what she wants. You then contact CoffeeArt and tell them they are using your photos without permission and ask them to pay you for the use of the photos. CoffeeArt asks you to contact their attorney.
November 5th, 2014
Artist’s rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line between taking a photograph with street art in the background and taking a photo that infringes on a copyright. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. As we have pointed out before, artwork used without permission may not be considered an infringement. Rather, unauthorized use exists on a spectrum with clear infringement on one end and fair use on the other.
Source: Megan Ralstin - Art Law Journal
November 2nd, 2014
A new generation of Colombian artists and curators are benefiting from international exposure as the country’s political crisis recedes; art galleries, foundations and collectors are growing in numbers while its national economy flourishes. Hans Ulrich Obrist called this change the “Colombian milagro [miracle]” during an Art Basel Miami Beach talk back in December 2013.
The annual art fair in Bogotá, Artbo (24-27 October), launched ten years ago by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, has played a crucial role in galvanising Colombia’s art scene.
The fair has gained momentum since Maria Paz Gaviria, an art historian and daughter of a former Colombian president, took over three years ago. Gallery applications for the fair increased by 30% this year, Gaviria says. But one key ingredient of the fair’s success, she explains, is that it has frozen its size while offering a platform for new international art galleries and emerging talents. Only 20% of the 65 galleries in its main section are from Colombia, and while they tend to showcase Latin American artists, the fair features galleries from 30 different cities. Artbo offers a balance between veterans like Galeria Luisa Strina from São Paulo, Leon Tovar from New York and Ruth Benzacar from Buenos Aires, and young art galleries like Revolver from Lima, Mor-Charpentier from Paris, and Diablo Rosso from Panama City...
Jorge Pérez, of the Pérez Art Museum, Miami (Pamm), attended the fair this year and told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that, “Colombia has the best young artists in the world today”.
October 10th, 2014
An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion.
Joni Mitchell - In her own words - Conversations with Malka Maron
It’s paradoxical that while “art holds out the promise of inner wholeness” for those who experience it, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is well-documented among those who make it, as is the anguish of artists who experience it. This, perhaps, renders the cultivation and preservation of mental health all the more urgently important for artists and those operating on a high frequency of creativity.
Eight-time Grammy recipient Joni Mitchell (b. November 7, 1943), undoubtedly one of the most original and influential musicians of the past century, as well as an enormously talented painter, speaks to the value of therapy and a commitment to mental health in Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (public library) — that wonderful collection of wide-ranging conversations by musician, documentarian, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom, which also gave us Mitchell on freedom, creativity, and the dark side of success.
February 3rd, 2014
Thanks to our Fellow Artist Barney Davey and his fine Magazine http://artprintissues.com/ I stumbled upon this very important article about Bitcoin.
How it may affect the Art World, How can We Artists Benefit, etc.
Very important points that I decided to share with You on his behalf.
Hope you enjoy and find Lots of Benefits from it. After All the more Informed We are the More Successful We Can Become.
December 25th, 2013
Art is a Gift that lasts forever. It is an Investment if you happen to find works from an Emerging Artist.
❝ Buying emerging art is the equivalent of investing in frontier market equities. Rather than buying the global names that appear in the big auctions of the best galleries, you invest in the artistic equivalent of Mongolia or Cambodia: the young artists coming out of MA programmes.❞
David Stevenson - The Financial Times
October 9th, 2013
Collection of Abstract artwork by Colombian artist Rafael Salazar.
View these and other styles that make up his wide range of creativity.
Galleries and earlier works also available.
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October 9th, 2013
Geometric art collection by Rafael Salazar ~ Colombian artist and sculptor
Art News and Collection of Works including Paintings and Commercial Art
October 6th, 2013
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September 29th, 2013
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