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Apparel Collection by Rafael Salazar

June 18th, 2017

Apparel Collection by Rafael Salazar

For a Collection of Apparel, Rafael creates new stylish designs that fit the clothing line as Art to Wear – Fun – Modern – Young & and for the whole family. Whether athletic clothes to exercise into to all around apparel.
Available in different sizes and colors.

Available at Online Stores
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Is Art an Object of Passion or an Asset like any other

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.

Artsy Editorial
By Anna Louie Sussman

Black and White Artworks by Rafael Salazar

January 30th, 2017

Black and White Artworks by Rafael Salazar

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

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: ALL my art pieces on this website are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. Each image here may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission of Rafael Salazar. 
The purchase of any of my prints does not transfer reproduction rights.

NOTE — No Fine Art America watermark shall appear on any of my finished prints. They are strictly utilized for the security on this site.
If you are looking for a special custom piece please contact me at:
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How to Protect your Work on Social Media

January 7th, 2017

How to Protect your Work on Social Media

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

Happy New Year 2017

December 30th, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

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.

Bring Your Art to Life

December 19th, 2016

Bring Your Art to Life

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.

Interested in this Brand new Technology please visit me at RafaelSalazar.com

Art Gifts - Holiday Shopping Online Savings

November 27th, 2016

Art Gifts - Holiday Shopping Online Savings

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Rafael Salazar Blog on Wordpress

August 11th, 2016

Rafael Salazar Blog on Wordpress

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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Permanent Resident at Fine Art America

August 7th, 2016

Permanent Resident at Fine Art America

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',

I highly recommend it to Everyone. "Consolidate and Concentrate" all your Energy in Producing Top of the Line Artworks to suit all Lifestyles - Art Lovers - Art Collectors - Interior Decorators - Interior Designers and the public in general.

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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!

Appreciate your valued Following on Social Media. "Together We Grow Stronger"

Collection of 2016 Paintings by Rafael Salazar

June 25th, 2016

Collection of 2016 Paintings by Rafael Salazar

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.

Academics Say the Art Market Bubble Is About to Burst, Are They Right?

January 21st, 2016

Academics Say the Art Market Bubble Is About to Burst, Are They Right?

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

7 Art Shipping Nightmares and How Best to Avoid Them

December 29th, 2015

7 Art Shipping Nightmares and How Best to Avoid Them

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

What kind of Art sells best?

November 23rd, 2015

What kind of Art sells best?

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

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November 21st, 2015

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Fom 1971 Why have there been no great women artists?

October 15th, 2015

Fom 1971 Why have there been no great women artists?

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.

Developing DNA as a Standard for Authenticating Art

October 13th, 2015

Developing DNA as a Standard for Authenticating Art

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.

Intelligent Machines AI art is taking on the experts

September 19th, 2015

Intelligent Machines AI art is taking on the experts

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

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.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your First Piece of Art

December 2nd, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your First Piece of Art

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

These Holidays Give the Gift of Art

December 1st, 2014

These Holidays Give the Gift of Art

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Could Museums Become Victims of the Booming Art Market?

November 19th, 2014

Could Museums Become Victims of the Booming Art Market?

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.

 


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A New Status Symbol for Billionaires. Art Museum

November 19th, 2014

A New Status Symbol for Billionaires. Art Museum

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.


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Smart is the New Locked.The Copyright Office Prepares to Rule on the Future of Everything

November 16th, 2014

Smart is the New Locked.The Copyright Office Prepares to Rule on the Future of Everything

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.

The Copyright Office Proposes Resale Royalties for Visual Artists

November 5th, 2014

The Copyright Office Proposes Resale Royalties for Visual Artists

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.

Download Our Artist Licensing Agreement. It iss Free. Art Law Journal

November 5th, 2014

Download Our Artist Licensing Agreement. It iss Free. Art Law Journal

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.

Six things You Must know about Copyrights in Street Art

November 5th, 2014

Six things You Must know about Copyrights in Street Art

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

Colombian art is having a moment

November 2nd, 2014

Colombian art is having a moment

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”.

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

October 10th, 2014

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

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.

Why Bitcoin Is Good for the Art World by Gary T.Kerr from Art Print Issues

February 3rd, 2014

Why Bitcoin Is Good for the Art World by Gary T.Kerr from Art Print Issues

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.

Regards,
Rafael Salazar

This Christmas Give Art - Invest in Art

December 25th, 2013

This Christmas Give Art - Invest in Art

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



Abstract Art by Rafael Salazar

October 9th, 2013

Abstract Art by Rafael Salazar

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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Geometric Art by Rafael Salazar

October 9th, 2013

Geometric Art by Rafael Salazar

Geometric art collection by Rafael Salazar ~ Colombian artist and sculptor

Art News and Collection of Works including Paintings and Commercial Art

Halloween Art to Wear by Rafael Salazar

October 6th, 2013

Halloween Art to Wear by Rafael Salazar

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California fleece hoodie
Care Instructions/Washing Information
We advise you cold wash your garments and hang them out to dry. It’ll keep them super soft, looking their best and it’s even good for the environment.

Dimensions
Slim fit, order a size up if you’d like it less fitting. If you like your hoodies baggy, go two sizes up.

Rafael Salazar Blog

September 29th, 2013

Rafael Salazar Blog

Collection of Paintings ~ Abstract ~ Conceptual ~ Geometric ~ Figurative ~ Portraits ~ Art by Rafael Salazar ~ Colombian Artist